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
FIND LATE BREAKING NEWS
Student Parking packet will be available starting Monday
July 28th -- 8 am-3 pm
in Main Office.
Completed packets may be turned into the main office beginning July 29th - August 8th between 8 am - 3 pm.
Seniors will be able to pick up their parking decals on Mon. August 11th in Cafe from 12-4 pm. (provided your packet was turned in by the due date of August 8th)
Juniors will be able to pick up their parking decals on Wed. August 13th in Gym Lobby between 12:30-3:30 pm (provided your packet was turned in by the due date of August 8th)
After the above mentioned dates/times, you will be able to submit completed packets to the main office during normal school hours.
Pending approval, decals can be picked up on Thursdays between 3-5 pm in the main office.
Remember this is a first come, first serve basis. If you do not get your application in on time and all spots are taken, you will be placed on a waiting list.
New Graduation Requirement for the Class of 2015
- read more
FIND INFORMATON QUICKLY
Athletics Practice Dates
ePBCHS Academy Website
Academy Open House Presentation
FREE INTERNET OFFER
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
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
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
Save the Date!
September 23, 2014 @ 6 pm.
Palm Beach Central Community High School is now offering
Adult & Community
Registration for fall classes begins September 15th!
*** Register Online! ***
********** Flyer ***********
Palm Beach Central Fall Classes
SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVES
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
during both lunches,
Mon - Thurs.,
August 26th - September 23rd
- Read More
Financial Aid 2014 Presentation
Central's Recycling Program
#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
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.
Student Directions End of Year Course (EOC) Virtual Tour
9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam
- click here
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