School Information

General

Duval Charter School at Mandarin will open for the 2014-2015 school year,in the southeast region of Jacksonville, at the intersection of Hood Rd. and Shad Rd. The new 2-story building will be approximately 65,000 sq. ft. and designed to educate grades K-8. For 2014-2015, Duval Charter School at Mandarin will offer classes for students in grades K-6. Subsequent grades will be added each year.

School Hours

Grades K-1: 8am - 2:45pm (approx.)
Grades 2-6: 8am - 3pm (approx.)

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Calendar may differ from the Duval County Public Schools' System calendar.

What kind of programs & services will be available?

  • Personalized Learning Plans - Assessments will be performed periodically to determine how your child will learn best. Learning styles will be established to tailor lesson plans to meet the needs of each student.
  • Access to PowerSchool's Student Information System - Parents will be given access to their children's personal information through a password-protected computer-based system that allows them to monitor their progress. Parents will be able to monitor test scores, homework and attendance on a daily basis.
  • Parent Involvement - We know that children enjoy greater success in school when the adults they admire most take an interest in their education. Our students' parents are required to commit to volunteer hours each year for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment.
  • Uniforms - A school uniform policy is enforced. School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from a Duval Charter School at Mandarin approved vendor only. School uniforms instill a sense of pride in the school as well as each child's individual appearance. Uniforms allow students to focus on their education instead of designer labels and fashion trends.

Who is eligible to attend?

Duval Charter School at Mandarin is open to all school age students who reside in Duval County, Florida.

Are Before and After Care programs available?

Yes, Before and After Care is available onsite.
Before Care will begin approximately one hour before the start of school.
After Care will be available until approximately 6:00pm.
Information on how to enroll in these programs will be provided to you as soon as it is finalized.

* Before and After Care times are subject to change.

Is a meal service available?

Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.50 and lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. Duval Charter School at Mandarin will participate in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available to those students who meet the guidelines.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

Where can I purchase uniforms?

**Please note the store address has changed.**

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear and will be sold from their store located at 9365 Phillips Highway or online at www.alluniformwear.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

What school supplies are needed?

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming students will be provided at the school. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

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