Postgraduate Program

Registration form located at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions please contact Ann Atkins

General Program Information

Registration: All Post Graduates are required to enroll online at
Returning Post Graduates $100 Registration Fee, New Post Graduates $125 Registration Fee

Program Fees: If your student attends the program:
1 day per week, tuition will be $1,000 for the year ($100/month)
2 days per week, tuition will be $2,000 for the year ($200/month)
3 days per week, tuition will be $3,000 for the year ($300/month)
4 days per week, tuition will be $4,000 for the year ($400/month)
5 days per week, tuition will be $5,000 for the year ($500/month)
No refunds for absences.

Program Dates: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – Thursday, May 28, 2021


Ann Atkins, Director of Transition and Post Grads
Phone: 904-724-8323

Program Areas available for Post Grads 2020-2021
We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule and to your selections.

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Culinary Arts

Description: Training in culinary skills for the purposes of lunch service in the NFSSE Cafeteria located in the Lower School Campus. Café, to include meal prep for independent living, and food truck prep and line cook training. Post Grads will also be trained in food safety/food handling, sanitary guidelines and experience in harvesting & cooking with fresh produce. Materials will be provided according to program Healthy beautiful delicious lunches during the school day.

Requirements: This class is designed for young adults with advanced culinary skills. Students must be able to follow directions and adhere to certain safety and hygiene expectations.

Course Offered

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am-2 pm – 6 spots available per day
  • Tuesday, Thursday 9 am-2 pm – 4 spots available per day

Berry Good Farms Horticulture Training

Horticulture training includes planting, garden maintenance, and harvesting herbs, fruits and vegetables. Team members also assist in wheatgrass and micro green production and will create a variety of value-added items. They will assemble vegetable bags to go out on the food truck for mobile market distribution. Team members may be scheduled to participate in making deliveries of wheatgrass and produce each week, and/or working at occasional weekend festivals and markets.

Course Offered:

  • Tuesday 9 am-2 pm – 6 spots available
  • Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am – 2 pm – 8 spots available per day
  • Friday, 9 am – 2 pm, 6 spots available

Barkin’ Biscuits

Training in all natural dog biscuit production; mixing, rolling, baking, dehydrating, and packaging for our Berry Good Farms Barkin’ Biscuits to be ready for the retail market. Post Grads will also have opportunity to go out in the community for deliveries and work at local weekend markets and festivals. Materials will be provided according to program.

Course Offered

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 2 pm – 20 spots available per day
  • Friday 9 am – 2 pm – 10 spots available

Grounds Maintenance

This training includes skills in trimming, mowing, edging, and weed control for maintaining grounds, aside from the garden. Team members will learn and assist in landscape beautification.

Course Offered

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 am-2 pm – 2 spots available per day

Jacksonville Zoo

Students are responsible for general clean-up around the Zoo including sweeping and window exhibit washing. Students also participate in animal enrichment and spend part of their day making treats for the monkeys, birds and other Zoo animals.

Course Offered

  • Tuesdays, 9 am – 2 pm – 5 spots available


Students will be work with Andrew Sack, Barn Manager, in our new Delores Barr Weaver Equestrian Center to tend the barn, clean saddle/tack, upkeep grounds/arena, unload feed, and groom horses. Students will be assessed before admittance to the program.

Requirements: Students must have some knowledge of animal care/safety, be able to follow instructions, lift heavy items, work outside most of the day with exposure to hot and cold temperatures, and not have allergies to horses (or be able to control allergies).

Course Offered

  • Tuesday and Fridays, 9:30 am – 2 pm (4 students only)
  • Parents of interested students must submit an email of interest to Ann Atkins at to be considered for this course. Andrew will assess all applicants to ensure participants can safely perform the tasks.