Cypress Bay High School
|Cypress Bay High School|
|Principal||Charles Scott Neely|
|Location||Weston, Florida, USA|
|District||Broward County School District|
|Colors||█ █ Royal Blue and Vegas Gold|
|Newspaper||'The Circuit |
It currently enrolls 4,400 students. The groundbreaking for the future site of CBHS occurred in early 2001, and construction was finished by late 2002. The school offers academic pursuits including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, and an array of academic and extracurricular student clubs and organizations. It is located adjacent to Falcon Cove Middle School. Cypress Bay has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Cypress Bay came to national attention after Vice President Joe Biden gave the 2012 Graduation Commencement Speech at Marlins Park and also for its student newspaper, The Circuit, was profiled in the MTV series The Paper.
Cypress Bay's Boys' varsity soccer team has won the FHSAA Class 5A State Championship for three years in a row. At a ceremony held in April 2012, ESPN crowned the Cypress Bay Boys' Varsity Soccer Team as the nation's top high school team.
Cypress Bay opened in 2002 with 200 students over its projected capacity. A 9th grade annex was built for the 2003−04 school year and abolished in 2008. A new building was opened in the main campus for the school year 2005−06 to alleviate overcrowding. The 2006 senior class was the first to have attended the school for all four years and at the same location. This will not occur again until the class of 2012. The graduating class of 2008 was about 1200 students.
During the 2007−08 school year, Cypress Bay reached a maximum enrollment of more than 5,500 students and was consequently named the most populous high school in the United States. In response, the school board decided to cap enrollment as a temporary measure to alleviate overcrowding and all new registering students were sent over to Western High School. After the 2008−09 school year the school boundaries were changed and all students south of Griffin Rd. were assigned to the new West Broward High School, while students living in Bonaventure were assigned to Western High School.
In spite of the schools massive student population, there are opportunities and paths for any type of student. The school offers regular classes, honors, and AP courses. In addition to the academic doors, the school offers many clubs and organizations any student could join. There are clubs for student looking to help other, meet other students, get academic help, or pursue a certain passion.
Moreover, the school informs students about post-secondary education. Not only do the courses offered prepare students for college, but also the clubs and organizations prepare and even guide student to take the college road. Cypress Bay alumni have attend universities such as, but not limited to, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Emory University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boston College, University of Notre Dame, University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin, Florida State University, and University of Central Florida.
As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 3,970. The ethnic makeup of the school was 42% White, 6% Black, 46% Hispanic, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.
List of clubs and academies at Cypress Bay High School.
|Abolish Bullying||Ms. Wilson|
|Academy of Finance (AOF)||Mr. Hosier|
|Art Club||Elizabeth Jenkins|
|American Sign Language||Stephanie Love|
|American Sign Language Honor Society||Stephanie Love|
|Band/Drill Team (Booster) ||Brian Travelstead|
|Becca's Closet||Wendi Giallombardo|
|Best Buddies||Kristen McGahee|
|Business Professionals of America (BPA)||Sandra Wilder|
|Catholics In Action||Mrs. Benitez|
|Chess Club||Derek Nirenberg|
|Chorus ||Brad Franks|
|Debate and Forensics Team ||Megan Loden|
|DECA ||Robert Hosier|
|Debbie's Dream Club||Shari Bush|
|Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT)||Kimberly Patterson|
|Drama & Thespian Club Troupe 6510||Cindy Lutwin|
|Ecology Club||Cindy Joseph|
|English Honor Society||Cecilia Fonseca|
|French Honor Society ||Kalebra Williams|
|Gay-Straight Alliance ||Dr. Declan Lyons|
|Harry Potter Club||Judy Hainsworth|
|Helping Every Little Person (HELP) ||Holly Pozin|
|HOSA (FINI)||Ms. Warnock|
|Human Resource Council (HRC)||Ms. Willacey/Ms. Wilson|
|Interact Club||Shari Bush|
|Italian Club||Emy Mosconi|
|Italian Honor Society||Susanna Malaguti|
|JROTC Competitions (Booster) ||Sergeant Major Cruz|
|Key Club||Christina Doogue|
|Latin||Dr. Declan Lyons|
|Latin Honor Society||Dr. Declan Lyons|
|Law & Justice Club||Wendy Wuenker|
|Literary Club||Joyce Seigel|
|Model United Nations||Rosalia Sachs|
|Mu Alpha Theta ||Lisa Herron/Jessica Flint|
|National Art Honor Society||Elizabeth Jenkins|
|National Honor Society ||Eric Adzima|
|Newspaper ||Rhonda Weiss|
|Photography Club||Elizabeth Jenkins|
|PRIDE ||Claudia Fernandez/Rosalia Sachs|
|Psychology Club||Kimberly Patterson|
|Rho Kappa||Erica Salmeri|
|Science Club||Brandon Boswell|
|Science National Honor Society (SNHS)||Clara Russo|
|Spanish Honor Society (SHS)||Aileen Batton|
|Student Government Association (SGA)||Danielle Sheffield|
|SHAPE||Ms. Valdes/Ms. Garcimonde|
|SkillsUSA||Coach Ulman/Mr. Doster|
|Social Studies Honor Society||Erica Salmeri|
|Spanish Club||Virginia Chavero|
|Spanish Honor Society||Ailén Batton|
|Tri-M Music Honor Society||Michael Friedman|
|TV Production ||Kurt Doster|
|Yearbook ||Rhonda Weiss|
|WISE ||Mark Love/Christina Selvidge|
The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal each year for their hard work and dedication. The awards seek to recognize school leaders who excel in the following areas: Achievement, Communication, Compassion, Leadership, Accountability, Innovation and Motivation.
On May 13, 2009, Broward County picked Priscilla Ribeiro from Cypress Bay High School out of three other finalists to win the Assistant Principal of the Year Award. On May 14, 2010, Broward County picked Rafael Gillerno from Cypress Bay High School out of four other finalists to win the Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
- "Enrollment Counts: Cypress Bay High School". Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved February 28, 2009.
- FCAT School Grades - High
- Christy Cabrera Chirinos (April 13, 2012). "Cypress Bay boys soccer receives trophy as nation's No. 1 team". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
- Enrollment Counts
- Cypress Bay High School - Activities List
- Cypress Bay High School website
- Cypress Bay Television Production
- The Circuit, the school's online newspaper
- Cypress Bay's Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta