Weekly News

03/01/24

Robotics

  • We are excited that our Robotics Team is participating in state events this weekend! We appreciate the staff, parents, and volunteers who have contributed to their success.

 Clubs

 Lunch

  • Lunch requests for Brozinni's are due March 7. The cost is $10.

 Prom Tickets

  • Juniors and seniors can now purchase prom tickets during the week. The current cost is $25.

 Attendance

  • Attendance letters and notifications are going out next week. As a reminder, family trips are considered unexcused absences. Students might lose the ability to turn in work if their absence is not excused. Please plan accordingly for spring break!

02/23/24

Lunch

  • Friday, March 1 lunch- Zaxby's

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, February 29 to order

Yearbooks

  • You must order your yearbook by February 28 to guarantee your copy. 

  • Yearbooks will still be available for purchase after that date, but we are ordering a limited number of copies.

  • Guarantee a yearbook on distribution day; visit Jostens.com to order your 2023-2024 yearbook today! 

Prom Tickets

  • Prom tickets go on sale Monday, February 26, 2024. Pricing is as follows:

  • February 26-February 29, tickets are $20.

  • March 4-March 28, tickets are $25.

  • April 1-April 12, tickets are $30.

  • Guest student forms will be available April 1.

  • Tickets will be sold at the prom table  M/W/Th 8:45-9:45 and 2:00-3:00.

02/16/24

Lunch

  • Friday, February 23 lunch- Tijuana Flats

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, February 22

President's Day

  • School will be in session on Monday, February 19.

Yearbooks

  • Collegiate High School yearbooks are now available for pre-purchase

  • Guarantee your copy and order yours today at Jostens

  • You can also visit Jostens.com and click on "Shop Your School."

02/09/24

Lunch

  • Friday, February 16 lunch- Brozinni's Pizza

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, February 15

Progress Reports

  • Reports were sent out this week, be on the lookout for them

Spring Bash

  • The 9th grade student council planned a spring bash for Friday, February 16

  • All students are welcome, the event will take place from 1:00-2:30

  • Students will play games and participate in activities planned by the student council

  • Any 9th or 10th grade parent who wishes to donate items should check out their Sign Up Genius

  • Donations should be taken to Mrs. Sydow's room in building 300

  • Donations can be accepted through Thursday, February 15

02/01/24

Lunch

  • Friday, February 9- Chick-fil-a

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, February 8 to place your order

School ID Badges

  • CHS ID badges must be worn in our high school buildings at all times

  • The badges should be visible and worn on the student, not backpacks or other belongings

  • Please help us remind students to bring their badge to school and wear it daily

Progress Reports

  • Progress reports will be sent home next week

  • We are using a new format for these reports to give our students more ownership of their success

  • If your address has changed, please contact the front office to update it in our system

Cell Phones and Social Media

  • As a reminder, students are not permitted to be on social media while at school

  • We encourage parents to discuss social media safety with your student

  • We also encourage parents to discuss and monitor their student's social media activity

Clubs

01/26/24

Lunch

  • Friday, February 2 lunch- Zaxby's

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, February 1

Yearbook

  • The deadline for submitting senior yearbook ads has been extended to Thursday, February 8th! Please visit Jostens.com > Shop Your School > Collegiate High School > Yearbook Ads to design and purchase online. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1422975/Collegiate-High-School/

  • Yearbook wants your sports photos! If your student participates in any type of sport, please send photos and information to Ms. Fetters at fettersa@nwfsc.edu for possible inclusion in the yearbook. 

01/19/24

Lunch

  • Friday, January 26 lunch- Tijuana Flats

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, January 25

Grades

  • Progress reports will be sent out the week of February 5

  • Parents are able to check grades prior to the reports by logging onto their student's CANVAS account

Student-led Conferences

  • More information and sign-ups will be coming out for student-led conferences, please save the dates. You will have a choice between an 8 AM or 4 PM session.

