Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Financial Aid Night Presentation

If you missed the Financial Aid Night on November 14th, I'm attaching the presentation for your review.  Also, I would advise attending the Financial Aid Event, Form Your Future, at FSCJ this Saturday, November 18th from 9-1 pm at the Advanced Technology Center.  They will help you finish your FAFSA if you haven't done so already.  Here is a checklist of to bring to that event

Monday, November 6, 2017

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Career Awareness Days

Jax Zoo is hosing career awareness days in November, January, and February where elementary, middle, and high school students can learn about career opportunities within the Zoo.  For more details and to RSVP, please go to

Friday, October 27, 2017

Annie Ruth Foundation Summer Internship

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply for a paid, summer internship program in Jacksonville. Requirements:
·         Registration period from October 1 - November 7
o   Must attend Duval County
o   Junior or Senior
o   2.0 or better GPA
o   Eligible for free/reduced lunch
o   Submits an original 1,000 word essay (focus on one career field)

o   Attend monthly workshops

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beyond High School Seminar

Gamma Rho Omega Chapter is hosting a Beyond High School Seminar at The Bethel Church on Saturday, October 28th from 8 am to noon for 8th through 12th graders.  It is a free event for students and parents.  They will present information on HBCUs, financial aid, and preparing for college.  There will also be give-a-ways and door prizes.  Register at

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Keiser University Open House - Scare Fair

On Wednesday, October 25th from 5-8 pm, Keiser University is holding a Scare Fair/Open House event.  You can learn about their programs in Health Care, Business, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Technology, Psychology, and Hospitality.  Costumes are welcome.  See the flyer for all the details! 

ACT/SAT Prep at Keiser

Please see the attached flyer regarding free prep at Keiser University for the ACT and SAT on Saturdays. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Jax Goes to College Week - Oct. 9-13th

Next week is Jax Goes to College Week!  We would like to challenge all high school and middle school students of Baldwin to compete in Mayor Curry's High School or Middle School College Bingo Challenge.  Students who complete the challenge have a chance to win tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars home game!  See the two attachments for the Bingo cards and directions.

High School Bingo Card

Middle School Bingo Card

Monday, September 18, 2017

Public Work Opportunities with the city of Jacksonville

If you want to start a career right after high school, consider some of the public works options available to you.  You can come in right at age 18 and learn a trade that can lead to various career paths including HVAC, master plumber, electrician, accountant, administration, and many other areas as well.  Click here for the flyer to learn more.

Exploring College Options Workshop

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford are hosting an Exploring College Options Workshop here in Jacksonville on October 5th at 7 pm at the Jacksonville Marriott (4670 Salisbury Road).  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at  This workshop is both for students and parents.

Monday, August 21, 2017

UNF 17-18 Events for Incoming Freshman

See the attached list for many events coming up this fall and spring at UNF.  Seniors can start applying to UNF now online at   If you are on the free/reduced lunch program, I advise you to apply before October 15th.  You could be eligible for the UNF Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship worth up to $24,000!  After applying to UNF, you must complete the FAFSA online before October 15th and also be eligible for the Pell Grant.  See details under the Scholarships tab.

Monday, July 24, 2017

17-18 ACT and SAT Registration Dates

Click here for the flyer containing all SAT and ACT dates for the 17-18 school year.  It is possible that Florida legislation could increase concordant scores for the FSA Reading test on October 1st.  If you still need to pass the FSA Reading assessment for graduation, it is advised that you register for the August SAT and/or September ACT test.  See Ms. Kirk for waivers if you are on free/reduced lunch.

DCPS & FSCJ College Access Night

FSCJ is hosting a College Access Night in partnership with DCPS on Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center on State Street in Jax.  This is a great opportunity for rising seniors to get information on financial aid and college.  The event is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Click here for the flyer and hyperlink to pre-register.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Careers 360 Youth Summer Camp

UNF is hosting a free Career 360 Summer Camp from July 10th - 14th for high school students ages 15-21 that have an IEP or 504 plan.  See the flyer for all details. Register for the camp at

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bolles Summer Camp

Each summer, the Bolles Bartram Campus here in Jacksonville offers a variety of summer camp offerings for students ages 10-16.  To view the list of camps, please click here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UNF Computing Summer Camp Program

The School of Computing is pleased to announce the offering of the 2017 Computing Summer Camp programs for Middle & High School students. The programs provide a blind of technical education and fun activities, aimed at inspiring the next generation of Jacksonville IT professionals. Detailed information about the programs can be found at We have a limited number of seats in each class and will be filled based on first-come-first-serve bases. 

Camp Theme
Middle School
High School
Big Data
June 12 – June 16
July 10 – July 14
Java & Minecraft
June 19 – June 23
July 17 – July 21
June 26 – June 30
July 24 – July 28

For Registration, Sponsorship and more information please visit: You may also send inquiries to or call (904) 620-2985. 

