The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) is a highly competitive grant funded by the United States Department of Education that is made available to school districts around the nation that use magnet schools to reduce, eliminate or prevent minority group isolation in schools. The magnet program must be designed to bring together students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.
Duval County Public Schools is fortunate to be a recipient of this award for the last three funding cycles. For 2004-2007, the District received over $9 million to develop seven (7) new magnet programs that were known as the Inspirations Magnet Schools; in 2007-2010 the District received over $10 million to develop ten (10) new magnet programs that are known as the Dreams Begin Here Magnet Schools; and in 2010-2013 the District received $12 million for eight (8) Dreams Begin Here: The Next Generation Magnet Schools. These 25 programs are now a part of the magnet program offerings included in this website!
|Mayport Elementary School||Coastal Sciences|
|Mayport Middle School||Coastal Sciences|
|Woodland Acres Elementary School||Medical Arts|
|Carter G. Woodson Elementary School||Medical Arts|
|Spring Park Elementary School||International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)|
|Southside Middle School||International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)|
|Ribault Middle School||Early High School|
|Ortega Elementary School||Museum Studies|
(School transportation provided to students who reside in these attendance areas)
|Magnet School||Attendance Areas|
|Mayport Elementary School||R. L. Brown, John Love, Long Branch|
|Woodland Acres Elementary School||Abbess Park, Arlington, Don Brewer, Brookview, Fort Caroline, Holiday Hill, Kernan Trail, Lake Lucina, Lone Star, Love Grove, Merrill Road, Parkwood Heights, Sabal Palm, Southside Estates, Windy Hill|
|Carter G. Woodson Elementary School||Chaffee Trail, Crystal Springs, Thomas Jefferson, Whitehouse|
|Spring Park Elementary School||Bartram Springs, Beauclerc, Crown Point, Greenfield, Greenland Pines, Hendricks Avenue, Hogan-Spring Glen, Loretto, Mandarin Oaks, Twin Lakes|
|Southside Middle School||Matthew Gilbert, North Shore|
|Ribault Middle School||Arlington, Fletcher, Kernan, Landmark, Twin Lakes|
NOTE: Ortega Elementary will continue the current transportation system serving Zone 5 schools and Mayport Middle will continue to follow the Coastal Transportation Plan (CTP) listed on page 15 of the 2013-2014 reference guide.