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PALM BEACH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, Wellington, Florida - Home of the Broncos

JULY, 2014

Hello Bronco Family,

My name is Darren Edgecomb, and I am the new principal of Palm Beach Central High School.  I am delighted to be serving as your principal.  My career path has provided me with many opportunities to prepare for this amazing job.  First, my career has included 17 years as a math teacher (mostly high school). The pinnacle of my teaching career included being named Mathematics Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County.  Next, my career transitioned to administration in 2004.  I have had the experience of serving as a high school assistant principal, alternative education principal (6-12) and an elementary principal (K-6).

Palm Beach Central High School is an excellent academic institution, where all students receive a world class education. My goal is to improve on this level of excellence!  Our passionate teachers will inspire our students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Teachers will continue to receive a great deal of training on reviewing student data and developing action plans to address student needs.  The administrative team will focus on academics, behavior and climate.  We will provide a robust curriculum that will prepare our students for college and careers.  Furthermore, we will  spend time creating a positive learning environment where each student is valued and respected. 

Our students are the most valuable individuals on campus!  Every decision on campus will be made to benefit students.  I believe that this will be an amazing year at Palm Beach Central.  Our graduating class of 2015 will lead the way to success.

It is great to be a Bronco!

Darren L. Edgecomb


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late breaking news

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Palm Beach Central Community High School is now offering
Adult & Community
Education Classes.

Registration for fall classes began September 15th!

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Palm Beach Central Fall Classes

Course Descriptions


Important Yearbook Information

Senior Portraits: The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook is Saturday, October 25, 2014. Please contact the studio if you have not scheduled an appointment.  There is a $20.00 photography fee due at the appointment time.  Tuxedos for males and drapes for females will be provided.  When selecting a senior portrait, only portraits with the blue background will be published in the yearbook. Cap and Gown and personality photos may be scheduled at the same time. 
561-686-1994 or

Yearbook Pre-orders:  Attend Open House and pre-order a yearbook for only $55.00 - a $20.00 discount off the full price of $75.00.  Yearbooks may also be pre-ordered at for the Open House Special until October 1, 2014.  

Senior Personal Ads:  Do It Yourself Senior Personal Ads are available at .  Not a DYI person? The yearbook staff will be delighted to help you design an ad.  Additional information will be available at Open House or contact Mrs. Hayes. The deadline for Senior Ads is Friday, February 13, 2014.

Ads size prices are as follows:  Full page (8.5 x 11) $350.00; one-half page $250.00;
one-quarter page $100.00

Underclassmen Yearbook Photos: Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are scheduled for yearbook photos on November 5-7, 2014 during English classes. Information regarding picture packages will be distributed through English classes.    Questions or concerns: Please contact Mrs. Lisa Hayes  for additional information.



FAU Scholarship


New Graduation Requirement for the Class of 2015

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Bus Routes

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School Volunteers


Athletics Practice Dates




Palm Beach Central would like to acknowledge and thank our Business Partners in Education




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:


A Message to Students and Parents from the Superintendent Regarding Class Size



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


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.








PBCHS will be offering a Driver's Education coursefree of charge to Palm Beach Central students who are at least 15 years of age. Students may enroll with or without their learner's permit. The course will begin on  October 14th and will run from 3:30-6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students will receive 67 hours of instruction and the course will count for a 1/2 elective credit.

Contact Ms. Judy Deramo at 304-1008 to register.  Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration deadline is Thurs., Oct. 9th.  



Project Graduation is a fun-filled event that promotes a safe, alcohol and drug free celebration exclusively for PBC graduating seniors. It provides our graduates with an evening of fun, music, games, live entertainment, food, prizes and much more. It has been a long tradition that brings our community together to honor the accomplishments of each graduate every year. The event is held on graduation night from 10p.m. – 5 a.m. :

Join our email list at You will be kept informed of meetings, fundraisers, and any special events.

Parent donations via cashless schools here.  


End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment Retakes

Dear Parent/Guardian,

End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment Retake for Algebra 1, Geometry, Us History and Biology will be administered from September 15, 2014 through September 26, 2014.  EOC assessments are computer-based tests (CBT), and your student has had an opportunity to participate in a practice test to become familiar with the software, item types, and online tools he or she will encounter and use during testing.

If you or your student would like to review the CBT practice test at home, you can download instructions and a practice test (called an “ePAT”) at Your student may practice as often as necessary prior to testing. You may also view Student Tutorials at

. Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom, lunch), his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All EOC assessments include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students must acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by clicking a box or circle next to the statement.

Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not discuss the test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or websites like Facebook or Twitter.” If students are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, their tests will be invalidated.

Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for doing their own work on the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.

Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Lesly Hernandez, Testing Coordinator at 561-433-7975.   For more information about the statewide assessment program and assessment graduation requirements, visit the FDOE website at

Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for testing.


Palm Beach Central's
Academy Open House

November 6, 2014
in the auditorium
6:00 PM

Academy Open House Presentation



Flu Vaccine
September 24, 2014

We are fortunate to partner with Healthy Schools and the Department of Health to offer your child the flu vaccine at Palm Beach Central on September 24th. Your child will receive a letter and authorization form for permission to receive the nasal spray vaccine. The authorization form is due back to Palm Beach Central by Monday, September 15th.


Math Lab
during both lunches,
Mon - Thurs.,

August 26th - September 23rd

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Blood Drives are scheduled on the following dates from 7 am - 3 pm in the PBCHS cafeteria.  Staff, parents and community members are encouraged to participate. Our 2013-14 drives generated over $11,000 scholarship dollars awarded to Class of 2014 graduates. 

September 12, 2014
November 14, 2014
January 23, 2015
March 26, 2015


Financial Aid 2014 Presentation


Central's Recycling Program


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 It's free to use. For more information, see your guidance counselor.

Powerpoint Presentation -
SAT Online Course


Student Directions End of Year Course (EOC) Virtual Tour

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9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam

- click here

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 Reading Boot Camps,
 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Media Center
October 25
November 15
January 31
February 14
February 28
March 7
March 28

Please contact Mrs. Gilmore for further information
at 561-304-1065.


The Palm Beach Central 
School Advisory Council (SAC) Calendar

 will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the
Media Center. All parents and
community members are welcome
to attend. For further
information , please

October 21
November 18
January 20
February 17
March 24
April 21


School Newspaper

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student handbook


A Parent's Guide to the
Rules and Regulations
of Operation in
Palm Beach County

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