In advance of the late application period for special programs in Pinellas County public schools this month, the district is holding open houses to generate interest in five middle school programs.
Pinellas Park Middle School will showcase its new Pre-Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The school is at 6940 70th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Call (727) 545-6400 for information.
At Tarpon Springs Middle School, an open house will be held for the new Leadership Conservatory for the Arts with the Pre-Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education program. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 501 N Florida Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 943-5511 for information.
Azalea Middle School's new program, the Middle Grades Engineering Gateway to Technology, will hold an open house at 6 p.m. March 17 at the school, 7855 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 893-2606 for information.
The Centers for the Arts and the Center for Journalism & Multimedia are established programs at John Hopkins Middle School. An open house for both programs is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 20 at the school, 701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 893-2400.
The application period for special magnet, fundamental and career programs was held in January. But many programs, including these middle school offerings, will begin accepting late online applications March 31. Applicants should visit reservation.pcsb.org.
For information, call the school district's student assignment office at (727) 588-6210.