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A New Opportunity: "Building A Brighter Future" Campaign For over five decades our facilities have served as an ideal base for Morning Star School operations. But to continue serving the needs of our students, their families, and the community, we must build for the future by expanding our facilities to include a high school program. Each year Morning Star School parents search for an appropriate high school placement for their children with disabilities. It is an extremely stressful time for both parent and student as there are few high school programs in Northeast Florida serving learning disabilities — and none that exactly match the learning and social needs of many of our students. The addition of a new building will increase the number of educational spaces allowing us to offer our existing students the ability to continue at Morning Star School throughout 12th grade. For more information about our "Building A Brighter Future" campaign and our new high school, please contact Maria Johnson at development@morningstar-jax.org
September 10, 2016

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Musical Production Each year Morning Star students present a musical production. This musical presentation is the culmination of months of hard work giving our students the opportunity to share their talents with family and friends. We encourage all students to participate either on-stage or behind the scenes.

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Pet Therapy at Morning Star School Morning Star School is excited and grateful for the opportunity to integrate Pet Therapy into the services we offer. Our service dog services are provided through Project Chance and the HEAL foundation. Through the care and nurturing of a therapy dog, our students learn responsibility and independence. We have seen a vast improvement in language skills of our students which has led to increased and improved social interactions with others. Nova provides a calm and safe place for students with anxiety disorders. Students and parents have reported fewer issues with anxiety and we have documented fewer absences with our students with anxiety disorders. Many of our students are reluctant readers who do not read aloud. Our wonderful service dogs provide an opportunity for these students to practice their reading skills in a non-judgmental situation. Those who did not read aloud in class before, now volunteer to read, as they sit next to their canine friend. Reading fluency and comprehension is improved as reluctant readers are now excited to read.


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Stem The first Friday of each month is STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) day at Morning Star School. Students participate in activities designed to solve twenty-first century, real-world problems. This year our STEM program is focused on building water filters and pollinators.

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A New Opportunity: "Building A Brighter Future" Campaign For over five decades our facilities have served as an ideal base for Morning Star School operations. But to continue serving the needs of our students, their families, and the community, we must build for the future by expanding our facilities to include a high school program. Each year Morning Star School parents search for an appropriate high school placement for their children with disabilities. It is an extremely stressful time for both parent and student as there are few high school programs in Northeast Florida serving learning disabilities — and none that exactly match the learning and social needs of many of our students. The addition of a new building will increase the number of educational spaces allowing us to offer our existing students the ability to continue at Morning Star School throughout 12th grade. For more information about our "Building A Brighter Future" campaign and our new high school, please contact Maria Johnson at development@morningstar-jax.org



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My child is safe and loved in this school. He is being taught in a variety of ways to meet his special needs and loves going to school. This is a great improvement from his other schools.




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My child transferred here from public school. He used to hate school. This school accepted his different learning style and adapted to him, instead of expecting every child to learn the same. However they do not challenge the kids as much as they should. Your child will have a positive learning experience but might not be ready for the real world. The teachers and staff really care and this school is like a family.

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A fine fine school, with caring teachers and administrative staff, parents please know you can't go wrong with morningstar school. Your children will be welcomed with open arms.



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I have three children attending this school. Im happy with the size and help that each of them receive.




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My son has Asperger's and has been going to Morning Star for four years. I have never seen nor heard of any more devoted, caring, loving and understanding teachers and administrators as Morning Star has. I am so happy and relieved to have Morning Star in our lives.

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