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Free Homework Help for Students and Parents

Get InSync with your local school using over 1200+ academic resources and activities for homework help, test prep, and more!  Sign-up with district code: OSCEOLA to use your FREE account for all district families and educators.  Click Here

Click Here to view a video of Superintendent Melba Luciano introducing families to this exciting new program.


Osceola School District Names Counselors of the Year
Osceola School District's Guidance Counselors work hard each and every day in schools to help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. In recognition of their outstanding service and dedication, the district is proud to name four individuals as its Counselors of the Year: Read more...

Osceola Schools Recognized With State Awards For Outstanding Volunteer Programs
Osceola schools have earned a total of 61 Golden and Silver School Awards, the state's highest recognition for community involvement. The Golden School Award is given annually by the Florida Department of Education to recognize schools with exemplary volunteer programs. The award is presented to schools that meet certain criteria, including faculty training on how to work with volunteers and program policies and procedures. The school principal must designate a school volunteer coordinator to provide leadership for the school volunteer program, and the school must have a total number of hours of volunteer service that equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school. Read more...

Osceola School District Receives $60,000 From Dr. Phillips Charities For Academy Of Hospitality At Osceola High
Dr. Phillips Charities honors the legacy of the Phillips family and supports organizations that live up to the motto “helping others help themselves.”  In keeping with this concept, Dr. Phillips Charities awarded $60,000 to the Osceola School District to assist in expanding the Academy of Hospitality at Osceola High School, which provides its students with the necessary knowledge for a successful career in the service industry.  The Academy of Hospitality will use these funds to expand the Hospitality Program to include both Culinary Arts and Lodging Operations. This expansion will allow students to explore high-demand careers within the hospitality field.  As hospitality is one of the fastest-growing and largest industries in the world, and with Osceola County’s proximity to numerous tourist attractions, this program will prepare students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in related fields.  The Academy of Hospitality will continue building community relationships with influential stakeholders such as city and county leaders, as well as community and industry partners.  Read more...

Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts Choice Information Night
Does your elementary child love the fine arts?   Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, an Osceola County parental school of choice, features a curriculum including visual, dance, drama, strings, vocal, and instrumental arts, along with quality grades K-5 instruction.   With the opportunity to experience an enhanced Fine Arts curriculum, elementary students who attend this school will be prepared to apply for acceptance into The Osceola County School for the Arts.  Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts aligns its curriculum to be interrelated, accelerated, and compacted, and is designed to keep children fully engaged through a broad range of academic and performing arts opportunities, as well as enrichment programs. The Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts faculty and staff support an arts-infused curriculum that provides the opportunity to learn in a variety of environments that improve student achievement.  The school not only offers special classes for music, dance, art, computer graphic design, drama, media, and recreational arts, but classrooms also utilize the arts to enhance daily lessons.  Read more...
Mark Your Calendars -- Kindergarten Roundup To Be Held At All Osceola Elementary Schools on May 7
It's time to register for kindergarten!  The Osceola School District will host Kindergarten Roundup on May 7, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at all public elementary schools for parents of children who will be at least five years old on or before September 1, 2015.  Incoming kindergartners and their parents are invited to drop by their school during this time to:

--pick up a school registration packet for the 2015/2016 school year;
--meet teachers, principals, and other school staff;
--tour the school facility and learn about school procedures and programs; and
--find out ways to become involved at the school. 

Incoming Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night
In order to help incoming middle school students and parents become familiar with their new schools for next year, Osceola County middle and K-8 schools will host a Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night on the following date:
Incoming Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: All middle and K-8 schools in the Osceola School District


Open Enrollment For Osceola Virtual School
The School District of Osceola County prides itself on providing a variety of academic settings for students in an effort to reach its mission of “Education which inspires all to their highest potential.” As such, the school district offers eligible students the opportunity to enroll in a full-time virtual instruction program for the 2015-2016 school year through Osceola Virtual School.  Full-time virtual instruction students attend school from home with the daily support of certified teachers and supervision from a parent or guardian.

State Assessment Questions and Answers
Click the link below for details about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and the FCAT/FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments that will be administered in 2014/15.

State Assessment Information in English and Spanish

No Early Release On Three Wednesdays During Statewide Testing - April 15, April 22, and April 29, 2015
The Osceola County School District is planning ahead for the upcoming spring administration of the Florida Standards Assessment by allowing students to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when the test will be administered.  As such, parents should be advised that there will be no early release of students on the following Wednesdays:

April 15, 2015
April 22, 2015
April 29, 2015

Students will be dismissed from school those days as they normally would on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Read more...


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Chairman's Message
Osceola County School Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer invites you to learn more about the following important school district initiatives designed to enhance student success:

• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Osceola County School Board and Superintendent
School Board
Back Row (left to right): Clarence Thacker, District 4, Jay Wheeler, District 1, Ricky Booth, District 5
Front Row (left to right): Tim Weisheyer, District 3 - Chair, Melba Luciano, Superintendent, Kelvin Soto, District 2 - Vice-Chair

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Regular Meeting: 5:30 PM

Bargaining Update: 2:30 PM
Board Workshop: 3:30 PM
Special Board Meeting: 5:30 PM
Public Hearing: 5:30 PM, 2015 Rulemaking Cycle C
Board Workshop: 3:00 PM, Health Clinic




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