    • Wednesday, February 21- 9th grade

    • Wednesday, March 6- 10th grade

    • March, March 11- 11th grade

01/12/24

Lunch

  • Friday, January 19 lunch- Brozinni's Pizza

  • Bring your $10 to the office by Thursday, January 18

No School on Monday

  • Collegiate High School will be closed on Monday, January 15. Enjoy your long weekend!

Faculty

  • Mrs. Franklin retired after 22 years of service at Collegiate High School. We appreciate her hard work and dedication to CHS and our students. We wish her the best in her future adventures.

  • Mr. Jacob Fuller has joined us to teach our 11th grade students in Critical Thinking and Study Skills. Please welcome him to our CHS family.

  • Mrs. Jenna Burger will be working with our AA 9th and 10th grade students as many of them navigate taking their first online college course.

Transcripts

  • Grades for the fall semester college classes are being entered into FOCUS. Transcripts will be available the week of January 22.

Clubs

01/05/24

We hope our students are rested and ready to come back to school on Monday!

Reminder: Attendance at WOW days on Monday and Tuesday is mandatory for all grades.

Lunches

  • Lunches for Monday had to be purchased before break. If you did not purchase a lunch, please pack one.

  • Tuesday, January 9 lunch will be Chick-fil-a, please bring your money to the front office if you would like to purchase.

  • Lunch for Friday, January 12 will be Zaxby's, please bring your money to the front office by Wednesday, January 10 to purchase.

Lanyards and Student ID's

  • All students must wear their student ID visibly on a lanyard when they are in the Collegiate High School buildings.

Pick up and Drop off Procedures

  • Students should only be picked up and dropped off in front of the Collegiate High School buildings.

    • For safety reasons, students should not walk out to College Boulevard to meet parents for pick up.

12/15/23

Enjoy your break! We will see students on Monday, January 8.

FAST PM2

FAST PM2 test results were sent home this week with students. You can access a full, detailed report on the FOCUS app. If you do not currently have the FOCUS app, you will need to create a log-in on the website FIRST and then download the app using the same username and password. https://www.okaloosaschools.com/page/focus

  • Open the Focus App                                                

  • On profile …By the student's name click on More Info

  • Choose Reports

  • Select Florida TIDE Family Portal 

  • Once on the TIDE Family Portal site,

    it SHOULD automatically upload your child’s report.

Fall semester

Help Needed

12/08/23

Lunches

The Raider Café is closed until Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Please see the lunch choices in the update from 12/01/23.

Students are asked to cast their votes at the Raider Café to give their input for food choices for next semester.

Early Release Friday, December 15, 2023

Students will release at 1:30 PM next Friday. Campus will close at this time. Please make transportation arrangements accordingly.

Mrs. Copeland- Guidance

Mrs. Copeland in guidance had an email change. Please use her new email for all future correspondence.

Alicia Copeland: copeali@nwfsc.edu

12/01/23

Lunches

The Raider Café will close on December 7, 2023 and will not reopen until Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Please see the schedule below for lunch options and the deadline to purchase. All lunches are $10. Students may purchase multiple days at one time and in advance of the deadline.

Please note: lunch for Monday, January 8 must be purchased before winter break!

Date

Lunch Option

Deadline to Purchase (Noon)

Friday, December 8

Zaxby's

Thursday, December 7

Monday, December 11

Chick-Fil-A

Friday, December 8

Tuesday, December 12

Brozinni's Pizza

Monday, December 11

Wednesday, December 13

Tijuana Flats

Tuesday, December 12

Thursday, December 14

Zaxby's

Wednesday, December 13

Friday December 15

Brozinni's Pizza

Thursday, December 14

Monday, January 8

Tijuana Flats

Friday, December 15

Tuesday, January 9

Chick-Fil-A

Monday, January 9

FAST Testing

  • FAST Progress Monitoring 2 will take place on Friday, December 8 for 9th and 10th grade students.

  • Students will leave their computers in their testing location on Thursday.

Final Exams

  • High school and college finals begin the week of December 11.

    • College exam times vary based on the class.

