If you are a SJCSD 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 24 at 8:00 am through 5:00 pm February 19, 2019 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 2019-2020 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, home school or virtual school may apply for an academy by pre-registering at their current zoned school and completing a Program of Choice paper application at that time, for inclusion in the application process.  All paper applications are due by February 19th at 5:00 p.m.

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 19, 2019.


Before students may apply to a program of choice, they must be currently enrolled at a school of the St. Johns County School District or pre-register for the 2019-2020 school year.

Students will need to pre-register if they are currently enrolled in:

  • Private school
  • Home school
  • Virtual school

Pre-registration may be completed between January 24 – February 14, 2019 during regular school hours.

View answers to common questions about the pre-registration process below.

Private school, Home school, or Virtual school Pre-Registration Process Required Before Applying to a Program of Choice

Please note that a paper pre-registration process is required for private school, home school, and virtual school students who are currently enrolled in 5th, 8th and 9th grade and who intend to apply for a 2019-2020 Program of Choice. You will be unable to complete a Program of Choice application until pre-registration is complete.

  1. Who is eligible to pre-register as a student and complete the Program of Choice Application?
    1. Student must be living in St Johns County
    2. Current 8th & 9th grade students who wish to apply to a High School Program of Choice in 2019-20
    3. Current 5th grade students who wish to apply to the Murray Middle School Center for the Arts in 2019-20
  2. Is an online option for pre-registration available?
    Unfortunately, our online process is not available at this time for private school, home school, or virtual school students.
  3. What records do I need to bring for pre-registration?
    This document describes the procedures for enrollment in St Johns County. Be sure to bring the following to the school when registering:

    • Proof of Residency
    • Proof of Immunization
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
    • Physical/Health Exam done since August 2018
    • Social Security number (optional)
    • Academic records are not required for pre-registration. However, per procedure, you will be required to bring them before school begins in August 2019.
  4. Where do I take the records to complete the pre-registration?
    8th graders go to their current zoned middle school.
    9th graders go to their current zoned high school
    5th graders go to their current zoned elementary school after locating your zoned school, go to that school’s front office and ask for the Guidance Secretary, Computer Operator or Registrar to complete the pre-registration.
  5. What is the deadline for pre-registering?
    Pre-registration may be completed between January 24 – February 14, 2019 during regular school hours.
  6. Where do I get the Program of Choice paper application?
    After pre-registering, ask for the Program of Choice application. Fill out the form while at the school and give it to the Guidance Secretary, Computer Operator or Registrar. The school will fax it to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) District Office.
  7. When is the deadline for completing the Program of Choice application?
    The CTE Department must receive this Program of Choice paper application by 4:00 Tues., Feb. 19, 2019. The CTE Department will call you to confirm they have received your Program of Choice Application and the programs to which your child wishes to apply.
  8. Are there additional requirements before being accepted?
    IB and AICE: Applicants will be contacted after applying to provide additional academic information to prove academic eligibility for these programs.

  9. When will I be notified if I’m accepted into a Program of Choice?
    Notifications about acceptances/denials into the Programs of Choice will be emailed to guardians on Feb. 27, 2019.

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 the Career & Technical Education Department.

As a reminder, the parents/guardians of students attending an out-of-zone school are required to provide transportation for the student to and from the out-of-zone school.