School Choice Office
  • The Choice office staff for 2018-2019 Magnet Applications is moving to the Schultz Center from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28 in order to better serve our parents who are still needing to submit a magnet application for 2018-2019.  The Schultz Center is located at 4019 Boulevard Center Drive.  

    Parents will be able to come by and create Focus parent accounts, link their accounts to their students and submit the online magnet applications.  Choice staff members will be able to help parents navigate through the online process from beginning to end.  Staff will also be available to accept the required two proofs of address for students who are not currently attending a Duval County Public School.  Parents may also submit the applications for the Montessori Pre-K programs at John E. Ford and J. Allen Axson.  Parking is free to all parents.  Staff will be available from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Duval County Public Schools' deadline to accept magnet school applications is Wednesday, February 28, at 4:30 p.m.

    Parents must apply online. They should review the application and ensure the schools they wanted are selected (up to 3). If the parent has not received an email confirming the receipt of the application online, they may not have successfully submitted the application online.

    If parents have questions or need computer access, Duval County Public Schools will have magnet application acceptance days on:

    • Saturday, Feb. 24
      • 9 a.m. – noon
      • DCPS District Building, 1701 Prudential Drive
    • Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 26-28
      • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      • Schultz Center, 4018 Boulevard Center Drive 

    This Schultz Center is a new location with plenty of free parking, dedicated staff to answer questions, and computer stations to complete on-line applications.

     Please Bring:

      • Two proofs of address, such as a driver’s license and car registration
      • Photo ID
      • Working email address
      • Smart phone with access to the working email address to link parent and student accounts

    For more information or questions, email or call 904-390-2000. To fill out an application, click here.



    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 choice options that are available for school-age children in Jacksonville. In it, you will find information about specific programs including magnet programs, career academies, high school acceleration programs, choice programs and charter schools.

    Located in 64 different schools, our nationally recognized magnet programs are the centerpiece of our school choice options. These magnet programs focus on a theme and give students an opportunity to explore an interest or talent. This Website provides very specific information about how to apply for these programs and how to have the best chance of being selected.

    We hope you will read through the following pages and that you will find something just right for your student!  Whether you choose your neighborhood school, a  magnet school, a choice school, a high school acceleration program, a career academy, or a charter school, Duval County Public Schools’ goal is to offer every student the best chance possible for academic success!