Registration Information 2020-21

  • Students make sure you are checking your PCSB email account!

    Your student email address is your username plus @pcsb.org.

    For example, if your username is "r2.d2" then your email would be r2.d2@pcsb.org.


    CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR TO GET REGISTERED FOR

    SUMMER AND FALL DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES AT SPC

    (visit the Dual Enrollment page for more information)


    FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN:

    Thank you for your patience during this transitional time. Since our registration appointments were cancelled due to school closures, registration will now take place online.

    Please click on this link to fill out your course request: ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN -- The deadline has passed.

    This link will take you to a Microsoft Office Form. You will enter your information, core class requests, elective class requests as well as some alternate elective requests. If you need another copy of the course request sheet, the link can be found on this registration page.

    Please have your request submitted by Tuesday April 7th and do not hesitate to email the 9th grade counselor, Ms. Lauren Sturgill (Sturgilll@pcsb.org), with any questions.

    If at any time within the remaining school year you wish to make a change to your requests, please follow the "Requesting Changes to your 2020-2021 Course Selections" process found below.

    Course Request Sheet for incoming freshmen

    Enrollment in Honors/Advanced Placement Course Acknowledgment Form

    Virtual School Release Period Agreement Form

     


    FOR NEW 10th, 11th, or 12th Grade TRANSFERRING STUDENTS:

    All of the forms listed below can be completed in their PDF format and will be considered "electronically signed" by you and your parent(s)/guardian(s).

    • Please complete your registration form
    • If you are requesting any Honors or AP classes, please complete the Honors/AP Acknowledgment form
    • If you are requesting any Off-Campus Virtual classes (meaning, you are asking for a release period to take an online class either through Pinellas Virtual School or Florida Virtual School), please complete the Virtual School Release Period Agreement form
    • Save it/them as a PDF file with your name at the end of the title (YourLastName_YourFirstName – so an example would be if your name was Justin Case, you would have Case_Justin at the end of the file’s name)
    • Email the PDF(s) to your future counselor by April 8th (though, the sooner the better) using the subject line Course Request YourLastName_YourFirstName – so again, if your name was Justin Case, the subject line would be Course Request Case_Justin.

    Once your counselor (see below for alpha assignments) receives your paperwork, she will enter your requests into Focus for you and then send you an email confirmation.

    If at any time within the remaining school year you wish to make a change to your requests, please follow the "Requesting Changes to your 2020-2021 Course Selections" process found below.

    Course Request Sheet

    Enrollment in Honors/Advanced Placement Course Acknowledgment Form

    Virtual School Release Period Agreement Form

    Please run the slide show in order to receive all the information contained in the PowerPoint.

    Registration PowerPoint for current juniors

    Registration PowerPoint for current sophomores

    Registration PowerPoint for current freshmen

    Counselors
    10th - 12th, A - G Krysta Nymark nymarkk@pcsb.org
    10th - 12th, H - O Twila Jackson jacksontw@pcsb.org 
    10th - 12th, P - Z  Electra Polizzi polizzie@pcsb.org

     


    FOR CURRENT STUDENTS:

    All of the forms listed below can be completed in their PDF format and will be considered "electronically signed" by you and your parent(s)/guardian(s).

    • Please complete your registration form
    • If you are requesting any Honors or AP classes, please complete the Honors/AP Acknowledgment form
    • If you are requesting any Off-Campus Virtual classes (meaning, you are asking for a release period to take an online class either through Pinellas Virtual School or Florida Virtual School), please complete the Virtual School Release Period Agreement form
    • Save it/them as a PDF file with your name at the end of the title (YourLastName_YourFirstName – so an example would be if your name was Justin Case, you would have Case_Justin at the end of the file’s name)
    • Email the PDF(s) to your counselor by April 2nd (though, the sooner the better) using the subject line Course Request YourLastName_YourFirstName – so again, if your name was Justin Case, the subject line would be Course Request Case_Justin.

