Our Doors Are Locked for Security
Hello Gulf Coast High (GCH) School families,
Through ongoing discussions and security process reviews with our law enforcement partners and our district leadership team, we have concluded that an additional security enhancement should be put in place to further ensure the safety of our students, staff, and guests at all of our schools.
Effective Monday, May 21st, the front office door at Gulf Coast High (GCH) School will be locked. Guests arriving on campus will need to ring the doorbell next to the door to request entry. When the front office staff answers, you will be asked your name and your reason for visiting, which may include your child’s name. Please present your photo ID to the camera directly above the doorbell. Once approved and access is granted, please do not allow other individuals to enter behind you.
As you enter the lobby, you will again present a photo I.D. and receive a visitor’s pass using the existing visitor screening system.
Please click here to see our entry tutorial video:
Guests should plan to arrive at our school a few minutes earlier to expedite their visit.
Prioritizing student and staff safety is a commitment we all share. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
Welcome to the Home of the Sharks!
Gulf Coast High School Mission and Vision
The mission of Gulf Coast High School is to provide a safe learning environment in which students have the opportunity to receive the highest quality education to facilitate future academic and career success.
The vision of Gulf Coast High School is to graduate students with college and career ready skills. The comprehensive range of core and elective courses and our extensive extracurricular activities will assist students to become independent, self-sufficient learners who contribute responsibly to a global community.
. All Senior exams will take place in the cafeteria - Please remind Seniors of the following:
Students should bring the following items to the cafeteria:
- Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
Students should not bring the following to the cafeteria:
- Electronic equipment:(cell phone, smart phone, smart watches tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices.
- Backpacks, large bags, etc.
- Food or drink.
Beginning time on May 15-18 for the first session is 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. for the second session. Students should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time.
- Tuesday, May 15 - Periods 1 & 4
- Wednesday, May 16 - Periods 2 & 5
- Thursday, May 17 - Periods 3 & 6
- Friday, May 18 - Periods 7 & Make Ups
Seniors will line up outside the cafeteria by the auditorium and check in. Students will be asked if they have a phone/electronic device with them. If they do, they can take it back to their car. Students will be given an exam folder with their exam and answer sheet. After this, they will be directed inside the cafeteria to a seat at their assigned table. Students will be instructed not to open their folder or begin the exam until instructed by the proctors. Once they have completed their exam, students will bring their exam folder to the proctors. If the student brought their note from their parent/guardian to leave after exams they will be dismissed. Seniors are not permitted to re-enter the school after exams.
Students will be asked to report to the lobby of the auditorium to check with Caesar Hernandez to see if they owe any fees or textbooks. Students will not receive their graduation tickets until all fees are paid and textbooks returned/paid.
Students should have a good night’s rest before each exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. It is advisable to bring a sweater or jacket, in case the room temperature is below their comfort level.
Students are required to follow the policies of Collier County Public Schools and Gulf Coast High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize their Final Exam score and graduation status.
- YMCA - Project graduation -
The Project Graduation car is now on display at Gulf Coast! This car will be given away to one lucky graduating senior who attends Project Graduation at the YMCA on Friday, May 25th from 11pm to 4am. Tickets may be purchased from Dr. Rockhold in 5-230 for $20 each. Do not miss out on a great night of fun and food.
- Project Graduation instructions
- Graduation - Info/Extra Ticket request
2018 Junior-Senior planning Night (Powerpoint)
Virtual Financial Aid Information Night Resources available here
Did you miss our first-ever Virtual Financial Aid Information Night? Don't worry!
Click on this link to view the handouts on our resource page:
Click on this link to visit our Financial Aid resources page:
And click on this link to watch the entire presentation: