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General FAQ’s

Activities Bus

An activities bus is available for students who stay after school for a school sponsored event (i.e. tutoring, club meeting, athletic practice, etc.) on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. NOT FOR DETENTIONS! Students must already be eligible for bus transportation (i.e. they ride the regular school bus). An Activities Bus Pass can be obtained from the Attendance Office and/or the teacher/coach. Bus departs at 4:30 PM.  See Mrs. Silverio-Valero for additional information.

Admission/Registration requirements

Since Miami Palmetto Senior is a public neighborhood high school, there is no “application” process. All incoming students who reside within the boundaries served by Palmetto must follow the school district’s registration requirements.

Boundaries

Palmetto is located in the Village of Pinecrest and serves the surrounding neighborhoods of East Kendall, Palmetto Bay, portions of the Falls Area, and portions of Perrine. You may view the exact boundaries of the school. To determine if your (intended) address is served by Palmetto, you may check the district’s school boundary information.

Grades Online

In order to view a child’s grades on line, parents must first visit the school in person and with proper ID to receive a 6 digit Parent PIN number. Parents must then go to the school districts Parent Portal and create an account following the instructions and prompts provided. Students may also access their grades online following a similar process, but through the Student Portal

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located in the attendance office. Students may come to the Attendance Office and describe the item in question. A Lost and Found is also located in the media center, but only for items found in the media center. Please remember that the school in not responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices or other valuables.

Transportation

For questions about school bus transportation, contact the school district’s Transportation Department at 305-234-0046. You may also visit the Transportation Website and submit questions/complaints directly.

Tutoring

A variety of tutoring opportunities are provided at Palmetto Senior. Individual teachers provide tutoring at least one day each week. Honor societies provide tutoring after school in the media center. FCAT Academy will be available for all 11th and 12th grade students needing to re-take the FCAT. Additionally tutoring in Math and Reading is available in the media center on a regular basis. Online tutoring via Skills Tutor is available 24/7. Contact Ms. Fair for additional information.

Special Education

Questions about services for students in the Special Education department or students needing evaluation should be directed to Ms.Sanin.

Yearbooks

If copies are still available, yearbooks from previous years may be purchased at the cost of the current yearbook plus shipping, if necessary. Please contact the Yearbook Advisor, to order an old yearbook or for further information.

Activities FAQ’s

Alumni / Reunion Information

Sometimes, reunion committees submit information to us. That information is posted on the Alumni page.

Club Meeting Schedule

Student can pick one up in the activities office or see club meeting schedule under Activities on the website.

Eligibility for Honor Societies

To determine eligibility for an honor society, contact individual sponsor(s) for that information. The list of honor societies at Palmetto can be found on the Activities section of the school webpage.

Graduation

The date and time for graduation is to be determined by the District closer to January. The number of tickets given to each graduate will be determined by the location and size of the class. Seniors and parents of seniors will be notified directly of any and all information pertinent to graduation.

Special Events

To find out when special events such as Homecoming, Panther Prowl, Prom, etc. are scheduled, visit the activities calendar (link). You should also check the weekly Panther Update posted in each classroom as well as the Monitor Bulletin Board for updated information on special events.

Getting Involved

Students wishing to get involved in clubs need simply to view the list of student organizations and contact the sponsors for more information. Students may also attend the annual Club Fair. See activities calendar (link) for date. For further information, see Mrs. Silverio-Valero in the activities office, room 700.Guidance Department FAQ’s

Guidance Department FAQ’s

Counselors

To contact your child’s counselor, visit the guidance department (link) to determine the counselor to whom your child is assigned. You may contact the counselor directly via e-mail, or call the guidance secretary, Trish Maggio, at 305-235-1360 ext. 2241, to schedule an appointment.

Ordering a Duplicate Diploma

Please provide the following information:

Name (as it appeared on diploma) - Date of Graduation
Birthdate - Current Address - Current Phone Number

Attach to your request:

A money order (no checks please) payable to Jostens for $1.83 and a self-addressed envelope (9 x 12 manila) with two first class stamps.  Please be aware it takes six to eight weeks to receive a duplicate diploma from the printer.

Ordering SAT / ACT scores:

The school does not issue official SAT scores to colleges. You must call the Educational Testing Service directly to have your SAT scores sent to the school of your choice. The toll-free number is 800-728-7267.

Ordering Transcripts - Graduates

To order transcripts for students who attended Palmetto before 1991, please call the records department for M-DCPS at (305) 592-7513.

To order transcripts for students who attended Palmetto during or after 1991, please send written a request to:

Miami Palmetto Senior High School
Student Services Department
7460 S.W. 118 Street
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Attention: Trish Maggio

Your written request must include the following information:

Name (Maiden, if applicable)
Date of Graduation
Date of Birth

Please provide an envelope with two stamps addressed to the school or facility to which transcript is to be sent. Official transcripts cannot be given directly to the student. Unofficial transcripts can be ordered and picked up at the school or sent directly to the student if a stamped envelope is provided. Transcript requests for former students require up to five days to be processed.

Ordering Transcript – Current Students

Order forms for transcripts can be obtained in the main office.  Electronic transcripts can be sent to Florida public colleges and universities by filling out the Electronic Request form.

Official transcripts can be ordered by filling out the Request for Official Transcript form. Please provide an envelope with two stamps addressed to the school or facility to which transcript is to be sent. Official transcripts cannot be given directly to the student. Unofficial transcripts can be ordered by filling out the same form and can be picked up in the main office. Transcript requests for current students take up to five days to process.

Any additional questions regarding transcripts, please call Trish Maggio, Student Services Secretary, (305) 235-1360 ext. 2241

Registering for College Board Exams

Students should register to take the PSAT in October of their junior year.  This is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test and results will attract college’s interest.  Students should register on line to take the SAT (collegeboard.com) and ACT (act.org) second semester of their junior year, as many times as possible.  Students enrolled in AP classes should take the SAT II in June if your college requires this test.  Save the information from any AP tests as you will want to send AP scores of 3 or above to colleges.  Many selective colleges require SAT II for entrance or placement.  For more information, contact your assigned counselor.

School Code

When registering online to take the SAT or ACT, you will be asked to enter the school's code. That number is: 101-623.

Scholarships

Mr. Nerenberg, the College Assistance Program (CAP) advisor, can be contacted at (305) 235-1360 x 2219 for important scholarship information.