Students may elect, with parent permission, to bring their personal laptops to school for educational purposes. The use of such laptop in class is at the sole discretion of the teacher and is to be used only with the teacher’s approval.
Please be aware that Forest High & Marion County Schools will not repair, service or troubleshoot a student electronic device. Students are responsible for the security of their laptop and should not leave it unattended.
It is a privilege, not a right to use your laptop on campus. A violation of County and School rules will be dealt with based on the guidelines in the Student Code of Conduct.
The MCPS Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines for Network Access applies to all use of computers on campus, even personal laptops. (Parents and students may read the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines for Network Access in the MCPS Code of Student Conduct, page 13.)
Students bringing their personal laptops to school agree to the following:
All Marion County Public School students have access to a variety of tools via the Student Desktop. This desktop is available from home and school.
Tools available via the Student Desktop (as of 10/24/11):
Student Grades including GPA, Class Rank, Grade History, FCAT History, ACT, SAT, and Attendance information.
For security, students must be sure to use the Log Off button (Click FHS button in the lower left and then click the "On/Off" button on the pop up menu.)
Student Desktop Help Icon is available on the desktop with two videos and transcript:
Each student attending Forest High School has been assigned a Student Account login and password so he/she can work from any computer on campus and save his/her documents to a personalized folder located on our servers.
A student’s login is firstname.lastname and he/she can obtain a password from any of his/her teachers, the Media Center, or Ms. Young.
If a student forgets his/her password or needs it to be reset, he/she should see Ms. Young.
Students have been given a fantastic opportunity to have access to 25 GB of collaborative storage space and school email accounts. Students can log into Live@edu to access their accounts.
Using Live@edu, students can email their peers and teachers and also share their files that they can access from any computer with an Internet connection. (These accounts do not allow access to or from external email accounts. They can only be used to email to teachers and students within Marion County Public Schools and the College of Central Florida.)
The Testing Coordinator and Guidance Staff coordinate and administer several tests each school year and also keep students informed about the College Board SAT and ACT testing dates. Tests given include the PSAT, Florida Writes Assessment, and FCAT. In addition to the standardized tests, the counselors also give the IPT tests to ESOL students and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test to students with special needs.
ACT & SAT
Register online for your standardized test at the following sites:
Florida Standards Assessments Notification Letters