Update: FCAT Incentive Leaves Parent And Student Upset

Update as of 9/16/11: The cash incentive for Ashley Newman and the other students for improving their scores was being handled by Grace Institute of Atlanta. The company consults with the charter school. Newman had improved her scores but never receive her cash reward even though she tried. However, today Newman was paid the $50 for improving her FCAT scores. 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- River City Science is a charter school where the students do fairly well in the FCAT.

Ashley Newman used to go to River City in the seventh and eight grades, but this year she's being home schooled. "I don't feel I can trust what they say," said Monica Newman.

Newman said she took her daughter out of River City Science Academy for a number of reasons, but she said she was most disappointed with a broken promise related to the school's FCATs.

Duval County Public Schools Receives Grant to Assist Recently-Arrived Immigrant Children

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $505,014.83 from the Florida Department of Education to assist recently-arrived immigrant children and youth in grades K-12.

These funds will be used to provide supplemental high quality instruction to assist these students' transition into American society and to meet the same challenging state academic content and academic achievement that all students are expected to meet.

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Several Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches will conduct a fundraiser in conjunction with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money for J.V. soccer. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, September 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the four participating locations listed below.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate a percentage of their net sales earned on this day between the specified hours to help keep J.V. soccer in Duval County public schools for the 2011-12 school year.

Several Duval County Sports Programs Saved for the 2011-12 School Year

Several Duval County Sports Programs Saved for the 2011-12 School Year

Duval County Public Schools held a press conference today to announce that the funds have been raised to save tennis, golf and cross-country for the 2011-12 school year. Thanks to the efforts of 1st Place Sports Running Club, First Coast Tennis Foundation and North Florida Junior Golf, $43,724 was raised for each sport to keep them in Duval County public schools. In addition, Mayor Brown announced that $236,250 was raised to save middle school football as a result of contributions from private organizations, including the Jacksonville Sharks.

Open Casting Call for On Air Hosts: Must be Duval High School Student to Apply

Duval County Public Schools Television (DCPS-TV) is looking for on-air hosts and other production crew members to help produce its “REAL School” and “School Matters” shows. Both broadcast on WJCT and Comcast.

Groundbreaking: Local School Introduces New Building

The Jacksonville Country Day School Board of Trustees and the Head of School, Terry Bartow, are proud to announce the upcoming Groundbreaking Celebration for a new multipurpose building: the Smith Center, named in honor of Dennis M. Smith, Jr., M.D., his wife Julie, and their daughter Morgan. The Groundbreaking Celebration will be held on August 26, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Geraldine A. Kelly Fine Arts Center on the Jacksonville Country Day School campus.

Jacksonville Country Day School places a strong emphasis on healthy minds and bodies. For over 50 years, the school has invested in continuous student academic, emotional and social development. These enhanced facilities will further enrich the lives of its students.