• Dear Families,

    I was so delighted to learn that your student has been accepted to Stanton. Congratulations and I look forward to your child’s arrival as a member of the Stanton student body.

    In this letter you will find important details that will prepare your students for the opening of school. Incoming 9th grade students, please mark your calendar for the Summer Bridge Program which will be held in June. Students may choose from one of two sessions. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cafeteria lunches will be provided free of charge or students may bring their own. Students may NOT place or accept on-line deliveries. Please register for Summer Bridge on the Stanton website https://dcps.duvalschools.org/stanton. We have set each session at 250 students to accommodate everyone. You will not receive confirmation of registration.

    Orientation information for the upcoming school year will be posted on the Stanton website during the summer. Class dues may be paid during orientation by cash (exact amount please!) or check (made to Stanton College Prep) or on-line with a credit card. They are $30.00 per student for 9th grade and 10th grade. For 9th grade students entering the IB Preparation program, annual IB Activities dues, which cover a number of enrichment activities for IB students, are $30.00 per student and can also be paid at Orientation or on-line.

    Another expectation is the requirement to take a Virtual School class before graduation as per subsection Ch. 2011-137 LAWS OF FLORIDA. Students have four years to do this; however, we highly encourage them to complete this course soon to avoid overload when school starts. Students are not allowed to take a class that is part of the required Stanton Curriculum, such as: English 1 Honors, World History Honors, Biology Honors, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Honors, Great Books, or HOPE for 9th graders, or classes that are required for subsequent class levels at Stanton. They may take any other elective (upon approval from the Stanton Guidance Department) to fulfill this requirement. Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program of study are exempt from this virtual school graduation requirement.

    We want our students to be committed to integrity and academic excellence. Our code of honor: “I will not give, receive, or use unauthorized assistance (this includes information from Internet sites) on any assignment, quiz, or examination, nor will I tolerate such action by others. I understand that if I have knowledge of a violation of the Integrity Code, I could be considered guilty of a violation myself if I fail to report it,” will be something students will have to get accustomed to and adhere to during their time at Stanton. Additionally, teachers use Turnitin.com to check the authentication of the student’s work when they submit essays. Parental consent is required for the students (minors) to set up an account with Turnitin.com.

    Here comes the fun part; please help your students register for their courses for next school year. Submitting course requests is easy. Go to If you have any questions, please contact your designated counselor.

    Parents, if you are interested in serving on Stanton’s School Advisory Committee (SAC) for the upcoming school year, please e-mail the Principal’s Secretary, Suzanne O’Donnell, at odonnells@duvalschools.org and include a brief bio about yourself. Your name will be placed on the ballot for the first meeting, which is scheduled for August.

    We look forward to providing your student with an academically rigorous and nurturing atmosphere. We have an open-door policy, and usually we would say stop by and see us, call us, or send an email with your inquiries. At this time, we encourage you to reach out to our Guidance Counselors if you have any questions about course selection or anything about our school. In addition, our website has a wealth of information, please visit it at www.duvalschools.org/stanton. Please stay safe, and we look forward to meeting you and your student.


    Nongongoma Majova-Seane