The Baker County Pre-K/Kindergarten Center began construction in the spring of 2005. Our school opened in the Fall of 2005 and we are in our eleventh year as a school site. The school consists of 5 buildings with 36 classrooms for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We have administration offices, a nurse’s station, and a guidance suite in building 1. We also have two computer labs, one for Pre-K and one for Kindergarten students. Our facility serves the needs of all Pre-K and Kindergarten students for the entire district. It is unique in that it is the only Pre-K/Kindergarten Center in northeast Florida. We offer a well-balanced curriculum that embraces an integrated activity based approach to education.
The Baker County Pre-K/Kindergarten Center has undergone the AdvancED school accreditation process. AdvancED has the following standards of quality: Purpose and Direction; Governance and Leadership; Teaching and Assesing for Learning; Resources and Support Systems; and Using Results for Continuous Improvement. These standards have been examined by faculty, staff, parents and community stakeholders at each school in the Baker County School District so we all may continue to grow, improve, and exceed the high expectations and levels of performance of each standard. Happily, we have been accredited district-wide! We are so proud of our Baker County schools!
The PKK Center has a direct feeder system for the students. After kindergarten, the students attend Macclenny Elementary or Westside Elementary for grades 1-3, Keller Intermediate for grades 4-5, Baker County Middle School for grades 6-8 and Baker County High School for grades 9 – 12.
Parents participate at a high level, making many programs and activities possible. Celebrations and programs such as the annual Fall Carnival, Curriculum Nights, Track & Field Day, Class Plays and Productions on stage, Reading in the Park, and Graduation Celebrations are made possible by active community support.
The schools in the community of Baker enjoy tremendous support from the local merchants. Several of the businesses are Partners in Education with not just one but all of the schools. Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Wendy's, A & R Construction and Exxon Gas, are just a few that can be depended upon to support the schools.
The Baker County Pre-K/Kindergarten Center achieved the AdvancED school accreditation process in 2013. AdvancED has the following standards of quality:
These standards were examined by faculty, staff, parents and community stakeholders at each shool in the Baker County School District so we all may continue to grow, improve, and exceed the high expectations and levels of performance of each standard. Happily, we have been accredited district-wide! We are so proud of our Baker County schools!