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Gibbs High School hosts College Awareness Family Night on April 7

Get prepared for college

Gibbs High School will host its first College Awareness Family Night on Wednesday.

Teachers will answer questions on preparing students for a successful college career, including the benefits of enrollment in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses.

In addition, representatives from St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida, Eckerd College, the University of Tampa and the University of Florida have been invited to offer their perspective on the ideal college freshman.

The event is at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the school, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Call Reuben Hepburn, assistant principal, at (727) 893-5452.

Attend admission boot camp

Trilogy Guidance, a company that provides career and educational counseling, will offer two college admissions boot camps this summer. The camp is for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall. Students will be given a career assessment based on personality, interests and abilities and get help applying for scholarships and grants. They also will create a print and multimedia portfolio that includes a resume, personal statement, essay, common application and requests for letters of recommendation.

The camps are being offered at the Tampa Jewish and the Palm Harbor community centers. The early registration fee — by May 1 — is $600 for members, $650 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail

Camp 1: June 14-30 (Mondays and Wednesdays), from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive.

Camp 2: July 12-28 (Mondays and Wednesdays), from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St.

Immerse yourself in Spanish

Pinellas high school students who have studied Spanish for at least two years can participate in the annual Spanish Summer Immersion Program at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

The five-day, four-night program June 21-25 will offer students practical experience in using the language. Students will reside in campus dorms and be taught by certified language teachers. The fee of $375 includes all meals, lodging, materials and instruction as well as a field trip.

This year's theme is "Bienvenidos al Cono Sur." Students will explore the cultures of Chile and Uruguay and daily language classes will prepare them to participate in cultural games, dances, cooking, art projects and drama tied to the theme.

Applications, due May 15, are available through Spanish teachers at middle schools and high schools or from the office of world languages, Partial scholarship are available.

Call Jan Kucerik, world languages supervisor, at (727) 588-6066.

Gibbs High School hosts College Awareness Family Night on April 7 04/03/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 2, 2010 3:23pm]
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