Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Interested in Dual Enrollment? Mark your calendar!


Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Time: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Location: Kent Campus, Building D, Room 120

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Times: 8:30 AM to 3 PM
[11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Lunch break: office closed: no registration]
Location: Kent Campus, Building D, Room 120

In order to register students must:
• Meet all minimum GPA and assessment requirements.
• Submit fully signed Application for College Credit form (for new students) or Permission to Re-register form (for returning students). Please copy on a single 2-sided page if possible.
• Submit high school transcripts with cumulative GPA.
• Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, or CPT test scores (for new students).
Select course reference numbers; come with pre-selected alternative course reference numbers as well, in case your choices are unavailable.
• Submit letter of release from St. Johns River Community College (new Clay or St. Johns school district students only).
• Be able to complete college course(s) prior to high school graduation date.
Class schedules are available on-line at
For questions, contact Monica Murr at

Military Family Resource Fair - March 23rd

Make plans now to attend
the Military Family Resource Fair!
Mayport Coastal Science Middle School
Address: 2600 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach
When: Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM
For: All Family Members of Military, National Guard and Reserves
Henry G. "Harry" Ulrich III
Four-Star Admiral - Retired
Commands: held U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Allied Joint Force Command Naples
U.S. Sixth Fleet
Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO
Allied Joint Command Lisbon
Awards: Defense Superior Service Medal (3 awards)
Legion of Merit (5 awards)
Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Service Organizations Represented:

 4-H Operation Military Kids
 American Red Cross
 Fleet & Family Services
 Mayport Youth Center
 Military Family Life Consultant
 Military One Source
 Navy Marine Corp Relief Society
 Ombudsmen
 Operation Homefront
 School Liaison Officer
 Student Online Achievement Resources
~Performances by Mayport Coastal Science Symphonic Band
~Debbie Keezel – Band Director
***Refreshments provided by North Beaches Schools PTA’s***

Monday, February 22, 2010

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is an organization dedicated to aiding in the education of talented youth. Each year, we award five $2000 college scholarships; one Leadership Scholarship and four Academic Scholarships.
Below find the requirements for each scholarship as well as the application. We wish you continued success!
• Applicant must be an African-American female or male.
• Must have a minimum acceptable G.P.A. between 2.5 and 3.29.
• Must demonstrate community involvement and leadership ability.
• Must reside in Duval County and have a need for financial assistance.
• Must graduate from high school at the end of the 2009-2010 academic school year.
• Must attend an accredited institution of higher education after graduation.
• Must have taken the SAT and/or the ACT and submit proof with the application.
• Must provide an official high school transcript.
• Must have three (3) letters of recommendation: One (1) letter must be from a high school staff member, one (1) letter must be from a Community Service Organization in which you have performed community service, and one (1) that attests to your leadership ability. All three letters must be signed and on the appropriate organization’s letterhead.
• Must submit an essay of 750 words or less. The essay must describe the attributes you possess that make you a leader and include specific examples of your leadership ability. The essay should also include a discussion of your need for financial assistance.
• Must participate in an interview before the Scholarship Committee. A member of the Scholarship Committee will contact you to schedule your interview.

• Applicant must be an African-American female.
• Must demonstrate community involvement.
• Must reside in Duval County and have a need for financial assistance.
• Must graduate from high school at the end of the 2009-2010 academic school year.
• Must attend an accredited institution of higher education after graduation.
• Must have taken the SAT and/or the ACT and submit proof with the application.
• Must have a minimum acceptable G.P.A of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
• Must provide an official high school transcript.
• Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation: One (1) letter must be from a high school staff member and one (1) letter must be from a Community Service Organization. Both letters must be signed and on the appropriate organization’s letterhead.
• Must submit an essay of 750 words or less. The essay must include a description of your academic and extracurricular achievements (including your active participation in the community). The essay should also include a discussion of your need for financial assistance.
• Must participate in an interview before the Scholarship Committee. A member of the Scholarship Committee will contact you to schedule your interview.
SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for an application!

Johnson & Wales University Admissions Info Meeting!!

