Treasure Coast High School
|Treasure Coast High School|
|Viewed from Darwin Blvd.|
|1000 S.W. Darwin Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Florida United States, 34953
|School district||St. Lucie County Public Schools|
|Principal||Mrs. Denise Rodriguez|
|Number of students||2,600 (08-09)|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Nickname||TCHS, Treasure Coast|
|Grade Levels||Global Small Learning Communities
Treasure Coast High School, abbreviated TCHS, is a high school located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The school's name is taken from the Treasure Coast, the name of the region, where the school is located, for the area due to the presence of shipwrecks off its coast.
Campus and history
TCHS is made up of four buildings and a central courtyard. The campus is very open and large to accommodate its students. The campus has trees and other plants, to give it a peaceful, learning atmosphere. Only three of the four buildings are two story. The only building that does not have a second story is building three, which is home to many elective classes, the auditorium, and the gymnasium.
The classes aren't limited to one building, and are spread all over the campus. The school was designed so it would be possible to get to any class, from anywhere on campus, within five minutes.
TCHS offers many classes, separated into Small Learning Communities, which are also known as academies. The SLCs are a part of a Global Community which includes the 9th Grade S.T.A.R.S. (Students Transitioning & Aspiring to Reach Success) academy, the 10th Grade Explorer Academy, and the various Career Academies.
Below is a list of the Career Academies, as well as classes that may be taken at the school:
- A.I.C.E Program, sponsored by the University of Cambridge, Graphic Design
Public Service and Safety
- Criminal Justice, Teacher Assisting
- International Business, New Media Technology, Sports Recreation & Entertainment Marketing
Culinary Arts Medical/Health Science Innovation House
- Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing
The School's Yearbook is called "The Odyssey", named after the epic by Homer.
TCHS maintains many sports, around 15 sports in total, ranging from Football to Cheerleading. Below is a list that the school maintains.
- Football, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball
- Basketball (Boy's Basketball, Girl's Basketball), Wrestling, Girl's Weightlifting, Soccer ( Boy's and Girl's soccer)
- Baseball, Softball, Track, Tennis, Flag Football
Teachers and students are provided a high tech learning environment. Each classroom is equipped with a teacher laptop, data projectors, document camera and an audio enhancement microphone system. Each "quad", named after how the central lobby and classrooms are shaped, is provided with a wireless mobile laptop unit for instant access to online resources. Teachers also have access to wireless Interwrite Boards and Turning Point remote response pads which encourage student interaction and allow for immediate feedback.
The school also has a manufacturing lab, complete with machinery, to accommodate the Pre-Engineering Students, as well as a large kitchen, to accommodate the Culinary Arts students. The school also has many computer labs scattered through the campus, a complete and working security system, WiFi Connectivity, and a Cell Phone monitoring device.
The performing arts department at Treasure Coast High School is made up of the Band, Chorus, Dance, Drama programs.
In the 2008-2009 school year, the Florida Department of Education rated Treasure Coast High School a "C" school, for the second year in a row.
In the 2009-2010 school year, the Florida Department of Education rated Treasure Coast High School a "B" school. It is the first true public high school in the St. Lucie County School District to be rated "B" with the exception of Lincoln Park Academy, a magnet school.
- http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/tchs/Mission.htm S.T.A.R.S. Academy Acronym meaning
- http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/tchs/Academies.htm Academy List
- http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/tchs/Athletics.htm TCHS Athletics Website