PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

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PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER
HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 2015!
PPCHS MISSION
STATEMENT
The Pembroke Pines Charter Community will provide a
challenging educational foundation to prepare students
for college success and responsible citizenship.
College
Community
Citizenship
5 CULTURAL CORNERSTONES
 THE
EDUCATION FOR THE BEST IS
THE BEST EDUCATION FOR ALL
 TONE OF DECENCY: RESPECT AND
PROFESSIONALISM
 SMALL SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE:
MOST PEOPLE KNOW MOST PEOPLE
 COLLABORATIVE OWNERSHIP
 LIFELONG LEARNERS AND RISK
TAKERS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 National
Charter School of the Year
 Newsweek’s Top High Schools
 ‘A’ Rated High School
 College/University Acceptance
 Outstanding SACS Review
 Academic Village Campus
2009-2010 PPCHS
Graduation Rate*
FDOE
98.6
NGA
98.6
W. Broward 94
95.5
95.3
Flanagan
86.2
88.1
88.1
Everglades
89
89.3
88.1
Somerset
80.7
80.7
80.7
PPCHS
NCLB
98.6
* http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs.default.asp
Pembroke Pines School
Results
School
Grade
PPCHS
A
West Broward
A
Somerset
A
Flanagan
B
Everglades
B
Total Points
1281
1213
1155
1128
1100
PPCHS COLLEGE ADMISSION
82 students
30 students
24 students
14 students
12 students
9 students
8 students
7 students
5 students
1 student
Class of 2010
Private Florida
Universities
13 students
7 students
3 students
2 students
2 students
1 student
1 student
Class of 2010 Out of State Universities
CHARTER STARTERS!
Robin Allen
Assistant Principal
 Administration
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Basketball
Football
Tennis
Lacrosse
Waterpolo
Swimming
Hockey
Soccer
Cheerleading
Golf
Volleyball
Softball
Baseball
Cross Country
Track and Field
Norma Lorenzo
Pembroke Pines Charter
High School
9th Grade Guidance
Counselor
Welcome Class of 2015!
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Art Club
Autism Club
Band
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Broward County, Inc
Black History Club
Book Club
Business Club
Computer/Tech Club
Engineering Club
Environmental Club
First Priority Club
GSA
Key Club
Latin Dance Club
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Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors
Society)
National Honor Society
ONE Pines Charter
Psychology Club
Relay for Life
Scholarship Resource Club
Science Club
Spanish Honor Society
Student Government
Thespian Club
T.R.O.O.P. Club
PPCHS Goals and Objectives
 Provide
all of our students with a
strong and rigorous curriculum,
supported by sound instructional
strategies and a caring environment
 Encourage
all of our students to take
the most challenging courses where
they can be successful
PPCHS Goals and Objectives,
cont.
 Prepare
all of our students for
successful achievement on the FCAT
exam
 Prepare
all of our students for college
entrance and post-secondary success
Honors Level Courses
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Offer students the opportunity to earn more
quality points towards their grade point average
than regular courses.
An “A” is worth 5 points, “B” is worth 4 points
and a “C” is worth 3 points towards the student’s
GPA.
Content of the course is more rigorous and
challenging in pacing as well as depth of topics
covered.
Advanced Placement Courses
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Offer students the opportunity to earn more
quality points towards their grade point average
than regular courses.
An “A” is worth 6 points, “B” is worth 5 points
and a “C” is worth 4 points towards the
student’s GPA.
Content of the course is at a college level, but
supported by proven and effective best
practices and instructional strategies.
Graduation Requirements
Subject
Credits
English
Math (must include Algebra 1)
Science
World History
American History
Amer. Govt./Economics
H.O.P.E.
Performing Fine Arts
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Total Required Core Courses
Total Electives
Total Credits Required for Graduation
16
8
24
th
9
Standard
Grade
Schedule
English I/ Honors
 Mathematics
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– Algebra I/ Honors
– Geometry/ Honors
– Algebra II/ Honors
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Science
– Earth Space Science
– Biology/Biology Honors
World Geography/ Honors
 Elective (Foreign Language)
 Elective (HOPE)
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Additional Graduation
Requirements
 2.0
Unweighted Cumulative GPA
 Computer Proficiency (9-12th Grade)
 40 Hours of Community Service
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 Passing score on the Grade 10 FCAT
– > 300 on FCAT Reading and Math
Pembroke Pines Charter
High School
Communications
and
Technology Department
Com & Tech - Courses Offered
 Journalism-1
 Journalism
2-4
 The CHAT Online Newspaper
 The Independent Magazine
 Digital
Publishing 2-4 (CHAT)
 The CHAT Online Newspaper
 The Independent Magazine
 Yearbook
 The Prowler
Com & Tech - Courses Offered
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Computing for College & Careers
 Microsoft Office Suite, keyboarding, etc.
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Web Design 1-2-3
 All aspects of web design including school website
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Computer Game Programming
 3d & 2d computer game design
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Applied Computer Tech
 Hardware/software troubleshooting, networking, preparation
for the A+ certification exam
Com & Tech - Courses Offered
Electives – Dual Enrollment
College Credit Courses
 Computer
& Internet Literacy
 Three (3) College Credits
 Digital
I Photoshop CS5
Three (3) College Credits
Classes available to Juniors and Seniors only.
