A. Philip Randolph Career Academies (APR) is a unique school dedicated to student achievement through rigorous academic and career preparatory programs.A. Philip Randolph Career Academies is dedicated to preparing all students, through a rigorous curriculum, to graduate from high school qualified to complete college level work and/or to enter the workplace with the skills necessary to succeed.Founded in 1977, APR opened originally as the Northside Skills Center. It has since become one of the foremost career and college preparatory magnet schools in Duval County. APR also offers courses in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment that prepare students to enter college. Additionally, APR offers the option for students to choose a career path that will help to build a stable and successful future. Academies currently in place are: Cosmetology, Information Technology, Fire & Rescue, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, & Welding.