Key West High School is one of approximately 2,000 schools worldwide to implement the AP Capstone™ Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two yearlong courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Students who score a 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing earn the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who score a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research (and not on four additional AP Exams) earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™. Key West High School has a vibrant Advanced Placement program in place, currently offering 24 courses. Being selected for the distinguished AP Capstone program will allow students to build in-depth skills in research and development that will further prepare them for college success. Key West High School will start offering AP Seminar in the fall of 2021. “The Key West High School faculty is excited to partner with the College Board to provide our students with this outstanding and challenging program which will allow them to be competitive nationally,” said Principal Christina McPherson. “We look forward to promoting this new opportunity in the upcoming Spring registration.” In AP Seminar, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, students choose and evaluate complex topics through multiple lenses; identify credibility and bias in sources; and develop arguments in support of a recommendation. AP Seminar is a project-based learning course. Each student’s AP Seminar score is based on a set of assessments including research reports, written arguments, timed essays and group and individual presentations completed throughout the academic year. ”As a former writing teacher, I know how important research, col
Fill Out the 20/21 Free and Reduced Meal Application by February 5th for a chance to win a Family Sized Prize! Lunch is free for all students this school yearbut may be different next year. Filling out the Free and Reduced LunchApplication this year will help to determinethe amount of funding that the state allocates next year. Without this valuable information, schoolfunding may decrease. Help us by filling out the application! Click below for the flyer with the link in English, Espanol, and Kreyol.
Please help us keep our schools safe The Monroe County School District appreciates everyone’s cooperation during this school year with all our efforts to keep students and staff safe. In keeping with those efforts, we would ask anyone who traveled out of the county during the holidays to consider following CDC guidelines regarding such travel. The CDC recommends: Getting tested within 3 to 5 days after traveling. Reducing non-essential activities for 7 days if you test negative and for 10 days if you do not get tested. Isolating if you test positive for Covid or if you feel sick. The CDC recommends staying away from others for 10 days after testing positive or after symptoms first appear and after 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. The School District asks those students who did travel consider staying home from school for 7 - 10 days in accordance with this guidance. Your absence under these circumstances will be considered an excused absence and you will be able to continue to attend your classes virtually. Contact your school to let them know your circumstances and to find out how to keep up with your classwork while you are at home during this time period. For information about local testing availability and other Monroe County resources, please visit the Monroe County Health Department’s website at: http://monroe.floridahealth.gov/covid19
The Monroe County Schools are entitled to certain federal monies if either mother, father, or guardian of the student is employed on certain Federal Properties is on active full-time duty in the Uniformed Services if they live in a federal housing project or any combination of these requirements. Please click below for more information and how to access the form in the Parent/Guardian Focus portal.