Pembroke Pines Charter
High School
Mathematics Department
Mathematics Courses Offered
 Algebra
1 Regular
 Algebra 1 Honors
 Informal Geometry
 Geometry Regular
 Geometry Honors
 Liberal Arts Mathematics
 Algebra 2 Regular
 Algebra 2 Honors
Mathematics Courses Offered,
cont.
 Analysis
of Functions
 Pre-Calculus (Honors)
 SAT Test Preparation for
Mathematics
 Calculus (Honors)
 Statistics (Honors)
 Advanced Placement Calculus AB
 Advanced Placement Statistics
Support for our Students
 After-school
 FCAT
tutoring
Camps
 FCAT,
SAT/ACT and CPT
(Computerized Placement Test for
College) preparation incorporated
into all of our classes
Pembroke Pines Charter
High School
Science Department
9th grade
 Earth
Space Science
 Biology
 Biology Honors
*FCAT reading and mathematics
scores, teacher recommendation
10th grade
 Chemistry
 Chemistry
 AP
Biology
Honors
11th grade
 Physics
 Honors
Physics
 AP Chemistry
 AP Environmental Science
 Dual Enrollment Zoology/Marine Sci.
Other Science Electives
 Forensic
Science
 Honors Anatomy & Physiology
 Environmental Science
 Physical Science
 Zoology
 Honors Genetics
 Honors Marine Science
 AP Physics B
End of Course Exams
 2011
pilot year
 2012 Biology
 Students must pass an EOC exam in
order to earn high school credit
Pembroke Pines Charter
High School
Social Science Department
Required Social Science
All incoming freshmen are required to
enroll in one of the following courses:
 World
Cultural Geography Regular
 World Cultural Geography Honors
World Cultural Geography
Major Concepts:
Students will develop multicultural
understanding and use geographical
concepts and skills to acquire and apply
information towards decision-making
processes.
Major Content:
location
demographics
economic activity
physical features
historical changes
land use
Social Science Courses
10th Grade
– World History Regular & Honors
– AP World History
11th Grade
– US History Regular & Honors
– AP US History
12th Grade
– Government Regular & Honors
– Economics Regular & Honors
– AP Government /AP Economics
Social Science Elective Courses
 Psychology
and Sociology
 AP Psychology
 AP European History
 AP Art History
 Law Studies
 Leadership
Pembroke Pines
Charter High School
English Department
English Courses
9th Grade
- Survey Regular & Honors
10th Grade
– World Regular & Honors
11th Grade
– American Literature Regular & Honors
– AP Language and Composition
12th Grade
– British/World Literature Reg. & Honors
– AP Literature and Composition
Lang. Arts Elective - Debate
English Enrichment
 SAT
Prep
 Summer Reading Program
 Grade Level Book Clubs
 Literature Fair
The World Languages
Department
Courses Offered
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French
– French I
– French II
– French III Honors
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American Sign Language
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American
American
American
American
Sign
Sign
Sign
Sign
Language
Language
Language
Language
I
II
III Honors
IV Honors
Spanish
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Spanish I
Spanish III Honors
Spanish II
Spanish IV Honors
Spanish for Spanish Speakers I and II
Advanced Placement Spanish Language
Student Support
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Rosetta Stone Program
incorporated into curriculum for
Spanish and French Levels 1/2
All teachers offer after school help
sessions
Spanish Honor Society and NHS
students offer after school
tutoring
Extra Curricular Activities
 Spanish
 French
National Honor Society
Club
 Latin
Dance Club
 Multi
Cultural Show
Pembroke Pines
Charter High School
Fine Arts
Department
Chorus
Chorus levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Following a voice part in a 3 or 4 part vocal score
Rhythmic and melodic notation
Music theory
Individual and ensemble performing
Listening skills
Learning the roles and influence of choral music
and musicians in culture, history, society and
everyday life.
KEYBOARD
Keyboard levels 1,2,3, &4
Developing Keyboard proficiency
Reading music notation
KEYBOARD
Individual and ensemble
performance
Discover roles and
influence of keyboard
music and pianists in
history, culture, society
and everyday life.
Band
 Band is for students who are
currently or
have been enrolled in the Middle School
band program. Students will need to get a
signature from Mrs. Cole or Mrs. Shendel.
Drama classes improve
– Creativity
– Public Speaking
– Teamwork
Drama I
Acting
Technical theatre
Theatre history
Improvisation
Mime, movement, voice and diction
Annual “Winter Fantasy” show
Advanced Drama classes - Theater Company:
Drama 2, 3 and 4 students
Admission is by audition
Two full productions each school year
Smaller festivals, competitions and shows
Visual Arts
creative thinking
expressive skills
art history
cultures
communicate
ideas
Production History
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Spring Musical - 2010
The Red Coat 2010
This Phone 2.0 2009
The Fifteen Minute Hamlet 2009
“The Suessification of Romeo and
Juliet 2009
Spring 2008 – We’re writing an original
play
Fall 2007 Much Ado About Nothing
Spring 2007 You’re a Good Man
Charlie Brown
Spring 2007 Night of January 16th
Spring 2007 Pasta Fazooool (world
premiere)
Fall 2006 Twain by the Tale
Spring 2006 Jukebox (world premiere)
Fall 2005 Julius Caesar
Spring 2005 Little Shop of Horrors
Fall 2004 All in the Timing
Ceramics
Ceramics levels 1, 2, & 3
Drawing & Painting
 Drawing
& Painting Levels 1, 2 &3
 Advanced Placement Studio Art
Reading
 Reading
Grade 9
 Reading
Grade 10
 Reading
Grade 11-12
Jaguar
Pride!

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