Young Adult Job Fair

The Main Library on Laura St. in Jacksonville is hosting a Job Fair from ages 16-24 on Tuesday, June 6th from 11 am to 2 pm.  They are also having readiness workshops in May to prepare for the Job Fair.  If you are searching for work, this is a great opportunity to get help with your resume, interviewing skills, and other resources.  Click here for the two page flyer.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jacksonville Zoo Seeking Teens for Employment

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is seeking nominations and applications for youth employment opportunities for teens from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to work in our Education Department.

Qualified teens will be selected through competitive interview process to join the sophomore year of our program as a W.I.L.D. Steward (Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development). This program seeks to offer enriching year-round, paid positions for low-income teens to develop their sense of confidence, responsibility, leadership ability, and public speaking skills. Teens will play, learn, work, and serve with our Education staff to support our vision of inspiring everyone within our reach to take positive action to protect wildlife and wild places. W.I.L.D. Stewards will create and deliver educational presentations using live animals at locations within the community.  Must be from one of the following zip codes:  32202, 32205, 32206, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32218, 32244, 32254 (due to grant funding requirements).  
Apply by following this link

If you know a teen between the ages of 15 and 18* who would be an asset to this Zoo program, please nominate them, or have them contact:
Christopher Conner
W.I.L.D. Program Coordinator

(904) 757-4463 x 484 

Friday, March 10, 2017

9th and 10th Grade Parent Night

Did you miss the 9th and 10th grade Parent Night on March 9th?  Here is a link to the full presentation.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Financial Aid Presentation

Parents and Students:  If you need more information about financial aid and funding for programs after high school, please review this presentation I've created online.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

9th and 10th Grade Parent Night

9th and 10th grade parents and students are invited to attend a Parent Night on Thursday, March 9th from 6-7 pm in Baldwin's cafeteria.  Click here to see the flyer and more details.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Understanding PSAT Scores

10th and 11th graders are receiving their PSAT scores in school.  If you need some help understanding how to read the scores, please refer to the following two handouts.  The 7th graders also took the PSAT 8/9, but their scores are read a little differently than the PSAT NMSQT that the 10th and 11th graders took.  Juniors should be registering to take the SAT this Spring.
Understanding PSAT Scores Side 1
Understanding PSAT Scores Side 2

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Summer Job as a Lifeguard

Need a summer job?  JaxParks is looking for summer lifeguards.  In order to get hired, you must go through a training session, and show that you have prerequisite skills including a 300 yard swim, 2 minutes of treading water without using hands, and retrieving a 10 pound brick from the bottom of the diving well.  Training sessions start in February, but there are sessions that go through April.  One week of training must be completed from 3:30-9pm.  Call 904-255-7927 or 904-573-8994 for more information or e-mail   Training costs $35 to complete.  See Ms. Granger if you want specific training dates.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Junior Parent Night

Junior students and parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Night on Thursday, February 16th at 6 pm in the Baldwin Cafeteria.  You will get hands-on instruction on getting started with all of the things students should be doing the second half of their junior year and into their senior year including SAT/ACT sign up, financial aid, college applications, etc.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jax Zoo Career Awareness Day

Saturday January 28th and Monday February 20th 10am-12pm
Samburu Boardroom (outside the front admission gates)
 Free and open to the public

It takes lots of people with many different skills to run a zoo. Everyone knows that the Zoo has animal keepers and veterinarians but there are MANY MORE jobs that you probably didn’t think of.   Are you good at math and want to be an accountant?  We have those!  Are you the creative type considering becoming a graphic designer?  We have those too!  This is a special opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school students to learn about career opportunities within a Zoo.   Students will meet with a variety of Zoo professionals to learn about their careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future.  Zoo staff will recommend college programs, discuss how volunteering, interning, and related work experience can give you an edge over other students and explain what they do in their day-to-day job duties.  The more you know about what positions exist, the easier it will be for you to plan your course of study and land that dream job! 

To help us gauge attendance, please RSVP at

Questions?  Please contact the Education Department at 904.757.4463 ext.122 or

**This is NOT a job fair for those seeking employment.  It is informational for students only.**

Upcoming UNF Events

Seniors:  It isn't too late to apply to UNF at

Here is a list of upcoming events on their campus...

·         Saturday, January 21st: Saturday @ the Nest (tours and information sessions)
·         Saturday, February 11th: Homecoming at the Nest (Panels, Tailgating, and Basketball Game)
·         Saturday, February 25th: Explore UNF (university-wide open house)
·         Saturday, March 11th: Saturday @ the Nest (tours and information sessions)
·         Saturday April 1st: Explore UNF (university-wide open house)
·         Saturday, May 13th: Saturday @ the Nest (tours and information sessions)
·         Saturday, June 17th: Saturday @ the Nest (tours and information sessions)

·         Saturday, July 29th: Apply in July at UNF (on-the-spot admissions decisions for current juniors applying for summer or fall 2018)

Friday, January 6, 2017

8th Grade Transition to High School Parent Night

Baldwin is hosting a High School Transition Night for current 8th grade students.  It will be on Thursday, Jan. 12th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in our Cafeteria.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.