School notes for May 24

School calendar, notes and briefs
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May 27: Memorial Day. No school.

May 29: Last day of school for students.

May 30-31: Teacher planning days.

June 4-9: High school commencements.

2019-2020 Pasco County Schools Calendar

Aug. 5-9: Teacher planning days.

Aug. 6: Middle and high school orientation.

Aug. 8: Elementary orientation.

Aug. 12: First day of school for students.

Aug. 27/29: Adult Education graduation.

Sept. 2: Labor Day. No school.

Sept. 11: Early release day.

Sept. 13: Progress reports.

Oct. 9: Early release day.

Oct. 11: End of first grading quarter.

Oct. 14: Teacher planning day. No school for students.

Oct. 22: Report cards.

Nov. 9: Early release day.

Nov. 15: Progress reports.

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving holiday. No school.

Nov. 25-26: Possible hurricane make-up days.

Dec. 11: Early release day.

Dec. 20: End of second grading quarter and first semester.

Dec. 23- Jan. 3: Winter break. No school.

Jan. 6: Teacher planning day. No school for students.

Jan. 14: Report cards.

Jan. 15: Early release day.

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No school.

Jan. 28/30: Adult education graduation.

Feb. 7: Progress reports.

Feb. 12: Early release day.

Feb. 17: Presidents' Day.No school.

March 11: Early release day.

March 13: End of third grading quarter.

March 16-20: Spring Break. No school.

March 23: Teacher planning day. No school for students.

March 31: Report cards.

April 8: Early release day.

April 10: No school for students and teachers.

April 24: Progress reports.

May 1-28: District and state assessments.

May 25: Memorial Day. No school.

May 27: Last day of school for students.

May 28: Final exam make-ups.

May 28-29: Teacher post-planning days.

June 3-7: High school commencements.


Pasco County students who are eligible for the Fall 2019 Dual Enrollment program with Pasco Hernando State College are welcome to apply. Students should complete the Online Registration and Course Request Worksheet and meet with their high school counselor by June 21. Deadline for new student registration is Aug. 18.

About Dual Enrollment: Students can take dual-enrollment courses and enroll in collegiate high school at no cost while in high school, saving thousands of dollars in college tuition and textbook costs.

High school dual-enrollment allows a student to be enrolled in high school and simultaneously enrolled in college or specific technical credit courses at PHSC, which are counted toward high school graduation. To be eligible for dual enrollment, Florida law requires that a student must:

Be enrolled as a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school (grades 6-12), or in a home education program; have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average to enroll in college credits, or a 2.0 unweighted high school grade point average; for college credits, achieve a minimum score on a common placement test; meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by the postsecondary institution in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement; and not be scheduled to graduate from high school prior to the completion of the dual-enrollment course. For continued eligibility to participate in college credit dual enrollment courses, students must maintain at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and the 2.0 postsecondary GPA specified in the Dual Agreement Articulation Agreement.

The collegiate high school program is designed to allow students to earn an AA/AS degree or a Cape certification while also earning their standard high school diploma. In addition, the Pasco County Schools/PHSC program: provides students priority when enrolling in PHSC courses by allowing them to register at the same time as all other fee paying PHSC students; requires students to be full-time at PHSC and accepted students will not take any courses on the high school campus; allows accepted students to still be considered a student of their zoned high school and students are able to participate in their zoned school athletics, student activities and graduation ceremonies. To qualify for collegiate high school, students must: be in 11th or 12th grade; have a cumulative unweighted 3.0 GPA; have college-ready PERT scores - Reading (106), Writing (103) and Math (123); provide their own transportation; be willing to take all of their courses at a PHSC campus.

For information, go to Newsmakers

61 Pasco County students from 14 high schools graduated from Pasco Hernando State College before their 2019 high school graduation through dual-enrollment courses and collegiate high school. Following is a list of schools and the number of students who earned associate’s degrees. Anclote High: 1. Dayspring Academy: 9. Fivay High: 7. Gulf High: 1. Hudson High: 4. Land O' Lakes High: 6. J.W. Mitchell High: 4. Pasco eSchool: 1. Pasco High: 8. River Ridge High: 4. Sunlake High: 2. Wesley Chapel High: 3. Wiregrass Ranch High: 8. Zephyrhills High: 3.