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Take Stock in Children OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD- 2021-22 St. Johns County 8th Graders


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Welcome to Sebastian Middle School’s Guidance Page


Mr. Darren Tagliarini – School Counselor:  All 6th grade students and 7th grade students with the last name A – L  (904) 547-3846

Leanne Fortune – School Counselor:  All 7th grade students with the last name M – Z and all 8th grade students. (904) 547-3846

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Applications are now available for the FEMA National Youth Preparedness Council.

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8th Grade information / Important Dates Below

Guidance Services

St. Johns County Schools have guidance departments in each one of it’s schools. Our counselors’ statement of guidance philosophy is as follows: ST. JOHNS COUNTY GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES We believe and adhere to:

  • The work, dignity, and uniqueness of the student.
  • Respect for and acceptance of the student as he/she comes to us with the values of his/her social and cultural environment.
  • The students capacity for self-actualization, self-determination, and self-discipline.
  • Provide significant and holistic counseling techniques for the maximum potential of students.
  • Guidance as an integral part of creating life-long leaders and global citizens.
  • Guidance services for students that are primarily developmental and preventative.
  • A guidance program which is supportive to the total school curriculum.
  • Cooperative relationship involving school, home, and community.
  • The constant striving of counselors for improvement and professional growth in order to facilitate this philosophy.

8th Grade Important Information

If your rising 9th grader would like to learn more about the Programs of Choice & Career Academies offered at Nease High School, attend their Academy Open House! The event will be hosted in-person on Thursday, January 20th, on Nease’s campus.  They are offering school tours at 5:30 pm, a general information session on their programs and the application process at 6 pm, and will feature breakout sessions at 6:30 pm, in which families can meet with Academy teachers and learn more about the specific programs they are most interested in.  Nease offers five programs to choose from: The International Baccalaureate Program, the Naval JROTC Program, The Communications Academy (with tracks in Digital Design and TV Production), The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, and the Stellar Academy of Engineering.  If you would like to learn more, you can view their Academy website here:

If you have questions, you can also reach out to Nease’s Academy Coordinator, Jaime Combs, at [email protected]

Nease Academy Open House Flyer



Academy nights:

***High School Showcase cancelled 1/13 ***

** All Academy nights start at 6pm with the exception of SJTHS which starts at 5:30pm. **

Additional 8th Grade Dates:

Virtual School Information