School Information

General

Duval Charter School at Westside is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8. For 2014-2015 school year applications will be accepted in grade levels K-7. Eight grade will be added for the 2015-2016 school year. Duval Charter School at Westside is governed by Renaissance Charter School Inc. and a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools.

School hours

8am - 3:30pm

School calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Calendar may differ from the Duval County Public Schools' System calendar.

Programs and services

  • Personalized Learning Plans - Assessments are performed periodically to determine how your child will learn best. Learning styles are established to tailor lesson plans to meet the needs of each student.
  • Access to PowerSchool's Student Information System - Parents are given access to their children's personal information through a password-protected computer-based system that allows them to monitor their progress. Parents can monitor test scores, homework and attendance on a daily basis.
  • Parent Involvement - We know that children enjoy greater success in school when the adults they admire most take an interest in their education. Our students' parents are required to commit to volunteer hours each year for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment.
  • Uniforms - A school uniform policy is enforced. School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from a Duval Charter School at Westside approved vendor only. School uniforms instill a sense of pride in the school as well as each child's individual appearance. Uniforms allow students to focus on their education instead of designer labels and fashion trends.

Who is eligible to attend?

Duval Charter School at Westside is open to K-8 school aged students who reside in Duval County.

Information for Parents

Before and After Care programs

Program Hours
Before Care: 7am
After Care: until 6pm
Information on how to enroll: Before and After Care Program

Incoming Kindergarten Students

Information for incoming Kindergarten students.

Meal service

Breakfast and lunch service is available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.50 and lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. Duval Charter School at Westside will participate in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available to those students who meet the guidelines.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection report is available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School uniforms

**Please note the new uniform vendor for 2014-15 is RC Uniforms**

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from RC Uniforms and will be sold from their store located in the St. John’s Square II Shopping Center at 11160 Beach Blvd. or online at www.rcuniforms.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

RC Uniforms offers a 10% discount on uniforms purchased during the month of June.
RC Uniforms Price List

School supplies

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming students will be provided at the school. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

2014-2015 School Supplies List

Wellness Policy

Renaissance Charter School, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.

RECS Wellness Policy 2014-15
Duval Charter School at Westside 2014-15 Student Wellness Policy Assessment

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