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 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! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • • • • • • 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 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 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 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Required Core Courses Total Electives Total Credits Required for Graduation 16 8 24 th 9 Standard Grade Schedule English I/ Honors Mathematics – Algebra I/ Honors – Geometry/ Honors – Algebra II/ Honors Science – Earth Space Science – Biology/Biology Honors World Geography/ Honors Elective (Foreign Language) Elective (HOPE) Additional Graduation Requirements 2.0 Unweighted Cumulative GPA Computer Proficiency (9-12th Grade) 40 Hours of Community Service www.volbrow.org 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 Computing for College & Careers Microsoft Office Suite, keyboarding, etc. Web Design 1-2-3 All aspects of web design including school website Computer Game Programming 3d & 2d computer game design 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 French – French I – French II – French III Honors American Sign Language – – – – American American American American Sign Sign Sign Sign Language Language Language Language I II III Honors IV Honors Spanish – – – – Spanish I Spanish III Honors Spanish II Spanish IV Honors Spanish for Spanish Speakers I and II Advanced Placement Spanish Language Student Support 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 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!