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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-12:00pm (Early Release)

Free Meal Service


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

2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE

On February 8, 2022, the St. Johns County School Board voted to approve the list of recommended resources for adoption for Math. View the final list of approved resources. Florida Statute allows parents or residents of the county to object to the adoption of a specific instructional material. If you would like to contest the adoption of the Math resources, you must complete the Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Request Form and submit it to the SJCSD Instructional Resources and Media Services Department no later than noon on March 10, 2022.

Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:

  • Access the math resources that are being considered for adoption.
  • Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

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