About JIEC

James Irvin Education Center

35830 State Road 52
Dade City, Florida 33525
Phone Number:  (813) 794-5700
Fax Number:  (813) 794-5791
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Principal, Nancy Guss

Student Hours:  8:30 AM – 2:50 PM 

About James Irvin Education Center
James Irvin Education Center (JIEC) is a school designed to address students from the east side of Pasco County, who are off track academically and/or behaviorally.  Our sister school Harry Schwettman Education Center (HSEC) serves similar students on the western side of Pasco County.  We have two areas of concentration: Course/Credit Recovery and Behavior/Social Improvement. Our program provides intensive training, opportunities, and supports for students who have not met state requirements for promotion to high school, are significantly behind in credits, have violated school board policy, have seriously disrupted the learning environment, have been sent in lieu of being expelled from school, or have a behavior pattern which has not been improved, even with extra help.

At James Irvin Education Center, we emphasize making the positive behavioral changes so students succeed in all classes. To do this, we offer grade level courses taught in small class settings with a focus on every student, every minute, every period, every day.  Staffed with a full time counselor and behavior specialist, we work to help students develop a positive attitude toward the school environment.  By promoting positive social skills, students productively engage with school staff and their peers.  In addition to our core academic program, we offer computer assisted remediation.

Students attending JIEC must abide by conditions for attending, which may include course/credit recovery agreement, expulsion conditions, manifestation hearing conditions, and attendance agreements.  Students who do not meet conditions of their placement may be referred to a different program, recommended for expulsion (those who were placed here in lieu of expulsion), or withdrawn for non-attendance (after they turn 16).


Our Mission is to positively engage students in grade level courses so they learn the skills required to successfully return to their home schools, earn their diplomas, and be productive members of society.

Our Vision is to create a community, which works together so all JIEC, students will reach their highest potential.

Our focus is on:

Every Student, Every Minute, Every Period, Every Day
So that our students:  Believe, Achieve, and Succeed

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