Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Dad's take your child to work day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be recognized in Palm Beach County on Friday, February 1, 2019. The day is relevant to several common academic goals, since it offers “real world” applications to school studies, furthers partnerships between schools and the business community, encourages gender equity, and enhances mentoring programs. This event…

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[Video]: Voters Approve PBCSD Referendum

Palm Beach County voters, once again, put students first by approving the Countywide School Question on the November 6 ballot. The Referendum, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, will increase the millage rate to 1 mill. This increase will provide approximately $200 million per year to Palm Beach County District-operated schools over the next…

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Choice and Career Academy Application Window Now Open

Choice and career options

Beginning Thursday, November 1, parents can submit applications for their children to attend a Choice and Career program for the 2019-2020 school year. The School District of Palm Beach County offers more than 300 Choice and Career options from Kindergarten through 12th grade at 117 different campuses across the District. Parents are encouraged to apply…

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IT Industry Certification Available for Middle School Students

Student doing work

Students at Polo Park Middle School have the opportunity to graduate eighth grade with two industry certifications, high school credit, and even college credit through the Internet Technology (IT) Academy at the Wellington school. The Choice program includes curriculum to prepare for the CIW Site Development Associate certification exam in seventh grade and the CIW…

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School District of PBC Leads State in Schools of Excellence

Schools of Excellence

Fifty-nine District-operated schools in Palm Beach County have been designated as Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education, making the School District of Palm Beach County the leader in Schools of Excellence in the state of Florida. The School of Excellence distinction is given to schools that maintain an A or B grade…

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[Video]: Tips to Help Make Homework a Success

Homework Tips

Regardless of the grade, homework is a reality for students. But with useful strategies, homework is an effective learning tool that doesn’t have to be stressful for parents or children. Setting time aside to study in an electronics-free place, providing direction and instruction without giving the answers, communicating with your child and teachers and being…

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Free Flu Shots Available for All Students

In School Flu Shots

The School District of Palm Beach County is once again partnering with Healthy Schools and the Florida Health Department of Palm Beach County to offer flu shot clinics in schools, providing the annual vaccine at no cost to students and school staff. This year, parents are encouraged to register their children for the free flu…

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Why Pay For SAT Prep When You ‘Khan’ Study for Free?

Khan Academy

If you’re looking for a way to boost your child’s academic success, understanding of coursework or prepare for college entrance exams, consider Khan Academy, a computer-based resource offered through the School District of Palm Beach County. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that allow students to study at their…

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Parents Learning English Have a Resource for Information

Parent Leadership Council

The Parent Leadership Council (PLC) is a committee that serves as a liaison between parents and school officials to help monitor the implementation of the META/DOE Agreement in the School District. The Agreement works to ensure that all students have equal access to education. In that spirit, the PLC works to facilitate parental involvement, which…

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