Important 8th grade Information

Looking ahead to 9th grade is an exciting time.  The information below will help you make an informed decision about the program you feel will best meet your educational needs.

Academy Nights

To learn even more about the programs that interest you, plan to visit the high schools on their Academy Nights to visit the classrooms and talk more in-depth with teachers and students about their programs. Below is the schedule of each high school’s Academy Night.

January 24 Pedro Menendez 6:00 – 7:30pm
January 26 Allen D. Nease 6:00 – 7:30pm
January 30 St. Johns Technical 5:30 – 6:30pm
January 30 St. Augustine – ALL St. Johns County Center for the Arts and Murray Middle School requests must apply by February 10, 2017. (Auditions at St. Augustine High School and Murray Middle School will occur on February 17, 2017) 6:00 – 7:30pm
January 31 Bartram Trail 6:00 – 7:30pm
February 2 Ponte Vedra 6:00 – 7:30pm
February 7 Creekside 6:00 – 7:30pm


How to Apply

To apply for an academy, current 8th and 9th grade students attending a St. Johns County School District school (including St. Johns Virtual School) MUST apply online between January 19 – February 10, 2017 to be considered for any of these programs next year. View directions showing how to apply in Home Access Center (HAC).

Current St. Johns County 8th & 9th grade students who are homeschooled and do not know their Home Access Center student account numbers may call Kathy Jones at (904) 547-8087 to learn their student account numbers.

Current St. Johns County 8th and 9th graders who are attending private or charter schools MUST go to the current public school to which they are zoned to pre-register and complete a Program of Choice paper application. Then the zoned school will forward that to the Career Education Office. When pre-registering, be sure to bring the child’s birth certificate, parent’s driver’s license, current mortgage or lease, most current utility bill and one other current bill documenting your St. Johns county address.

Students not currently residing in St. Johns County are not eligible to apply to our Programs of Choice. Also, please note that school district transportation is only provided to students’ zoned schools. Families must provide transportation to other schools.

For all other information about the Programs of Choice and the Application process, visit or call (904) 547-4870.