A LETTER FROM
Dear High School Graduate:
Congratulations on your educational success that has brought you to your high school graduation. As you are heading off to college or starting your career, I want to make sure that you have every opportunity to achieve the American dream here in Florida. As you head into the next stage of your life, know that Florida offers many opportunities to start a career or continue your education.
Having grown up in a family that struggled to make ends meet, I know the importance of each and every family having the opportunity to get a great job, and that starts with a great education. To help you explore great job opportunities here in Florida, I encourage you to explore the online job listings in Employ Florida Marketplace, employflorida.com. With nearly 300,000 job openings advertised online in our state, the marketplace works directly with Florida businesses to connect candidates with employers.
To further my commitment to helping you get a great job, the Florida First budget continues to invest in District Workforce Education programs for students earning industry certifications in targeted occupational areas, including health science and information technology.
If you are continuing your education by going to college, you will need to choose a major that will prepare you for a great career. This will ensure that you will be able to get a good paying job. You can use employflorida.com as a tool to see which degrees align to the available jobs as a way to help you choose a major.
To ensure that you have every opportunity possible we have helped businesses create over one million jobs in just five years, and we have worked tirelessly to make college more affordable by holding the line on tuition and enacting college affordability reforms. An affordable higher education system and a strong job market are essential for allowing Florida students to pursue their dreams here in Florida.
Again, congratulations on all of your success. As you pursue your dreams, I wish you all the best for a great future.
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2016 Yearbook Information
Yearbooks will be distributed to seniors who pre-ordered a yearbook at Senior Check out on Friday, May 20th.
Yearbooks will be available for purchase at Senior Check out.
All student may pre-order yearbooks in room 6-105 before or after school while supplies remain.
The cost of the yearbook is $80.00 cash or check. Please make checks payable to Palm Beach Central.
Yearbooks will be distributed to underclassmen who pre-ordered a yearbook beginning Monday, May 23rd before or after school in room 6-105.
Contact Ms. Hayes at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Bullying and Harassment Confidential Hotline
Course Selection Sheets for school year 2016-2017
View the document that our students will select next year's classes from.
Needs Your Help!
In 3 months our seniors will graduate. We need your help in making Project Graduation 2016 an awesome celebration for our graduating seniors. We are asking every senior parent to donate $20.16 in honor of their graduating senior. If you donate $100 your family name will be listed in the Graduation Program Book. If every senior parent donates we will have the finances needed to fund Project Graduation.
Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by donating today. The easiest way donate is to donate online at https://palmbeach.schoolcashonline.com/ .
Donations can also be dropped off in Student Services. For more information about Project Graduation contact Hellen Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting Project Graduation!
Palm Beach Central's
Chess Club wins!
Michael Minns (Left), Carlos Leiva (Middle) and Camilo Rueda (Right).
Palm Beach Central's Chess Club wins second consecutive Chess Tournament on Sunday March 20, 2016 in Boca Raton. Palm Beach Central's Chess Club won their first Chess Tournament on Saturday March 5th. 2016. The Chess Club was established last year and is sponsored by Mr. K.C. Ayo.
Seniors and Juniors with privilege...
Seniors and Juniors with privilege - you must be off campus during any period that your schedule shows a privilege. If you are found on campus during a period you have a privilege, your privilege will be reviewed and may be revoked. Disciplinary consequences may also be imposed.
National Honor Society will be offering FREE Peer to Peer tutoring on Wednesdays in Room 7-101 from
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Tutoring will constitute entry level courses of the following subjects:
Mathematics, English, Spanish, Science, and Social Studies.
It is PEER TO PEER, and NHS members are the ones that will be assisting the students. Wednesday - September 9, 2015 will be our first session. Count on this being available every Wednesday, unless we don't have school, or an announcement is made stating otherwise.
