2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited all Florida students to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests, which will be centered around the theme, “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-YEAR FLORIDA PREPAID SCHOLARSHIP through the essay contest.
The prizes could transform the lives of a student in your class or school. We hope that you will encourage all of your students to take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance their appreciation for Hispanic-American History and prepare financially for their own future education aspirations.

Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 15, 2018.

To learn more about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and contests, visit www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com. You can also access promotional materials to share with your students and their families at http://www.fldoe.org/newsroom/hhm.stml.

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) needs your help in identifying America’s top minority students who may be eligible for a prestigious scholarship.

TGS is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship is being awarded to 300 student leaders each year, with the intent of helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds realize their maximum potential.

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs.  TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include mentoring, academic support, career and internship guidance, advice, and job opportunities. Gates Scholars will also be connected to a network of accomplished peers that they can tap into for support and advice.

We ask for your assistance in identifying students in your area who may be eligible. Please click the link below and follow the instruction to refer a student.

Refer a Student

You can also share this opportunity on social media by posting this image.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities:  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

As part of our application process, we will be verifying some student information, including tribal membership for students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native. Students who are selected as semifinalists will be asked to submit a verification form through their tribal enrollment office to verify membership in their stated nation.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

For additional information, please visit our website

Dual Enrollment Now Open

Dual Enrollment Now Open

The dual enrollment window is now open for the Fall of 2018 registration. This is an opportunity for high school students grades 10-12 to earn free college credit while at the same time still meeting course requirements for high school. There are specific test scores and GPAs that must be met in order to enroll. If this sounds like a program you may be interested in please contact your school counselor ASAP. The deadline to enroll in courses is June 28th.

Pasco eSchool Calendar 2018 – 2019

Pasco eSchool Calendar 2018 – 2019

Pasco eSchool Calendar Download

May 2018 – May 2019

Spring Deadlines 2018
Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due April 27
  Final Exams Due May 4
Non-Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due May 11
  Final Exams Due May 18
6 – 11grade students Assignments & DBAs Due May 11
  Final Exams Due May 18
K – 5 Students All Assignments Due May 25
Last Day of Spring Semester   May 25
End of Semester Teacher Planning Days   May 29-30
Summer Semester  2018                
Summer Teacher Planning Day   June 4
Summer Term   June 5 – August 1
Pasco eSchool and Pasco County Schools Closed   June 15, June 22, June 29, July 13,  July 20, July 27
Pasco eSchool Closed for Holiday Observance   July 4
Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due August 2
  Final Exams Due       August 14
6 – 11 and Non-Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due July 26
  Final Exams Due August 2
Teacher Planning Day   August 2

 

Fall Semester 2018
Fall Teacher Planning Week   August 6 – 10
Fall Term   August 13 – December 21
Pasco eSchool Closed for Holiday Observance   September 3
Teacher Planning Day   October 15
Thanksgiving Week   November 17 – 25
Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due               December 14
  Final Exams Due               December 21
6 – 11 grade students and Non-Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due               December 14
  Final Exams Due               December 21
K-5 Students All Assignments Due December 21
Winter Break   December 22 – January 7
Winter Semester 2019
Teacher Planning Day   January 7
Winter Term   January 8 – May 29
Pasco eSchool Closed for Holiday Observance   January 7
Spring Break   March 16 – 25
Teacher Planning Day   March 25
Pasco eSchool Closed for Holiday Observance   May 27
Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due               May 24
  Final Exams Due               May 17
6 – 11 grade students and Non-Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due               May 17
  Final Exams Due               May 24
K-5 Students All Assignments Due May 29