Johnson & Wales University is holding an Admissions Information Meeting in Jacksonville:
Sunday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville
~Join us for light refreshments and a presentation~
• Learn why a JWU education is different from other colleges
• Discover which JWU campus is best for you
• See how our programs prepare you for a career, not just a 'first job'
• Get information on financial aid and scholarships
• Meet your local JWU Admissions Representative
• Bring your official or unofficial transcripts for a preliminary admissions decision
Invite your parents to join us and reserve your seats today!
RSVP to:
Deborah Summers-Walsh

Friday, February 19, 2010

FREE RESOURCE on your PSAT score, learning styles, career options, personality tests and more!!

STUDENTS - you no longer need an access code to log in to My College QuickStart™. This free college and career planning tool helps students prepare for their future. With My College QuickStart, you can:

  • View PSAT/NMSQT® score details.
  • Review PSAT/NMSQT questions, answers and answer explanations.
  • Prepare for the SAT® with a plan powered by your test results.
  • Take an in-depth personality test to learn more about yourself, your strengths and your learning styles.
  • Investigate personalized suggestions for colleges, majors and careers.
GO HERE !!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ladies: want to learn more about how to start your own business one day?

The Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Conference is a one-day conference for girls ages 15-18 enrolled in high school. It is designed to encourage financial literacy and help girls learn about starting businesses and managing personal finances through interactive games and hands-on activities. We use successful local business women as conference facilitators/mentors to share their ideas and experiences with the participants.

5th Annual Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Conference
Thursday, April 15, 2010
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of North Florida, University Center
Cost: FREE (Breakfast, Lunch, and Materials provided)
• Must be 15-18 years of age and enrolled in a Duval County High School to attend.
• Email or Fax forms to: OR faxed to: (904) 620-2567 by Monday, March 29, 2010.
• Only a limited amount of students will be accepted.
• Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UNF.
Download the forms and see more information at:

Jax Asian American Alliance is offering a FREE luncheon & scholarship opportunities!

Date: Saturday, March 20th
Time: 11am - 1pm
Place: Bamboo Creek Restaurant (8532 Baymeadows Rd)
Price: FREE for students
RSVP: by March 15th to - Seating is limited
Students in grades 8-12th are invited to a luncheon with Asian American Professionals to discuss their career interests.
JAAA Scholarships Application for current high school seniors are now being accepted - please visit for more information!

Seeking a career in cosmetology? EASY MONEY HERE!

Riverside Hairstyling Academy is a cosmetology school that offers the 1200 hour course that prepares students to take the Florida State Board for Cosmetology.Our Academy offers graduating seniors a $2,000.00 scholarship to students who attend the program by September of the graduating year. The only requirement to obtain this scholarship is a letter of recommendation on school letterhead. Our school also offers Financial Aid and accepts the Federal Pell Grant. Any interested students would need to contact me at 904-398-0502 for further information about our programs.
Again Thank you,
Kimberly Schultz
Riverside Hairstyling Academy
Admissions Director

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Surviving and Thriving in College event


COST: $30 Student / $20 Parents
WHO: High school juniors and seniors. Parents will have their own program across the hall.
WHAT: Student college readiness program; Parent transition program
WHERE: UNF Coggin College of Business, Stein Auditorium, Building 42, near the library.
WHEN: Saturday, February 27th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Refreshments included.
WHY: College freshman tell us they need more information on roommate issues, time management, financial planning, and personal goal setting BEFORE entering college. Project SOS will give them the skills for total success in college and life and help parents transition into their new role. Every student will get a colorful manual to keep with them when entering college.
“Learn the skills that will give you the advantage so you can not just survive college, but avoid pitfalls while having a BLAST!!!”

Did you get into SCSU? See Mrs. Curran for scholarship info!

If you have been admitted into South Carolina State University (SCSU), see Mrs. Curran in guidance for info on scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000!

Duval Association of Educational Office Professionals have a scholarship for you!

These scholarships (valued at $2,000 each this year) are designed to assist students who wish to continue to their education to pursue a career. You simply must:
  • intend to continue your education after graduation
  • be a graduating high school senior who has made application to continue your education
  • be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in a post-secondary institution of higher education (2 or 4 year college/university OR vocational technical school/institute, such as the Art Institute)
See Mrs. Curran for an application - they're DUE APRIL 16th

2011 Jacksonville Bulldog Alumni Scholarships are due MARCH 31st!

Have you been accepted into UGA? SEE MRS.CURRAN for an excellent scholarship opportunity!! Applications are in her office and they are DUE MARCH 31st!

Free bus rides to public libraries!

