Answers to the most common questions we receive at San Jose Schools

Charter schools are independently operated public schools. Parents can choose to send their children to a public charter school outside of their "zoned" public school. There is no tuition to attend a public charter school. While charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing innovative teaching practices, charter schools must test students and report results, just like the government-operated public schools, as required by federal and state laws.

There is no tuition charged to attend a charter school, including those that are part of San Jose Schools. Charter schools are funded based on the per-student allocation provide by each state or district. On occasion we may ask for parents to contribute money to cover the cost of field trips or a unique classroom experience.

The Padawan Academy is a private preschool for children age 1 through VPK. Florida residents qualify for free VPK; however, the other daycare/preschool classes at the Padawan Academy charge tuition. Visit ThePadawanAcademy.org or call for a tour to discover more about rates, benefits, educational philosophy and age groupings. San Jose Schools and the Padawan Academy have a reciprocal relationship. This means Padawan children receive priority enrollment for kindergarten at San Jose Primary, and families who have students enrolled at any of the San Jose Schools can receive a tuition discount at the Padawan Academy. 

Every teacher hired at San Jose Schools is certified to teach in the subject and grade level to which they are assigned. We will recruit and hire teachers who are committed to delivering a high quality education and to preparing our students to be career and college ready. 

Yes. San Jose Schools students are required to wear pre-determined uniforms. We find that simple, comfortable uniforms or a dress code mark learning as a serious endeavor and minimize student competition or distraction regarding dress. Uniforms will be available for purchase on the website before the first day of school. Our complete uniform policy is available at each school's website.

Yes. Our schools provide services to all of our students with special needs. This includes students with a designated 504 Plan. It is part of our educational goal to have student become successful in regular classroom settings. Each student is evaluated to determine the most effective services and learning environments that are consistent with federal law.

Yes. Each of our schools provide English language services to any child for whom English is the second language and that those services are required by state and federal laws. The goal is to have English language learning students thrive socially, emotionally and academically in regular classroom settings.

Our schools' calendars are similar to that of Duval County Schools, but they are not exactly the same. Please refer to the individual school's website for the most up-to-date calendar.