ESP (ELITE SCHOLARS PROGRAM)

Elite Scholars Program

  • Develop an exclusive academic experience for elite students 
  • Goes beyond “college ready” and acceptance into in-state schools like UNF, FSU, and UF 
  • Create an experience that prepares them for admittance into elite schools and programs like MIT, Columbia, Duke, or Princeton
  • Rigorous core academic classes
    • Substantial research writing in each of their core classes designed on the pre-AP course model
      • Preparing students to plug into the AP Capstone Diploma program once they get into high school
    • High school classes in 8th grade, including Biology and Algebra I
    • Highly-effective, veteran teachers
    • Providing these students additional field trips, additional learning opportunities, academic competitions

Classroom

  • Rigorous coursework 
  • Two hours of homework per night, whether that comes in the form of reading or writing
  • Substantial research writing in each of their core classes
  • Hands-on, problem-solving and critical thinking, skill-based curriculum
  • GPA and academic writing hurdles that they have to maintain throughout the program
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills

Support Systems

  • Ongoing counseling sessions throughout the year with Mrs. Ferrari, the program director in order to look at their academic portfolios
  • Regular communication between teachers, program director, counselors, students, and parents
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RCSA MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL
7565 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Ph: (904) 855-8010

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