Stingray Newsletter

February 19th

Important Dates

February 22nd

Spanish National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

February 22nd-26th

Black Student Union Spirit Week

February 22nd-March 1st

PMA3 Testing Window

February 26th

Parent and Student Survey Window Closes

Florida DOE 2021 Black History Month Theme and Student Essay Contest

Congratulations Janay Wright Williams!

Janay was recognized by Mayor Curry with the Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. She was awarded as a youth in our community who exemplifies the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through leadership, community volunteerism and civic responsibility
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FHSAA Spirit Show Down

As seen in the morning announcements, please vote AC having the most Spirit in the Sunshine state... AGAIN! Click on FHSAA icon to submit you vote.

Black Student Union Spirit Weeek!

Join us in by supporting our Black Student Union by participating in BSU week. The flyer below details the theme for each day. We look forward to this culminating Stingray celebration

of Black History Month.

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Course Selection for 2021-2022

Course Selections for the school year are typically completed the during the spring quarter at Atlantic Coast High School. School counselors meet with students to discuss course options for the upcoming year. Link: Course Selection Form 2021-2022

Scholarship Opportunities from Raise.Me

Your student can earn micro-scholarships from colleges for their achievements as early as 9th grade.

PTSA Thank you!

Thank you PTSA for hosting a candy and soda bar for our teachers. We all enjoyed the yummy treats. ACHS Faculty and Staff always appreciate the support!
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Zoo Teen Volunteer Program

The ZooTeen Program is a year-round program with a summer focus on two tracks: Summer Camp Counselors and Conservation Specialists. ZooTeens have the opportunity to earn community service hours for school, make friends, and have fun while helping educate guests about wildlife and conservation efforts, assisting with summer camp, and participating in various service projects.

ZooTeens! Application

Black Heritage Trail

Learn about Jacksonville's rich African American History as part of Florida's African American Heritage Trail. This self-guided tour experience allows your family to explore famous locations and points of interest at your own pace.
Jacksonville's African American Heritage Trail

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are on sale for $100.00 they have sold out for the past 2 years. If you would like to purchase one, please see Ms. Lakatos in room 502 for cash payments or go for credit card payments. When paying online, please type in Atlantic Coast in order to link to our school account.

Testing Updates

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

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

SAT Assessment: May 8th Test/Registration Deadline April 8th

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.

Duval Homeroom Students (DropOff in Bus Zone, Report to Auditorium at 7:30)

English 1 - Monday 2/22

English 2 - Tuesday 2/23

Algebra 1 - Thursday 2/25

Geometry - Friday 2/26

Biology - Monday 3/1

US History - Monday 3/1

Campus Students (Testing during regular class time)

English 1 - Monday 2/22 - Thursday 2/25

English 2 - Monday 2/22 - Thursday 2/25

Algebra 1 - Thursday 2/25 - Tuesday 3/2

Geometry - Thursday 2/25 - Tuesday 3/2

Biology - Monday 3/1

US History - Monday 3/1

Athletic Calendar

Week 02/22-02/26


Boys Lacrosse vs Lee

JV Baseball vs Duval Charter


Baseball vs Creekside

Girls Tennis vs Englewood

Track Meet hosting multiple schools

Softball at Spruce Creek


Girls Lacrosse at Fletcher

Boys Lacrosse at Fletcher


Girls Lacrosse vs Paxon

Boys Lacrosse vs Paxon

Girls Tennis vs Sandalwood

Softball vs Paxon (Doubleheader)

Boys Tennis at Sandalwood


Baseball vs Nease (Doubleheader)

Stingray Nation Friendly Reminders

Florida DOE 2021 Black History Month Theme and Student Essay Contest

About the Student Art Contest
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year’s theme. Two winners will be selected.

About the Student Essay Contest

First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). Each winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines

Student contest forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at

Volunteer Florida

Black History Month Committee
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

All entries must be received by 5 pm (ET) on February 26, 2021.

For more information about the contests, please visit

Auburn University E-Week

February 22nd-26th

Auburn invites students considering a career in engineering to join them for a premier engineering educational experience. Auburn Engineering's VIRTUAL open house gives students a chance to learn about our campus, our programs, and the incredible opportunities Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers.

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering E-Day 2021

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

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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 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

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 8, 2021. Application packets can be submitted to our department via email at

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:

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School Calendar

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ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House


Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse


Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert