Pinellas offers dozens of choices for families seeking school options

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The Pinellas County school system offers 70 special programs for families who want to venture beyond their zoned school, with options that include magnets, fundamental schools and high school career academies. The complete list is below. Programs marked with an asterisk have entrance criteria. Call the schools for details.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The arts

 

Center for the Arts and International Studies

• Perkins Elementary

2205 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/perkins-es

(727) 893-2659

Students at Perkins explore other cultures through vocal and instrumental music, theater, art and dance. All students have Spanish courses, and the facilities include three visual arts classrooms, four music rooms, a theater and a dance studio. Students are assured a spot in the arts magnet at John Hopkins Middle. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Fundamental

 

Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary

5900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/bayvista-es

(727) 893-2335

Curtis Fundamental Elementary

531 Beltrees St., Dunedin

pcsb.org/curtis-es

(727) 738-6483

Lakeview Fundamental Elementary

2229 25th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lakeview-es

(727) 893-2139

Madeira Beach Fundamental Elementary

591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira Beach

pcsb.org/mb-ms

(727) 547-7838

Pasadena Fundamental Elementary

95 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/pasadena-es

(727) 893-2646

Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary

400 E Harrison St., Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarponfund-es

(727) 943-5508

Fundamental schools provide a structured environment and a "back-to-basics" approach focusing on student responsibility and self-discipline. There is daily homework and a dress code that exceeds that of the school district. Parents are required to attend conferences and monthly meetings. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Gifted

 

Center for Gifted Studies*

• Ridgecrest Elementary

1901 119th St. N, Largo

pcsb.org/ridgecrest-es

(727) 588-3580

Ridgecrest is the district's only full-time gifted elementary program. It starts in first grade. The curriculum provides opportunities for acceleration, enrichment, research, integration of technology and allows children to explore their interests. A qualifying IQ score and psychological report are required for first grade. A gifted education plan is required for applicants in grades 2 through 5. Students are assured entrance into a middle school gifted center in their application area. This program has certain application requirements. See the District Application Programs Guide for details. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

International studies

 

Elementary International Studies Center

• Mildred Helms Elementary

561 S Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo

pcsb.org/mildred-es

(727) 588-3569

This program provides an intellectually challenging environment that encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers in preparation for success in college, careers and citizenship. The program encourages learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into relevant global issues. Students will have a feeder pattern priority to attend the international studies program at Largo Middle School. The school is pursuing certification as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years program. (Applications accepted from the midcounty and north application areas only.)

International Baccalaureate Primary Years program

• James Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School

2350 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/SanderlinIB.com

(727) 552-1700

Intellectually challenging approach stimulates curiosity and encourages learning outside traditional subjects. Spanish, art, music and physical education teachers promote imagination, communication, creativity and original thinking. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Journalism

 

Center for Journalism and Multimedia Studies

• Melrose Elementary

1752 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/melrose-es

(727) 893-2175

Students learn about the world around them by becoming better writers and communicators and more-informed citizens. They receive hands-on experience with iPads and digital cameras. Students in the program have a feeder pattern priority to attend the journalism magnet at John Hopkins Middle. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Montessori

 

Montessori Academy

• Gulfport Elementary

2014 52nd St. S, Gulfport

pcsb.org/gulfport-es

(727) 893-2643

Children explore through hands-on learning materials and understanding beyond memorization. Grace and courtesy lessons teach children to treat each other with respect. The program seeks to build character and a sense of responsibility to the school. Students in the program have a feeder pattern priority to attend the International Studies program at John Hopkins Middle School. (Applications accepted from the south county application area only.)

 

STEM

(Science, technology, engineering and math)

Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology

• Bay Point Elementary

5800 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/baypoint-es

(727) 552-1449

Seeks to increase student achievement and interest in science, technology and math. Students also grow to understand their roles in a global society through Spanish immersion. The program emphasizes hands-on activities in the school's computer, science and Spanish labs, as well as in the on-site pond and gardens. Students have a feeder pattern priority to attend the Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology at Bay Point Middle. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Center for Innovation and Digital Learning

• Gulf Beaches Elementary

8600 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/beaches-es

(727) 893-2630

• Kings Highway Elementary

1715 Kings Highway, Clearwater

pcsb.org/kings-es

(727) 223-8949

Students are engaged in dynamic, project-based lessons, interactive online activities and face-to-face lessons that encourage them to be critical thinkers. Lessons are geared to each student's needs. The center provides a technology-rich environment with iPads for all students, who are encouraged to bring the devices home for guided activities. Applicants who live north of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard must apply to Kings Highway Elementary, and those who live south of Ulmerton Road must apply to Gulf Beaches. Students who live between the two arteries can apply to either school. Students in the program have a feeder pattern priority to attend the Center for Innovation and Digital Learning at Tyrone Middle School. (See the District Application Programs Guide at pcsb.org for information on transportation to these two schools.)

