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Palm Beach Central High School

» Home of the Broncos in Wellington, Florida

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PBCHS Testing Website!

  • Testing Calendar
  • SAT-ACT Testing Dates
  • SAT Practice Tools
  • Florida Standards

Visit NOW!

Saturday Reading Success Academy

Media Center
9:00 - 12:00

  • January 27th
  • February 24th
  • April 7th

Prepare for FSA! Earn Extra Credit! Breakfast Provided!

Class of 2018
Calendar of Events

  • Dec. 13-14 -  Cap and Gown/Graduation announcement orders
  • Jan. 18-19 - Cap and Gown/Graduation announcement orders
    Last day to order graduation announcements
  • Feb. 22-23 -  Cap and Gown orders. Last chance to order cap and gown at $55.59
  • Mar. 7-8 - Cap and Gown orders. Late order price in force.
  • April 10-12 - Cap and Gown/Class Ring orders
  • April 13 - Grad Bash, Universal Studios, 1:00 PM departure
  • April 28 - Prom, Kravis Center, 8 PM
  • TBD - Senior Check-out, 8 AM- 1 PM, auditorium
  • TBD - Graduation Rehearsal, 7:30 AM, auditorium
  • TBD - GRADUATION, South Florida Fairgrounds

From the desk of your Health Care District School Nurse:

Protect you and your family against the “stomach bug” and other contagious illnesses.  There are highly contagious viruses that can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Each year nationwide, norovirus contributes to about 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths. The elderly and young children are especially vulnerable. Viruses can be spread by people who are sick or can live on objects and surfaces for days or even weeks.

Tips to Help Prevent the Spread of Viruses

  • Always wash your hands carefully with soap and water, especially after using the toilet or changing diapers and before eating, preparing or handling food.

*Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used in addition to handwashing. But they   should not be used as a substitute for washing with soap and water.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables and cook seafood thoroughly
  • When you are sick, do not prepare food or care for others
  • Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces

*After throwing up or having diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect contaminated  surfaces using a chlorine bleach solution (5-25 tablespoons of household bleach per  gallon of water). 

  • Wash laundry thoroughly

There is no vaccine to prevent these types of infections and medications including antibiotics do not work on viruses.  It is important to drink plenty of liquids to replace fluid loss and prevent becoming dehydrated.  Contact your healthcare provider for an evaluation, especially if you or someone you are caring for is at risk or showing signs of dehydration.

For information visit www.cdc.gov/norovirus   For more information regarding the School Health Program, visit www.hcdpbc.org/schoolhealth

News and Information

PBCHS student named the new Student School Board Representative!

Gabriella Hotaling, a senior at Palm Beach Central High School, was recently named the new Student School Board Representative. Hotaling made her debut at the Board meeting on September 27.

Hotaling is going into her third year as a student government representative, and decided to take on the position of Student Board Representative because of her passion for making change and ensuring that students’ voices were well represented.

The student representative position allows Hotaling to be the voice of Palm Beach County students, taking their input and opinions to put before the Board and community. Read more...

Palm Beach Central's Drama Department is in Full Swing!

This year, we have an action packed season prepared for you! Starting off strong in the
Fall with our Night of One Acts, we will have a wonderful night of performances by our Acting
Master class. In November, Palm Beach Central will be invaded by an intergalactic man-eating
plant in the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Our Holiday Prism concert in December will
take the audience on a fun-filled tour of the world’s holiday activities along with music from the
PBC Band and Chorus. Starting off 2018 will be the hilarious “show-within- a-show” musical, The
Drowsy Chaperone. Rounding out our season in May, the Bronco Players will team up with the
IND department to bring you musical numbers from Seussical Jr. in the Sound of Central. We
hope to see you at all of our great shows this year!
Find more information and purchase tickets at pbchsdrama.com!


Dr. Evangeline Aquirre, PBCHS

Palm Beach Central is ecstatic to announce that one of our own, Dr. Evangeline Aguirre has been chosen as this year's TEACHER OF THE YEAR for Palm Beach County.

