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3/30/2017
 
GEMs
Congratulations to our students who were recognized as GEMs at a recent School Board meeting.  These students demonstrated Great Educational Moments (GEM) and were awarded a certificate and pin in honor of their hard work.  Mrs. Terri Axford, Supt. Mark Porter and Board Chairman John Dick were on hand to congratulate Brian Coward for being named a National Merit Finalist, putting him in the top 1% of all of those whose test score qualifies them as a National Merit Scholar. Also receiving reconition was Leila Nolan for her award winning STEM entry in the district science fair.  Also recognized but not in attendance were Mason Cooper and Amy Athans for their District Level STEM projects.
Key West High School is proud to announce that Brian Coward has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, an elite honor that was earned by demonstrating, through distinguished performance, high potential for future academic accomplishments.   Brian is an exceptional student beyond his brilliant educational record, numerous achievements and aspirations to pursue engineering at an elite school.  He is involved in many activities in the school and community, has taken on various leadership roles and has participated in many extraordinary opportunities such a traveling to different parts of the world to help struggling communities and participating in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM Program.  In addition
to his scholarly achievements, Brian is an accomplished athlete as a four year varsity soccer player, a dedicated volunteer, and a natural leader who has earned the respect of peers and faculty alike, earning him recognition by his senior class as the Best All-Around student as well as school-level Conch Pride Awards, and nomination and participation in the National Youth Leadership Seminar in 2013 and the University of Florida Youth Leadership Conference in 2015.  In the Fall 2015, Brian was selected as KWHS’s Sunshine State Scholar for his academic accomplishments and career potential in the STEM field. Later that academic year, Brian was selected as MCSD’s Sunshine State Scholar and traveled to the state capital to be recognized for this distinction amongst other outstanding scholars in Florida. Brian is polite, respectful and has an unassuming confidence that has grown throughout the years as he has taken on and accomplished challenges and goals.  We are proud of Brian’s deserving status as a National Merit Finalist and join in celebrating this high honor with his parents, Tom and Nancy Coward.  
Congratulations to Peterly Louis who was recognized by the Office of the Governor for his participation in the Black History Month Essay contest!   His excellent work earned him a letter from the Governor and we are proud of his accomplishment.
Advanced Placement Program Information
Please scroll through this informational PDF regarding our Advanced Placement program.  This information is important to current AP students and potential AP students, as scheduling is just around the corner.  
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COURSEWORK SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
After school support sessions are now available!  Students who need assistance or extra support have many opportunities to get help from teachers.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, teachers are available for Power Hour during the last 20 minutes of lunch.  In addition, the computer lab is open daily from 2:30-3:30 and the library is open every afternoon except Wednesday with teachers on hand to provide homework help and research assistance.  We have now expanded our support to include specialized sessions in several different curriculum areas.  Students do not need to attend the specific teachers class to attend the support sessions.  With mid-terms approaching and the semester nearing a close, students should take advantage of every opportunity to ensure they are mastering their coursework by getting help from the many different sessions offered.
AHEC
This is just a reminder that the Monroe County School District and Keys AHEC have partnered again this year to provide its students no cost primary care medical services.
As cold and flu season is just around the corner children may soon start feeling ill. If your child is in need of a physical, has an ear ache, a sore throat or has other medical needs we encourage you to take of advantage of this free service (please see flyer below).
The Keys AHEC Physician Assistant will be able to see you right away and provide the treatment your child needs.
 
At Key West High School, service is offered on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in room 1-102.  At Horace O’Bryant School, service is offered on Monday – Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m located in room 1-100. If you have not already filled out a registration form, you may do so at the time of the appointment, or download the one before ahead of time (see form below).
 
Please call (305) 293-1549 x54357 for more information or (305) 743-7111, Ext. 210 for an appointment.

AHEC FLYER         

Registration Form in English

Registration Form in Spanish
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Yearbooks for Sale

Are you a Key West High School alumni?  Did you lose your yearbook to a storm or in travels?  If so, we may have that special memory book!  The Conch, our school yearbook, has several extra additions dating back to the early 1940's.  They are on sale for $50.00 plus shipping.  If you would like to see if your graduation year is available, please email Fleasher.Hall@keysschools.com or call 305-293-1549.  If it is in our archives, we can get one out to you right away so you can relive your fabulous days of Conch Pride!
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Welcome to Key West High School, a school of diverse opportunities with high expectations where we strive for students to be the best they can be personally, academically, athletically and socially.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
To empower all students to maximize their potential and prepare them with the skills and experiences necessary to be college or career ready and to develop those character traits that will enable them to be productive members of society.
                                              
SCHOOL BELIEFS
We focus on R2D2: Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Determination
·        Students are our priority and their learning opportunities are the central focus.
·        All students have the right to a safe and drug-free learning environment.
·        Parents, community members, agencies and the school work collaboratively to provide the support needed for each child to experience success.
·        Relationships are strengthened and perspectives are broadened thorough diversity and equity.
·        Teachers and administrators are leaders and innovators whose primary responsibility is to engage students in high quality learning experiences that result in student achievement.
 
     CONCH PRIDE - Perseverance Respect Integrity Dedication Excellence
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