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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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Math Labs

Assistance for your child for
from our Math teachers.

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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!


smileyImportant 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.
  • – 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
for additional information.


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

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Palm Beach Central
Winter Classes

Course Descriptions


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 (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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School Volunteers





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.



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 from the State Board of Education



Bus Routes

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


Palm Beach Central would
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Graduation Reminders for the PBCHS Class of 2015

  •  Arrive at South Florida Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 20th by6:30 AM.  Follow guidelines for dressing appropriately.  Do NOT bring your cell phone or other valuables. There is no safe place to store them in the staging area.
  •  Remind your family and other guests about the graduation guidelines. NO noisemakers, flowers, balloons, or other disruptive items.  Respect the dignity of the ceremony.
  • Do NOT do anything at the rehearsal that will prevent you from walking at graduation.
  • Take pictures wearing your cap and gown ahead of time.  Gowns are turned in immediately following commencement with no opportunity for post-commencement “gowned” pictures.

Graduation Information for GUESTS

In order to make the graduation ceremony a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for everyone, we’re asking that all guests read and adhere to the following procedures.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Arrive at South Florida Fairgrounds at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the8:00am graduation.  Doors will open at 7:00 a.m.Traffic will be heavy.  Plan accordingly.
  • No one will be admitted during the processional.  Doors will close at 7:45 a.m.and reopen about 35 minutes later. 
  • No horns or other noise making devices are permitted and will be confiscated. Violators will be removed from the ceremony.
  • Seating is open.  Please do not attempt to save large areas.
  • Handicapped-seating is available to those in wheelchairs.  A maximum of one guest may sit with an individual needing to sit in the handicapped-seating area. 
  • Silence cell phones prior to entering the South Florida Fairgrounds.
  • Unruly behavior will subject an individual to be removed from the ceremony.
  • Guests under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed.
  • No flowers or  balloons are allowed in the Expo Center.
  • No strollers will be allowed in the main area

We will be tweeting live from backstage at graduation!  To get a behind-the-scenes peek at your graduates, follow @PBCHS_Guidance on Twitter using #pbchsgrad15!


Summer Reading

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
Boys Basketball Camp

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Take Our Daughters
and Sons to Work Day

"Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" is scheduled this year for Tuesday, May 26, 2015. This event encourages young people to stay in school, seek post-secondary education and pursue a greater variety of careers.

Parents who wish to have their children participate in the day's activities at work with them should submit a note to the school in advance. Participating students will receive an absence on May 26, 2015; however, it will be an excused absence and make-up work must be completed.




Advanced Placement and
AICE Testing, 2015

The following is the Advanced Placement and AICE Testing timetables. They are in Adobe Acrobat format for easy viewing.


Print out the Senior
Calendar of Events!


Participation Policy

 PBCHS students must clear all financial and textbook obligations prior to purchasing a Grad Bash ticket.

 Any PBCHS student who has been suspended second semester of the 2014-2015 school year as a result of a level 2 incident or higher will not be permitted to attend the Grad Bash. These offenses include, but are not restricted to the following incidents: fighting, crimes against persons, alcohol/drug/tobacco, disorderly conduct/weapons, threat of violence, sexual harassment, vandalism.

 The Palm Beach Central High School Administration reserves the right to deny anyone admittance to a school sponsored activity/event.



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, fund-raisers, and any special events.

Parent donations via cashless schools here.  


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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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.



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