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Paxon School for Advanced Studies

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High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. It is preceded by primary education. High school is also the name used to describe the institution in which the final stage of compulsory education takes place. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.
Paxon School for Advanced Studies, PSAS is one of three International Baccalaureate, IB schools in Duval County, Florida. Stanton is considered their rival. The two schools are competitive in sports and academics. According to the College Board's Advanced Placement, AP Report to the Nation, Paxon high school has one of the strongest math and science AP programs in the state of Florida. 
Principal  of the school is Carol Daniels and Cheryl Hough is Vice Principal. The school was originally named Paxon Field Junior-Senior High School and contained 7 through 12 grades until 1957, when Paxon Junior High was built nearby. Paxon became a college preparatory school and an International Baccalaureate school in 1996. Paxon is Stantons' rival school due to their location and academic performance. In 2004 Paxon Senior High School was ranked number 3 in best schools in the nation while Stanton preparatory was number one.
College preparatory course offerings by department are art, foreign language, health, language arts, mathematics, music, resources, science, social studies and technology. Their athletics department includes many sports. Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf,  Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball  and Wrestling. They also offer Paxon’s Advanced Placement Program is part of a cooperative effort offered by many high schools and secondary educational institutions giving students the opportunity to earn college credit from thousands of participating colleges and universities.

The mission of Paxon School for Advanced Studies School is to provide an environment in which all students will acquire the necessary skills to become responsible thinkers who appreciate diversity and are productive citizens in their community.

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