Wednesday, July 20, 2016

About SALTech Charter High School...

SALTech has recently transitioned thereby changing its name to reflect the new direction of the school. The Board of Directors (BOD) hosted the year-end celebration for the staff of SALTech Charter High School at the Hyatt Hotel.  It was the perfect ending to a year of outstanding success for the Board and staff.

The charter high school is located on 29 acres at the Jacksonville Job Corps Center on the northside: 4811 Payne Stewart Drive, 32209.   SALTech Principal, Michael LaRoche, served as Master of Ceremonies. The faculty and staff presented him with an eagle: the school's new logo which is symbolic of the soaring heights on which the school is focused. Members of the staff were given accolades and congratulatory gifts for their outstanding service to students.

The Jacksonville Job Corps Center is a career technical training facility funded by the federal government and accepts students ages 16-24. SALTech educates Job Corps and public school students, as they have an opportunity to earn a High School Diploma or a General Equivalent Diploma (GED).

Some unique characteristics of the Jacksonville SALTech campus include the ability to work at your own pace, the availability of Alternative Assessment for Exit Exams, and an upcoming TV Production curriculum.
*  Work-at-your-own-pace
*  Small class sizes for one-on-one attention
*  Individually-appropriate curriculum helps students get back on track to graduate
*  Career preparation and training through Job Corps
*  Highly-qualified teachers who want you to succeed
*  Subjects offered: English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Art History and Culture, Visual Technologies, Physical Education, ESOL
*  Previous high school credits are transferable

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Evelyn Tukes, was presented with a special recognition plaque for her courageous leadership and commitment to the students and staff.  As expressed by Mrs. Tukes, the purpose of the SALTech Charter High School is to improve student learning and academic achievement, and to enable students who have dropped out of school or likely to drop out of school an opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED. Students are sometimes referred by Duval County Public School (DCPS) to SALTech.

Former Jacksonville Job Corps Center Director, Mr.  Kenderson Hill, praised the Principal, BOD, and the staff for their continuous leadership and commitment to excellence.   Mr. Hill had been at the helm of the center for the past 2 years and welcomes the change.

For additional information about SALTech Public Charter High School, please contact Mr. Michael LaRoche at 904.328.5001, Ext. 6201 or visit