San Jose Primary School
At San Jose Primary, we provide a tuition-free, charter school education to Northeast Florida families for grades K-5. Students participate in Authentic Learning Classroom Experiences. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum makes it possible educate the whole child. Our STEAM Educational Program - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math - builds a strong foundation and helps children discover their Love for Learning.
San Jose Primary focuses on the early years, but we work hand-in-hand with San Jose Prep, which serves grades 6-12 on the same campus. The secondary program is known for its college prep, Early College, flexible graduation pathways, Career Academies and Industry Certifications. Age-appropriate clubs and sports are available to all grades.
At the San Jose Schools, we prepare our students to be adaptable in a digital age; to be leaders in diverse communities; and to be critical thinkers in a rapidly changing marketplace.
What is Authentic Learning?
Authentic Learning puts students in greater control of their learning. Student engagement increases when there is higher personal interest. This motivation sparks creativity and allows for accommodation and assimilation of new concepts and skills. The result is that students are better prepared for success for life beyond school. The four main themes of Authentic Learning are:
Activities that involve real-world problems and that imitate the work of adults
Use of open-ended inquiry, thinking skills and metacognition
Students engage in discourse and social learning in a community of learners
Students direct their own learning in project-based activities