Dear Students and Parents of FY16 AICE Classes:
Greetings, and welcome to a wonderful new school year. Last year, Palm Beach Central High School, in only it’s third year as a Cambridge International Examinations school, tested over 1000 students in five curriculum areas (English, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, Business, Physical Education, Mathematics, and World Languages). This year, PBCHS has expanded it’s course offerings to include the curriculum areas of Travel and Tourism and Economics. In addition, we had 94 AICE Diploma recipients and anticipate having more AICE Diploma candidates this year.
Students who have received grades of “U” or “X” will have an opportunity to take a one time make up examination in November 2015 to replace the grade that they have received. The list of courses that are being tested in November are printed on attached document along with the testing dates. If a makeup exam is not offered in November, one will be offered in June. This make up examination is voluntary and will not change a student’s semester grade from FY15. The cost for the make up exam is $79 for the AS Level and $119 for the A Level.
If you have any questions, please email me at Larry.Greenberg.email@example.com or call me at (561) 304-1068.
Bus Routes 2015-16
Read the updated list of bus routes for the school year 2015-16 here. You can also visit the district website at Find and Register for Bus.
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Palm Beach Central Community High School
Adult & Community
Registration for Winter Classes begins January 4th
*** Register Online! ***
TRAFFIC and STUDENT
Palm Beach Central High School is the second largest high school in the district with over 3,000 students. Amazingly, through the efforts of our dynamic faculty members and our supportive community, we have been able to keep a family and close community atmosphere, and perhaps the biggest disadvantage to our size is the traffic in the morning and afternoon. Many of our seniors have senior privilege 1st and 7th hour which helps reduce traffic, but we need your assistance. We request that you pull-up in front of the main office and band room to drop off students. Please do not drop off students in-front of or near the gymnasium. When this occurs, the net effect is that people drop off one car load at a time and this is extremely inefficient.
Secondly, we ask that you drop students off in approved locations and not in the middle of the street which creates an extremely dangerous situation for our students. Students should be using crosswalks and obeying traffic signals when crossing the street. Finally, we strive to be good neighbors with the surrounding housing developments. We ask you to be courteous of our neighborhoods joining our school. The use of housing development driveways and easements during arrival and dismissal is not allowed and is patrolled by the PBSO. Violators are subject to tickets.
FIND INFORMATON QUICKLY
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
Class of 2016
In order to make the graduation ceremony a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for everyone, we’re asking that all guests read and adhere to the following procedures. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- Arrive at South Florida Fairgrounds at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the 8:00am graduation. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m.
- Every guest over the age of 2 will be required to have a ticket.
- Traffic will be heavy. Plan accordingly.
- Use designated parking spaces available. Parking is available free at the fairgrounds.
- No one will be admitted during the processional. Doors will close at 7:45 a.m. and reopen about 30 minutes later.
- No horns or other noise making devices are permitted and will be confiscated. Violators will be removed from the ceremony.
- Seating is open. Please do not attempt to save large areas.
- Handicapped-seating is available to those in wheelchairs. A maximum of one guest may sit with an individual needing to sit in the handicapped-seating area.
- Silence cell phones prior to entering the South Florida Fairgrounds.
- Unruly behavior will subject an individual to be removed from the ceremony.
- Guests under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed.
- Smoking is prohibited.
- No food or beverages are allowed.
- No flower deliveries will be accepted.
- No balloons are allowed.
- No strollers will be allowed in the main area. No facilities are available for secure storage of items.
We will be tweeting live from backstage at graduation! To get a behind-the-scenes peek at your graduates, follow @PBCHS_Guidance on Twitter using #pbchsgrad16!
ATTENTION: SENIOR PARENTS
Graduation Day is just one month away. The Class of 2016 is the largest PBCHS graduation class to date with over 700 members. Those numbers dictate the number of extra tickets available to families of our graduates. We received hundreds more requests for extra graduation tickets than we have tickets to distribute at this time. We kindly ask for your patience as we determine their distribution. At this time every Senior can count on six (6) tickets to the graduation ceremony. Please understand that the South Florida Fairgrounds releases the tickets to the schools based on fire code regulations for their facility. Families who will not need all of the 6 tickets are asked to email Donna Baxter
. Your cooperation is much appreciated. Those unused tickets will be reallocated to those requesting extra tickets.
