High School Ninja News

November 7, 2022

A Note from the Desk of Ms. Choo

Hello parents,

We are excited to be entering the holiday season. Soon Thanksgiving will be here and it will be a time to spend with friends and family. Our teachers will be off for the holiday week too, and if your student is behind it is a great opportunity to get caught up on their work. Students should be about 70% complete in all of their courses this week. That includes students who started late. That allows students to end the semester on time a be ready to start the second semester.

If your child is significantly behind we are starting an extended school day program. Please be looking for an invitation and contact from one of our teachers. We hope these extra supports will help students get back on track.

New Dual Enrollment Courses

We are excited to offer new Dual Enrollment Courses for the second semester. If you are interested in these courses the timeline is short to apply.

Your application and course selection is due November 11th

Eligibility Requirements

USF Courses

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Film Studies

American Sign Language

Application Link

Course selection Link

Winter Assessment Dates - SAVE THE DATES

All students taking US Government, US Government Honors, and AP US Government and Politics in the first semester will need to take the Florida Civics Literacy exam on November 30th.

November 30th - Florida Civics Literacy Exam

Students who have previously been identified as needing one of the end of course exams and have not completed the exam or have not yet received a score for one of the math exams should plan to attend. Students will also get an invitation from the office. Please save the dates.

November 29th - Algebra End of Course Exam

November 29th - Geometry End of Course Exam

December 2nd - Biology End of Course Exam

December 2nd - US History End of Course Exam

School Messenger Communication

This last week we have learned that receiving school communication is more important than ever. If you have not yet signed up to receive phone and text messages from the school and district, please do so.

This will keep you informed of imported breaking news like school closures.

Please see the directions below.

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DIploma and Assessment Information

It is important to have the correct information to create a high school plan for success. Our school counselors will be meeting with families to discuss course options and assessment needs.

Please take a few minutes and become familiar with the graduation and assessment requirements for students linked below.

Standard Diploma Requirements Academic Advisement – What Students and Parents Need to Know

High School Assessments requirements:

  • Pass Algebra 1 EOC or Comparative Score
  • Pass Grade 10 FSA or Concordant Score
  • Take Biology EOC
  • Take Geometry EOC
  • Take US History EOC

All assessments are scheduled at the Pasco eSchool Headquarters. Please plan accordingly.

Attendance Matters

In Pasco eSchool's secondary program attendance in class is demonstrated by submitting work within a 7-day period. Attendance is entered into our student tracking system, myStudent, every Thursday and parents will receive an automated call if a student has not completed at least one assignment in each class.

The goal of these calls is to share this information with parents so they can help students get back on track.

For students who have longer periods of time without work submissions, parents can expect our team to reach out through phone calls and emails, schedule parent conferences, require students to attend virtual extended school day, require students to work on our school's campus, and other attendance interventions.

Our goal is to work with families to ensure that all students are successful learners.

Below is a link to the excused absence form for students who may need an absence excused.

Absence Form Grades 6-12

Florida Required Instruction

The State Board of Education works with Florida school districts to develop and monitor plans to provide required instruction through section 1003.42 (2)(n), Florida Statutes. More information about the topics included, as well as Pasco County Schools' plan for implementation, please visit our district's website. A table listing topics, as well as grade levels required to have each topic presented, is attached below.

These topics are embedded into some subjects and courses, and others will be presented through homeroom announcements, special activities, and standalone modules.

Pasco eSchool

Expanding access for all Pasco County students to rigorous, relevant curriculum that incorporates skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the 21st Century.

The District School Board of Pasco County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, or age in its programs, services, and educational activities or in its hiring and employment practices. To report violations of this policy, contact: District School Board of Pasco County Equity Manager/Title IX Coordinator: Office for Employee Relations, (813) 794-2322, sblue@pasco.k12.fl.us.