Fernandina Beach High School

Entering the final nine weeks of the high school year, Fernandina Beach has put out a revised end of year calendar.

Fernandina Beach High School

Fernandina Beach High School

Entering the final nine weeks of the high school year, Fernandina Beach has put out a revised end of year calendar.

    -Report cards for the third nine weeks will be distributed on April 13, 2010.
    -AP testing will be conducted during the first two weeks of May.
    -The Fernandina Beach High School Prom will be held on Saturday, May 15, at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
    -Senior exams will be held the final week of May with senior make-up exams on May 28.
    -Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day and there will be no school that day.
    -Baccalaureate will be held at Fernandina Beach Middle School at 7:00 PM.
    -The SAT will be given at Fernandina Beach High School on Saturday, June 5.
    -High School Graduation will be held on June 5th at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 3:00 PM.
    -The last day of school is on Wednesday, June 9th and this is a 1/2 day of school.

10 Comments

  1. publisher_sa

    Just one question; why is graduation done in Jacksonville?????

  2. ameliaprivateeye

    There are no venues closer that are large enough to hold the number of friends and relatives that attend the graduation ceremonies of the Fernandina Beach High School senior class. When my oldest two kids graduated Fernandina High the ceremonies were also held in Jacksonville – at the University of North Florida.

  3. publisher_sa

    Not trying to be a nitpicker, but when your oldest ones graduated the High School was not split yet with the Yulee facility? I thought the split a couple of years ago more than halfed the school's population. Just wondering?

  4. ameliaprivateeye

    My oldest kids graduated a long time ago in '99 and 2000, well before the “split” you are referring to. When Yulee opened (August 2006, I believe), students were given a choice to attend Yulee or finish out their high school years at Fernandina Beach. Some students switched to the new school and some students chose to stay. There are also many students, in all grade levels, that live in the Yulee school zones and are attending Fernandina Beach by choice rather than Yulee High School. I think 2011 is the graduating class of those who were Freshman (9th graders) when Yulee opened.

    The largest venue in town would be the new Baptist Church on 8th Street that has a seating capacity of 1, 000. The breakdown of students at Fernandina Beach High School is:
    Grade 9 – 560 students
    Grade 10 – 435 students
    Grade 11 – 384 students
    Grade 12 – 359 students
    …add parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and other relatives to each of those students in any of the upcoming four classes and Nassau County just does not have a facility large enough to handle this exciting ceremony that marks a major milestone for most of the youth in our community.

    I have heard there are some non-profit organizations that are saving money to contribute to a civic center that will eventually be built in our area to house the larger events in Nassau County. A large facility would also open up the opportunity for large productions in theatre and music as well.

  5. publisher_sa

    Quod Erat Demonstrandum. Thank you for the closing remark.

  6. publisher_sa

    Just one question; why is graduation done in Jacksonville?????

  7. Ameliaprivateeye

    There are no venues closer that are large enough to hold the number of friends and relatives that attend the graduation ceremonies of the Fernandina Beach High School senior class. When my oldest two kids graduated Fernandina High the ceremonies were also held in Jacksonville – at the University of North Florida.

  8. publisher_sa

    Not trying to be a nitpicker, but when your oldest ones graduated the High School was not split yet with the Yulee facility? I thought the split a couple of years ago more than halfed the school's population. Just wondering?

  9. Ameliaprivateeye

    My oldest kids graduated a long time ago in '99 and 2000, well before the “split” you are referring to. When Yulee opened (August 2006, I believe), students were given a choice to attend Yulee or finish out their high school years at Fernandina Beach. Some students switched to the new school and some students chose to stay. There are also many students, in all grade levels, that live in the Yulee school zones and are attending Fernandina Beach by choice rather than Yulee High School. I think 2011 is the graduating class of those who were Freshman (9th graders) when Yulee opened.

    The largest venue in town would be the new Baptist Church on 8th Street that has a seating capacity of 1, 000. The breakdown of students at Fernandina Beach High School is:
    Grade 9 – 560 students
    Grade 10 – 435 students
    Grade 11 – 384 students
    Grade 12 – 359 students
    …add parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and other relatives to each of those students in any of the upcoming four classes and Nassau County just does not have a facility large enough to handle this exciting ceremony that marks a major milestone for most of the youth in our community.

    I have heard there are some non-profit organizations that are saving money to contribute to a civic center that will eventually be built in our area to house the larger events in Nassau County. A large facility would also open up the opportunity for large productions in theatre and music as well.

  10. publisher_sa

    Quod Erat Demonstrandum. Thank you for the closing remark.

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