Matanzas High School Weekly Update

February 10, 2023

Course Selections for 23-24 School Year - What to Expect!

During the week of February 20th, course selection sheets will be distributed to students and accompanying materials and resources for students and parents will be published on the MHS website and Schoology. Parents and students should review these materials to guide conversations about course selections for the 23-24 school year.

March 1 - Students will enter their course selections in Skyward (during school - activity period)

March 2 - March 17: All students will come to The Plank with their English classes to have a one on one sit down meeting with their school counselor to review and confirm their course selections.

MHS Advanced Academic Options Night

Students who participate in advanced academic offerings at the high school level are better prepared for colleges and careers. Are you interested in your child participating in AICE, AP or Dual Enrollment opportunities at Matanzas High School?

MHS is hosting an evening information session for parents on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6-7:30PM so that parents can learn more about these options and what may be best for their child. The event will begin in the Pirate Theater with a general information session and then will feature breakout sessions with representatives from Daytona State College to discuss dual enrollment and MHS Guidance to discuss AICE.

9th Graders - Apply Now for MHS Programs of Study for 23-24

Any current 9th grader student can apply now for an MHS Program of Study for the 23-24 school year. MHS is currently accepting applications for the AICE Program, Law & Justice Program, Marketing & Finance, Hospitality & Tourism and CyberSecurity!

Click Here for the CTE Program of Study Application

Click Here for the AICE Application

Applications are due March 4th, 2023, students will be notified on or before March 17, 2023 of their acceptance.

Students interested in joining Carpentry, Culinary or Digital Media may select these electives on their course selection sheet, no application is required.

Spotlight - Chorus Solo and Ensemble and Jazz Band MPA

Our Chorus students recently participated in the Solo and Ensemble and earned 4 "Superior" and 3 "Excellent" ratings - congratulations on your hard work!

Our Jazz Ensemble 1 and Jazz Ensemble 2 bands also participated in their Music Performance Assessment this week and earned "Superior" ratings! This was the first time MHS has taken two separate Jazz bands to MPA.

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Upcoming Dual Enrollment Information Sessions

Parents and students interested in Daytona State College Dual Enrollment for 23-24, plan to attend one of the online information sessions at the link below.

This is the required first step for students who want to participate in DE and will answer many questions about the process and what to expect. Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2023 begins April 6th.

Session dates are 2/8, 2/14, 2/23, 3/23, and 3/29.

Seniors - Bright Futures Reminder

If you have qualified for or will qualify for the Florida Financial Aid Application Scholarships (Bright Futures Awards) you must complete your Florida Financial Aid Application BEFORE YOU GRADUATE to receive any potential award money! Please request the quick guide tutorial from your school counselor if needed.

Link to the Bright Futures website and application -

Daytona State Graduates - Class of 2023

Do you want to walk across the stage to accept your Daytona State College Diploma for Spring 2023? You can apply for DSC’s graduation ceremony through your MyDaytonaState portal.

Please see below for important dates:

First day to apply for graduation: January 17, 2023

Commencement book deadline: March 20, 2023

Summer Completers - Last day to apply: July 31, 2023

Commencement Ceremony: May 16, 2023

Reserve Tickets to Walk: Between February 1 and April 3 2023

**You must apply for graduation even if you do NOT wish to walk in the commencement ceremony

**You may walk in the ceremony no matter what your grad status is

For more information, FAQs, and details visit -

Wellness Wednesday Schedule

From January 25 through March 8 Matanzas will operate a modified schedule on Wednesdays to provide time for required instruction. Look for an email in your inbox with more detailed information about the content of Wellness Wednesday.
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Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $80. Purchase yearbooks at

See Ms. Graifer in Room 1-202 for more details.

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Tutoring Schedule

Free tutoring with bus transportation is offered every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-4:20 for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and test re-takes and make up. See updated schedule with room locations below!

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MHS Staffing Update

Parents, Matanzas is seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Mathematics Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Paraprofessional

The positions are posted and accepting applications on the Flagler Schools website:

MHS Daily Announcements

Did you know that the MHS Daily Announcements are posted on our Matanzas HS website? To view, click the "Daily Announcements" megaphone on

Mark your Calendars!!!

Quarter 3 Progress Reports

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 3pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Progress Reports will be emailed home by your child's teachers.

Why MHS? Night - MHS Program of Study Showcase

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 6-8pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Information about MHS Programs of Study for prospective MHS students including 8th grade students. Featured programs include Law & Justice, AICE, Hospitality & Culinary, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, Marketing & Finance and Carpentry and Construction.
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Advanced Academic Options Parent Night

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 6-7:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Current MHS students and parents are invited to learn more about dual enrollment, AICE and AP offerings at MHS. Event will begin at 6PM in the Pirate Theater and then have breakout sessions.

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Boys Lacrosse vs. Mandarin

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 7pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Softball Pre-Season Tournament

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 7pm to Saturday, Feb. 18th, 6pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Tennis vs. Saint Augustine HS

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 3:30pm

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 18th, 10am

3535 Pirate Nation Way

Palm Coast, FL

MHS Contact Information