Welcome Back Sharks!

The first day of school is quickly approaching! As we look forward to the start of another exciting school year there are many events and activities happening around campus. Be sure to come back to our webpage to get the latest information throughout the school year – make it your homepage today!

Class of 2021: All incoming Freshmen are invited to attend an event just for you on Wednesday, August 2nd from 8:30 -11:30 in the Shark Zone. Students will get a head start on getting to know the campus and what it means to be a Shark!

AVID Kick-Off: AVID students will be participating in a special event on Tuesday, August 1st from 9:00-12:00. AHS is excited to have our first group of AVID Graduates this year!

Cambridge Kick-Off: Cambridge students will be joining together for their very first Kick-Off Tuesday, August 1st from 12:30-3:30. AHS is looking forward to bringing this prestigious program to our Shark students.

Orientation Day: Take a tour of the school, pick up course schedules, and pay student fees during Pasco County’s Orientation Day, Tuesday, August 8th from 8:30 – 2:00 in the gym. After paying student fees, students will be able to rent lockers and apply for parking tags. Information on athletics, clubs and extra curricular activities will also be available for students. Schedules will not be available for pick up after this date. Students who are unable to pick up their schedule during this designated time must wait until the first day of school.

New Student Registration: New students can register on Tuesday, August 8th from 8:30-2:00 in the Shark Zone. Please call Mr. Buono at 727-246-3000 for possible registration appointment openings prior to August 8th.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications: Families can apply online at https://www.myschoolapps.com. Last year’s meal eligibility status will expire after the first ten days of school. Go online and complete your application today!

Class of 2018: Are you ready for your Senior year? Be sure to stop by the Senior Suite on Orientation Day – a special area just for Seniors! Get information on a ton of senior activities and pick up your schedules in an area created just for the Class of 2018!

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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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