Forest Hill Community High School

Academic & Choice Programs

Welcome, current and future Falcons! This site will provide you with information about our Advanced Placement® (AP®) course options; the IB Middle Years, Diploma & Career-related Programmes; AICE courses and diploma option; and Choice Programs.

Falcons!

I am delighted to welcome you back to another fantastic year at "The Hill!" My name is Dr. Vening and I am the assistant principal who oversees our Choice Programs, Advanced Placement courses, the IB Programmes (MYP, DP, CP), and AICE Cambridge program. I have been a "Falcon" since 2005 and have enjoyed every year of the journey. My goal is to ensure that every student has an opportunity to experience one of our amazing programs.

If you have any unanswered questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at saara.saarela-vening@palmbeachschools.org

Dr. Vening

Meet our Coordinators and Counselor!

Mrs. Kokotoff

IB Counselor and CAS Coordinator

Welcome Falcons! My name is Mrs. Kokotoff. If you are in 11th /12th grade with a last name starting with A-D or an 11th/12th grade IB student, I will proudly be serving as your School Counselor this year. My goal is to provide each of you a safe space to ask questions and find your unique approach to believing in and achieving your goals. I look forward to working alongside you in making this school year a successful and fulfilling one.

I have had the extraordinary pleasure of working as a School Counselor for about 11 years, the last 6.5 of those being here at Forest Hill Community High School. During my time here I have served our school community in various capacities, with the most important one being YOUR School Counselor.

It is an awesome responsibility to help shape our future change makers. And I am lucky to serve such an incredible community!

Visit my Virtual Office by clicking here

Ms. Malone

IB MYP & Choice Coordinator

Hello Falcons! My name is Ms. Malone, I am your Choice and Career Program and IB MYP Programme Coordinator. I started my career in education back in 2015 here at "The Hill!"I started out by teaching graphic design and Microsoft Office concepts in our Digital Design Academy. Then, I taught two different accelerated courses, one from our IB MYP Programme and one from our AICE Cambridge.

Now going into my sixth year, my focus as a coordinator now is to work to assist the 9th and 10th grade IB MYP students, our academy students, teachers, and parents to make sure we are providing our students with real world experiences and practical lessons to strengthen skill sets that will help prepare them for careers that will be able to compete in our ever growing global society.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. My email address is barbara.malone@palmbeachschools.org

Mrs. Skowron

IB DP & CP Coordinator

Welcome Falcons! My name is Marlaina Skowron. I have been a proud member of the Forest Hill Community High School faculty since 2015.

I am your IB Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme Coordinator. Additionally, I am the instructor for year two of IB Contemporary History and the Career-related Programme Core, Personal and Professional Skills.

I am passionate about the mission of the International Baccalaureate and the opportunities an IB education affords our students. This passion informs my dedication to our school community. I encourage all students and parents to contact me with any questions or concerns. My email address is marlaina.skowron@palmbeachschools.org

Please click below to find out additional information about each program.