Nassau County’s public school district is consistently rated as one of the best in Florida. The district was honored as an Academically High-Performing District by the Florida Board of Education for the seventh straight year in 2013.
Accredited district-wide by AdvancEd, the district includes 15 schools and had a student population of 11,211 in the 2014-15 school year. Nassau County’s graduation rate is the highest in the state while its drop-out rate was 0.3%.
Excellent options are available to parents who prefer private education[#education & childrens services] for their children, while a number of nonprofit groups[#education & childrens services] work to support and expand opportunities for local schoolchildren.
The Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center offers college credit and customized workforce education. The state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with both computer and technology enhanced classrooms and labs. The Lewis “Red” Bean Technical Center is a joint venture with the Nassau County School District offering vocational education.
Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, or VPK, allows a parent to voluntarily enroll eligible 4-year-olds in a free VPK program during the school year. Five-year-olds are eligible for admission to public kindergarten. Florida law requires all children ages 6 to 15 to attend school regularly during the entire school term.
Proof of child’s age, recent medical exam and guardians’ residency within the school district as well as a Florida Certificate of Immunization are required to enroll in public school. Full information is available at www.fldoe.org.
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