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    Please click on the image above to make an appointment with The Office of School Choice.


     Save the Date

    Parents, the School Choice application window for the 2020 - 2021 school year has closed.


    Families new to DCPS may reach out to the Office of School Choice for seat availability information.



    Our mission is to provide families with educational opportunities in Duval County from VPK - 12th Grade.  Individuals who are interested in exploring the options may click on the following links: 

    Magnet | Special Transfer Options | Early Childhood/VPK | High School Acceleration Programs | Virtual Learning | Career and Technical Education | Home Education | Charter Schools    


    Spotlight on Richard Lewis Brown Gifted and Academically Talented Academy

    Congratulations to our very own, Richard L. Brown Gifted and Academically Talented Academy, recognized as one of three RAMP schools in the state of Florida.  The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. 

    Kevin Bennett (former 5th grade student of Richard L. Brown Gifted and Academically Talented Academy) was selected to represent the state of Florida for the Kids Journal Through Covid-19 competition. Kevin's submission was published by Noah's Ark Publishing owned by the renowned musician Laval Belle. We are beyond proud of Kevin and his teacher Ms. Hand.


    RL Brown Kids Journal Through Covid


    If parents have questions regarding VPK, please email questions to dcpsec@duvalschools.org.



    Application Process:

    Families New to Duval County or Returning to Duval County. Registration information can be found here.

         Click here  School Choice Application Guide  |  Request to Return to Attendance Area School Form 2020 - 2021

    Application Assistance:



    Red Cross



    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that school districts implement mitigating strategies to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Effective immediately the following guidelines below are in effect for all District Offices until further notice.

    District and School-Based Staff are practicing Social Distancing as Recommended by the CDC


    We kindly ask that you refrain from visiting our building if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

    • Have you or any member of your household tested postitive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    • Have you had close contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    • Do you currently have any of the following symptons that may be due to COVID-19:



    Shortness of Breath


    Repeated shaking with chills

    Sore throat

    Muscle Pain


    New loss of taste or smell

    • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when visiting our office.
    • Everyone shoul Social Distance by keeping 6 feet between yourself and others.
    • For questions, email school_choice@duvalschools.org 

     Click on the School Choice Reference Guide image to download.

  • Office of School Choice/Parent Resource Center Contact Information:
    Address:                                      Phone:                                         
    4037 Boulevard Center Drive         904.390.2082 | 904.390.2144 | Fax:  904.390.2070         
    Suite 100 (1st Floor)                    
    Jacksonville, FL 32207                  Email Usschool_choice@duvalschools.org
  • Magnet Schools of America Certified Magnet School

    Douglas Anderson SoTA, Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School and Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts Become Nationally Certified Magnet Schools

    As 2019 Nationally Certified Magnet Schools, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School and Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts have met the Magnet School Standards of Excellence and upheld the five founding pillars of magnet schools: diversity; innovative curriculum and professional development; academic excellence; high quality instructional systems; and family and community partnerships. 

     Duval County Public Schools is pleased to share with you our School Choice website. This site is designed to give families an overview of the many types of school choices that are available to children in Duval County. Here you will find information about specific programs including: neighborhood schools, magnet schools, special transfer option schools, charter schools, and virtual schools. 

    Our goal is to provide services and assistance that will afford students educational opportunities that best meets their needs. No matter the type of school you are looking for...YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE!

  • Duval County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s Non-Discrimination Policy) in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.