This is a great opportunity for students who do not have computer access at home. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing free bus rides to local libraries through the Ride to Read program. Students who are 17 and younger may present their library card at any branch, and receive a coupon to hop on a JTA bus. They can participate in online help sites such as FCAT Explorer and Doing research for class, or just going to a quiet place to read is always an option. For more information visit their website:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Interested in a law career? CHECK THIS OUT!

The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp was established by the National Bar Association to provide students entering the ninth through eleventh grades (between the ages of 14 and 17) with an introduction to the American judicial system. Selected students of diverse backgrounds and races descend upon the campus of Howard University where they are introduced to law school and learn some of the skills required to be an effective lawyer. Here is the link: This is a great opportunity for any young person contemplating a career in law!

Scholarships for seniors majoring in: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

The Council of the Great City Schools is pleased to launch a new scholarship program exclusively for Great City School graduating seniors who plan to pursue postsecondary education in the STEM fields.
Named for the first African American to walk in space, Bernard Harris, the new scholarship is now available to encourage minority students from the Great City Schools to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The scholarship is funded by ExxonMobil and will be inaugurated for 2010 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.
Four scholarships for two males and two females -- $5,000 each -- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former astronaut, physician and businessman. Deadline for student submissions for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Scholarships is May 14.
Here's the link to the scholarship program and the application:


NNOA is an organization composed of active duty, reserve and retired officers, academies, midshipmen and cadets, and interested civilians. The organization is sanctioned by the Secretaries of the Navy and Transportation and is a member of the Navy and Marine Corps Council. NNOA has members of all ranks and ethnic groups.
The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) actively supports the Sea Services in the development of a diverse officer corps through recruitment, retention, and career development. NNOA is essential in maintaining operational readiness by providing professional development, mentoring, and support of cultural awareness. NNOA establishes and maintains a positive image of the Sea Services in communities and educational institutions.
RANGING: from $250 - $1,000
OPEN: January 15, 2010 – May 1, 2010
SEE MRS.CURRAN in guidance for an application!!


RANGING FROM: $250 - $1,000
OPEN: March 1, 2010 -May 1, 2010
SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for an application

***There will be a luncheon for selected recipients and family members are encouraged to attend. Further info regarding May 2010 Awards Luncheon date to follow.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bank of America Paid Summer Internship & a free trip to D.C.!!

Current juniors and seniors who are accepted into this program will receive an 8 week PAID summer internship ($10/hour), and an opportunity to be selected for an all expense paid trip to Washington DC this summer. This is a great opportunity for our student leaders to build networks in the community.
Students MUST APPLY ONLINE at: by Feb. 17, 2010.
The application must include a recommendation from a counselor or teacher.
To be considered as a Student Leader, the student must:
• Currently be a junior or senior in high school (U.S. Markets)
• Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July, 2010)
• Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization
• Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship (U.S. Markets)
• Be a student in good standing at his/her school

2010 Florida State University Young Scholars Program (YSP)

The YSP is a residential summer (June 13-July 24) science and mathematics experience for outstanding students of Florida's public & private high schools. In the interest of reducing their "carbon footprint" this year applications are available online ONLY. Click HERE to apply! FSU is pleased that this program continues to be accessible to all highly qualified students, independent of ability to pay. As in the past, FSU expects to furnish room, board, and tuition scholarships for EVERY admitted student. The scholarships are funded by the Florida State University. Applications due March 15, 2010, NO EXCEPTIONS! ***Early applications receive the most careful review and each form can be sent separately as it is completed.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kappa Alpha Psi offers their Guide Right Scholarship & Development Foundation program!!

The Jacksonvill Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Scholarship & Development Foundation, Inc woudl like to make scholarship applications available to local 2010 Graduating Seniors! To be eligible, you must:
  • be a graduating high school senior
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be able to provide written acceptance to an accredited 4-year college or university by March 22, 2010
  • submit all required attachments with your completed application form
  • Students are only eligible for one Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation Jacksonville Fraternity Scholarship!
Applications will be selected based on:
  1. scholastic achievement (AP/honors classes, GPAs, SAT or ACT scores)
  2. character & leadership (extra-curricular involvement, honors, awards, achievements, personal reference)
  3. essay response (communications skills, personal insight),
  4. two recommendation letters
  5. personal interview
  6. financial need
SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for an application today! Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28, 2010

Need Test Prep Help?