  • High school final exams for 9th and 10th grade will take place on the following dates:

    • English- December 11 and 12

      • Regular block schedule

    • Biology and Chemistry- December 13

      • HR 9:00-9:15

      • 1st period 9:20-9:50

      • 2nd period 9:55-10:25

      • 3rd period 10:30-11:00

      • 4th period 11:05-11:35

      • LUNCH 11:40-12:10

      • 5th period 12:15-12:45

      • 6th period 12:50-1:20

      • Bio/Chemistry Exam 1:25-3:20

    • Math and History- December 14

      • HR 9:00-9:25

      • Math Exam 9:30-11:25

      • LUNCH 11:30-12:15

      • SDS 12:20-1:20

      • History Exam 1:25-3:20

Early Release December 15

  • School will dismiss at 1:30 PM on December 15.

  • Campus will be closed to students at 1:30 PM. Arrangements for transportation should be made in advance.

11/17/23

Progress Reports- were sent this week

  • Progress reports are a great time for parents and students to sit down and discuss grades.

  • The best way to see the most up-to-date, current grades that reflect all posted assignments in both high school and college classes is to have your student open their CANVAS account and pull up their grade summary.

  • The last day to withdraw from a college class is November 30.

  • If you are unsure of the process for withdrawal, you may review it here: Collegiate High School Withdrawal Policy.

  • Withdrawal forms may be picked up from the CHS office.

Student ID Badge

  • Students received their NWFSC ID's this week.

  • Students are required to wear their ID when they are in the high school buildings.

  • We have provided students with an ID badge holder; however, students may use their own badge holder if they prefer.

  • Any student who did not get their ID this week should notify the office and schedule a time to get their badge.

Yearbook Names

  • Parents and guardians may submit a nickname request for their student for the 2023-2024 CHS Yearbook using the Nickname Request Form.

  • Some examples of nicknames are when a person uses a shortened version of their first name, or when a person goes by their middle name.

  • Requests must be received by Friday, December 1 at 2:30 PM. Changes cannot be made after this date. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Thanksgiving Break November 22-24

  • Fast PM2 testing for 9th and 10th- December 8

  • Finals week- December 11-14

  • Early release- December 15

11/09/23

Veterans Day

  • There will be no school tomorrow, Friday, November 10.

Friday, November 17 Lunch- Brozinni’s Pizza

  • $10 for pizza and a salad

  • Order by noon on Thursday, November 15

Basketball Game

  • The Parents of Collegiate (POC) are sponsoring a tailgate and basketball game on Tuesday, November 14.

  • Parents and students can join us for the tailgate at 6:00 PM. We will be in the parking lot in front of the high school buildings.

  • The basketball game starts at 7:30 PM.

  • Students get in free and the first 300 family, parents , and siblings to arrive to the tailgate will be given a free ticket to the game.

  • Students should wear their CHS t-shirts.

  • Collegiate High School shirts will be sold at this event.

  • If you would like to donate to the tailgate, please see the Sign Up Genius.

  • Students will need their NWFSC ID card to attend the game. If they do not have a physical ID card, they can use a digital ID. (See directions below.)

  • You are encouraged to bring chairs for the tailgate portion of this event.

Digital ID

  • Students need a NWFSC ID to attend events on campus and check items out from the Library.

  • Students may use a digital ID or a physical ID.

  • Directions for obtaining a digital ID can be found be clicking the link.

Collegiate High School Advisory Committee

The CHS Advisory Committee met this week and reviewed the following:

  • CHS updates for the current school year

    • 435 students are enrolled at CHS

    • We moved the Friday email update to an online update available on the website

    • 17 students were inducted into National Honor Society

    • 18 students joined Phi Theta Kappa (college honor society)

    • 4 new buses are on order and we are purchasing bussing software as a means to continually improve our services to students

    • Lottery software was also purchased to make our lottery selection process digital

    • Recruitment efforts will begin in December and January to get ready for our first application window February 1-29.

  • The Prom theme was decided by the Senior Class Council, this year prom will be Space Disco.

    • The Senior class council will meet with the POC and share their ideas for decorations, music, and food.

    • The Advisory Committee made the decision that the prom will be a Junior/Senior event, Freshmen and Sophomores can attend as the guest of a Junior or Senior only.

    • Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 7:00-10:00 PM.

11/03/23

Veterans Day

There will be no school next Friday, November 10.

Congratulations to Mrs. Hill

The Wharf 850 and other top local businesses sponsor a weekly Teacher of the Month. Congratulations to Mrs. Hill for being recognized in October. You can read about Mrs. Hill in the Niceville.com article.

November Club Calendar

The November Club Calendar was added to the website under the Parents and Students tab. We have had great participation in clubs this year!

10/27/23

Friday, November 3 Lunch- Zaxby's

  • The $10 lunch basket will consist of 4 chicken fingers with Zac sauce, fruit cup, Lays chips, and a cookie.

  • Students must order by noon on Thursday, November 1.

Fall Bash

  • Thank you to the Parents of Collegiate and Mrs. Braswell for their hard work getting the Fall Bash planned and set up for our students.

  • Our students enjoyed an amazing afternoon of fun!

Senior Student-Led Conferences

  • Senior Student-Led Conferences will be held from October 30 to November 2.

  • If you have not signed up, please contact Mrs. Hill for a time.

Welcome- Assistant Principal

  • We would like to welcome Mrs. Tristin Waller, our additional Assistant Principal, to the Collegiate High School family.

  • She is excited to be here and to meet our parents and students.

10/19/23

Friday, October 27 Lunch- Tijuana Flats

  • $10 for choice of burritos with ground beef, shredded chicken, or refried beans.

  • ALL burritos also have cheese, black beans, and rice inside, with chips, pico, and salsa on the side.

  • Lunch order must be placed by Thursday, October 26.

Fall Bash

  • Drama club and the Parents of Collegiate, (POC) are hosting a fall bash on Friday, October 27.

  • The event will run from 11:20 to 2:30, during the normal Friday school hours.

  • 2:30 to 3:20 is clean up. Any student who is a car rider and wishes to stay and help clean up, should be picked up by 3:20.

  • Buses will run at normal times.

  • Students will participate in planned fall activities.

  • During this time, students will have the opportunity to buy concessions (drinks, candy, pizza, etc.). The proceeds will go to the Prom Committee.

PSAT

  • PSAT will take place for all sophomores and juniors who signed up to take the test on Wednesday, October 25.

  • Students taking the test should report to building 340 by 9:00 AM on the day of testing for their testing room assignment.

  • Students should remember to bring their computer and charger.

  • Students should not bring any other items or cell phones to the testing room.

  • Students missing college classes for testing must notify their professors they will not be in class. Please do this BEFORE October 25.

Midterm Grades

  • Midterm grades were mailed on Thursday, October 19.

Senior Student-Led Conferences

  • Senior Student-Led Conferences will be held from October 30 to November 2.

  • Parents will receive an email with directions to sign up for a date and time.

  • Student-Led Conferences are a CHS requirement and we appreciate participation from all students and parents.

10/13/2023

Friday, October 20 Lunch- Brozinni’s Pizza

  • $10 for pizza and a salad

  • Order by noon on Thursday, October 19

Spirit Week

College Visit

  • Claire Moran from LSU will be at Collegiate on October 19 at 12:30 in 340-129. All are welcome!

Veterans Heritage Project

  • Veterans Heritage Project is looking for a few veterans to interview.

  • Veterans Heritage Project is a national non-profit dedicated to developing character and civic responsibility in students by providing ways they can honor veterans and preserve their legacy.

  • The interview, which would be videoed, would take about 1.5 hours, and the video will be sent to the Library of Congress as part of their archives.

  • An essay will be written from the video interview by the student, and after approval by the veteran, published by Veterans Heritage Project.

  • Contact Alicia Franklin at franklia@nwfsc.edu or 850-7269-4985 for more information.

  • Veterans Heritage Project Website: https://www.veteransheritage.org/ 

10/06/2023

Reminder: Collegiate High School will be in session on Monday, October 9.

Collegiate High School Advisory Committee

  • We are accepting applications for the CHS Advisory Committee until Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

  • If you are interested in applying for consideration to be part of the Collegiate High School Advisory Committee, please complete the Advisory Committee Application.

