Academics

Last updated at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The pandemic has introduced a great deal of uncertainty for students, teachers, and parents. On this page you’ll find answers to many questions related to grading, testing, and how we will finish the school year. Fortunately, Pasco County Schools has a comprehensive Learning Continuity Plan for teaching and learning virtually outside of our traditional brick and mortar school environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that all state assessments for school readiness, voluntary pre-K, and K-12 will be cancelled for the 2019-20 school year.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that there will be no new calculations of school grades for the 2019-20 school year.

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

Pasco County Schools will keep families updated about testing dates when they are released on April 3rd and will ensure proper planning for students to be informed on when and how to test.

For more information visit: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/…/new…/coronavirus-update

The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.
  • Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

 

Cambridge International has announced that the May/June examinations for Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students taking face-to-face dual enrollment courses at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC) will begin online courses starting on March 30, 2020. Classes currently taught online will continue as scheduled. More information can be found here: https://phsc.edu/

Dual enrollment courses on the high school campus will continue virtually beginning March 31st. Dual Enrollment teachers will utilize the PHSC Canvas course for content delivery and continue to put grades in WISE.

On Friday, March 13, 2020 all Kindergarten through Grade 5 Eureka Math student materials were sent home to prepare for the possibility of virtual learning. All materials should return to school with students when schools reopen. Please keep these materials in a safe place as students will need them for potential virtual learning. Please refrain from having students work ahead in the materials.

There are three workbooks for each module, LearnPractice, and Succeed; however, some schools may have sent the pages already separated from the workbooks. All remaining modules for the school year were sent home in case there is a need to keep schools closed for a prolonged period of time.

Distance Learning Tech Support

For fastest service, please use the e-mail and live chat features.

  • Email: TechHelp@pasco.k12.fl.us (monitored from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Live Text Chat: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Technology Help Desk Live Chat (Look for the green chat box in the lower right hand corner)
  • Voicemail: 813-794-2859 (you may leave a message 24hrs a day and messages are reviewed daily, Monday-Friday)