Welcome from the Admissions Office!
Welcome to Morning Star School! We understand that selecting an appropriate school environment for your child is one of the most important decisions that you make as a parent. Our school is unique and inspirational – a place where learning is loved, shared and celebrated. Our students are engaged in doing, creating, discovering and belonging. As a school rooted in faith, our passion is the pursuit of your child’s full potential, spiritually and academically.
At Morning Star, we work with each individual student, and partner with parents, therapists and medical providers to provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential. Our students are from diverse backgrounds and come to us from all over Northeast Florida. We welcome them regardless of religious affiliation.
We accept students diagnosed with learning differences including Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD, Mild Intellectual Disabilities, Processing Deficits and High Functioning Autism starting at age 5 and, up to age 21 in high school. All prospective students will require an intake interview with the principal or assistant principal to determine appropriateness of placement. Students are assigned to one division of the school; Primary, Intermediate, Junior High or High School, based on age and ability level.
- Students must be able to function adequately in habits of self-hygiene.
- A physical examination is required, which must be maintained annually.
- A current psychological evaluation is required and must be updated every three years.
- Students with severe behavior disorders or moderate or severe intellectual disabilities are outside the scope of services we provide.
- Registration is on a first come, first served basis. All students are accepted on a trial basis. The trial period will be at least nine weeks long, but may extend over an entire year.
Our goal is to ensure an accurate assessment of each student’s individual strengths and challenges, providing proper placement at Morning Star School. We invite you to visit our campus. It’s a wonderful way to see our program in action and to meet our staff. We are happy to host visitors at any time. To get started with the enrollment process or to learn more about our school, please call us at (904) 721-2144. Please call to set up your tour today.
Open Admission Policy
Morning Star School has an open admission policy. No person, on the grounds of race, color, gender, differences or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the receiving of services. Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, differences, age, gender, or national origin.
Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Morning Star School is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the school will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of a person’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, age, physical differences, mental condition, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status. All employees, faculty members and students are protected under this policy. In addition, this policy applies to all conduct occurring on school grounds, at assignments outside the school, or at school-sponsored events. All students are responsible for helping to assure that any harassment or discrimination is reported. If a student witnesses or learns of any conduct that violates this policy, the student must immediately report the incident to his/her principal. If, however, the principal is the individual who is believed to have engaged in the inappropriate conduct, the student should notify the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of St. Augustine. If an investigation reveals that inappropriate conduct has occurred, the school will take corrective action based on the circumstances.
We look forward to welcoming you to Morning Star School and are grateful for the opportunity to work with your family through the admissions process.
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“Somebody asked me if I could go back and start again with a different brain, would I. Years ago I thought yes, I would, and now I know I wouldn’t. Because whatever challenges I had in school, I guess they forced me to where I am today. So I now see them as an asset.”