Progress Reports

  • Progress reports were mailed home this week.

  • If you did not receive your report, please contact the office for a copy.

Friday October 13 Lunch- Zaxby's

  • The $10 lunch basket will consist of a 4 chicken fingers with Zac sauce, fruit cup, Lays chips, and a cookie 

  • Students must order by noon on Thursday 

09/28/2023

Reminder: ALL students must be picked up by 2:30pm on Friday's because the NWFSC campus is closed.

Friday, October 6 Lunch- Brozinni’s

  • $10 for pizza and a salad

  • Order by noon on Thursday, October 5

Picture Make Ups- Thursday, October 5

  • Senior picture makes ups will take place from 12:00-12:30.

  • All other grades will have make up pictures from 12:30-1:00.

  • Students who have not had their picture taken should report to building 340 room 137 at the above designated time.

PSAT- Wednesday, October 25

  • The deadline to sign up and payment is Wednesday, October 4.

  • Sophomores will take the test free of charge.

October Club Calendar

Collegiate High School Advisory Committee

  • The CHS Advisory Committee provides input that is vital to the success of the school and providing the best education for students. 

  • Committee members will share their ideas about areas such as: community/business partnerships, capstone, accreditation, calendars, events, committees, and acceleration. 

  • The CHS Advisory Committee consists of CHS administration, CHS students (one per grade level) , CHS faculty and staff, community members, business partners, NWFSC faculty and staff, and CHS parents. 

  • If you are interested in applying for consideration to be part of the Collegiate High School Advisory Committee, please complete the Advisory Committee Application by Friday, October 6, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by a CHS Committee.

    • One parent from each grade level will be selected for the Advisory Committee.

Computer Insurance

  • If you elected to receive computer insurance and have not made the $50 payment, please do this as soon as possible to ensure your student's computer is covered in case damage occurs.

Class Officer Announcement

  • Congratulations to our 2023-2024 class officers. We are proud of all of our students who ran for office.

  • Seniors

    • President: Kara Crowther

    • Vice-President: Kaylynn Sirney

    • Secretary/Treasurer: Ben Couch

    • Historian: Daniel Carrieri

  • Juniors

    • President: Karissa Grant

    • Vice President: Nyeli Reyes

    • Secretary/Treasurer: Kanyon Fort

    • Historian: Zoelie Wright

  • Sophomores

    • President: Mariana Nieves-Borges

    • Vice President: Elyssa Urrutia

    • Secretary/Treasurer: Savannah Robinson

    • Historian: Adrien Van Dyke

  • Freshmen

    • President: Gabrielle Terrel

    • Vice President: Samantha Holley

    • Secretary/Treasurer: Sebastian Cabantan

    • Historian: Michaela Hernandez

09/22/2023

Friday September 29 Lunch- Zaxby's

  • The $10 lunch basket will consist of a 4 chicken fingers with Zac sauce, fruit cup, Lays chips, and a cookie 

  • Students must order by noon on Thursday 

Attendance

It is important all parents and students are familiar with the CHS Attendance Policy as outlined in the CHS Student Handbook.

Please email or bring all communications regarding attendance to the front office.

Excused Absences for High School Classes

  • An absence is defined as students who are not present at the class start time will be marked absent if they are subsequently present for less than 50% of the period.

  • Students have five (5) days, including the day they return, to bring written verification for an excused absence.

  • Students who do not provide written verification within five (5) days will receive an unexcused absence.

  • Absences may be excused for the following reasons:

    • Illness

    • Medical Emergency

    • Natural Disaster (hurricane, etc.)

    • Death in the Family

    • Family Hardship

    • Religious Holiday

    • Participation in an Approved School/College Activity (e.g., Forensics, Voices of Northwest Florida, field trip, etc.)

    • College Visits with prior approval are required (1 day for Juniors and 2 days for Seniors)

  • Routine medical appointments should be scheduled outside of normal school hours; where conflict is unavoidable, advance arrangements must be made with the CHS office to ensure the absence is excused.

Unexcused Absences from High School Classes

  • The following absences will be considered unexcused, and the student will not be able to make up the missed work:

    • Truancy (Failing to attend scheduled classes)

    • Suspension o Absence not excused by parental note within five (5) days.

    • Student employment is not grounds for an excused absence.

    • Optional activities such as travel, or family celebrations are unexcused.

    • Students may be permitted to make up work at the discretion of the instructor with the exception of unexcused absences for truancy or suspension.

Absence Considerations (§1003.26 F.S.)

  • Credit shall be withheld from any student who accumulates more than nine (9) absences of any kind in a course during a semester.

  • A student must be in attendance for ninety percent (90%) of the instructional time required for each course in order to receive credit.

  • Students with more than nine (9) days of absences of any kind who are passing the course must demonstrate mastery of the performance standards through a competency test.

  • If the competency test is passed, the student receives the grade earned in the course.

  • If the competency test is failed, the student will not receive credit for the course.

College Class Attendance

  • College instructors may report excessive absences to CHS.

  • Policies regarding make-up work in college credit courses vary by course and instructor; students should consult individual course syllabi for classes to determine the guidelines.

  • Students should discuss absences in advance with college instructors when possible.

  • Students should not assume they will be permitted to make up missed work or complete extra credit work for absences (excused or unexcused).

  • College/school-sponsored activities such as participation in FSA or PSAT testing, tournaments, and other co-curricular activities are considered excused absences only if official notice of the event is supplied to faculty members through the CHS office or other appropriate college office.

FortifyFL

  • All parents and students should be aware of the FortifyFL, it is a school-related suspicious activity reporting tool.

  • FortifyFL is a school-related suspicious activity reporting tool that allows Florida students and the community the ability to instantly relay information anonymously concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

  • By accessing FortifyFL, students can provide a description of the threat, share pics and videos and submit contact information (if he/she chooses to receive follow-up from law enforcement or school officials). Once information is transmitted via the application, the appropriate law enforcement and school administration entities are instantly contacted and provided with the submitted material.

  • FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The application was named by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and developed by AppArmor. The Office of Attorney General, Department of Education and Florida Department of Law Enforcement coordinated its development and roll-out.

  • The FortifyFL link can be found on the chs.nwfsc.edu website homepage in both the top bar and the footer.

FortifyFL graphic

09/15/2023

Friday, September 22 Lunch

  • The lunch option next week is Brozinni’s Pizza 

    • Students MUST order by noon on Thursday 

    • Students should bring $10 (cash or check) to the front office to order a meal

FAST Testing

FAST testing for 9th and 10th grade will take place on Friday, September 22.

  • All 9th and 10th grade students must bring their computer and charger on Thursday

  • Computers will remain at the school in the testing room on Thursday evening

  • Testing will begin at 9:00 AM

Open House

Thank you to all the parents and students who came to open house this week. We enjoyed meeting parents and sharing the great things happening at Collegiate High School.

Bus Drivers

  • We welcome Mr. John Allen as the new driver on Bus 1-South Crestview/Niceville route.

  • Mr. Courtney Jones, our driver on Bus 6- Fort Walton Beach/Mary Ester/Niceville, has accepted a job in the medical field and we wish him all the best. Mr. Scottie Rhodes, our fleet manager, we will driving Bus 6 for the next few weeks.

09/08/2023

If you have not returned all the beginning of the year forms, please do so as soon as possible. 

Friday Lunch 9/15/23 

Friday, September 15, lunch will be ordered from Zaxby’s 

  • The lunch will consist of a 4 chicken finger basket with Zac sauce, fruit cup, Lays chips, and a cookie 

  • Students must order by noon on Thursday 

  • The cost is $10 

CHS Counselor 

We welcome Mrs. Alicia (Humphrey) Copeland as our Student Services Coordinator/Counselor. She comes with many years of experience in the Okaloosa County Schools. She will begin reaching out to Seniors next week to schedule appointments to meet with her and discuss their plans for next semester.

Open House and College Night  

Both events are open to parents and students and may be attended at any time during the designated hours.  

  • Collegiate High School Open House will be held on September 13 from 4:30-6:00 

  • Parents and students are welcome to visit Collegiate High School classrooms and teachers in buildings 300 and 340 during that time frame 

  • There will be a Parents of Collegiate High and Club tables set up

  • NWFSC College Night is also on September 13 from 5:30-7:00 in the Raider Arena  

  • Parents and students are encouraged to walk through the Raider Arena and visit with the college booths that will be set up 

FAST Testing – 9th and 10th Grade 

The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) is a progress monitoring system that is administered three times per year to track your student’s progress in learning the Benchmarks of Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards throughout this school year.  

Your student’s FAST assessments are computer-adaptive tests taken on a computer or tablet. The questions get less or more difficult depending on how a student responds, and each student will see different questions from a common item bank. Each test attempt (PM1, PM2, and PM3) will present items that cover the entire test “blueprint,” meaning students will encounter items representative of the standards within the subject or grade level. For more information on the test design, please visit https://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/best/. If you or your student would like to interact with the online testing platform or review FAST Reading sample items at home, sample test materials are available at https://flfast.org/families.html.  

Please review the following policies with your student before testing: 

  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device or is found using Bluetooth/wireless headphones/earbuds during testing, his or her test will be invalidated. 

  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by clicking the box in the secure browser indicating they understand the testing rules.  

  • Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they click the box to accept the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states that because the content of all statewide assessments is secure, students may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items and passages) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to social media sites. Please make sure your student understands this policy prior to testing and remind them that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families. 

  • Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.  

  • Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test (e.g., for lunch, an appointment), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days. 

  • Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 Plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL) or a recently exited ELL, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.    

For more information about the FAST program, please visit the portal at FLFAST.org

08/31/2023

Friday Lunch 

  • Friday, September 8, the lunch option will be Brozinni’s Pizza 

    • Students MUST order by noon on Thursday 

    • Students should bring $10 (cash or check) to the front office to secure their meal for Friday 

    • The lunches will be delivered and students can pick them up at the front office 

    • The lunch includes a slice of pizza and a side salad 

Student Numbers  

  • N Numbers- All students have a NWFSC student number that begins with the letter N 

  • “N Numbers” are used for enrolling students in college classes and by Collegiate High School for all official documents

  • Parents do not have individual log ins for CANVAS or RaiderNet, which is used for the college courses and information. The student log in information must be used to log in and monitor student’s progress.

  • OCSD Student ID Number- All students also have an OCSD student ID number.  

  • This number is used to enroll students in FOCUS and all things OCSD related 

  • Parents attempting to login to FOCUS must have the OCSD Student ID 

  • OCSD Student ID Numbers were given to all 9th and 10th grade students by their homeroom teacher 

  • If your student does not have their OCSD number, you may contact Mrs. Rolison for this information: rolisond@nwfsc.edu 

  • FOCUS Parent Portal Registration  

Student ID Badges 

  • Students will be receiving a NWFSC ID card this school year  

  • Collegiate High School is anxiously awaiting our very own badge machine to make this process as seamless as possible  

  • When students are issued an ID, they will also be given a lanyard 

  • Students will be expected to wear their ID badge when they are in high school classes  

Open House and College Night  

  • Both events are open to parents and students and may be attended at any time during the designated hours

  • Collegiate High School Open House will be held on September 13 from 4:30-6:00 

  • Parents and students are welcome to visit Collegiate High School classrooms and teachers in buildings 300 and 340 during that time frame 

  • NWFSC College Night is also on September 13 from 5:30-7:00 in the Raider Arena  

  • Parents and students are encouraged to walk through the Raider Arena and visit with the college booths that will be set up 

Checking Out Students- Non-Drivers 

  • Parents must come to the office in building 340 to sign out their student 

  • High School Classes 

    • Instructors for high school classes will receive a call from the office to release the student 

    • Students may meet their parent outside  

  • College Classes 

    • Students in college classes at the time of check out should do the following: 

    • Inform their Professor they will be leaving early at the beginning of the class 

    • Leave class at the designated time and report to the office to check out and meet their parent or guardian 

