Stingray Newsletter

February 5th

Important Dates

  • February 5th- Junior vs. Senior Kickball at 2:30 pm
  • February 6th-ACT Test
  • February 9th- Progress Reports for 3rd 9 weeks
  • February 15th- Presidents Day (No School)
  • February 26th- Parent and Student Survey Window Closes

Florida Parent Survey

We want your feedback! Please follow the link below to complete our survey. The 5Essentials Survey is a research-based school improvement system that defines, measures, and utilizes the most important organizational conditions, including aspects of a school’s culture and climate, to improve student outcomes. The survey window will close on Feb. 26, 2021.


Parent Link

http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/

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Seniors-Financial Aid

Seniors, if you have not completed your FASFA for college financial aid now is the time to get it done. If you need assistance, please see your guidance counselor.

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

With Black History Month approaching, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking students what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech means to them. The team’s essay contest will reward the winning students with free tickets for their entire class to attend a Jumbo Shrimp regular season game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

All entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 19 to win@jaxshrimp.com, and must include the student’s name, age, grade and school. Following the submission process, each category will have their respective winners notified by email and announced on Friday, February 26. For any questions, please contact Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams at andrea@jaxshrimp.com.

Seeking Young Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA is recruiting young leaders for our national Youth Preparedness Council (YPC)! Students in 8th through 11th grade from communities across the Southeast may now apply for FEMA’s national YPC. The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives, feedback and opinions related to disaster preparedness with FEMA and grow their leadership skills.


Interested teens may apply online at community.fema.gov/ApplytoYPC. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST, on March 7.


For any questions, contact Lisa Janak Newman, 404-490-3516 or Lisa.Janak-Newman@associates.fema.dhs.gov

Senior Scholarship Opportuniy

The Federal Programs Department is thrilled to share this wonderful opportunity for graduating high school seniors planning to further their education. Attached to bottom on the newsletter you will find the application for the Vivian Scott Scholarship Application and Routing Form. The scholarship is awarded each year to two recipients in each of the five FASFEPA regions. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Must be a senior who is on track to graduate in May/June of 2021;
  • Eligible under current USDA guidelines as free or reduced-priced meals or Approved CEP Direct Certification for free or reduced lunch;
  • Provide a publishable picture with the application to be used in an announcement and on the FASFEPA webpage

Completed application packets are to be returned to our department no later than March 08, 2021. Application packets can be submitted to our department via email at federalprograms@duvalschools.org.

The scholarship award amount is $1,500 per recipient.

You may read more about the scholarship by visiting the FASFEPA web site using this link:


http://www.fasfepa.net/scholarships.html

Stingray Life

National Science Honor Society

We had 39 students inducted into our National Science Honor Society this school year. Congratulations Stingrays for all of your hard work.

Class of 2021 Senior Meeting

Senior Discipline Meeting 2021

Testing Updates

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

ACT Assessment: March 12th Test/Registration Deadline April 17th

https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html


SAT Assessment: February 12th Test/Registration Deadline March 13th

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

ASVAB Test

Did you miss the ASVAB in December? Are you interested in a career in our armed forces? Atlantic Coast will be hosting another opportunity to complete the ASVAB test on Monday, March 1st. Sign up for the ASVAB on our school's website under the Quick Links section.

PERT Testing

Second semester PERT testing dates are now on the registration form found in the Quick Links section of the ACHS website. PERT is the test that helps students qualify for dual enrollment courses and senior leave. Reach out to our Graduation Coach, Dr. Chambers, by email if you have any questions.

PMA 3 District Testing

PMA window opens from 02/22-03/01. Face to Face and virtual students will all participate in PMAs if they have English 1 & 2, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and US History. The PMA will be given at the school.


Feb 22-24-9th and 10th Reading

Feb 25-Algebra

Feb 26-Geometry

March 1-US History & Biology

ACHS Athletics

Athletic Calendar

02/09

Boys Tennis at Wolfson

Boys Baseball at Parker Presason


02/10

Boys Baseball vs. Lee at Parker


02/11

Boys Tennis at Jackson


02/16

Boys Lacrosse v. St. Joe

Girls Tennis at Ed White

Boys Tennis vs. Ed White

Boys Baseball vs. Eagles View 6 pm

Girls Fastpitch at Ridgeview

Track at Raines

National Signing Day

Congratulations to the following students who participated in National Signing Day!
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Stingray Nation Friendly Reminders

Class of 2021

Seniors please click on the link below to read updates about your senior year.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/tpZW0d30OBcLk/

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New Tardy Policy for Second Semester

· 1st LTS or Tardy written and verbal warning

· 2nd LTS or Tardy written and verbal warning

· 3rd LTS or Tardy student tardy contract

· 4th LTS or Tardy parent email/phone contact

· 5th LTS or Tardy discipline referral/1 Day ISSP

· 6th LTS or Tardy discipline referral/2 Day ISSP

parking privileges revoked

· 7th LTS or Tardy discipline referral/3 Days ISSP

· 8th LTS or Tardy referral to SOS & required parent

meeting to return to school

School Calendar

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ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House

CareNow

Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse

Picasso's

Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert