Parents: Learn about special programs in Pinellas schools
Parents in Pinellas County should mark their calendar for several dates in November.
The school district has scheduled events for parents to learn about district application programs - magnets, fundamentals and the like - and the timeline for applying to them. Three sessions will focus only on the application process and timeline. Each one will last an hour, starting at 6:30 p.m. Those are: Nov. 7 at Boca Ciega High, Nov. 12 at Pinellas Park High, Nov. 14 at Countryside High.
There also will be two events for parents interested in talking to school representatives about specific programs. Those are: 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 16, at Pinellas Park High, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Gibbs High.
Individual schools also will hold their own open houses, called Discovery Nights, in November, December and January. Those will be posted on the district's website.
The school district will take applications for its special programs between Jan. 8 and Jan. 17.