Transition Planning for Military Families

Posted by Deborah Brown on 10/17/2022

  • Welcome Military Families!

Thank you for choosing to be a part of Team Duval. With Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport in Duval County, we are home to hundreds of military families and look forward to helping your children thrive academically. 

The district’s Office of School Choice serves as the link between base commanders, military families, and our school. They will assist you with completing the initial enrollment process. Upon choosing to enroll at Abess Park Elementary School, our military transitional staff will support you with completing your school-based registration process. Our student transitioning team has received specialized training in supporting our military students.  We look forward to welcoming you to Abess Park Elementary School, a Science and Music choice school. For transitional enrollment support, please reach out to our school’s Military Point of Contact, Mr. Robert Kennedy, for school transitional planning and support.  Mr. Robert Kennedy can be reached by phone (904) 220-1260 or by email at to schedule your student lead transitioning tour of our school today. 


Student Registration

Families new to DCPS must create their Parent and Student FOCUS accounts by visiting the online enrollment process at

We know that transitioning into a new school can be stressful, so please reach out to our Military transition team after you have completed the initial district enrollment process with the Office of School Choice. To further support and destress your family’s introduction into our learning community, active-duty service members, of transitioning military students, can request a one-on-one orientation session. Our school military transition team will guide you through the enrollment process for our school. To request our military student transitional support, please contact our school’s Military Point of Contact, Mr. Robert Kennedy by phone at 904-220-1260 or at  For general information and support regarding registering at our school, please contact Ms. Lisa Frederickson, our Data Entry Clerk, at (904) 220-1260 or at