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, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, & Welding.