• Welcome to the Office of School Choice!

    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    


     Application Process:

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

    Late Applications are now available through your Parent/Guardian FOCUS Account. 

    Wait list information is now available through Parent Focus Accounts.  Directions can be found here.

    Wait List information is now available through Student Focus Accounts.  Directions can be found here. 

     

    Release Date for Student Placement Letters June 5, 2020

         Click here  School Choice Application Guide  |  School Choice Cancellation Form 2020 - 2021 School Year 


    Application Assistance:

     

     

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    PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

    FOR DISTRICT OFFICES

    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

    • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when visiting our office.
    • Everyone shoul Social Distance by keeping 6 feet between yourself and others.
    • The Office of School Choice is open to visitors from 9 - 11 AM until June 5, 2020. 
    • Starting June 8, all visitors must schedule an appointment through NEMO-Q (see link below); appointment times 9am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday. 
    • 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.