NEW! A message from Mr. McWhite

Due to potential hazardous conditions associated with Tropical Storm Eta, Tiger Academy will revert to virtual school tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, 2020. A decision regarding Friday, November 13th has not been made yet. Please monitor the school’s website, our Instagram page @ytigeracademy, and our Facebook page for more information. Please take the necessary precautions for you and your family.

A Message from Executive Director, Dr. Gibbs

9.22.2020 Email to Parents

2020-2021 Student Registration Forms

Back to school registration forms are digital this year. Click here to access the form. The State of Florida Health Questionnaire can be found here.

A message from Mr. McWhite

Parent Email 8-30-2020


Thank you Partners!

Tiger Academy sends a huge, “THANK YOU!” to our friends at Operation New Hope and Berkshire Hathaway for their generous donation of backpacks filled with supplies for our scholars.

Tiger Academy Curbside Meals

Tiger Academy Curbside Meal Pickup Schedule
Meal Pick-Up Program – School Communication Guide Tiger Academy

Tiger Academy’s Re-Opening Plan

Parent Email 7-31-2020
Tiger Academy 2020-2021 Reopening Plan*
*If you need face-to-face instruction prior to August 31st, please contact us for more information by email: or phone: 904.309.6840

Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

Mr. Moore Wins Prestigious Education Award

Congratulations to Mr. Moore for all his hard work and dedication to his scholars! For the full article, please visit:



Ms. Aikens Named Part-Time Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Aikens for being named the First Coast YMCA’s Employee of the Year!

Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year!

Pre-Kindergarten Application

2020-2021 Application

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Applications

2020-2021 Application

Serving Pre-K – 5th Grade

At Tiger Academy, a free public school, we believe school should be more than a place to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. We approach the education of each child with a commitment to helping him or her grow in spirit, mind and body.

Tiger Academy focuses on rigorous academic standards, character development, personal and social responsibility and strong family involvement, while providing each child with a structured and nurturing learning environment. The learner-centered culture includes a 7 ½ hour school day (8:00 am – 3:30 pm) and a 195-day school year, with before and afterschool care available.

Through a unique partnership with the Johnson Family YMCA, Tiger Academy’s students enjoy enrichment opportunities and benefit from family support services.

Tiger Academy provides, not only a high-quality education for the children growing up in northwest Jacksonville, but the encouragement and support they need to succeed. For more information on Tiger Academy’s School Accountability Report, click here.

Tiger Academy, as well as the Florida DOE, makes safety a priority. FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

Tiger Academy earned the school grade of a “D” for the 2018-2019 school year.