Seniors will receive their cap & gown and graduation tickets on Friday, May 20th duringSenior Check-out. Please remember to take your graduate's cap & gown photos prior to the ceremony on May 26th. After the ceremony the graduates will leave the fairgrounds with only their cap, tassel and medallion. The rental gown will be returned at the end of the recessional.
Please refer to the BLUE graduation packet distributed to all Seniors on April 14th for detailed graduation information. Please contact Mrs. Donna Baxter at 561-433-7929
with your questions/concerns.
Thank you and congratulations!
Project Graduation Waiver
CLASS of 2016
All virtual courses (FLVS/E2020/BYU/Edgenuity) completed & community service hours turned in to Guidance
Textbook check-in in the book room. If you choose to keep books for exam review, books must be returned by May 20th during your scheduled time at Senior Check-out.
Last day for Seniors who do NOT have to take exams
Senior Exams for Seniors needing to take exams as a result of having more than 4 block day absences by the end of the day on May 13th or failing either the 3rd or 4th quarter. The teachers’ attendance records are used to determine the absences. Block Days = 2 absences.
Senior grades due at 3:30 PM to Guidance
Senior Class Awards Night, 6:30 PM, auditorium
MANDATORY Senior Check-out, 8 AM- 1 PM
Arrive during alpha break down time frame
A-C – 8-9am, D-I- 9-10am, J-M- 10-11am, N-R- 11am-12pm, S-Z-12-1pm
Caps & gowns and graduation tickets will be distributed.
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal, 7:45 AM, auditorium
Senior Class Brunch in cafeteria immediately following rehearsal.
GRADUATION Day, 8 AM ceremony, South Florida Fairgrounds
Expo Center. Graduates and Staff report by 6:30 AM
PROJECT GRADUATION 2016,
10 pm- 5 AM, Pierson Park Gym
*A student who has been suspended second semester of the 2015-16 school year as a result of a level 2 incident or higher will not be permitted to attend Prom or Grad Bash.
SAVE THE DATE...
South Florida Fairgrounds
MAY 26, 2016
Greetings Bronco Parents:
The Palm Beach Central School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. The program includes a very important informational meeting for the parents of graduating seniors. Topics will include, but are not limited to: graduation requirements and expectations, cap & gown and other regalia, rehearsal, senior checkout, senior activities, etc.
All parents, students, faculty, and community members are welcome! We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Josie.May@palmbeachschools.org.
Attention Parents: This is an important message concerning students who ride a school bus.
The School District has adjusted many of the school bus routes across the County. Please check and confirm your child’s route each evening this week to ensure you have the latest information before sending your child to school in the morning.
Please visit www.palmbeachschools.org and click on the “ Find and Register for Bus” link. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Transportation Hotline at 561-242-6565.
The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Project Graduation 2016
Central's Recycling Program
for all performers/representatives
of Palm Beach
Central High School
Any student performing for an audience at school, or performing at any venue while representing Palm Beach Central High School, or any student serving as a delegate or representative of Palm Beach Central High School to an outside organization/program, must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. This requirement covers activities within the school day and in the after school extra-curricular program. Please see Student Activities Director, Mrs. Baxter, if clarification is necessary.
Palm Beach Central
Senior Yearbook Dedications Price List and Info
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 561-433-7929
REMINDER * REMINDER
If your student is not returning to Palm Beach County Public or Charter School, you must formally withdraw your student at the end of the school year. Failure to properly withdraw your student or to advise the feeder high school of the intent to not attend can prevent your student from obtaining their drivers license.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Palm Beach Central at 561-304-1000.
SAT Online Assistance
Students and Parents Customer Service Support:
- Online Course User Support:
- Registration and Questions:
- SAT School Day Microsite Link
Are you planning on taking the SAT or PSAT soon? Do you want to increase your score?
If so, you can practice tests at sat.collegeboard.com. It's free to use. For more information, see your guidance counselor.
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