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Principal's Message

Welcome To Edgewater High School!

We held our senior drive thru last Thursday night. After a 35 minute weather delay, the thunder and lightning passed and we just had lots of rain. I chose to go with out an umbrella, so I could applaud and raise my arms in the air for every senior and family members that drive by. 
So many emotions came to me while I stood and cheered through soaked clothing, shoes and my glasses—each student had a story. Each had a 13 year journey to this point and no two stories were the same. The car decorations and the kids in their caps and gowns told their stories on Thursday. How beautiful is that? 
“Education is not cookie cutter, it’s couture.”  There is no one size fits all; no small, medium, large and extra-large. This will forever be the defining attribute of public education. And only the schools that can balance quality control with individual pathways will truly succeed. A high school’s true success is actually never quantifiable. Because the success is deferred for a period of time—further study, formal training, changes in life circumstances, changing economic demands. When Norm Lewis graduated from Edgewater, who knew he would enrich stage and screen to the level he has? When Howie Dorough graduated from Edgewater, who knew he would thrill millions of fans around the world with music going platinum several times over? When Julia Pierson graduated, who knew she would lead the agency to protect the lives of US Presidents, their families and dignitaries?
Even if it happens just once a year, I see what a school means to kids—how their connection to their school matters. How much pride they feel wearing the cap and gown. Our interactions with kids either strengthen their connection to their school or weaken it. There has to be a certain level of consciousness. 
My adrenaline last Thursday didn’t come from the accomplishments of kids passing in cars, taking pictures, posting them on social media. It came from the excitement of what they will become. And selfishly, just maybe, a future Edgewater principal, hands raised triumphantly, drove by last night in cap and gown.

To view the Eagle's Call this week use the link attached. https://conta.cc/2XQeq9O

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 

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Recent News

Virtual Graduation 2020
Below is the link to view the Edgewater High School Virtual Ceremony scheduled for 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5GA6LfFN5iNUD7iqyPWeduSemeC01Py4

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Graduation Program 

Senior Awards Ceremony 2020 
 
We are proud to recognize our seniors at our virtual senior awards ceremony! Click below to view: 
https://youtu.be/Z3--YyxINDk

Senior Obligations 

To garner clarification regarding your obligations  please access :  http://destiny.ocps.net  (NOTwww.Destiny.ocps.net) -  this web based platform can also be accessed via the first link above or within the Library Research Tools tab on your launch page at http://launchpad.ocps.net .  An individual selects Edgewater and uses the login credentials which are associated with their respective laptops.  Fines / obligations / presently checked out items are located therein.  

 Lastly, please be advised that the link for SchoolPay is http://schoolpay.ocps.net .  Instructions for setting up an account are at   https://www.ocps.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_54619/File/Departments/Food%20and%20Nutrition%20Services/Parent/How%20to%20create%20an%20account%20in%20School%20Pay.pdf .  If you utilize SchoolPay to address an obligation your respective elementary, middle or prior high school please note it often can take time to register to our circulation software / senior clearance spreadsheet (It is in each student’s best interest to account for the timeframe accordingly).

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