Florida School Grading System

C. Leon King High School has received an “A” grade  on the School Report Card, for the 2013-2014 school year!

Congratulations to Mr. Rowan, Mrs. Myers-Mitchell, Dr. Campbell and the rest of the faculty and administration on achieving an “A” two years in a row!!!

The School Choice Application Period ends December 17th. Applications may only be submitted via the Hillsborough Choice Options website:
http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/list/hillsborough-choice-options/about/95-381/

If you have questions about Hillsborough Choice Options, please call the Choice Information Line at 813.272.4692.

*-Applications for an IB program are directed to a specific school, based on the student’s home address.

 

King High School had 20 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year, which was the most in Hillsborough County! Hillsborough High School had 11, and Robinson High School had 9. In all, 14 of the 27 public high schools in Hillsborough County were represented on the list. KHS also had 1 National Achievement finalist.

Hillsborough County Public Schools led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year and posted the district’s highest total ever, with 67 students earning the honor. Neighboring Pinellas County had 22, Pasco County had 7, and Polk County had 6.

National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors. To be selected as a semifinalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn an SAT score that confirms the student’s academic achievement. Roughly 1.4 million students across the nation vied for the honor of being among the nation’s most academically talented high school seniors.

Congratulations to all of the winners, we are very proud of you!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their official induction into the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Junior Class celebrated this landmark at their official Pinning Ceremony with their families and friends. Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Rowan and Robert Levine’s words of encouragement were inspiring! A fun time was had by all.


A special thank you to the wonderful parents who donated their time and contributed baked goods and drinks. We couldn’t have done it without you!!

For prospective students and their parents/guardians, “shadowing” is the opportunity for Eighth grade students to spend a day at King High School and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a student in the IB Programme at King. Students that shadow are paired with an IB student for the day to attend classes and lunch. For more info, please visit http://kingib.org/student-shadowing/.

Open House Success

by David Dozier

in Announcement

Greetings IB Parents and Guardians,

We wish to thank all of you who stopped by the King IB Connection table during Open House last night.  Many of you signed up for the Parent Partnership and received a complimentary IB t-shirt, your donation is very much appreciated!  The web site will be updated to list all who donated soon.

BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the following individuals who helped make the Open House such a great success:

Barb O’Malley (Vice President), Monica Tsun (Treasurer), Sandia Wasserman (Senior Banquet and Fundraising Chairperson, and former VP), Fabiola Morales (Parent Partnership Chairperson), Keya Mukherjee (Sophomore Class Rep), Lin Newlands and Marcia Cubillos

And a special thank you to Mr. James Taylor (Assistant Principal) for some last minute help!

While we had so many sign up last night, we know there were some who were unable to get to us because of the crowd, or they could not attend Open House in person. You can still sign up for the Parent Partnership online, by clicking on this link:  http://kingib.org/parent-partnership/, or http://kingib.org/volunteer-opportunities/ to join us in support role. 

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Wear what the Lion wears, and show your Lion’s Pride!  You can get one shirt FREE with your King IB Connection Parent Partnership enrollment.  Each additional shirt is $10, and we will have them available at Open House and other activities throughout the year.

The Parent Partnership form can be accessed at http://kingib.org/parent-partnership/

Congrats to our Sophomore IB students for successfully completing their first required AP Exam!  To celebrate this “sweet ending”, Sophomores were treated to cookies and Smoothie King smoothies immediately following their AP European History Exam.  A big thank you to Emmy Fleeting, our event coordinator, and all our parent volunteers!  This event was sponsored by the IB Connection.Sweet Endings 2014

The King High School Class of 2014 graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd, at the Florida State Fairgrounds.  The last day of school for all other grade levels is Friday, June 6th.  Please note that while there are no semester exams scheduled for June 3rd, school will be in session for a study/tutoring day.  Any student that wishes to attend the graduation ceremony may do so without academic penalty.  For further information and instructions, please click on the links below:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 will be a Study/Tutoring Session Day.

KING HIGH 2ND SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE SPRING 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014!

Congrats to King’s Mu Alpha Theta team and team sponsor, Ms. Barbara Emil, for a 5th place finish at the 2014 State Mu Alpha Theta Convention.  This is King’s second consecutive year in the top 5, which is quite an accomplishment!

Speaking of accomplishments, we are very proud to announce that both of King’s participants in the 2014 Florida State Science Fair brought home medals.  Joshua Glow took 4th place in Senior Botany and Vignesh Bhethanabotla took 3rd place in Senior Engineering.  Congratulations!! Way to go, Lions!