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
FREE Practice for
the New SAT!
KHAN Academy and CollegeBoard have gotten together to provide Palm Beach County students an opportunity to access two pre-release practice SAT test on the Khan Academy platform.
This will be available through April 30th. Click here to read more!
eTranscripts are here!
Important Yearbook Information
Sales: Yearbooks are available for pre-order until May 1, 2015. A limited number of yearbooks have been ordered. Don’t delay – pre-order your yearbook today!
- Room 7-107 before or after school. Cash or checks - make checks payable to Palm Beach Central.
- www.balfour.com – click on yearbooks. To purchase a yearbook, additional items such as Year-in-Review, plastic cover protectors or cover imprinting. Small handling fee applies if ordered online.
Questions or concerns: Please contact Mrs. Lisa Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information.
Palm Beach Central Community High School is now offering
Adult & Community
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Palm Beach Central
Chess for Beginner
Palm Beach Central High School Adult & Community Education is offering Chess for Beginners 7 years old & up.
Registration is now available online at PBCLEAR.org (Fun & Leasure Classes) or in our Adult Edcation Office from
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
- Cost: $45
- Monday: 6:00 - 7:30
For further information please call the Adult Education Office at 561-304-1008.
New Graduation Requirement for the Class of 2015
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If your student is requesting transcripts at this time of year, we would like to make you aware of the current processing time for transcripts. At present, due to a backlog in Tallahassee and a University Database backlog it can take as long as one month for an electronic transcript to be processed. If your student is in need of a transcript immediately, it is strongly suggested to you to get an official hard copy transcript that can be submitted directly to any University. All seniors should also have their social security number on file with the Data Processing office for final transcript processing.
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the records department at Palm Beach Central High School at 561-304-1038.
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
FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING
Here is the required reading list for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. For English IV Honor, here are the instructions for the Dialetical Journal.
Have a great summer!
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 2015 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.)
Palm Beach Central
Boys Basketball Camp
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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 sat.collegeboard.com. 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
9th graders needing to retake Algebra 1 EOC Exam
- click here
Athletics Practice Dates
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.
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.
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A Message to Students
and Parents from the Superintendent Regarding Class Size
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