Dear PBCHS Students and Families,
On behalf of our teachers, staff and administration, welcome to the 2013/2014 school year. Palm Beach Central High School had a successful 2012/2013 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 2013/2014 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, 2013 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 continue to 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.
Just a reminder we have added a community school here at PBCHS. Please take advantage of the many offerings provided in the evenings for our community.
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.
FIND INFORMATON QUICKLY
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.
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
Athletics Practice Dates
Student Directions End of Year Course (EOC) Virtual Tour
9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam
- click here
ePBCHS Academy Website
Academy Open House Presentation
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.
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
Tues., Dec. 17th
Period 1 Exam - 7:35 - 9:35 - Full day follows
Wed., Dec. 18th - Late Start
Period 2 & 3 Exams
Thurs., Dec. 19th - Late Start
Period 4 & 5 Exams
Fri., Dec. 20th - Late Start
Period 6 & 7 exams
Late start begins at 10:24 a.m.-2:47 p.m and lunch will not be served on these days.
Make-up Exams will start on Monday, January 6th and ending on Friday, January 17. Students must contact their teacher to make arrangements for their make-up exam.
Winter Break - Schools resumes for students Jan. 7th, 2014.
Save the Dates!
Class of 2014 GRADUATION
Wed., May 21st
South Florida Fairgrounds
Central's Recycling Program
Yearbook Senior Dedication
Parents, Guardians, Grandparents and Friends, The Class of 2014 is moving closer to the big day - graduation!
Make this an event to remember by placing a senior dedication in the 2014 yearbook - the only book they will want to keep from their high school days! See the attached brochure here or on the edline homepage. It has all the information you need to congratulate your senior on a job well done. For additional information, please contact Mrs. Lisa Hayes at email@example.com.
FIND LATE BREAKING NEWS
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
#1... Get the Flu Vaccination!!!
Do NOT come to school if you have a temperature of 100 or over.
Wash hands frequently
Cover your cough by coughing into your arm
Get enough sleep every night
Drink plenty of fluids and eat 3 meals per day
Palm Beach Central Class of 2014 Senior Portrait Information
Bryn-Alan Prestige Portraits is the official photographer for Palm Beach Central High School. Photos from studios other than Bryn-Alan Prestige will not be accepted for publication. The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook deadline is Saturday, October 26, 2013
To make an appointment or speak to someone at the studio dial 561-.686-1994.
Press “0” for office, “1” for appointments
Students may also access information from the following websites:
Fee ($20.00) for photography session is due at the time of the appointment.
Please contact yearbook adviser Lisa Hayes @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.