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“Academy applications for current 8th and 9th graders will open on HAC on January 6th, 2022 and close on Feb. 10th, 2022.”

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR AN ACADEMY

 

Please see the attached documents regarding college savings and credits earned through industry certifications.

College Savings Letter

 College Savings Memo 21-22 Return on Investment

St. Johns County School District and Pedro Menendez High School offers the following career and technical programs, including career academies wherein students may earn industry certification: Flagler Health Plus Academy of Future Medical Professionals, Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences, VyStar Academy of Business.

The district prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, and in access to educational programs and activities, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s nondiscrimination policies).

Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.

 
 

2021-2022 Registration Information

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Important Information

Investing in Kids (INK)

Investing in Kids (INK) is a public, non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation recognized as the direct support organization for the St. Johns County School District. INK’s mission is to lead the efforts of the entire community in raising and distributing funds to support all of our public schools. Programs that are supported by INK are Teachers of the Year Celebration, Horizon Mini-Grants, Art Attack!, Take Stock in Children, Supplemental Educational Services Tutoring Program, and Tools for Schools. 100% of donations are spent on St. Johns County students, teachers, and programs. Please visit ink-stjohns.org to make a donation or learn more about INK.

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GoodSearch.com for the St. Johns County Education Foundation, and you can, too! It doesn’t cost you a penny but every time you use it, the Foundation gets one! Please go to GoodSearch.com and start helping today.

Updating Your Residency

If you have been locked out of your HAC account, please be sure to update your residency information with Ms. Kelley.

For more information on updating your residency, read the District’s Residency & Guardianship Policy.

McKay Scholarship Program

Parents/Guardians – The St. Johns County School District is required to annually notify parents of students with disabilities that they may be found eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities.  For more information, please visit the ESE School Choice Options web page.

Use of Service Animals

The St. Johns County School District permits the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability and will not engage in any act or practice that has the purpose or effect of discriminating against an individual with a disability in the use of a service animal in accordance with Title II (28 C.F.R. §§ 35.104, 35.136). To learn more, please read the District’s Use of Service Animals by Individuals with Disabilities document.

School District News

2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE

St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members have completed the review process for the Instructional Materials Adoption for Math. On January 25, 2022, the School Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comment from the community regarding the final list of recommendations for instructional resources for this adoption. The public is invited to attend this hearing. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the District Administrative Building located at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:

  • View the resources that are being considered for adoption.
  • Find out how to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team.
  • Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation


Apply Now for a High School Career Academy / Program of Choice

Families of Current SJCSD 8th and 9th Graders,

2022-2023 High School Programs of Choice GuideStudents in 8th and 9th grade may apply for enrollment in a Program of Choice for any of the St. Johns County School District high schools.

Programs of Choice include high school Career Academies, IB and AICE acceleration programs, JROTC, Early College Program, and the St. Johns County Center for the Arts (SJCCA) at St. Augustine High School.

To learn more, please visit the Career & Technical Education website.

Ready to Apply?

All current 8th and 9th graders may apply by completing the general application in Home Access Center (HAC). Eligible students who are currently attending a private school, home school, or a virtual school may also apply to a Program of Choice. The deadline to apply is 5pm on February 10, 2022.

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Pedro Menendez High School, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.

About Menendez

ABOUT US! Pedro Menendez High School is located south of historic St. Augustine, Florida. Our doors opened in the year 2000 with state-of-the-art facilities serving the needs of 1500 students in St. Johns County. Our curriculum offers Academy Programs in the areas of Business, Digital Design, Health Science and Architectural and Building Sciences. Menendez also gives students the option to participate in a rigorous program of International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Honors Courses.