Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG)
AIG Consultant: Nancy Armstrong
Schedule – M, T, W, F
7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
AIG Local Plan 2019 – 2022“Cumberland County Schools’ Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program began in 1976 in response to the requirements of the North Carolina Creech Bill legislature. In its commitment to excellence and quality services for students, the AIG program has continuously evolved to reflect current best practices in the identification, instruction, and support of gifted students.”
Academy of Emergency Medical Science
Enrollment in the Academy of Emergency Medical Science at Pine Forest High School is open to high school students currently residing in the Pine Forest High School attendance area who are interesting in pursuing a career in the health care field. Only those students who meet the Academy entrance requirements are eligible to enroll in the Health Science courses offered at Pine Forest High School.
The Academy of Emergency Medical Science at Pine Forest High School was established to provide competent, caring, and compassionate healthcare employees for the State of North Carolina. The curriculum in this course of study introduces students to varied careers in health care, assists students in identifying their interests and aptitudes, and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary education leading to jobs in these careers. Through partnerships with local hospitals, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, and health care facilities in the Fayetteville area, the Academy of Emergency Medical Science will enable students to investigate the careers available to them in the allied health and health care industries.
General Requirements for admission include:
- AOEMS Application (parent/guardian signature)
- Two teacher recommendations AOEMS Reference Application
- Overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) minimum 3.0
- Health Sciences Course average minimum 3.0
- Student interview
- Appropriate career objective
- Review of school absence history/discipline referrals
The Pine Forest High School Academy of Emergency Medical Science is a three-year program for high school students beginning in the sophomore year. The program educates and trains students to become Emergency Medical Technicians (basic) or Certified Nursing Assistants in Cumberland County, North Carolina. The Academy of EMS is designed to integrate the learning of communication, technical and academic skills through real-world applications in pre-hospital, emergency settings or long term care patient settings. The program ensures that participating students are in a course of study that uses a curriculum designed and approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Sciences and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Nurse Aide Certification curricula. The focus of the curriculum is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary school and/or in the 21st Century workforce. This is accomplished under the supervision of qualified instructors (registered nurses who are also licensed to teach at the high school level in North Carolina). Instruction includes didactic lectures, skills practicum, job shadowing, industry mentorships, and community internships with licensed, practicing physicians, registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and certified nursing assistants.
Destiny Library Catalog
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For Students and Parents
- A familiar technology and visual interface to encourage successful library use
- Provide 24/7 access to the multi-language searchable list of books
- Provide easy access to reading program titles that match students’ reading levels
- Direct students to safe, relevant K-12 Websites containing educator-reviewed, age-appropriate information
Senior/Graduation Information 2021
- Friday, May 21, 2021
- Pine Forest High School Gym
- Wear your cap & gown to your designated practice for cap & gown pictures. This picture will also be for the class collage picture that will be hung in the auditorium lobby.
- Graduation Ceremony Practice 1: 8:30 am (only graduates listed alphabetically by last name from Avecedoto Graham need report)
- Graduation Ceremony Practice 2: 11:00 am (only graduates listed alphabetically by last name from Grandy to Nowland need report)
- Graduation Ceremony Practice 3: 1:00 pm (only graduates listed alphabetically by last name from Olah to Zuluaga Jimenez need report)
- Symptomatic graduates should not come to their practice.
- All students will be required to complete COVID screening before entering the Expo building via the side entrance.
- All students will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the building.
- Tuesday May 25, 2021
- Crown Coliseum Complex
- Students are required to carry their caps & gowns into the Assembly Area; DO NOT WEAR IT. You can put it on after you have been screened.
- Graduation Ceremony 1: 8 a.m. Doors will open to graduates and guests at 7 am. SENIORS MUST REPORT AT 7 AM. This ceremony is only for students with the last name beginning Acevedo through
- Graduation Ceremony 2: 12:10 pm. Doors will open to graduates and guests at 11:10 am. SENIORS MUST REPORT AT 11:10 AM.This ceremony is only for students with the last name beginning Grandy through
- Graduation Ceremony 3: 4:20 pm. Doors will open to graduates and guests at 3:20 pm. SENIORS MUST REPORT AT 3:20 PM. This ceremony is only for students with the last name beginning Olah through Zuluaga Jimenez.
- Information about graduation ceremonies for graduates, parents and guests. Attached
- Dress Code
- We prefer for you to dress in business casual, but we understand there may be financial limitations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; therefore, we will not adhere to any dress code.
- Tickets will be given out at graduation practice on Friday, May 21, 2021. Be prepared to provide the full name and phone number for each one of your four (4) guests that will be attending the graduation ceremony. This is a Health Department requirement for contact tracing.
Honor Cord Ceremony
- Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm - PFHS Harold K. Warren Football Stadium. Students are to wear their graduation regalia - more information will be emailed to honor cord recipients closer to the date.
- Inclement weather date: May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm.
- Each student may have 4 guests.
- Symptomatic graduates should not come.
- All students and guests will be required to complete COVID screening before the ceremony.
- All students and guests will be required to wear a mask at all times.
- Pine Forest Seniors whose parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) graduated from Pine Forest High School will receive a Legacy Pin. In order to receive the pin, the Legacy Pin Information for the Class of 2021 must be completed by May 7.
- Legacy Form (use this link)
HS Course Selection Guide
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society, or NHS, is a nationwide organization in the United States and consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Armstrong
Progress Report/Report Card Schedule
Student Code of Conduct
Test Prep Information
The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The SAT tests students’ basic knowledge of subjects they have learned in the classroom such as reading, writing, and math, in addition to how students think, solve problems, and communicate.
The ACT test contains four curriculum-based, multiple-choice tests that measure academic achievement in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional Writing Test, for which students complete an essay.
ACT Helpful Links:
www.act.org (register and prepare here)
The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical thinking skills that are important for success in college, including critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT enables students to get feedback about important academic skills, seek information from colleges, enter scholarship competitions, prepare for the SAT Reasoning Test, and initiate the college-planning process. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test that students must take to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for college scholarships awarded in 2010.
This assessment is a requirement for students who plan to enter the military, and also for any student wanting to identify a potential career area. The assessment is a multiply-aptitude battery that tests students’ knowledge in eight areas: general science, mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension. There is no cost associated with the ASVAB. For more information on the ASVAB contact the guidance office.
Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses expose high school students to a college-level curriculum. Students may study challenging subjects of interest in a variety of areas —arts, English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies. *In order to enroll in AP coursework, students must possess appropriate prerequisite courses and choose to participate in this advanced course of study. AP exams are administered in the spring of each school year. Colleges and universities may grant credit, placement, or both based on scores on the exams.Beginning with the freshman (9th) class in the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams given by the College Board in order to receive AP weighted credit. If students do not take the exam, the AP designation will be dropped to Honors level. Students will be required to decide during the first quarter/term of the AP course whether they will take the exam. Students will pay for a maximum of three AP exams over the course of their high school career. AP exam fees for the fourth and subsequent exams will be paid by the Board of Education. Financial assistance is available from the College Board to students who qualify. Students wishing to take an AP course not offered at their home high school must talk with their principal to determine if there are other available options to take the course. AP courses require more rigorous and expansive reading, writing, and research than Honors or standard level courses. The following are recommended limits on the number of AP courses a student should take:
Ninth grade – No AP courses Eleventh grade – Up to three courses
Tenth grade – One AP course Twelfth grade – Up to four courses
*Recommended criteria for entrance into AP coursework includes a GPA of “90” in Honors English, prerequisite or related coursework, and/or teacher or principal recommendation.
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