This is a great database from the Jacksonville Public Library. You will need library card access.
In the middle - the green box titled Resources - click on E-RESEARCH.
Scroll down - click on the Education icon in the middle of the page.
Select the 2nd item: Gale's Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module
At the INFOTRAC screen - enter your library card number (include letters FPJ)
***The first time you log on you'll create an account - it's good for 90 days. You have access to entire books on test prep, there is a "word of the day" link, timed FCAT practice tests, etc.


This Saturday will be our FCAT Super Saturday Block Party! We will have a DJ, Food, Fun & Prizes. We will begin at 9:00am and end at 2:00pm. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


South Carolina State University Weekend
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Battle of the Bands/ROTC Drill Showcase
Entrance fee: a new or gently used book,
completed SCSU application and transcripts or $5.00
Andrew Jackson High School Gymnasium
3816 Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:00am
March for Literacy...Creating  a College Going Community
Parade from the Andrew Jackson High School Stadium down
Main Street to Andrew Jackson High School
On-the-Spot Admissions and Scholarships Program
(immediately following the parade)
***HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: bring your official high school transcripts, senior course schedule, and SAT/ACT score to take full advantage of these opportunities!! JUNIORS: you are strongly encouraged to attend this recruitment activity - gives you an idea of what to expect for next year!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Governor Crist Invites Students to Participate in Sunshine Week Essay Contest

Governor Charlie Crist today announced Florida’s 2010 Sunshine Week “Government in the Sunshine” Web site and invited Florida students in grades 9-12 to participate in the Florida Sunshine Week essay contest. Observed March 14-20, 2010, Sunshine Week celebrates Florida’s laws dedicated to making state and local government more accessible to the public.
“This year’s Sunshine Week Essay Contest provides an opportunity for high school students to focus on the First Amendment and the importance of open government,” said Governor Crist. “Openness and transparency must be one of government’s top priorities in order to ensure citizens can continue to hold their leaders accountable.”
The essay contest is open to all Florida high school students in grades 9-12 and the winner will be announced during the week of March 8, 2010. The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship, the second-place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and third place will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The contest is supported through the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Winners will be invited to attend an event at the Governor’s Mansion.
• After reading the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, contest participants must explain the importance of one or more of the civil liberties found in the First Amendment and how Florida’s open government laws protect these liberties.
• Each student may enter only one essay, no longer than 500 words and typed or handwritten in print, rather than cursive writing.
• Essays must include the student’s name, home address, telephone number, school the student attends, grade level and essay title.
• Essays must be accompanied by a parental waiver form, which can be found at For electronic entries, the parental waiver may be typed, but if chosen as a winner it will be verified.
Entries must be emailed to or mailed to: The Executive Office of the Governor, Attention: Sunshine Week Essay Contest, 400 South Monroe Street, The Capitol, Suite PL-04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001. Entries must be emailed or postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 18, 2010.
In addition to the essay contest this year, teachers also have the opportunity to engage their students in activities relating to “Government in the Sunshine." The crossword puzzle and word search may be accessed and downloaded at
About Sunshine Week
In 2002, Sunshine Sunday was launched by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors in response to increased public and legislative awareness of the open government laws. After Florida’s trailblazing actions to establish Sunshine Laws, many other states have adopted Sunshine Sunday, which resulted in the American Society of Newspaper Editors designating a Sunshine Week, which started in March of 2005.
Governor Crist’s dedication to the Sunshine Laws is clearly evident. In his inaugural address, Florida’s 44th Governor made open government a top priority. He quoted President Abraham Lincoln, pledging under his watch Florida government would be “of the people, by the people and for the people.” The next day in his first Executive Order, Governor Crist established the Office of Open Government and charged it with providing the Governor’s Office and all state agencies the tools necessary to serve the people of Florida in a professional and efficient manner.
For more information, please visit

Monday, February 1, 2010

Planning on attending Florida State College? There are scholarships...

The Florida State College Scholarship Application for the 2010-2011 academic year is now available.You will need to have completed the Florida State College application before you will be able to complete the scholarship application.
Students can complete the application by logging into Connections and selecting the “Scholarship” link.
The priority deadline for this year is March 17, 2010 for our scholarships.
The Perks deadline remains February 28, 2010.
This applications cover 98% of FSCJ's scholarships!!