Welcome to the Palm Beach Central High School Guidance Department Web Page
The counseling staff at Central has carefully designed a comprehensive guidance program to assist all of our students in acquiring the knowledge and skills required to be successful in whatever post secondary options they may choose.Our mission is to provide challenging opportunities for all PBCHS students to...
- Learn about themselves
- Develop effective study skills
- Transfer what they learn in school to real life situations.
- Understand and value education
- Make sound decisions
- Manage conflicts
- Adapt to changing circumstances
- Work independently as well as with a team
- Develop effective communication skills
- Accept personal responsibilities
- Develop a respect for others from diverse cultures
- Develop and utilize critical thinking skills
- Explore career opportunities
Meeting with Your Guidance Counselor
Students are alphabetically assigned to counselors regardless of grade level :
A-C: Ms. Russell
D-F & H-I: Mr. Boettcher
G & ESOL: Ms. Hernandez
J-M: Ms. Mills
N-R: Ms. Barrett
S-Z: Mr. Green
In order to meet with a counselor, students and parents must make an appointment. To do so, students may stop by the Guidance Office before, after school or during lunch to make an appointment. Parents and guardians may also contact Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Sharkey, guidance secretaries, at 304-1009 to schedule appointments.
For students desiring any type of schedule change, a schedule change form must be completed and returned to the guidance department. Elective schedule changes are not allowed unless the elective has already been taken and passed. For more information, students may contact their counselor.
Seniors Attending College
Seniors, if you are planning to attend college after graduation, now is the time to register for the SAT www.collegeboard.com and/or ACT www.act.org . In addition, seniors should start applying for the colleges of their choice.
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. in the Media Center. The first date for conferences is Tuesday, September 21. To schedule a conference, parents may contact their student's counselor at 304-1009.
Registering New Students
Registration information can also be picked up in the Main Office at Palm Beach Central.
Links of Interest
Freshman/Sophomore PowerPoint Presentation
Dual Enrollment - Palm Beach State College
||Seniors & Senior Parents:
Please be aware if your student qualifies for Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship the funds CANNOT be used at a 4 year University or College.
Please see below for additional information.
Bright Futures GSV recipient:
You may be funded for up to 100% of your program of study in Career Education Programs. Technical Degree Education includes: Associate of Science degrees (AS), Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS), and College Credit Certificates (CCC). Career Certificates or Diplomas (also referred to as Postsecondary Adult Vocational/ PSAV) include Career Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas (ATD).
- You may be funded for up to 72 semester hours (or 2,160 clock hours) except in the Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) where you are limited to 60 semester hours (or 1,800 clock hours).
- You may be funded in additional certificates, diplomas, and/or degrees up to the maximum hours of funding allowed.
- If you finish an ATD and then transfer into another eligible program, you are eligible to be funded up to 72 semester hours (or 2,160 clock hours).
- You may receive funding in these career education programs up to their Bright Futures maximum hours of funding.
If a course of study is not completed after five academic years, an exception of one year to the renewal timeframe may be granted due to a verifiable illness or other documented emergency reported by the postsecondary institution.
Test Preparation Presentations
Dual Enrollment Information/Advising Session Dates
All students who are planning to participate in dual enrollment at Palm Beach State College are required to attend an Advisement Session. Students who do not attend a session will not be allowed to register. Parents and students may find additional information at the following web page at the Palm Beach State College's website. The following is the Advisment Schedules:
||Pahokee High School Auditorium
||4:30 - 6:00 pm
||HT 103 A
||5:00 - 7:00 pm
||HT 103 A
Summer Reading List - 2013
9th Grade Summer Reading List - Regular and AP
Summer 2013 English I - Required Summer Reading List
10th Grade Summer Reading List - Regular and AP
Summer 2013 English II - Required Summer Reading List
11th Grade Summer Reading List - Regular and AP
Summer 2013 English III - Required Summer Reading List
12th Grade Summer Reading List - Regular and AP
Summer 2013 English IV - Required Summer Reading List