The School District of Clay County exists to prepare life-long learners for success in a global and competitive workplace and in acquiring applicable life skills.
Our mission is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to provide a public education experience that is motivating, challenging and rewarding for all children. We will increase student achievement by providing students with learning opportunities that are rigorous, relevant and transcend beyond the boundaries of the school walls. We will ensure a working and learning environment built upon honesty, integrity, and respect. Through these values, we will maximize student potential and promote individual responsibility.
The School District encompasses a 601 square-mile suburban/rural county in Northeast Florida, including the communities of Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island, Penney Farms, Clay Hill, Oakleaf and Keystone Heights. Bordered by Jacksonville to the north and the St. Johns River on the east, Clay County is within easy driving distance of St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Gainesville, thus affording residents numerous cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, as well as a community theatre and various community chorales and concerts, offer entertainment as well as an avenue for creative expression. Numerous universities, technical institutions, business colleges, and seminaries are within easy driving distance. Clay County boasts numerous golf courses, sports complex parks, boat ramps, and a small airport. Rivers, creeks, and lakes comprise 46 square miles of the county. The community organized sports and family activities are an integral part of the community.
Through the mission of the School Board and the leadership of the Superintendent, Clay County Schools recognize the value of strategic planning. Establishing strategies and action plans within the strategic plan enable long and short-term needs to be addressed in an organized and logical manner. The Strategic Plan is comprised of these Key Components:
- Mission and Beliefs - Guide the District decision-making process
- Goals - Principles that lead organizational activity
- Strategies - Identify tasks and actions that focus application of resources
- Evaluation - Guarantees accountability