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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Where are on track students allowed to eat?

  • All students are allowed to eat in the cafeteria or on the patio. On track, students are also able to eat in the commons area, and they may also eat in teachers’ classrooms with a pass from the teacher.


      Where are off track students allowed to eat?

  • All students are allowed to eat in the cafeteria or on the patio. Off track, students may also go to a teachers’ classroom to complete assignments, makeup work, or for tutoring during lunch with a pass from the teacher.


      Are there any exceptions to the absences requirement?

  • Students should have no more than 4 excused or unexcused absences in any one class per quarter (a total of 16 absences per year). Absences excused with doctors’ notes and school-related absences such as field trips, competitions, etc.… will not be counted towards off track/on track. *Please note, that per Pasco County School’s student code of conduct, written documentation from parents/guardians must be provided within 3 days of the absence- otherwise the absence will remain unexcused.


     What happens if a student loses his or her band or ID?

  • Bands will not be replaced until the following quarter, but students may show their ID to verify that they are on track. Lost IDs must be reported to administration and a temporary card will be issued until new IDs are ordered (fees may apply). IDs will only be replaced once per school year.


What other incentives are there for being on track?

  • The best incentive for being on track is graduating with your high school diploma, the reason we are all here! 
  • Free admission to select athletic games/events at Hudson High.
  • Surprise treats and events throughout the year
  • Have ideas/suggestions for other incentives? Let us know!
Doggie Day Spa

Doggie Day Spa


HUDSON — Hudson High School goes to the dogs every Friday. And the staff and students alike seem to love the experience.

Hudson High’s Academy of Veterinary Assisting hosts the Doggie Spa and Doggie Day Care from 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. each Friday. The spa and day care center includes grooming tables, a bathing area, and a kennel area.

During that time, it’s not unusual to see dogs of every breed being groomed, cleaned, walked and cared for in the school’s vet assisting lab — -and, on occasion, even trying to drink from the classroom drinking fountain.

You also see student volunteers learning the finer points of veterinary care.

“The kids do a great job,” said Robert Herrington, a Hudson High teacher and head of the veterinary program. “They’re learning the introductory skills they need to work in a veterinarian’s office.”

The students can, in fact, earn their certified veterinary assistant certificate at the academy. And at the doggie day spa and daycare, they apply the skills they’ve learned to the care of pet patrons, including a good number of regulars.

There’s Cinderella, a Great Dane. Pig, a pit bull/Chihuahua mix. Yeti, a Labrador-shepherd. And Labradors Sheldon and Penny.

Many of the canine customers belong to students and staff members. The service is also open to the public, with donations collected going toward a new grooming table and lab equipment.

“Our goal is to have a self-sufficient veterinary academy,” said Herrington. “We want to sustain ourselves.”

His students have their own goals. Inspired by her involvement with the dog spa and the veterinary academy in general, senior Zoie Brayman has started her own pet grooming service.

“I do want to be a veterinarian,” said Brayman, 16, the youngest student in the program to receive her CVA. “I’m interested in entrepreneurship. I want to get into it.”

Ella Shiver, 15, said she has learned a variety of veterinary skills through her involvement in the doggie spa and veterinary academy — skills that include grooming, nail trimming, bathing, ear cleaning and calming.

“I love playing with the animals and being around them,” the 10th-grader said. “And by working here, I can show people that I’m capable.”

Amy Kurzinger, 16, also has earned her CVA through the program and wants to become an Army veterinarian.

“In this program, you can learn anything you need to know to take care of animals,” Kurzinger Amy. “And I bond with each dog.”By Megan Hussey, Times Correspondent


Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

Pasco County schools will be open on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, because it’s important that all of our students honor and recognize our veterans.  To assure that students are learning about the sacrifices our veterans make for us, the expectation is that all students view the third annual district-wide celebration in honor of veterans during class. The program will broadcast on Facebook Live on the district’s Facebook page from the Center for the Arts at River Ridge beginning at 9 a.m. Join Superintendent Kurt Browning, Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley, and keynote speaker Michael Ciminna, Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ district director. There will also be a special surprise presentation and student patriotic music performances. Watch the live-stream by clicking on the Veterans Day banner on the district homepage or by visiting Eleme.ntary schools can view the program after it is complete through the district’s Facebook page.