Dear PBCHS Students and Families,
On behalf of our teachers, staff and administration, welcome to the 2012/2013 school year. Palm Beach Central High School had a successful 2011/2012 school year, both academically and in our extracurricular activities. Student participation in high level courses, school activities, clubs, student organizations and sports is critical to a successful high school experience.
It is important to review the information in this edition of the Bronco Express, as well the information provided in the 2012/2013 district’s family handbook, the Bronco Honor Code and the Bronco School Handbook. Our online communication system, Edline, where students and parents can access the school calendar, events, as well as monitor students’ grades is still available. Returning students may use their previous passwords and accounts. New students to PBCHS who have not received mailed account information by August 31, 2012 will receive the activation codes through our guidance department. It is important for parents and/or guardians to have their own registration on Edline so that news and announcements can be sent directly to your email address from school. Parents who do not have an Edline account may visit our guidance department for an activation code or to establish your own account. Frequent monitoring of Edline by parents and students, in addition to familiarization of the rules and policies in the student handbook, will help ensure academic success.
Palm Beach Central High School will continue to challenge academically and offer new advanced curriculum opportunities for our students. It is important as a community that we encourage your sons and daughters to strengthen their academic commitment to meeting their own academic goals. This year Palm Beach Central High School will add new AICE and Pre-AICE classes to our schedule. AICE classes can be offered due to our new partnership with Cambridge University, England. AICE classes compare to our Advanced Placement classes for upperclassmen but also afford opportunities for underclassmen. Success in AICE classes also awards college credit as well as many scholarship opportunities. We will continue to cultivate and assist our students to ensure they meet their challenges and future successes. With the support of the family and community, the pathway to success can be paved.
I am truly honored to be the principal of PBCHS and look forward to an outstanding school year.
Always a Bronco,
Mr. B. E. Mondy Jr.
Palm Beach County Schools
Florida's only A rated
urban school district for
six consecutive years!
The staff of Palm Beach Central High School is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment that promotes intellectual and career growth. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive and advanced scholastic program that prepares all students for college and/or career employment. The faculty and staff will maintain a fundamental commitment to excellence in all facets of the school's daily routine.
As lifelong learners, students will use their education to become self-reliant citizens in a democratic society.
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Palm Beach Central Community High School is now offering
Adult & Community
PBCHS is new to the Adult and Community Education Department we look forward to becoming a community resource for children and adults. Whether you’re interested in a community class or your interest is to earn a GED diploma in pursuit of higher education or to learn English, Palm Beach Central High School Adult and Community Education has something for you.
Palm Beach Central would like to acknowledge and thank our business partners.
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.
Powerpoint Presentation -
SAT Online Course
The School District of Palm Beach County is requiring all students to register for transportation services by Thursday, May 31, 2012. All students who will be riding a school bus are required to register for this service. This must be done online at www.palmbeachschools.org/transportation. There will be computers set up for public use at various Bridges Locations throughout the County. If you would like to know the locations of these public computers, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 561-304-1000. A flyer with this information will be sent home with your student on April 25, 2012. Again, this is required for all students who will be taking a bus to and from school.
A Message to Students and Parents from the Superintendent Regarding Class Size
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.
A Message from the State Board of Education
Cash or checks (payable to Palm Beach Central):
See Mrs. Hayes in room 7-106 before or after school.
Credit or debit cards:
www.balfour.com – click on yearbook
Bookcovers, name engraving and other items are available for purchase as well.
There is a small handling fee for purchases made online.
Contact Mrs. Hayes - email@example.com for additional information.
Athletics Practice Dates
Student Directions End of Year Course (EOC) Virtual Tour
9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam
- click here
Bryn-Alan Prestige Portraits
Official Class of 2013 Senior Portrait Photographer for Palm Beach Central High School
Schedule your portrait session to be included in your yearbook. More information...
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FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
Palm Beach Central's
Boys Basketball Camp Flyer
Summer 2013 Retake
If your son or daughter did not achieve a level of proficiency (Level 3 or above) on the Algebra 1 End-Of-Course (EOC) Exam , he or she is strongly recommended to attend the Algebra 1 Retake Academy this summer.
Earning a level 3 or higher on the EOC is required to obtain the Algebra 1 credit and also required for graduation.
The Summer Algebra 1 EOC Retake Academy will take place at Wellington High School from Monday, July 8 THROUGH Thursday, August 1.
The academy runs from 7:30am until Noon.
Transportation and breakfast will be provided.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate. Successful completion of this opportunity can result in your student meeting his/her graduation requirement.
You may print the registration form from our website and bring it back to Palm Beach Central High School as soon as possible.
The deadline for registering is Thursday, June 13th.
Parents, please remind students that they receive their school ID during their Freshman year. This is the only ID they receive for all four years that they are at Palm Beach Central. Please be sure to keep it in a safe place over the summer as it will be needed to check out books when students return in August. The cost for a replacement ID is currently $5.00.
If you have any questions or concerns in referene to the above, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 561-304-1000.
- Give a Gift of Love-
Volleyball Tryouts for Season 2013-14
August 5th First day of tryouts!
Tryouts start at 9:00AM and run to 11:00AM. They usually last anywhere from two to three days. You must be present at all tryouts. Read more here ...
FIND LATE BREAKING NEWS
#1... Get the Flu VAccination!!!
Do NOT come to school if yo have a temperature of 100 or over.
Wash hands frequently
Cover your cough by coughing into your arm
Get enough sleep every night
Drink plently of fluids and eat 3 meals per day
TRAFFIC and STUDENT
Palm Beach Central High School is the second largest high school in the district with nearly 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.
Bus schedules will be posted online at: www.palmbeachschools.org/transportation
SCHOOL POLICY 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.