    Once your counselor receives your paperwork, she will enter your requests into Focus for you and then send you an email confirmation.

    *Students who have already entered their courses into Focus prior to Spring Break do not need to follow the process above.

    If at any time within the remaining school year you wish to make a change to your requests, please follow the "Requesting Changes to your 2020-2021 Course Selections" process found below.

    Course Request Sheet for current students

    Enrollment in Honors/Advanced Placement Course Acknowledgment Form

    Virtual School Release Period Agreement Form

    Please run the slide show in order to receive all the information contained in the PowerPoint.

    Registration PowerPoint for current juniors

    Registration PowerPoint for current sophomores

    Registration PowerPoint for current freshmen

     


    Curriculum Guide 2020-2021

    Math Progression Chart

    Meeting the Online Requirement through CTE

    Physical Education through Sports Request (H.O.P.E. "waiver")

    Schedule Visualization Chart

    • Use this chart to plot out next year's schedule.

     


    Enrollment in Honors/Advanced Placement Courses Acknowledgment

    To achieve success in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses students must be highly motivated to learn, maintain good study habits, complete all assignments, attend class regularly, and complete make-up work promptly. Honors and AP coursework is more demanding than average classes in the following ways:

    • Honors/AP classes will cover essentially the same topics as regular classes but at higher levels of complexity, greater depth, and/or faster pace.
    • The reading level of the instructional materials will be higher and there will be more reading required.
    • Students will be required to use a higher level of vocabulary.
    • Students will be required to do more writing.
    • Tests will be more challenging.
    • More homework will be required.
    • Students who enter with insufficient subject area knowledge will be expected to do extra work to be successful.

    The classroom teacher and other school personnel will work with your student to help them to be successful. We also count on you as our school partner to support your child by:

    • Working cooperatively with school personnel (teachers, counselors, administrators) to assure student success.
    • Arranging transportation before or after school for extra help when available from teacher, school tutors, volunteers, and other students.
    • Providing for tutoring help after school hours if tutoring is needed.
    • Arranging summer assistance before the beginning of the school year (if appropriate).
    • Monitoring homework assignments and signing quizzes and tests (if required).
    • Providing an appropriate study environment at home.
    • Ensuring regular school attendance and encouraging active class participation.

    In the event that your student experiences difficulty in an honors course (i.e., a grade of “D” or “F”), the school may place your student in a more appropriate course at the end of the semester for the remainder of the school year.

    Advanced Placement Fee Policy

    If your student requests to withdraw from an AP course, an exam cancellation fee must be paid before a schedule change can occur.

    Level of Rigor

     


    Virtual School as a Release Period Enrollment

    Please be aware of the following policies and procedures regarding enrollment into a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and/or Pinellas Virtual School (PVS) course as a release period:

    • First and foremost, you are NOT permitted to be on the OFHS campus during your release period. Please secure transportation arrangements BEFORE signing up for a release period.
    • If a course is offered on the OFHS campus, it is recommended that you take the course on the OFHS campus. If a course must be taken online, we recommend that you take it through PVS.
    • Your release period virtual course MUST be requested and approved by your parent and school counselor BEFORE the start of the semester in which you plan to take the course. If you are not signed up by the first day of the semester, you will lose your release period and you will be placed into a course on the OFHS campus.
    • OFHS has no control over how quickly you will be placed into your requested virtual course once it has been approved by your counselor. If you have concerns regarding your placement, you must contact the virtual school directly.
    • You are solely responsible for the successful completion of any and all virtual courses that you sign up for. For each virtual school release period you request, you are responsible for completing a course or segment of a course by the end of the semester in which you are enrolled. For example, if you have two release periods during the Fall semester, you must complete two virtual courses or segments by the end of the Fall semester (i.e., before Winter Break).
    • Successful completion of your virtual course(s) and/or segment(s) is reviewed at the end of each semester. You may lose the privilege of having additional release periods if you fail to complete your course(s) and/or segment(s) by the end of the semester in which you are enrolled.
    • In order to determine the graduation status of a Senior student, Spring virtual courses must be completed, with final grades posted online, BEFORE the start of 2nd Semester SENIOR Final Exams.
    • All grades, including “WF”s (Withdrawn Failing) and “WP”s (Withdrawn Passing), that are earned through FLVS and/or PVS are automatically reported to OFHS and become part of your official transcript.
    • Before committing to a virtual course, please be sure to carefully read all FLVS and/or PVS policies and procedures, including the student agreement, found on flvs.net and/or pcsb.org/Page/8923.
    • Any questions or concerns regarding the virtual classroom structure, teaching style and/or grading guidelines of the course must be handled directly with FLVS and/or PVS.

     


    Requesting Changes to your 2020-2021 Course Selections:

    • Remember, you are NOT to make any changes to your course selections in Focus. Your selections in Focus must match your choices on your blue registration form.
    • If you wish to make a change to your course selections, have your parent email your counselor with the following information:
      • Indicate the course you no longer wish to take next year.
      • Indicate the new selection(s). Be sure your choices still add up to 7.0 credits worth of classes.
      • Send the email to your counselor with the following subject line: Change Request YourLastName_YourFirstName
        • 9th Grade Only - Ms. Sturgill
        • A-G - Mrs. Nymark
        • H-O - Ms. Jackson
        • P-Z - Ms. Polizzi
      • Your counselor will make the change(s) for you and send an email confirmation.
    • The deadline to request a change to your course selections is the last day of school.
    • You should double check your course selections before you leave for summer vacation. Your summer reading and/or summer assignment(s) will be determined by the courses you have requested. To view your selections:
      • Log into your Focus account.
      • Change the year to “2020-2021” in the drop-down menu.
      • Click on “My Information”.
      • Click on “Class Requests” in the drop-down menu.
      • DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES!

     


    AP Capstone Diploma Program

    • AP Capstone is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.
    • AP Capstone Student Brochure

     


    A.V.I.D.

    • Who is Eligible for AVID Secondary?
      • AVID students meet at least ONE of the following critiera AND they are selected through an application process that identifies the academic middle within their school.
        • Average to high test scores
        • 2.5 - 3.5 grade point average
        • College potential
        • Desire and determination
        • Appropriate classroom behavior
        • Good attendance record
        • Strong work habits
        • A willingness to commit themselves to studying
        • The desire to attend college
    • By the time an AVID student graduates High School they will have completed a minimum of 3 AP/Dual Enrollment courses.
    • 2020-21 AVID Student Application-HIGH SCHOOL

     


    Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

    • Select FLVS Flex during sign up.
    • Deadline to sign up for both Summer and Fall classes is May 29.
    • Fall release period courses should have a a "Preferred Start Date" any time between August 1 and August 12.
      • If you are not enrolled in an online course by the first day of school, you will lose your release period and will be placed in a class on campus.

    Pinellas Technical College (PTC) 

    Pinellas Virtual School (PVS)

    • Students can sign up for PVS classes through FLVS.
    • Select County Virtual School during sign up.
    • Deadline to sign up for both Summer and Fall classes is May 29.
    • Fall release period courses should have a a "Preferred Start Date" any time between August 1 and August 14.
      • If you are not enrolled in an online course by the first day of school, you will lose your release period and will be placed in a class on campus.

    St. Petersburg College (SPC)

    • Need to complete a Dual Enrollment Permission Form for off-campus courses, which can be obtained from your counselor.
    • Course Matrix - Use this spreadsheet to see which Dual Enrollment courses you are eligible for.
    • If a college course is offered on Osceola's campus, students must take the course at Osceola.
    • Summer classes deadline:  April 17 to submit a permission form and register with SPC.
    • Fall classes deadline:  May 29 to submit a permission form and register with SPC.
Last Modified on April 21, 2020