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Big grab for seats at Pinellas magnets, fundamentals, high school career programs

In a typical year, more than 9,000 Pinellas students apply for an estimated 6,400 seats in magnet, fundamental and high school career programs. The school district charts below detail where the competition for seats occurred during the recent application period for the 2013-14 academic year. They show the number of seats available in each program, how many students applied, how many of them received invitations and how many accepted. In some high-demand programs, large numbers of seats are reserved for students with a "priority" status such as having an older sibling in the school. That limits the competition for seats in those programs. Special programs have been growing in recent years in Pinellas, primarily in high schools, with the addition of new career academies and centers.

Elementary schools

Program Kindergarten seats for 2013-14 Total applications Applications deemed ineligible Applicants who ranked school #1 Invitations Invitations to those ranking school #1 Acceptances Seats left as of March 2 Students on wait list who ranked school #1, as of March 2
Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology at Bay Point Elementary 108 293 0 64 120 64 72 36 0
Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary 108 395 0 133 108 110 102 6 22
Arts and International Studies at Perkins Elementary 90 505 0 195 86 86 82 8 97
Montessori Academy at Gulfport Elementary 54 111 0 14 70 13 17 37 0
Mathematics/ Engineering at Jamerson Elementary 90 374 0 129 90 90 87 3 36
Lakeview Fundamental Elementary 54 460 0 70 54 62 51 3 16
Madeira Beach Fundamental Elementary (K-5) 72 530 0 221 70 84 68 4 149
Journalism and Multimedia at Melrose Elementary 14 83 0 3 14 3 1 13 0
Curtis Fundamental Elementary 90 389 0 296 90 90 88 2 206
Pasadena Fundamental Elementary 72 492 0 147 68 68 64 8 77
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at Sanderlin K-8, an IB World School 54 302 0 76 55 54 49 5 21
Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary 54 198 0 96 52 60 50 4 43
Center for Gifted at Ridgecrest Elementary 72 * 108 23 74 72 72 70 2 3

* First grade seats

Middle schools

Program Seats in 6th grade for 2013-14 Total applications Applications deemed ineligible Applicants who ranked school #1 Invitations Invitations to those ranking school #1 Acceptances Seats left as of March 2 Students on wait list who ranked school #1, as of March 2
Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology at Bay Point Middle 225 408 161 105 242 78 68 157 0
Clearwater Fundamental Middle 277 581 1 392 298 297 278 -1 99
Gifted Studies at Dunedin Highland Middle 110 166 32 115 110 109 99 11 0
Gifted Studies at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle 110 148 44 93 103 91 80 30 0
Gifted Studies at Thurgood Marshall Middle 132 322 122 138 132 126 125 7 1
Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle 187 767 1 342 187 187 175 12 135
Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle (6-8) 232 810 3 376 232 232 221 11 157
International Studies (pursuing IB Middle Years Programme) at Sanderlin K-8, an IB World School 66 387 125 86 66 60 55 11 0
Center for the Arts at John Hopkins Middle 180 306 60 83 246 67 85 95 0
Journalism and Multimedia at John Hopkins Middle 150 164 55 13 107 10 19 131 0

Big grab for seats at Pinellas magnets, fundamentals, high school career programs 03/23/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 7:27pm]
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