Are you the parent of a high school Junior?  If you can answer, "yes" to that question, you may want to to utilize the following helpful hints:  1) check your child's status towards meeting high school graduation requirements.  It is as easy as calling the Guidance Counselor to make arrangements for your child and you to review your child's transcript.  Set up a time for you and your child to meet with the Counselor to determine the best college options.  2)  As a Junior, it is important to start keeping track of important dates, i.e. ACT and SAT test dates, application deadlines for colleges that spark an interest, as well as scholarship deadlines.  Keep a folder with the pertinent information to help keep you on track.  3).  Help your child contact colleges they are interested in and ask for information to be sent.  It is never too early to begin looking at the information to determine if a college can meet his/her needs.  4).  If your child needs community service hours in order to qualify for scholarships such as Bright Futures, contact entities that qualify and help your child make arrangements to begin donating their time -- Perhaps as a parent, you may want to volunteer right alongside your student!  5).  Help your child register for the ACT and SAT so he/she can begin taking the tests.  It is never too early, and your child can take it as many times as they want.  Colleges will look at their best scores.  Parents, your interest in, and encouragement of, your child goes a long way.  In the words of Charles Swindoll, "Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."

UF Immersion Experience

Through the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project, talented and gifted high school students from small and rural districts across Florida participated in the 2014 STEM Immersion experience. This opportunity was made possible through a partnership with the University of Florida's Center for Pre-collegiate Education and Training.

In the PAEC-served area, 29 STEM Scholars and five teachers participated in a variety of experiences at the University of Florida and STEM Scholars were exposed to a variety of STEM Career Preparatory programs available at the university.

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Parents! We invite you to embrace this oportunity to become more informed about the curriculum that your child's teacher is using in his/her classroom.  Join school administration, teachers, Superintendent and School Board members for an exciting night of interacting with staff, using your child's curriculum, both paper and computer-based, and discovering more about the expectations of your child's teacher.

PTO will provide child care in the PE room, and a Spanish speaking interpreter will be available for our Spanish speaking parents.  A pizza party will be the reward for the class that has the most parents in attendance.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity and we will see you on Tuesday, October 7th beginning at 6:00 PM!

JCMHS Student Dress Code 2014-2015

The following agenda item, JCMHS Student Dress Code Change for 2014-2015, has been approved by the Jefferson County School Board on May 12, 2014. Please click the link to view the document.

JCMHS Student Dress Code Change 2014-2015

* JCPennys and Walmart in Tallahassee will have the orange, blue, white and black polos in stock.



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