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Congratulations to Peterly Louis who was recognized by the Office of the Governor for his participation in the Black History Month Essay contest!   His excellent work earned him a letter from the Governor and we are proud of his accomplishment.
Athlete of the Week
Junior, Sabrina Lima is athlete of the week for the Conchs! She dominated against district opponent, Gulliver Prep, scoring 6 goals of 10 to pick up the victory for the Girls Lacrosse Team. 
Black Heritage Conference
We would like to congratulate Precious Magwood who competed at a Black Heritage Conference for Black History in Jacksonville recently. Precious won first place in her age group for a poem she presented along with hundreds of other youth in her age group.   
Please vote for a KWHS Film
The Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) has chosen the film, “The Lens”, written and directed by Key West High School’s T.J. Nitti with cinematography by Krzysztof Madro as a TOP TEN finalist in the High School Feature Audience Award.  The film can only win this award with the help of all of you!  Produced as part of Ed Smith’s Key West High School TV Production class, we ask that you show your Conch Pride by casting a vote to help “The Lens”win.  The winner will be announced live at the Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards Show on March 10, 2017.  Click the link below to view “The Lens” and vote.
ESE Parents – Please complete a survey
Each year the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to determine how well the school is partnering with the parent and promoting parent involvement in the child's education.  Please let the Florida Department of Education know about how Key West High School partners with you, the parent, to promote parent involvement in your child’s education.  A paper survey went home with your child on Thursday.   If you prefer to complete the survey electronically, go to or click on the link provided at We have a computer in the front office that can be utilized if you prefer.  Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us at Key West High School continue to meet your family’s needs.  We would like the surveys returned no later than Fri., Mar. 3.
Key West High School would like to thank Dion Fuels and Exxon Mobil Corporation for the $500.00 grant provided through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program.  This grant opportunity exists due to the partnership between our local Dion/Exxon service stations and it will be utilized for materials in the science and math areas.  We appreciate Dion Fuels representative Gilda Niles, who presented the check to Principal Acevedo, for the work she does to help obtain this grant for our school as well as for other schools throughout the district.
Circle K Donation
Circle K has donated $1000 to the KWHS Senior Class through the Fuel Our Schools program. Next Spirit Night will be March 3rd from 4-8. Come out to Circle K on Kennedy, fuel up, and ten cents from every gallon will be donated back to KWHS.
American Legion Boys State
KWHS is pleased to announce our 2017 American Legion Boys State representatives, pictured here with Mrs. Acevedo. From left to right: Juniors Theo Dorel (alternate), Jack Mahoney (delegate), Finnian Valle (delegate), Wilcox Hallahan (delegate), and Trenton Saner (alternate) were part of a pool of 11 candidates nominated by a KWHS faculty member or administrator and underwent the interview selection process conducted by the local American Legion to earn their delegate or alternate status.  Our 3 delegates will be sent to Tallahassee in June by the American Legion to participate in Florida’s Premier Youth Leadership Program. Congratulations, Theo, Jack, Finnian, Wilcox and Trenton!
Support Personnel of the Year
Congratulations to our Support Personnel of the Year!  The staff selected several of our members for outstanding recognition for their knowledge, dedication and positive attitude.  Maggie Quintana (Teacher Support), Yomar Hernandez (Instructional Technology), Fleasher Hall (Clerical) and (not pictured) Carl Csombok (Maintenance) were chosen because they are true examples of Conch Pride, going above and beyond their job duties to do what they can to make our students and staff successful.  They are all true assets to our Conch Community!
Advanced Placement Program Information
Please scroll through this informational PDF regarding our Advanced Placement program.  This information is important to current AP students and potential AP students, as scheduling is just around the corner.  
See Something Say Something
After school support sessions are now available!  Students who need assistance or extra support have many opportunities to get help from teachers.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, teachers are available for Power Hour during the last 20 minutes of lunch.  In addition, the computer lab is open daily from 2:30-3:30 and the library is open every afternoon except Wednesday with teachers on hand to provide homework help and research assistance.  We have now expanded our support to include specialized sessions in several different curriculum areas.  Students do not need to attend the specific teachers class to attend the support sessions.  With mid-terms approaching and the semester nearing a close, students should take advantage of every opportunity to ensure they are mastering their coursework by getting help from the many different sessions offered.
This is just a reminder that the Monroe County School District and Keys AHEC have partnered again this year to provide its students no cost primary care medical services.
As cold and flu season is just around the corner children may soon start feeling ill. If your child is in need of a physical, has an ear ache, a sore throat or has other medical needs we encourage you to take of advantage of this free service (please see flyer below).
The Keys AHEC Physician Assistant will be able to see you right away and provide the treatment your child needs.
At Key West High School, service is offered on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in room 1-102.  At Horace O’Bryant School, service is offered on Monday – Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m located in room 1-100. If you have not already filled out a registration form, you may do so at the time of the appointment, or download the one before ahead of time (see form below).
Please call (305) 293-1549 x54357 for more information or (305) 743-7111, Ext. 210 for an appointment.

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Registration Form in English

Registration Form in Spanish
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Yearbooks for Sale

Are you a Key West High School alumni?  Did you lose your yearbook to a storm or in travels?  If so, we may have that special memory book!  The Conch, our school yearbook, has several extra additions dating back to the early 1940's.  They are on sale for $50.00 plus shipping.  If you would like to see if your graduation year is available, please email or call 305-293-1549.  If it is in our archives, we can get one out to you right away so you can relive your fabulous days of Conch Pride!
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Welcome to Key West High School, a school of diverse opportunities with high expectations where we strive for students to be the best they can be personally, academically, athletically and socially.
To empower all students to maximize their potential and prepare them with the skills and experiences necessary to be college or career ready and to develop those character traits that will enable them to be productive members of society.
We focus on R2D2: Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Determination
·        Students are our priority and their learning opportunities are the central focus.
·        All students have the right to a safe and drug-free learning environment.
·        Parents, community members, agencies and the school work collaboratively to provide the support needed for each child to experience success.
·        Relationships are strengthened and perspectives are broadened thorough diversity and equity.
·        Teachers and administrators are leaders and innovators whose primary responsibility is to engage students in high quality learning experiences that result in student achievement.
     CONCH PRIDE - Perseverance Respect Integrity Dedication Excellence
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