Registration Information 2021-22


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    REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

    *Anyone who misses their scheduled Registration Seminar must watch the presentation at home (links to the grade level presentations can be found further down this page).

    • Freshman Face-to-Face students should obtain their registration materials from their science teacher.
    • Freshman MyPCS students will receive their credit check in the mail before their scheduled Registration Seminar; if you do not, please email Ms. Sturgill. All other registration materials can be found further down this page.
    • Junior and Sophomore Face-to-Face students should obtain their registration materials from their history teacher.
    • Junior and Sophomore MyPCS students will receive their credit check in the mail before their scheduled Registration Seminar; if you do not, please email your counselor. All other registration materials can be found further down this page.

    *Anyone who misses their designated Course Input Day will follow the process below:

    • If you are a Face-to-Face student, you will enter your requests on the appropriate grade level makeup day.
    • If you are a MyPCS Student, you will email your requests to your counselor by the appropriate grade level makeup day.

    FEBRUARY 25:  Freshman Registration Part I

    THURSDAY

    All Freshmen view the Registration Seminar in their Science classes

    MARCH 1-5:  Freshman Registration Part II

    MONDAY

    Ms. Martin's classes enter their requests in Focus

    TUESDAY

    Mr. Wood's classes enter their requests in Focus

    THURSDAY

    Mr. Simon's classes enter their requests in Focus

    FRIDAY

    Ms. Fox's classes enter their requests in Focus

    Ms. Powers's classes enter their requests in Focus

    *MyPCS students will be able to log into the Registration Team during their designated input session to ask questions about course selections and the registration process. Completed registration materials MUST be emailed to Ms. Sturgill by Friday, March 5th.

    Click Here Click here to join the Registration Team's FRESHMEN Channel

    MARCH 8:  Freshman Registration Makeup Sessions

    MARCH 8-11:  Junior Registration

    MONDAY

    All Juniors view the Registration Seminar during their US History classes

    TUESDAY

    Mr. Yarbrough's classes enter their requests in Focus

    WEDNESDAY

    Mr. Rundle's and Mr. Clay's classes enter their requests in Focus

    THURSDAY

    Ms. Parvin's classes enter their requests in Focus

    *MyPCS students will be able to log into the Registration Team during their designated input session to ask questions about course selections and the registration process. Completed registration materials MUST be emailed to your counselor (see counselor chart below) by the end of your designated input day. 

    Click Here Click here to join the Registration Team's JUNIORS Channel

    MARCH 22-25:  Sophomore Registration

    MONDAY

    All Sophomores view the Registration Seminar in their World History classes

    TUESDAY

    Ms. Colton's classes enter their requests in Focus

    WEDNESDAY

    Ms. Herring's classes enter their requests in Focus

    THURSDAY

    Mr. Blakeney's classes enter their requests in Focus

    *MyPCS students will be able to log into the Registration Team during their designated input session to ask questions about course selections and the registration process. Completed registration materials MUST be emailed to your counselor (see counselor chart below) by the end of your designated input day.

    Click Here Click here to join the Registration Team's SOPHOMORES Channel

    MARCH 30:  Junior and Sophomore Makeup Registration Sessions


    REGISTRATION PRESENTATIONS

    Freshman Presentation

    Junior and Sophomore presentation coming soon!


    REGISTRATION PACKET FORMS & HANDOUTS

    Blank Credit Check

    Registration Form

    Incoming Freshmen Registration Form

    Enrollment in Honors/Advanced Placement Course Acknowledgment Form

    Virtual School Release Period Agreement Form

    Directions on how to register for Pinellas Virtual School

    Directions on how to register for Florida Virtual School

    Dual Enrollment Options

    Example Copy of Dual Enrollment Permission Form

    Credit Recovery and Grade Forgiveness Options

    Graduation Requirements

    Abbreviated SAT and ACT Testing Dates Schedule

    Important Websites and Information

     
    Counselor Student Assignments
    9th Grade Lauren Sturgill sturgilll@pcsb.org
    10th - 12th Grade, Students with Last Names Starting with A - G Krysta Nymark nymarkk@pcsb.org
    10th - 12th Grade, Students with Last Names Starting with H - O Twila Jackson jacksontw@pcsb.org
    10th - 12th Grade, Students with Last Names Starting with P - Z  Electra Polizzi polizzie@pcsb.org
     

    Curriculum Guide 2021-2022

    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 Withdrawal 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.
    • 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 that are earned through FLVS and/or PVS, including “WF”s (Withdrawn Failing) and “WP”s (Withdrawn Passing), 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.

    *If the MyPCS learning option is still available for the 2021-2022 school year, students enrolled in MyPCS are NOT permitted to be co-enrolled in a virtual school during the school day -- meaning, MyPCS students are NOT eligible for Virtual School Release Periods. 


    Requesting Changes to your 2021-2022 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 - 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 “2021-2022” 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

    AVID

    • 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.
    • 2021-2022 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 June 9.
    • Fall release period courses should have a a "Preferred Start Date" any time between August 1 and August 11.
      • 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 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 June 9.
    • Fall release period courses should have a a "Preferred Start Date" any time between August 1 and August 11.
      • 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) 


    Dual Enrollment students must…

    • Meet all of the qualifications for the institution hosting the courses.
    • Take at least 4 classes at their high school.
    • Have a full schedule (7 active classes per semester).
    • Have no more than 6 college level classes (DE, AP, AICE, IB) per semester.
    • Be pursuing a 24-credit standard diploma.

    Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

    • This dual enrollment program is tied to the NSU Teaching Academy at Tampa Bay
      • Qualifying juniors and seniors can:
        • take up to 4 undergraduate courses at NSU
        • earn college credits while in high school
        • apply these credits toward certain bachelor’s degree programs at NSU
    • Registration is site-based (through Osceola)
    • Fall registration deadline:  Last day of school
    • Spring registration deadline:  Friday before Thanksgiving

    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 registration deadline:  April 30 to submit a permission form and register with SPC.
    • Fall registration deadline:  Last day of school
    • Spring registration deadline:  Friday before Thanksgiving
    • Sign up to take the PERT at SPC: https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/31137

    University of Florida (UF)

    University of South Florida (USF)

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