Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Coronavirus

Online Success

Successfully Transition to Online Courses

Adjusting to a Remote Learning method requires modifications to a student’s studying style, so Christopher Columbus High School’s C-Tech Team compiled some tips to help make this transition easier. Keep in mind while the type of instruction is blended, the level of commitment to academics and average hours spent each week on tasks, including remote ‘in-class time’ and day-to-day ‘out-of-class time’, will remain constant.
 
Study Habits
Explorers should establish a specific time and space for studying and then communicate that time with friends and family so they won't be disrupted. Focusing on work for an hour is more effective than studying for several hours with interruptions. Studying in a familiar place can also improve progress by providing more comfort and less distractions.
 
Time Management
The flexibility of Remote Learning can be a welcomed opportunity as well as a challenge. The flexibility allows students to participate somewhat on ‘your own time’, although virtually meeting for classes keeps things fluid and consistent. Explorers should keep in mind that the flexibility may lead to procrastination, and no one wants to complete every assignment for every class the day before they are due.
 
Communication
Ask for help when it’s needed! All faculty members are available for questions or comments and are trained and comfortable using a variety of platforms.
 
Additional Resources
Frequently Asked Questions    >    Student Support Services    >    Videoconferencing

SAT & ACT Updates

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  • March 24, 2020 - ACT/Pre-ACT @ Columbus (Cancelled)

    Currently, we are waiting for communication from ACT regarding the possibility of creating another late Spring administration of the ACT/Pre-ACT at Columbus. As additional information comes available, we will advise you accordingly.
  • April 4, 2020 - ACT (Cancelled)

    Students registered for the April 4th test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to either the June 13th or a future national test date.

    Phone: 866-763-3228
    Customer Service hours are 8 am –8 pm CT, Monday–Friday
  • May 2, 2020 - SAT (Cancelled)

    Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. Refunds will be processed within the next few weeks.
  • Future Testing Opportunities

    College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.

    At this time, College Board has NOT cancelled the June 6, 2020 SAT.

    Currently, they are exploring the possibility of adding an international SAT administration later this school year.

    College Board will continue to assess the situation, with the health and safety of students and educators as their top priority.

    If you have questions or concerns about your scheduled testing with College Board programs, please contact College Board directly as soon as possible.

    Email: 
    sat@info.collegeboard.org
    Phone: 866-756-7346
    Customer Service hours are 8 am – 9 pm ET, Monday–Friday

Event Cancellations

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  • To Date

    Battle of the Bands (March 12) – Postponed
    Alumni Retreat (March 14) – Postponed
    Battle of the Sexes (March 18) – Postponed
    Senior-Faculty Basketball Game (March 19) – Postponed
    BEEP Exchange Day with Lourdes (March 20) – Postponed
    All Out-of-Season Team Workouts – Postponed
    Shark Tagging with UM (April 23 & 24) – Postponed
    Drama State Tournament – Postponed
    Columbus Connects Frank Azor (March 30) – Postponed

Questions or Concerns?

Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center: 866-779-6121 (open 24/7) or COVID-19@flhealth.gov
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.