If you are an 8th or 9th grade student applying to an academy for the first time please follow the steps below.

Login to Home Access Center (HAC Directions) between January 18 – February 8, 2018 with student’s username and password.

Students who are not residents of St. Johns County are not eligible to apply.

All communications will be electronic for the 2018-2019 application year.  Please be sure that your email addresses are up-to-date in the system.  Students can update their email address though Home Access Center (HAC).  Parents and guardians should contact their student’s school to update the email address on file.

Any SJCSD resident who is moving a student from private school, so they can apply for an academy should pre-register at their current zoned school and complete a Program of Choice paper application at that time, for inclusion in the application process.  All paper applications are due by February 8th at 5:00 p.m.

Any SJCSD resident who is moving a student from home school or virtual school to apply for an academy should secure HAC account information from [email protected] or 904-547-8087 and [email protected] or 904-547-8090.

Teacher Recommendation Form

There is no essay this year for admission to AICE or IB.

Any private, home school or students who are new to SJCSD should submit report cards/transcripts and letters of recommendation to the AICE or IB coordinator at the school where they apply.  These are due by February 8, 2018.

Pedro Menendez High School            Vicki Murphy    [email protected]

Nease High School                                Missy Kennedy   [email protected]

St. Augustine High School                   Dena Bechtle   [email protected]


What do CURRENT students in Programs of Choice need to do to CONTINUE in the program/s next school year?

High School Students

Programs of Choice include Career Academies, JROTC, IB, AICE and St. Johns County Center for the Arts.

If continuing in the program next school year, NOTHING needs to be done regarding an application or out-of-zone waiver. The Career Specialists have spoken to all classes and informed the students of this. Students who do not wish to remain in a program next year were notified that they should complete an ACADEMY CHANGE & DROP FORM to be signed by the student and parent and submitted to their Career Specialist. In that situation, out-of-zone students will return to their zoned school next school year.

Middle School Students

For CURRENT middle school students in the St. Johns County Center for the Arts at Murray Middle School, the same rules apply as stated above, though the ACADEMY CHANGE & DROP FORM should be submitted to the Murray Middle School Principal and Theresa Dodd at [email protected].