Principal’s Corner


Genell Mills, Principal

Welcome to a new and exciting school year at SOS (School of Success) Academy Charter Middle School, the home of the Eagles,  with a Score of Educating Students by Discovering & Realizing Their Possibilities and where a student’s future soars to new heights!  

I am Ms. Genell Mills the Founder and very proud Principal of SOS for twenty years!  I hope you had a wonderful summer break, overflowing with opportunities to learn and grow. It is my desire that you find our school a welcoming and safe place for our students where we partner to serve the success of their individual goals.  The staff is overjoyed that you have entrusted your children’s education to us. We will make every effort to help your child achieve academically and socially this year.

Middle School is a time of growth, change, discovery and opportunity. This is a special time in your child’s life as he or she moves towards greater independence, maturity and responsibility. It is exciting as the middle school child begins to discover more about who they are in the world.  At SOS Academy, we value each child and their unique learning and personality profile. We pride ourselves on community and relationship building, using these strong bonds to help students better understand their own personal development.  The Vision of SOS Academy is, “Because Potential is so Completely Unknown to us, we dare not underestimate any student.  We see ALL Students as Possibilities; therefore all Students are Potential Achievers.”

It is our goal to maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment that engages each student individually.   To help us achieve our goals, we encourage you to involve yourself in our children’s ongoing educational development. Close cooperation between students, staff, parents, and the community is the key to encouraging students to reach their highest potential. We truly believe it takes an entire village to educate a child.  Once again, Parent communication is crucial to the academic success of our students!

Our doors are always open, come see the great things happening here, volunteer your time, and feel free to talk to our teachers and staff. Together we can accomplish anything.  We look forward to working with you as we make this year a terrific experience. Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child.

If you have any questions, interested in volunteering or collaborating with staff in promoting student learning or need information not found on the website, I encourage you to call the school at 904-573-0880 or email me at millsg@sosjax.org.

Go Eagles!

Principal Mills