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    Dear Parents and Students,

       Welcome to the Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School (MCSMS) website! This website will provide you with valuable information regarding Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School academics, field studies, extracurricular programs/activities, and parent connections. 

       We at MCSMS share a belief in our strength to provide our students with a 21st century education rooted in a “Blended Learning” course of study.  Our school theme this year is I’m Walking on Sunshine.”  We believe the educational success of our students is dependent upon the ability to “shine” in the face of the challenges of educational shifts toward the Common Core standards.  Our strength is in the continuous collaboration between our faculty, parents, students, faith-based organizations, and business partners.  MCSMS is the neighborhood middle school for the City of Atlantic Beach. We are proud of our commitment to local traditions, partnership with Mayport Naval Station, the City of Atlantic Beach and environmental stewardship of our rivers, parks, and ocean.

       Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School is a “whole-school” magnet where children will have the opportunity to engage in Agriscience courses where they will learn the importance of environmental stewardship.  It is our expectation that all students can perform at rigorous academic levels from our standard to our Pre-AP cohorts.  This expectation will be reflected in curriculum and instruction throughout the school where all students are being challenged to expand their knowledge and skills to the highest level.  All students entering Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School will be assigned an academic course of study based on scores from FSA, Achieve 3000, and iReady. Other factors include grade point average and IEP/EP staffing requirements.

      Our children are growing up in a digital age.  It is important to provide them with the knowledge of utilizing technology in a safe environment where they will learn social media safeguards and valid educational resources.  At MCSMS, we have 1:1 student to computer ratio.  We are a dual platform school with accessibility to iPads, MACs, and PCs.  In our “Blended Learning” course of study students will have access to online curriculum texts, extended resources, homework assistance, and student-to- teacher collaboration. It’s our mission to include parents in the digital age journey therefore I would like to invite parents to keep in touch with District technology and participate in our Parent Academy courses being offered throughout the year.

       At Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School we take great pride in the number of parents who are involved in our daily activities.  Many volunteer opportunities are available from assisting in the administrative offices to accompanying classes on local field studies.  We welcome your time and enthusiasm.  If you are available to volunteer, please contact the main office at 247-5977.

        We are proud to be the “Jewel of the Beach” and look forward to a phenomenal year!

    Sincerely,

    Katrina E. McCrayHead Shark