The School District encompasses a 601 square-mile suburban/rural county in Northeast Florida, including the communities of Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island, Penney Farms, Clay Hill, Oakleaf and Keystone Heights. Bordered by Jacksonville to the north and the St. Johns River on the east, Clay County is within easy driving distance of St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Gainesville, thus affording residents numerous cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, as well as a community theatre and various community chorales and concerts, offer entertainment as well as an avenue for creative expression. Numerous universities, technical institutions, business colleges, and seminaries are within easy driving distance. Clay County boasts numerous golf courses, sports complex parks, boat ramps, and a small airport. Rivers, creeks, and lakes comprise 46 square miles of the county. The community organized sports and family activities are an integral part of the community.