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DCCPTA High School Scholarship Application

The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2019.  This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500.

There are several changes to the application.  This year there are four scholarship categories:  University & Fine Arts, Community College, Vocational-Technical and Adversity/Opportunity, each with specific GPA requirements.  The Adversity/Opportunity scholarship is for a student who has an extenuating hardship situation that they are working to overcome.  Additionally, these scholarships are available to students who are attending out of state schools, an option that was not available last year.

The scholarships are available to Duval County high school students who are members of their PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA.  Student’s full-time enrollment for 2019-2020 must be at an accredited postsecondary institution.  See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation for the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019. 

We look forward to reviewing the applications.  For more information, contact Scholarship@dccpta.org.

2019-DCCPTA-scholarship-application  (.PDF)

2019-DCCPTA-scholarship-application (.DOC)

Florida PTA also offers multiple scholarships of $2000.  For more information on how to apply for a Florida PTA scholarship visit  FloridaPTA

Jacksonville Mayor’s Summer Student Jobs Program

The City of Jacksonville is excited to announce the 2017 Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program!  This years’ program will be building the talent pipeline for our local economy by connecting young adults with education and employment career pathways that prepare them to meet the skill demands of employers while leading them to workforce success.

  • Our program will begin June 12 and run through July 21, 2017.
  • The program will consist of training and 20-hour work weeks, along with a wide variety of employment opportunities.
  • You must be between the ages of 16-21 (must be 16 by June 1, 2017)
  • Must be TANF eligible in order to participate in the 2017 Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program

CLICK HERE for more information about the program and application.

Jacksonville National College Fair

The Jacksonville National College Fair will be held on Saturday, October ?? at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville.   Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), this event is free and open to the public.

Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online: www.nacacnet.org/jacksonville

Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event.  Register online at www.gotomyncf.com.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.

More Information

More information about the Jacksonville National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair, is available online: www.nacacnet.org/jacksonville or by emailing collegefairs@nacacnet.org or calling 800/822-6285.

The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students

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This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for students and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating for students, so whether you feel you are experiencing these issues or find yourself concerned for a friend or peer, it is important to take action now.
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National PTA Releases Two New Position Statements

February 5, 2016

National PTA’s Board of Directors adopted two new position statements on positive school discipline and assessment last week.

  • Position on positive school discipline states that exclusionary discipline practices should only be used in schools as a last resort effort and on an individualized basis in schools. Read the full statement
  • Position on student assessment and opt-out policies calls for all students to participate in high-quality, comprehensive assessments. Read the full statement

General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meetings
are above and run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
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