Academy of Science and Music

 Ms. Shore, Principal,  Phone # 904-220-1260, email:
      Welcome to our new 2016-2017 school year ‘where learning is our super power!’  This school year we will provide the highest level of differentiated instruction in academic subjects as well as lessons regarding character, safety and being a positive member of a community.  We are looking forward to the continuation of growth of our School Choice Academy of Science and Music through school-wide science projects and music integration in our daily lessons.  We are pleased to announce the addition of a Science Lab for our students to engage in rigorous lessons and superhero learning!

      Abess Park will now participate in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program.  Breakfast and lunch are included at no charge for all students at our school.  This provision eliminates the need to submit a Free/Reduced lunch application at our school.  We strongly encourage each of our students to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch with us every school day.  We are also proud to offer numerous extra-curricular activities to involve students in their many interests and talents.  This school year we will be adding the opportunity to participate in a Robotics Club and creating a Sensory Room for our students in the CSS Program.  Please be on the lookout for our Family Nights so you may plan to join us for learning and fun.  We know how proud our students are to share their hard work!

      I continue to be grateful every day to work with such an exceptional faculty, talented student body, supportive families and a dedicated community of stakeholders.  Be sure to utilize our new overflow parking lot on the southwest corner of our campus for safe parking when visiting and volunteering with us.  We do hope that you will join us for a spectacular year of learning in 2016-2017 at Abess Park Elementary where we will use our super power for learning to achieve success for all students in all standards.

Welcome back Super Hero Jaguars! ROAR J

Kristin M. Shore


Ms. Minton, Assistant Principal, Phone # (904)220-1260, email
Welcome back Jaguars! We are eager to get the school year started by exploring our superpowers! There are some new and exciting features being added to Abess Park Elementary this school year with the addition of a Science lab and sensory room just to name a few. We will continue our way of work in providing unique and differentiated learning opportunities for every student, in every classroom, everyday. We look forward to making great strides to increase academic excellence and achievement here at Abess Park…Where Learning is our Superpower!!!

Ms Reis, Assistant Principal, Phone (904)220-1260; email

My name is Luisa Reis, and I have worked in Duval County since 2006 as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, reading interventionist and most recently a district ESOL specialist. I speak both Portuguese and Spanish, and I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from UNF and my Educational Leadership Masters from Columbia University.  I am privileged to join such a dynamic team of educators at Abess Park Elementary, as your newly appointed assistant principal. I look forward to working closely with Ms. Shore and Ms. Minton to best support any of your needs. Here's to a fantastic year at Abess and getting to know the families, faculty, and staff.