Checking Out Students- Drivers 

  • Parents must call or email the office to approve the student checking out 

  • Students must report to the office to sign out at the time designated by the parent  

Instructor/Parent Communication  

  • Regular communication between home and school is a key factor in the academic success of students 

  • Parents are encouraged to contact the CHS Instructors anytime they wish to discuss their child’s academic progress or general welfare 

  • CHS Instructors are in class during the school day, the best way to contact a CHS Instructor is through email, which parents can access through the NWFSC Employee Directory 

    • Collegiate High School begins on page 9  

  • For college classes, students should contact faculty directly using the guidance in the instructor’s syllabi 

  • Parents who have questions regarding college classes should contact the CHS main office for assistance 

  • CHS students are expected to be the point of contact with college faculty 

Student Art Show at the Northwest Florida State Fair 

STUDENT ENTRY RULES  

  • The Student Art Show is open to students currently enrolled in a High School or a Middle School of Northwest Florida 

  • All work must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and completed within the last two years 

  • Entries must not be copies of copyrighted or published paintings or photographs or derivatives (e.g. giclée prints) of any work 

  • Artwork that has won a cash award in a previous Arts & Design Society sponsored exhibit is not eligible 

  • Collegiate Students are responsible for the entry fee of $2.00 per piece and for delivering their artwork to the fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 22 from 11:00-4:00 or Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:00 to 12:00 noon 

  • See the entry form for more information 

College Visits for Juniors and Seniors 

  • See the College Visit Flyer and check Canvas for more information  

    • Mercer University- September 12 

    • Florida Southern College- September 13 

    • Savannah College of Art and Design- September 14 

    • John Hopkins University- September 28 

08/25/2023

Collegiate High School has been a whirl of excitement as students learn more about their courses for this semester and dive into their studies. The energy is amazing, and the smiles are contagious!  

Guidance Counselor 

  • We are thrilled to announce our guidance counselor will be joining us on September 5 

  • Our counselor will be meeting with all students starting with seniors to get to know them and review their graduation plan  

PSAT/NMSQT 

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 

  • Cost $20 for interested Juniors 

  • Deadline for payment is October 4, 2023 

  • All Sophomores will take the test at no cost 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)  

  • Parents, please review the attached FERPA pamphlet  

  • The NWFSC FERPA form can be found here: FERPA form 

College Course Information and Grades 

  • Information pertaining to college courses comes to the student through Canvas or RaiderNet. Students have a log in and it can be shared with parents, which we encourage in order to support their success.

  • Parents are encouraged to speak to their students regularly and discuss their college class expectations and assignments 

Freshman and Sophomore High School Grades 

  • Freshmen and Sophomore grades will be updated in both Canvas and on FOCUS 

  • Parents are encouraged to check both platforms to monitor student progress and assist with time management of due dates and course requirements  

  • Student assignments will be listed in Canvas; if you would like to monitor completion of assignments, please review Canvas with your student  

College Course Drop/Add 

  • The last day to drop or add a college course is Monday, August 28, 2023 

Clubs 

  • Information about clubs and meeting dates will be shared in homeroom next week and clubs will begin in September

  • We value extracurricular opportunities at Collegiate High School and look forward to offering additional experiences for our students  

  • Students are also encouraged to explore club opportunities on the college side

Parents of Collegiate (POC)

  • Debbie Knott, the parent lead of POC, just returned from dropping her freshman son off at college. He is a proud graduate of CHS. She will be sending a correspondence out this coming week seeking volunteers on committees and other updates.

 Lunches  

  • Students have been enjoying the Raider Café and Barnes and Noble for lunches Monday through Thursday 

  • Friday, September 1, lunch will be ordered from Zaxby’s 

    • The lunch will consist of a 4 chicken finger basket with Zac sauce, fruit cup, Lays chips, and a cookie 

    • Students must order by noon on Thursday 

    • The cost is $10 

Buses

  • Students should be at the bus stop a minimum of 10 minutes prior to pick up. This is especially important on Friday’s since most junior and seniors are not on campus.

  • CHS has 3 new buses on order and awaiting their arrival.