Hello Palm Beach Central Stakeholders
I hope that you are having a wonderful summer. I am extremely excited to begin the school year and continue our legacy of academic, behavioral, and cultural excellence. My summer began with our exciting visit from our new superintendent Dr. Avossa. He shared with the audience during his community tour, his passion to improve student achievement and success for all children. In addition, Dr. Avossa stated that he has always advocated for students that didn’t always fit in, because he believes all students have the right to a high quality public education. I share the superintendent’s vision, and would like to make sure Palm Beach Central High leads the way with this fresh initiative.
Palm Beach Central is an excellent school that clearly has great faculty, staff and students. Our goal this year will be to promote more precision teaching in our classrooms. Student data will be analyzed consistently to drive classroom instruction and promote academic gains. In addition, we will continuously monitor staff and student climate. Student discipline will be managed in a very organized progressive manner. We will maintain our efforts in awarding appropriate student behavior through our School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SwPBS) program. Teachers will have a strong voice in academic, behavior and climate decisions. I believe that great relationships with all stakeholders will lead to an excellent learning environment for our students.
I look forward to working with all stakeholders in making Palm Beach Central High School the premier school in Palm Beach County.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Darren L. Edgecomb
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For the school year 2015-16, Palm Beach Central will be following a block schedule. View our bell schedule here.
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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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.
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.
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
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.
Palm Beach Central Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Information
Prestige Portraits is the official photographer for Palm Beach Central High School. Photos from studios other than Prestige will not be accepted for publication. The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook publication deadline is Saturday, October 24, 2015.
The guidelines for photos of seniors that will appear in the Class of 2016 section of the yearbook are as follows:
- Blue background
- Males in tuxedos (provided by studio)
- Females in drapes (provided by studio)
Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the outstanding photographers and state-of-the-art studio for personal photographs. Students may bring props, class rings, letter jackets, uniforms, sports gear, band instruments and anything that shows off who you are! However, when selecting your yearbook portrait, please remember the aforementioned guidelines.
A photography session fee ($20.00) is due at the time of the appointment. Please contact yearbook adviser Ms. Lisa Hayes @
if you have any questions or concerns.
Appointment or other information:
Local studio number: 561-686-1994
- Prestige Portraits Studio
2253 Vista Parkway, Suite 3
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(A map is available on the studio’s website.)
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SAT Online Assistance
Students and Parents Customer Service Support:
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- 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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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.