Thousands of parents and families attended the annual School Choice Expo last weekend at the Fairgrounds.
The event drew more than 15,000 parents and families an opportunity to check out all the educational options the Duval County Public School System has to offer for the upcoming school year. Magnet offerings include career and technical education, visual and performing arts, video gaming and design, medical arts, gifted and academically-talented, dual language and military and leadership academies.
Every school in the district including charter and private schools in addition to community resources, were represented. The event also offered parents a chance to get a head start on their magnet and special transfer option applications. Dozens of computer kiosks were set up so that parents could register for their parent/guardian account with support from School Choice staff.
Parents are encourage to find the right school for their youth and can visit schools, go on school tours, talk with school leaders, and check out school websites. ALL magnet and special option transfer applications are online this year and the deadline is Feb. 28, 2019.
Parents can also send any questions they have about the magnet and special transfer application process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown l-r are Bridge to Success Principals: Charles Lyles (Asst VP/Arlington), Sherry Ash (Asst. VP/Gilbert), Aleya Prier (Principal), Karen Roberts-Mills (Asst. VP/Commonwealth)