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Gaines Alternative School

Upcoming Testing Dates:

5/2 – Civics and US History  (computer)

5/3 & 4 – FSA Reading Gr 7 & 8 (computer)

5/5 & 6 – FSA Reading Gr 9 & 10 (computer)

5/9, 10, 11 – Gr 7 & 8 Math (computer)

5/9, 10, 11 – Gr 6 Math (paper)

5/12 & 13 – Geometry (computer)

5/16 & 17 – Algebra & Algebra 1 Retakes (computer)

5/18 – Biology (computer)

5/19 – 8th Gr Science (paper)

[1 session, 160 minutes]

[2 sessions, 85 minutes each]

[2 sessions, 90 minutes each]

[3 sessions, 2 days, 60 min. each]

[3 sessions, 2 days, 60 min. each]

[2 sessions, 90 minutes each]

[2 sessions, 90 minutes each]

[1 session, 160 minutes]

[2 sessions, 1 day, 80 minutes]
 Please note:  ALL TESTING BEGINS AT 7:45 AM

School Hours

Gaines School Hours are as follows:
M, Tu, Th, Fr  7:00am-1:15pm,  Wednesdays 7:00am-12:15pm (Early Release)


About Our School

The Gaines Alternative School serves students who have been administratively assigned to the facility as a result of significant violations of the Student Code of Conduct. In addition to educational services, the school has a strong emphasis on behavioral intervention and management with its students.

Forms and Information

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at the Evelyn B. Hamblen Center. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

School District News

"Improving Mental Wellness in Children and Families" Online Discussion on April 4

Improving Mental Wellness in Children and Families Online Discussion on April 4

Please join the St. Johns County School District's Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Advisory Committee for a virtual discussion on "Improving Mental Wellness in Children and Families." The discussion will be held virtually in Microsoft Teams and will be presented by Dr. Francesca M. Varallo Sims and Jarvis Paul Ramil from Baptist Health And Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Learn more about this event

Digital Flyers

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or