Summer Assignments

Several of the courses offered at Anclote High School have summer assignments that students need to complete prior to the start of school. Please check out the information below for specific course summer assignment requirements.



AP Human Geography

AP Biology

AP English Language

AP English Literature

Pre-AICE Language/Literature

AP Chemistry



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Graduation Information

Semester 2 and Final Year grades, including District Finals, will be rolled into MyStudent on Saturday, May 20. Final grades will not be available prior to this date.

The preliminary Walk List for Graduation will be posted in Student Services at 12:00 on Tuesday, May 23rd. Students who are not on this list may not participate in graduation, or graduation practice, without principal approval. Students who are not on the list should contact Mrs. Billiris for additional information.

Graduation practice is this Wednesday, May 24, from 8:30-11:30 in the gym and is mandatory. Students must arrive on time to participate in practice and the graduation ceremony.

The Graduation Ceremony honoring the Class of 2017 will be held Saturday, May 27, at the University of South Florida Sun Dome. The ceremony begins at 12:30 and no tickets are needed for admission. Parking is approximately $5 and graduates must report to the corral by 11:00. For additional information, please review the letter mailed to graduates, which includes important information regarding security and USF expectation of guests.

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2017 Prom King and Queen

A special thank you to Mrs. Holloman and Student Government for hosting this year’s Prom at Bayanihan on Friday, May 5th. Students danced the night away and celebrated the Class of 2017. Congratulations to Marquez Cooper and Mallory Baack, Anclote High School’s 2017 Prom King and Queen!

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School Incident

This morning at 7:00 a.m. Administration received a report of a possible threat of violence to the students at Anclote High School. Students saw this threat posted on social media and immediately reported it to an adult. The Principal and the School Resource Officer were able to locate the bus on which the student was transported and held the unloading of all buses until the student was safely escorted off the bus. The student was not found to be in possession of any weapon and the situation was turned over to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. I commend the students for their diligence in reporting the threat of violence and encourage all students to do the same if they witness any posts or comments that may indicate a concern for the safety and well-being of others. As always, we appreciate your support in continuing to monitor social media used by students and working with us to ensure their safety.

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2017-18 School Start Times

On Tuesday, April 4 District Staff recommended to the Pasco County School Board new start times for several schools, including Anclote High School. Student hours for 2017-18 will be 8:50-3:05 and will coincide with Paul R. Smith Middle School, similar to when AHS opened. We are still reviewing the specific bell schedule, however, this change will result in Parent Teacher Conferences moving to before school, rather than after. While the newspaper reports the change was as a result of offering the Cambridge Programme next year, this is not the entire situation. While it is definitely an advantage for many families to have Paul R. Smith and Anclote to be on the same schedule, the change was also a result of the district adding a new Bus Garage in Odessa. There was a need from the point of transportation to adjust the start times of several schools from a logistics standpoint. With the implementation of Cambridge at both schools, having a similar start time assists in facilitating the satellite bus service for Cambridge students for both schools, rather than having two runs of satellite stops. Additional information on transportation and bus times will be provided to families at the end of the school year, as soon as it becomes available from the Transportation Department.

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Awesome Shark!

Congratulations to Alexx Smith on his Class 1A 2nd Place finish at the State Weightlifting Competition. Alexx competed at the 129 lb weight class and came home with a medal – way to Rep the Sharks!

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Going to States!

Congratulations to Junior, Alexx Smith, on his 1st Place finish in the Class 1A Region 6 Weightlifting Meet. Alexx will compete in the State competition Friday, April 7th. Good Luck Alexx!

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