• School Showcase Saturday. Middle and High Schools January 27, 2024. Elementary Schools February 3, 2024

      About the Showcase


        • Who:
          • All families are invited to attend.

        • What:
          • This event is designed to help families make the best enrollment decisions for their children for the 2024-25 school year. All schools will be open on their designated Saturday, and families will have a chance to meet school leaders and staff, ask questions, and attend school tours.   

        • When:
          • Middle/High Schools: Jan. 27, 2024
            • Exception: Chaffee Trail Middle School will be hosting on Feb. 3, 2024.
          • Elementary Schools: Feb. 3, 2024
            • This includes GRASP Academy, John Love Early Learning Center, and John E. Ford K8. 

        • Time:
          • School tours will begin at the following times: 9 AM, 10:45 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2 PM

        • Where:
          • DCPS schools will host tours at their school sites. There are a few exceptions. With campuses being renovated and rebuilt across the district through the half-penny initiative, some schools will have to host their tours at off-site locations. See below: 

            • Chaffee Trail Middle School will host Q&A at Chaffee Trail Elementary School.
            • Ribault Middle School will host tours at A. Philip Randolph High School. 
            • Ribault High School will host tours at Ribault Middle School.
            • Highlands Elementary School will host tours at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. 


        • Prepare:
          • Talk with school leadership and other parents to make sure you have all your questions answered: before/after school care, transportation, electives, special programs, clubs, sports, uniforms, etc. 


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      Enrollment Information

      • School Showcase Saturdays are designed to help you make the best enrollment choices for your child. Remember:

        • Kindergarten enrollment opens Jan. 1, 2024.
        • Applications for Magnet, Special Transfer Option, and VPK schools open Jan. 1, 2024 and close Feb. 29, 2024. 
          • The application will be in FOCUS, our student information system, which you will be able to access with your linked parent account.

          • New families: To access the school choice application:
            1. Enroll in your neighborhood, attendance boundary school (visit our enrollment web page for easy, step-by-step instructions.)
            2. Create your linked parent account
            3. Use your linked parent account to access the FOCUS system
            4. In FOCUS, you will find the school choice application

          •  Need assistance? Call or visit any Duval County Public School for support or see our school choice web page for additional information.