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Click below to view the PowerPoint parent information that was shared in February 2022 at the virtual meeting.


Important Information for 8th Graders Only – January 2022

Dear FCA Parents/Guardians,

It is an exciting time in your 8th grader’s academic journey as they transition into their high school years.  St Johns County Programs of Choice include the high school career academies, IB and AICE acceleration programs, JROTC, Early College Program, and St. Johns County Center for the Arts (SJCCA) at St. Augustine High School. Students currently in 8th (and 9th grade) may apply for enrollment in a Program of Choice for any of the St. Johns County School District high schools. However, there are application rules and a timeline that must be followed in order to be considered.

In the first two weeks in January, representatives of the high school career academies will visit the middle schools and give the students an overview of the various academies that are offered. After that, the students will have the opportunity to attend several events to learn even more about their options in high school.  Please see the information below for these dates and important reminders.

Please Note:   St. Johns County also offers a Center for the Arts program at RJ Murray Middle School. Interested 5th grade students must also follow the application process and rules as outlined below.


Date(s) Event
January 6, 2022 Online Application OPENS

Begins at 8:00 AM

For newly applying 5th, 8th and 9th graders

Students apply online through the student’s Home Access (HAC)Account.

Directions can be found on the CTE website and in the FAQ linked below

January 13, 2022 High School Showcase

3:30-7:00 PM

World Golf Village Convention Center, 500 S Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Learn about the high school Programs of Choice and meet representatives from each high school.

January 18, 2022-February 3rd

January 18-St. Augustine High School

January 20-Allen D. Nease High School

January 24-Tocoi Creek High School

January 25-Bartram Trail High School

January 26-Pedro Menendez High School

January 27-Creekside High School
February 1- St. Johns Technical High School

February 1-Beachside High School (Virtual)

February 3-Ponte Vedra High School

Academy Nights

6:00-7:30 PM

 Each high school will host an informational 2022 Academy Night. All parents, with a student interested in attending one of the academies, should make plans to attend these events.

Please note Beachside High School will be a virtual event.




February 6 SJCCA and RJ Murray Middle School Application Deadline

Students applying for the St. Johns County Center for the Arts and RJ Murray Middle School Center for the Arts program must apply by this date.


February 7 SJCCA and RJ Murray Middle School Auditions

 SJCCA auditions will be held at St. Augustine High School.

Middle School auditions will be held at RJ Murray Middle School (please bring your printed audition form).

February 10 Registration Deadline

Online registration closes at 5:00 PM

February 11-February 25 Late Applications

 Late applications will be available on the CTE website or at your child’s guidance department when the window for late applications opens.

 Helpful Links

Career Academies and Programs of Choice

Registration Timeline

Applying to a Program

Program of Choice FAQ

Middle School Blitz Featuring Bartram High School and Creekside High School-Monday, January 10th

This presentation is delivered during the school day for all 8th graders.  Students will receive a brief description of the Programs of Study, Programs of Emphasis and other specialty programs available at each high school.

High School Showcase-January 13th 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. (World Golf Village Convention Center, 500 S Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092)

This event is sponsored by the St. Johns County School District Career and Technical Education Department and various business partners. Eighth grade students attend this event for the purpose of gathering information on high school Programs of Choice and specialty programs. Students are encouraged to attend during evening hours with parents / guardians to gather information needed to select a high school and program of enrollment. Career and accelerated academies, along with specialty programs, set up display booths where staff and student representatives meet with parents and eighth grade students to assist in the decision making process concerning high school registration. For more information please visit the High School Showcase web site.

High School Registration Dates for FCA 8th Graders

Bartram High School- March 12t, 3rd, and 4th

Nease High School- March 9th

Creekside- TBA

*High School IEP transition meetings are held in April and May with the FCA team and High School representatives.  

For more information about High School Showcase, Career Academies and Programs of Choice, and High School Registration, please contact Mrs. Brazil, 8th Grade School Counselor at [email protected]