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School Choice Expo

School Choice Expo


>>UFOAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BIGGEST EVENT, THE SCHOOL EXPO IS THIS SATURDAY. MARK SHERWOOD IS JOINING US TO LET PARENTS KNOW WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT. JURY EXPECTING 17,000, AT LEAST, PARENTS TO AT PEX BECAUSE IT IS A BIG CHOICE FOR THEM. THEIR CHILD MAY BE MOVING FROM ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE TO MIDTOLL HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY WANT THE THEM TO GET THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE. AND THE NICE THING IS THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW PROGRAMS FOR THEM THIS YEAR.>>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Jennifer: WE HAVE THE MAGNET PROGRAMS WHICH WE’RE FAMILIAR WITH. WHAT DO PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAGNET PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO THEIR STUDENTS.>>THE MAGNET PROGRAM IS ABOUT PARENTS HAVE AN OPTION TO GO TO ANY SCHOOL THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DISTRICT. THERE IS NO BOUNDARY. IT OFFERS TRANSPORTATION BY THE DISTRICT. IT IS VERY SPECIFIC THEMES AND PROGRAMS AT A SCHOOL. IT IS A LOTTERY SYSTEM. THEY APPLY TO GET IN AND HAVE TO TURN THESE APPLICATIONS IN BY THE ENDS OF FEBRUARY.>>Jennifer: THEY USUALLY PUT — THERE ARE THREE CHOICES, YOU’RE NOT GUARANTEED TO GET INTO THEM BAUGH E BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE APPLYING TO THE SAME SCHOOLS.>>CORRECT, CORRECT.>>Jennifer: LET’S TALK ABOUT ED WHITE. I KNOW YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF MAGNET SCHOOLS. I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THOSE THAT HAVE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS THAT REALLY — I KNOW IN TALKING WITH Dr. VITTI IT WILL HELP REDANE STUDENTS THAT LIVES PERHAPS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS WHO HAVE THESE INTERESTS. ED WHITE HAS A MILITARY LEADERSHIP, DO YOU FIND IT IS VERY POPULAR?>>YES. IT IS BASED ON LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES THAT COMES FROM A MILITARY. IT IS NOT A MILITARY SCHOOL PER SE, BUT DESIGNED TO GIVE KIDS SCHOOL TO LEND THEM INTO THEIR ACADEMIC WORLD AND CAREERS AND COLLEGE.>>Jennifer: ANDREW JACKSON.>>>THEY HAVE A SPORTS MEDICINE AND MARKETING PROGRAM. KIDS WILL DISCOVER WHERE THEY WANT TO INTO INTO THE SPORTS MEDICINE FIELD OR BUSINESS SIDE OF SPORTS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT BROADCASTING AND MARKETING AND SALES FROM A SPORTS PERSPECTIVE.>>Jennifer: FUTURE SPORTS REPORTER. A CYBER-SECURITY. AND VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT. SO MAYBE KIDS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN STEM.>>IN TERMS OF VIDEO AND CYBER-SECURITY FROM A DIGITAL STANDPOINT IS GROWING AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST FIELDS. AND TO GET INTO THOSE FIELDS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A STRONG STEM BACKGROUND.>>Jennifer: ALSO, LET’S TALK MIDDLE SCHOOL CAN AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. PORT CAROLINE MIDDLE HAS SCHOOL FOR ARTS.>>A PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD OTHER OPTIONS FOR PARENTS. ALWAYS A WAITING LIST YEAR TO YEAR. IT IS NOW AN ALTERNATIVE TO. THAT THEY ALSO PRY IV PROGRAMMING, TOO, A STRONG ACADEMIC PROCESSING AND PROGRAMMING, TOO.>>Jennifer: WE KNOW HOW POPULAR LA VILLA IS J GIFTED AND TALENTED NOW AS WELL.>>AGAIN, THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT WE SAW GROWTH AT OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD OTHER OPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.>>Jennifer: CAREER ACADEMIES. THIS IS ALSO AN INTERESTING WAY TO ALSO RETAIN KIDS, TOO. AND REALLY BROADEN THEIR HORIZONS ON WHAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN. WHEN YOU’RE IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT QUITE SURE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. YOU HAVE FIRST COAST HAS FINANCE ACADEMY AND RAINES HAS CULINARIRY ARTS.>>CORRECT. WE ALSO HAVE A. PHILIP RANDOLPH WITHSY A TRADE PROGRAM CARPENTRY, WELDING CONSTRUCTION. SO WE’RE GIVING CHILDREN — NOT CHILDREN, THESE ARE YOUNG ADULTS, OPTIONS TO USE SOMETHING IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD BUT MAYBE MORE WITH THEIR HANDS.>>Jennifer: ED WHITE AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY, FUTURE ASTRONAUTS, PERHAPS.>>>WE SEE KIDS WITH DRONES WHILE A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY GOES BEHIND THE DRONES THAT LENDS INTO THE COMMERCIAL OR MILITARY FIELD INTO AVIATION.>>>SO MUCH FOR PARENTS TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES ABOUT TO HELP THEIR CHILD MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION ON THEIR NEXT STEP. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARK FOR BEING HERE. DO APPRECIATE IT. WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, THE SCHOOL CHOICE EXPO IS THIS SATURDAY FROM ELEVEN IN THE MORNING UNTIL 3:00 IN THE AFTERNOON AT THE PRIME OSBORN CONVENTION CENTER. ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE. AND IF YOU MISSED ANY OF THE INFORMATION WE REALLY TOUCHED ON SOME OF THE SCHOOLS. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE. THERE IS THIS WHOLE BOOKLET YOU CAN PICK UP AT THE EXPO. GO TO NEWS4JAX.COM, LOOK UNDER


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