Thirty-eight of St. Johns County Schools (elementary, middle, and high) have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as Golden Schools. Seventeen have received the designation of Silver Schools (awarded only to secondary schools) for the same time period.
For reference, St. Johns County Schools consist of: 18 Elementary Schools (K-5), 6 Academies (K-8), 7 Middle Schools (6-8), 7 High Schools (9-12), 1 Technical College, 2 Alternative Schools (K-12), 1 Virtual School, 3 Charter Schools, and 2 Juvenile Justice Facilities.
In order to receive the Golden School Award recognition, the schools must meet rigorous requirements involving volunteer training and volunteer hours. For the Silver School Award, secondary schools must provide exemplary student volunteer services.
For a list of schools receiving each award, visit The Ponte Vedra News Line October 19th issue.