J.P. Taravella
                          10600 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, Fl 33071 ~ Shawn Cerra, Principal
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JPT School

First Day of School is Mon. Aug. 20, 2012

JPT's mission is to successfully prepare all students for the transition from school to career.

Let banners be raised with songs of praise for Taravella High;
Let trumpets sound, let joy abound at Taravella High.
The friends we make will not forsake and tho the years go by,
We will always be true to the silver and blue of J.P. Taravella High.

School Colors - Silver and Blue
School Mascot - Trojans

Back-to-School Schedule Pick-ups

Tues, Aug 14th-SENIORS pick-up schedules 8-10 AM; JUNIORS pick-up schedules 12-2 PM.
Wed, Aug 15th-SOPHOMORES pick-up schedules 8-10 AM; FRESHMAN pick-up schedules 12-2 PM. 
*Schedules will ONLY be available during the 2 hour time window per grade level.  Students must clear ALL obligations from middle and / or high school before picking up their schedule. Please log onto Virtual Counselor to see if you have an outstanding obligation. Payments and/or returned items can be delivered to JPT all next week or during the schedule pick-up times. 

The Textbook Room is located on the 2nd floor of the main building, room 626.  It is the STUDENTS responsibility to pick up their textbooks.  I encourage students who DO NOT anticipate a schedule change to pick up their books after they receive their schedule on  August 14th and  15th.  The Textbook Room will be open these 2 days only prior to the start of the school year.  The Textbook Room will also be open during all lunches from 2:40 - 3:15 PM during the first two weeks of school.

Open House will be on Wed. Aug. 15th

Parents should be seated in their students 1st period class no later than 6:30 PM.

Incoming Freshman C/O 2016

open house Incoming 2012-2013 Freshman! Get an exclusive preview to high school life and graduation requirements by attending JPT's Freshman Camp on Wed., August 8, 2012. Click here to Download the Freshman Camp Form and return to the JPT Guidance Office (by mail, in person or fax) no later than July 27, 2012 to reserve your spot!

Freshman Articulation Presentation
*Please view this presentation to find out all the requirements necessary for incoming freshman students.

Seniors: Seniors may pick up a parking application during schedule distribution on Tues., Aug. 14th. Remember your application, proof of insurance, registration, drivers license and payment is due no later than the first day of school during your lunch period.
Contact Mrs. Bristol for more information.

*Check out the BRACE webpage for important College Visits and Scholarship information!

Drivers Education

Click here to visit Drivers Education Website Click here to register via Virtual Counselor
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Registration begins Aug .29, 2012 Registration begins Oct. 24, 2012 Registration begins Feb. 6, 2013
Meets in rm.920 from Sept. 8 - Nov. 3
8 a.m.- 12 noon & 12 noon -4 p.m.
*Students must bring paper & pen to class on the first day & no flip flops.
Meets in rm.920 from Nov. 10 - Feb. 9
8 a.m.- 12 noon & 12 noon -4 p.m.
*Students must bring paper & pen to class on the first day and no flip flops.
Meets in rm.920 from Nov. 10 - Feb. 9
8 a.m.- 12 noon & 12 noon -4 p.m.
*Students must bring paper & pen to class on the first day and no flip flops.
September 8 November 10 February 23
September 15 November 17 March 2
September 22 December 1 March 9
September 29 December 8 March 16
October 6 December 15 April 6
October 13 January 12 April 13
October 20 January 26 April 20
October 27 February 2 April 27
November 3 February 9 May 4

Student Achievement

This year JPT teachers are focused on utilizing the Cornell Note-taking method which provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes while requiring students to synthesize and apply learned knowledge.
Click here to review JPT's Cornell Notes strategy.
Click here for Cornell Templates.

National Board Certified Teachers

Our National Board Certified staff members are: Candy Allen, Lori Carter, Cathy Castelli, Karin Cook, Katherine Evans, Jody Gaver, Pat McMahon, Sylvia Marini, Celeste Martell,Gabriela Mendez, Susan Michalak, Penny Napp, Ann Panoch, Lori Sessions, Cindy Thomas and Sandra Wilder.

The Broward County Recognition Program is for those teachers who teach a subject area not covered by the National Board program. It is an equally difficult and strenuous program. Our staff members are: Beth Goldman & Dawn Hall

2012-2013 District School Calendar

2012-2013 JPT Straight 7 Bell Schedule
PERIOD 1 7:40 – 8:30
PERIOD 2 8:36 - 9:26
PERIOD 3 9:32 - 10:22
PERIOD 4 10:28-11:18
“A” LUNCH 11:18 - 11:59
PERIOD 5A 11:59 - 12:49
PERIOD 5B 11:24- 12:14
“B” LUNCH 12:14-12:54
PERIOD 6 12:54 - 1:44
PERIOD 7 1:50 - 2:40

JPT Professional Study Bell Schedule
JPT Early Release Bell Schedule

JPT Courses Click Here
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JPT Links

2012-2013 Online Student Code of Conduct:

English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese

Anti-Bullying Training Video for Parents, Teachers & Students:

Click here for training modules and video

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