Special programs highlighted in Sandalwood school tour

Discover Duval Schools tours allow community, parents peek inside school


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Community members and parents looking to possibly enroll their children at Sandalwood got a special tour of the school Thursday as part of the Discover Duval Schools program.

Sandalwood was the third school toured this year, and four more school tours will take place this spring.

Those on the tour Thursday heard the school's chorus sing and got to visit several classrooms.

The high school is known for several of its programs, including culinary, information technology, early college, and the top Air Force Junior ROTC program in the state.

News4Jax spoke with students in the culinary and IT programs.

“We cook most of the time,” junior culinary student Antonio Colon said. “We learn about the fundamentals, the basics, cleaning, sanitizing and how just to be safe and prevent foodborne illnesses.”

Sophomore Jacob Hancock, who is in the IT program, said he'll be graduating as a junior next year.

“I've been around technology since I was around 2 years old,” Hancock said. “My dad's really big in technology as well, and it's a great experience. I've learned a lot.”

Registration remains open for the remaining four school tours:

  • Fort Caroline Middle School – 9 a.m. March 3
  • Mayport Middle School – 10 a.m. March 16
  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – 9 a.m. April 20
  • Enterprise Learning Academy – 9 a.m. May 4

To sign up and learn more about the tours, go to http://duvalschools.org/Page/9819.