Dr. Avossa, School Board members Chuck Shaw and Marcia Andrews, District leaders, co-workers, students and her husband gathered in the media center of Palm Beach Central High School to pull off the surprise.

Dr.  Aguirre is an ESOL Intensive Reading and English Teacher at Palm Beach Central High School, where she had been for the past nine years.

A big congratulations goes out to a most deserving teacher.

Read more about Dr. Aquirre...

The Honors Keep Coming for Palm Beach Central’s Dr. Evangeline Aguirre

Read more... 

 Bronco Band Boosters, Inc.

The Bronco Band Boosters is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the Palm Beach Central Bronco Band.
President: Chris Gentile, pbcbandpres@gmail.com



School Events

Tuesday, December 12th
8:00 AM -3:00 PM
Gym Lobby
Parents welcome to donate

Class of 2018 GRADUATION

Monday, May 21, 2018
12:00 PM
South Florida Fairgrounds

Testing Schedule

Follow this link to see the calendar of tests.

Student Handbook

Click here to view and download.


Palm Beach Central High School

Standard Operating Procedures 2017-18

Palm Beach Central Class of 2018 Senior Portrait Information

Prestige Portraits is the official photographer for Palm Beach Central High School. Photos from studios other than Prestige will not be accepted for publication. The last day for seniors to be photographed for the yearbook publication deadline is Friday, October 27, 2017.

The guidelines for photos of seniors that will appear in the Class of 2018 section of the yearbook are as follows:

  • Blue background
  • Males in tuxedos (provided by studio)
  • Females in drapes (provided by studio)

Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the outstanding photographers and state-of- the-art studio for personal photographs. Students may bring props, class rings, letter jackets, uniforms, sports gear, band instruments and anything that shows off who you are! However, when selecting your yearbook portrait, please remember the aforementioned guidelines.

A photography session fee ($20.00) is due at the time of the appointment. Please contact yearbook adviser Ms. Alexandra Lezark @alexandra.lezark@palmbeachschools.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Appointment or other information:

Studio location:

Prestige Portraits Studio
2253 Vista Parkway, Suite 3
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(A map is available on the studio’s website.)

Book your appointment today!

Palm Beach Central High School 2017 Graduation Photos


Seniors and Juniors
with privilege...

Seniors and Juniors with privilege - you must be off campus during any period that your schedule shows a privilege.  If you are found on campus during a period you have a privilege, your privilege will be reviewed and may be revoked.  Disciplinary consequences may also be imposed.

Extra Curricular

Palm Beach Central Teachers Shows Passion and Compassion for Fellow Teachers and Community

Read how our very own Tracy Meiner is highlighted in the Palm Beach Post for her community service efforts. We are so proud of her!

Palm Beach Post Article

Night School

Palm Beach Central Community High School Adult & Community  Education Classes.

Registration for Winter Classes begins January 4th

*** Register Online! ***

Register for Night Classes at Palm Beach Central High School

School Volunteers

All prospective volunteers must complete a School Volunteer application on a secure school computer. A computer is set up in the front office of the school for just this purpose. Please do sign in and out each time you are on campus to volunteer.

This is the way we can track volunteerism on campus and it also serves as a security measure for our school. Also, all field trip and athletic trip drivers must be approved school volunteers.

Your time, talent and efforts as a school volunteer are invaluable and are so appreciated by the staff and students! Your volunteerism has won PBCHS Golden School and Five Star School recognitions in past years. THANK YOU!

For more information about becoming a school volunteer, please contact Mrs. Donna Baxter, Student Activities Director at 561- 433-7929 or donna.baxter@palmbeachschools.org.

PCHS Business Partners

Partnerships can be big or small and involve financial, human and in-kind resources that help meet the needs of schools, students, and teachers. Businesses and community organization can work with one school/department, or they can work with multiple schools/departments, or even the entire district.

Palm Beach Central would like to acknowledge and thank our Business Partners in Education.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Palm Beach Central is a Bully Free Zone!

Bullying and Harassment Confidential
Phone Number 


Contact Us

Palm Beach Central High School | 8499 W. Forest Hill Blvd. | Wellington, Florida 33406 | 561-304-1000