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Principal's Message

Welcome To Edgewater High School!

“Couture, Not Cookie Cutter”

Student learning is not about a one size fits all approach. In fact, the only thing “cookie cutter” at our school is our expectation for students to reach their personal best. The pathway to get there is original and authentic. The student experience should be “couture,” or unique to the student. We are a small high school, relatively speaking. We get to know our kids. We have students new to Edgewater who come here not knowing anyone. But they dive in headfirst, sometimes literally in the case of swimming, into activities like Crew or JROTC or Theatre or Chorus or Band/Orchestra/Guitar. We get to know their activities and interests because we attend them. And by the end of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, they are on a trajectory that is unique to them. Had a great conversation with a student on Thursday afternoon who is new to Edgewater this year and transferred from a local private school. She said that her classroom experiences at Edgewater have challenged her self-worth in a good way and caused her to think bigger about her post-secondary plans.

When I write recommendation letters for college admissions, I start each one with a blank page because if I can’t speak to the individual experience of a particular student then I am not doing my job. Students who ask for recommendation letters have carved out that couture experience. Why should I use a template when their student experience has been anything but?

Let’s encourage students to carve out that unique experience. The first step is to break down any hesitancy or apprehension our students may have about taking a chance on trying something new or different. Because I have yet to meet a student underwhelmed by their involvement in diverse extra-curricular and academic pursuits. And it all starts with a student taking a chance. If they aren’t connected, we need to encourage them to find that connection. Let me know how I can help!

View the Eagle's Call this week.

Mark Shanoff, Ed.D, Principal

Edgewater High School 

"The Pride of College Park and Orlando"

Edgewater Mission: Every Learner. Every Day. Every way.

Edgewater Vision: To create an environment in which students feel collectively valued, empowered to be college and career ready, and to live purposeful lives.

OCPS Vision: To ensure every student has a promising and successful future 

OCPS Mission: With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways that lead our students to success

OCPS Objectives:

  • High Expectations for Student Learning 

  • Student Social and Emotional Well-Being 

  • Dedicated and High-Quality Team 

  •  Positive Climate and Safe Environment 

  • Efficient Operations 

  • Engaged and Invested Community 

Skyward Parent Access Video Instructions

Student Tech Time

Tech time will be held from 8 AM-9:30 AM on a daily basis in the front of the school auditorium. 

2020-2021 EHS Organizational Chart

2021 District Parent Survey:

  • Please take time to fill out the OCPS 2021 Parent Climate Survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 
  • Survey Link
  • If you have multiple students in OCPS, you will be able to select the school for each child using a drop down menu. 
  • The survey is available in multiple languages- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

Check out our Virtual Tour & Information on EHS

Virtual Tour of School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoE-hzRSHFU&t=40s

Edgewater Information Video: https://youtu.be/ZoihvdnjbM8

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