Welcome to GCS Learning Commons' home!
The mission of the Guardian Catholic School Learning Commons is to nurture young minds into critical thinkers with digital citizenship skills who develop a desire to be lifelong learners in the technological world by supplying diverse collections of enriching resources for informational needs and providing services that facilitate the learning and teaching needs of our students and teachers while supporting the Diocesan standards.
In the summer of 2017, we were blessed with a new 21-century school building, a new school name, and joined two cherished schools into one dream. The clean slate to design and construct a new school inspired us to take on the name Learning Commons for our new school library. A learning commons is a school learning community where learners can use the best resources and technologies to participate in active learning and collaborative thinking while building their personal expertise. Our's features technology rich spaces with flexible seating for large and small group collaboration or individual learning; areas for quiet reading, writing, and reflection; bookcases of books for leisure reading or research; and a future makerspace to include a Lego wall and supplies to create, build, make, and innovate. Every student's future looks bright at GCS's Learning Commons!
Read Every Day! Just Take 20!
Our digital library of eBooks and eAudiobooks are in Destiny Discover. Search our catalog and check out using your GCS Destiny account (same as Renaissance login). Browse for digital books in the other digital libraries available to ensure you always have a book or an article to read. Reading 20 minutes a day will keep your reading skills sharp if you are an advanced reader. Reading 20 minutes a day will build your vocabulary and reading comprehension if you are a beginning or intermediate reader. Students using Google Classroom should go to Learning Commons 2022-2023 Classroom to view all our virtual library displays, access monthly library themed resources, listen to book talks, participate in reading program activities, and find all information about GCS's resources and reading program. In 2022-2023, GCS is READING for the WIN! with an all sports theme! Join us, and happy reading!
Visit FL DOE's Just Take 20 for Families to discover the importance of a child reading 20 minutes every day. Read anything--a book, magazine, cereal box, signs--It's about exposure to words!
Destiny Discover is our online catalog where our patrons can browse our print and digital resources. We have eBooks, audiobooks, Collections (curated resources by theme for quick access), and learning links. Destiny Discover is accessible via mobile devices or a computer with Internet access, and the school issued iPads have apps for accessing Destiny Discover to read our digital materials. Patrons must login to their Destiny account to access our collections. Visit Mrs. Rice's Google Classroom, Learning Commons, or her library blog, Reader's Corner, for tutorials to use Destiny and it's features, read library news, and lots more! If you need help with your account login, contact Mrs. Rice below.
GCS students can access our Learning Commons' digital collection 24/7 via Destiny Discover. Students need to login to their Destiny account to check out an eBook or audiobook. We encourage our families to read daily together to learn something new, go somewhere fun that only a story can take you, fall in love with reading, and come together as a family every day. Happy reading!
Click on icon to visit the site.
Login to your Destiny account and find our BookFlix login credentials in Destiny Discover's News section.
Login to your Destiny account and find our Watch & Learn Library login credentials in Destiny Discover's News section.
You need a Jacksonville Public Library card to use their digital libraries.
Click here to apply for a library card.
Our Media Team
Our mission is to help each student attain their potential through high quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment that inspires each of us to think, learn, achieve, pray and serve our communities.