Atlantic Coast High School

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Atlantic Coast High School
9735 R. G. Skinner Parkway


United States
Coordinates30°12′8.00″N 81°30′21.00″W / 30.2022222°N 81.5058333°W / 30.2022222; -81.5058333Coordinates: 30°12′8.00″N 81°30′21.00″W / 30.2022222°N 81.5058333°W / 30.2022222; -81.5058333
TypePublic high school
School districtDuval County School District
SuperintendentDiana Greene
School number268
PrincipalMicheal George
Staff107.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,269 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.21[1]
Hours in school day7:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Campus size161 acres (0.65 km2)[citation needed]
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Black, White & Burnt Orange
Slogan"Making waves towards greatness"

Atlantic Coast High School (ACHS) is a public high school in the Duval County Public Schools district, located in southeast Jacksonville, Florida, United States.[2]

Its boundary includes the Duval County portion of the Nocatee development (which is not in the Nocatee census-designated place).[3]


Construction of the 302,000 square-meters building was completed during the spring of 2010 at a cost of nearly $78 million.[2] The school was constructed to prevent overcrowding at Sandalwood High School, Englewood High School, Wolfson High School and Mandarin High School. Sandalwood is the largest high school in Duval County, followed by Mandarin High School.[4] The main feeder schools are Kernan Middle School and Twin Lakes Academy.[5]

The school graduated their first senior class in 2013. Atlantic Coast High School has a capacity of 2,300 students. The two-story school complex has an open courtyard between wings. The complex is divided into buildings, then further organized into 'pods', which holds the classrooms.[6]

The gymnasium seats 1,621.5 and the auditorium's capacity is 840. There are tables and chairs for 450 inside the café, but another 100 can sit in the outdoor courtyard.[7] The media center (library) has a television studio.[8] The school mascot is the stingray, and their colors are black and burnt orange. The school is currently zoned for the communities of Deerwood, Baymeadows, and neighborhoods along Southside and Butler Boulevards.[6]


In addition to the standard high school curriculum and exceptional student education, the advanced scholars program gives students the option to participate in the rigorous programs of advanced placement, dual enrollment and honors courses,[9] but not the Advanced International Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, which are available at several other Jacksonville schools such as, Jean Ribault High School, Stanton College Preparatory School, Mandarin High School, or Paxon School for Advanced Studies. It is currently an "A" school.


Their curriculum offers an AP Honors academy program[10] as well as an AP Capstone program. They also have a Career Academy program in the area of Information technology with concentration in Web Design, Commercial Arts and Television Production.[9]


The school is designated as a Hurricane Evacuation center and a backup generator can provide electricity during power outages for individuals with "special needs".[11]

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  1. ^ a b c d "ATLANTIC COAST HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Sanders, Topher: "Duval school admins cheer for the new Atlantic Coast High School" Florida Times-Union, August 4, 2010
  3. ^ "School Zoning for Nocatee Students". Nocatee. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  4. ^ Burmeister, Caren: “New boundaries, new school changes enrollment” Florida Times-Union, July 30, 2010
  5. ^ "Enrollment at ACHS" Archived August 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine School website
  6. ^ a b "Atlantic Coast High School Opens"[permanent dead link] WJXT-TV, August 4, 2010
  7. ^ "Welcome to ACHS" Archived July 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Atlantic Coast High School website
  8. ^ "Atlantic Coast High School Opens for School Year"[permanent dead link] WTLV-TV, August 5, 2010
  9. ^ a b "Academics at ACHS" School website
  10. ^ "Academic Programs / AP Honors Academy". Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Warford, Amanda:"Atlantic Coast High School Grand Opening Ceremony" video, August 4, 2010
  12. ^ "Atlantic Coast High School". Atlantic Coast High School. Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2012.

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