FOCUS Setup through DCPS (Duval County Public Schools)
Note that DCPS suggests Google Chrome as the recommended browser to use with FOCUS. However, if on a Mac, Safari may need to be utilized. If you run into issues try both browsers or contact DCPS Technology Services below.
Step 1: Follow this link to the FOCUS site: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745
If the link doesn't work, copy and paste the link into your browser. You can also browse directly to the link by going to dcps.duvalschools.org, hover over "Students & Families" in the top menu, then click on "Students & Families" in the drop down menu. Then select Focus from the list. This will bring you to the "Technology Services | FOCUS School Software" page.
Step 2: This page will lay out very detailed instructions to create an account. Please make sure to follow each step as laid out. At the bottom of the page select the "Create Account" button.
Step 3: Follow the on screen prompts to complete the account. Be sure to make note of the email address and password used during account creation as it will be needed again.
Step 4: Next, check your email for a verification email from FIMservice@duvalschools.org. You will need to click the "email validation link" to verify. Be sure to complete this step as soon as possible as the validation link will expire.
Step 5: Twenty-four hours after your email has been validated, go back to https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745. This time, select the "Link Student" button, and select "Jacksonville Classical Academy" from the drop down menu.
Mrs. Colon | email@example.com | (904) 481-8163
DCPS Technology Services: Families in need of additional assistance can contact Technology Services at 904-348-7628 Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions related to FOCUS can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.