College Resource Center 411

25 08 2016

If you would like to receive scholarship and other college-related information, please sign up for Mrs. Grandal’s announcements via the College Resource center Google Drive:


Reading Plus **UPDATED, Please read!**

21 08 2016


I will not be assigning Reading Plus for a grade, but I do recommend you use it if you feel you require additional assistance in the area of reading comprehension. If you would like to use Reading Plus as an extra resource, please follow the following instructions:

  • Log in to Reading Plus through your Student Portal on
  • Try using different browsers if one doesn’t work, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.
  • If your account is locked or Reading Plus will still not function for you, please report ASAP to the Reading Lab in room 207 where the reading coaches will be happy to assist you.

Registration for St. Thomas Dual Enrollment

20 08 2016

Dear Students,

My ENC 1101/1102 students need to complete the registration process with St. Thomas. Here are the instructions:

Students may begin the application process by applying to the program at
Username: dual Password: dual2016

Fill in the corresponding information on the subsequent pages. Hialeah High appears in the drop-down list as “Hialeah Senior High School.” PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL YOUR INFORMATION IS ACCURATE! Ask your parents to double-check the information if you are not sure.

If you are having issues logging in, try writing STU\dual in the username. Email me if you have issues.

You should receive a confirmation page or email once the process is completed — please print it for me as I will be giving extra credit to all my students simply for registering, and you will need to show me proof.

Should you have any questions or need help with the process, please do not hesitate to let me know.

PERT Practice

20 08 2016

If you would like to review some PERT resources prior to testing, the school’s testing department has uploaded a PERT study guide and online practice test on our school’s website.  The links may be accessed as followed:

  • Click the Academics tab then select Departments
  • Click the Testing Link under Academic Departments
  • Click the Links tab on the left side

The direct link to the PERT resources is as follows:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Good luck to all those taking the PERT tomorrow!

Online Practice Tests for AP Subjects

16 08 2016

Here are the full instructions for accessing your practice tests online:

  • Log on to your Student Portal
  • Click on the Apps/Services/Sites Link at the top of your portal
  • Click on the Virtual Library Link (2nd link in the 3rd column)
  • Click on the Secondary Resources link (3rd link from the top)
  • Click on GALE Cengage Learning (Senior) link (4th link from the top)
  • Click on the “Testing & Education Reference Center” button under the Electronic Resources Page
  • A page entitled INFOTRAC will appear
  • Click Proceed
  • A page entitled Testing & Education Reference Center will appear
  • Under the High School Tools tab click on Advanced Placement Exams (AP)
  • A list of online practice tests will appear
  • Click on the course subject link of your choice

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Want to join the Book Club?

15 08 2016

We will be holding our first official Student Book Club meeting on Tuesday, September 27th during lunch in room 342. We have a lot of exciting ideas for the club this year, including new book recommendations, ideas for fun field trips, and fundraising strategies. All students are welcome to attend, even if you’re a new member.  If you’d like to learn more about our club, you can visit our page.

Students, your textbook is now online!

22 08 2015

In order to access the online version of your textbook, you will need the registration code for your grade:

Grade 12:       4696215 –  50

Here are the full instructions on how to access your textbook online:

  • Go to
  • Click Language Arts, Middle School or High School, Florida, and GO.
  •   Choose your book cover for given grade level.
  •  All of the resources above the red line are open and do not require a Username or Password. All students may access. To sign up for an account, click Online Book.
  •    Choose New Visitors, then Create Student Account.
  •   Type in the Activation Code from the top of this page for your given grade level text. Use the eEdition code.
  •  Students are to type in their birthday. The birth date is never used again – it just verifies the ages of the students registering for an online account.
  • Fill in all the information, check the agreement box, and click Create Account.
  •  Registration is complete. Scroll down on how to add additional Activation Codes for other grade level books or Essay Smart. Write down your username and password!
  •  Click Enter another activation code.
  •  Go to the top of this form and enter the code for Essay Smart for your grade level. (For grades 9-12, that code is: 4696215-20.)
  •  Click on Go to Classzone to begin using your online book. Essay Smart is located in the center of the page. The pages of the student text are under Online Book link in lower left hand corner.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know so I can help you.


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