Center for Mathematics and Engineering

• Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary

1200 37th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/jamerson-es.

(727) 552-1703

This program allows students to integrate math, science, reading, writing and social studies into their assignments in order to complete engineering design challenges, projects and other activities. The school has been recognized as a "School of Excellence" by Magnet Schools of America for seven consecutive years. Students in the program have a feeder pattern priority to attend the Center for Advancement of Sciences and Technology at Bay Point Middle and the Gateway to Technology program at Azalea Middle. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

The arts

 

Center for the Arts*

• John Hopkins Middle

701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/hopkins-ms

(727) 893-2400

Students can focus on one of nine areas: art, band, dance, drama, guitar, orchestra, piano, vocal music and world drumming. Students who attend the Center for the Arts and International Studies at Perkins Elementary or the Center for Journalism and Multimedia Studies at Melrose Elementary have a feeder pattern priority to attend this program. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Leadership Conservatory for the Arts*

• Tarpon Springs Middle

501 N Florida Ave., Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarpon-ms

(727) 943-5511

This program encourages students to develop character and leadership skills in a high-level performing and visual arts program. The core academics are from the Pre-AICE program developed by the University of Cambridge. (Applications accepted from the north county application area only).

 

Fundamental

 

• Clearwater Fundamental Middle

1660 Palmetto St., Clearwater

pcsb.org/clearwaterfund-ms

(727) 298-1609

• Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle

591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira Beach

pcsb.org/mb-ms

(727) 547-7697

• Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle

3901 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/marshall-ms

(727) 552-1737

Fundamental programs provide a structured environment and a "back-to-basics" approach focusing on student responsibility and self-discipline. There is daily homework and a dress code that exceeds that of the school district. Parents are required to attend conferences and monthly meetings. Unlike the other two fundamental middle schools, Thurgood Marshall offers arterial bus service. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Gifted

 

Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies*

• Dunedin Highland Middle

70 Patricia Ave., Dunedin

pcsb.org/dunedin-ms

(727) 469-4112

(Applications accepted from the north county application area only.)

• Morgan Fitzgerald Middle

6410 118th Ave. N, Largo

pcsb.org/fitzgerald-ms

(727) 547-4526

(Applications accepted from the midcounty application area only.)

• Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle

3901 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/marshall-ms

(727) 552-1737

(Applications accepted from the south county application area only.)

All three middle school gifted centers are designed to deliver a challenging and detailed curriculum that promotes creativity, critical and complex thinking. Applicants must meet all state requirements for gifted placement and provide a copy of their Educational Plan upon request. Documentation of eligibility must be submitted to the schools before the application deadline.

 

International Studies

 

Cambridge Pre-Advanced International Certificate of Education*

• Pinellas Park Middle

6940 70th Ave. N, Pinellas Park

pcsb.org/pp-ms

(727) 545-6400

This rigorous program is designed for academically talented students in grades 6-8. The curriculum is written and administered by the University of Cambridge in England. (Applications accepted from the midcounty application area only.)

International Baccalaureate Middle Years program*

• James B. Sanderlin PK-8, an IB World School

2350 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/sanderlinib

(727) 552-1700

Provides an intellectually challenging environment that encourages critical thinking. Through the 10 attributes of the IB learner profile, the program reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into global issues. Students in the school's Primary Years program have a feeder pattern priority to attend this program. (Applications accepted countywide.)

International Studies Program*

• John Hopkins Middle

701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/hopkins-ms

(727) 893-2400

(Applications accepted from south county application area only.)

• Largo Middle

155 Eighth Ave. SE, Largo

pcsb.org/largo-ms

(727) 588-4600

(Applications accepted from north and midcounty application areas only)

The International Studies middle school program provides an intellectually challenging environment that encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers. It builds on connections between traditional subjects and the real world. (The information on feeder pattern priorities to these programs is lengthy; to see it, consult the District Application Programs Guide at pcsb.org.)

 

Journalism

 

Center for Journalism and Multimedia*

• John Hopkins Middle

701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/hopkins-ms

(727) 893-2400

Students contribute to the school newspaper, the J. Hop Times, and explore print, television and Web-based media. The J. Hop Times won a Pacemaker Award this year from the National Scholastic Press Association, the highest recognition for middle and high school journalism. Students from the Center for Journalism and Multimedia Studies at Melrose Elementary have a feeder pattern priority to attend this program. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

STEM

(Science, technology, engineering and math)

 

Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology*

• Bay Point Middle

2151 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/baypoint-ms

(727) 893-1153

CAST offers a rigorous academic program in which engineering is integrated through advanced math, science, world languages and technology classes. Many students compete in science, math and technology competitions. Students who attend the Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology at Bay Point Elementary and Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary have a feeder pattern priority to attend this program. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Center for Innovation and Digital Learning

• Tyrone Middle

6421 22nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/tyrone-ms

(727) 893-1819

The center focuses on gearing lessons to each student's needs through project-based lessons, interactive online activities and face-to face lessons that encourage critical thinking. All students learn using electronic devices, and families play an important role in the use of technology both in the school and at home. Students who attend the Center for Innovation and Digital Learning at Gulf Beaches or Kings Highway elementary schools have a feeder pattern priority to attend this program. The program will only be accepting applications for sixth and seventh grade for the 2016-17 school year. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Middle Grades Engineering Gateway to Technology

• Azalea Middle

7855 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/azalea-ms

(727) 893-2606

(Applications accepted from the south county area only.)

• East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering

1200 Silver Eagle Drive, East Lake

pcsb.org/eastlake-hs

(727) 940-7624

(Applications accepted from the north county area only)

These programs are designed to challenge and engage students through project work. Students are introduced to the engineering design process, using it to solve problems. They also develop an understanding of the role that creative and innovative design plays in people's lives. Students who attend the Center for Mathematics and Engineering at Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary have a feeder pattern priority to attend the program at Azalea.

 

Personalized learning

 

Lealman Innovation Academy

4900 28th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lia

(727) 528-5802

This program is for students in grades 6-12 and is designed to connect each student's talents, skills, passions, attributes and needs. The school provides a technology-rich, flexible environment that blends face-to-face lessons with virtual learning. (Applications accepted countywide.)

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The arts

 

Leadership Conservatory for the Arts*

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarpon-hs

(727) 943-4900

This four-year program creates a discovery zone for developing musicians, dancers and artists, with a course of study that combines leadership skills, performing arts, rigorous academics and technology. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA)*

• Gibbs High

850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/gibbs-hs

(727) 893-5452

Students focus on dance, design technology, instrumental music, musical theatre, performance theater, visual arts or vocal music. They are trained to pursue an arts profession and/or continue their studies in college. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Graphic Arts Academy

• Dixie Hollins High

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/dixie-hs

(727) 547-7876

This career and college preparatory academy blends creative arts and technology. It is designed for students interested in cinematography, photography, graphic design, 3D animation, gaming production, digital music development and Web design. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Automotive

 

Automotive Academy

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/northeast-hs

(727) 570-3138

Helps prepare students for careers as auto service technicians, automotive salespersons, dealership managers or insurance adjusters. Required traditional subjects (English, math and science) are taught with automotive themes. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Business, finance and technology

 

Business Economics Technology Academy (BETA)*

• Gibbs High

850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/gibbs-hs

(727) 893-5452

Students learn business and technological skills in a hands-on curriculum that encourages critical thinking. They can earn industry certification in one of five "pathways:" Business Supervision and Management; Digital Media Technology; Network Support Specialist; Game/Simulation/Animation Programming and Digital Design. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Academy of Finance

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/northeast-hs

(727) 570-3138

Introduces students to the financial services industry offering college preparatory courses in computers, economics, finance, accounting, banking and financial planning. Students work with mentors from the business community in job shadowing and internships, and they staff the on-campus Viking Branch, a real credit union sponsored by Achieva Credit Union. They also help prepare tax returns for the community. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Construction

Academy of Architectural Design and Building Technologies

• Dunedin High

1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

pcsb.org/dunedin-hs

(727) 469-4100

In the architectural program, students gain skills through the use of drafting tools, computer-assisted drawing, landscaping and other areas. In the electricity program, students explore careers in electricity and communications, applying physics, math and technology during hands-on activities. In the building construction technology program, students explore masonry, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and other fields. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Center for Construction Technologies

• St. Petersburg High

2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/stpete-hs

(727) 893-1842

Students in grades 9 and 10 explore five aspects of the construction field in a hands-on environment — masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC. They also can earn certification in those trades. Students in grades 11 and 12 choose a construction major and spend part of their school day attending building construction classes at Pinellas Technical College St. Petersburg, where they can earn certification and preapprenticeship hours. (Applications accepted in the south county application area only.)

 

Culinary arts

 

Center for Culinary Arts

• Dixie Hollins High

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/dixie-hs

(Applications accepted in the midcounty area only.)

(727) 547-7876, ext. 2007

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/northeast-hs

(727) 570-3138

(Applications accepted in the south county area only.)

Provides students training in the culinary arts and hospitality industry. Students will explore and study worldwide cultures while developing specialized skills in food identification, selection, purchasing and preparation. They also can get certified in culinary work.

Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarpon-hs

(727) 943-4900

This 11,600-square-foot facility includes two teaching kitchens with 48 student cooking stations, a 50-seat teaching kitchen-auditorium, and a 100-seat dining room-restaurant. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue advanced culinary training or start careers in the growing field of food preparation and restaurant management. (Applications accepted from the north county application area only.)

 

Education/Leadership

 

Exploring Careers & Education in Leadership (ExCEL)

• Largo High

410 Missouri Ave., Largo

pcsb.org/largo-hs

(727) 588-4622

This program focuses on leadership development and career exploration through hands-on learning that students can later apply to real-world situations. Students learn through projects, career shadowing and other opportunities outside the classroom. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Center for Education and Leadership

• Seminole High

8401 131st St. N, Seminole

pcsb.org/seminole-hs

(727) 547-7536

This program promotes teacher training opportunities and academic rigor. Students will take teaching assisting courses for all four years of high school. They also may earn college credits as part of the program. (Applications accepted from the midcounty application area only.)

 

Environmental

 

Academy for Aquatic Management Systems and Environmental Technology

• Lakewood High

1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lakewood-hs

(727) 893-2926, ext. 2118

Geared to students with a strong personal commitment to the study of environmental and marine sciences. Offers special training in ecology, environmental sciences, marine biology, agroponics, aquaculture and water resource conservation. The program features an on-campus, 2-acre outdoor classroom, including a spring-fed pond. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Fundamental

 

School-within-a-school programs

• Boca Ciega High

924 58th St. S, Gulfport

pcsb.org/bocaciega-hs

(727) 893-2780

• Dunedin High

1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

pcsb.org/dunedin-hs

(727) 469-4100

Osceola Fundamental High

(Schoolwide program)

9751 98th St. N, Seminole

pcsb.org/osceola-hs

(727) 547-7717

Fundamental programs provide a structured environment and a "back to basics" approach focusing on student responsibility and self-discipline. Parents are required to attend meetings each month and have regular communication with teachers. The curriculum is heavy on homework and there are high expectations for student behavior and cooperation. The dress code is more strict than at other high schools, and a system of demerits requires students to stay on task. (Applications accepted countywide. For details on transportation, see the District Application Programs Guide at pcsb.org.)

 

International studies

 

Cambridge Program — Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)*

• Clearwater High

540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater

pcsb.org/clearwater-hs

(727) 298-1620

(Applications accepted from midcounty application area only.)

• Dixie Hollins High

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/dixie-hs

(727) 547-7876

(Applications accepted from south county application area only.)

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarpon-hs

(727) 943-4900

(Applications accepted from north county application area only.)

Developed by Cambridge University, this program prepares high school students for further education while offering them the opportunity to tailor their studies to their interests, skills and goals.

International Baccalaureate (IB) program*

• Largo High

410 Missouri Ave., Largo

pcsb.org/largo-hs

(727) 588-3758

(Applications accepted from the midcounty application area only.)

• Palm Harbor University High

1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor

pcsb.org/phuhs

(727) 669-1131

(Applications accepted from north county application area only.)

• St. Petersburg High

2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/stpete-hs

(727) 893-1842

(Applications accepted from south county application area only.)

The IB program provides a rigorous college preparatory, liberal arts curriculum. The core of the program is the Theory of Knowledge class, the Extended Essay and a community service component.

Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce

• Clearwater High

540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater

pcsb.org/clearwater-hs

(727) 298-1620

Introduces students to international business with an emphasis on global studies and cultural diversity. The program offers courses in information technology, business software applications, international business systems, accounting, and international finance and law. Also available: industry certification in Microsoft Office Specialist. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Journalism

 

Center for Journalism and Multimedia

• Lakewood High

1400 54th Ave.S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lakewood-hs

(727) 893-2926, ext. 2163

This program, known as CJAM, is designed for students with a strong interest in journalism and communications. Students focus on real-life journalism experiences, building skills in writing, photography, videography and design. Their work is published in the Spartan News Network newspaper and website. This year, SNN received a Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, the highest recognition for middle and high school journalism. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Medicine, public safety & law

 

Center for Wellness and Medical Professions*

• Boca Ciega High

924 58th St. S, Gulfport

pcsb.org/bocaciega-hs

(727) 893-2780

• Palm Harbor University High

1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor

pcsb.org/phuhs

(727) 669-1131

Prepares students for careers in the medical field and helps them develop a commitment to personal wellness and the prevention of disease. Students have the opportunity to prepare for college or pursue entry-level medical and wellness jobs after high school. (See the District Application Programs Guide at pcsb.org for information on who can apply.)

Criminal Justice Academy*

• Pinellas Park High

6305 118th Ave. N, Largo

pcsb.org/pp-hs

(727) 538-7410

This four-year program is designed for students focused on careers in law, law enforcement and related fields. Students learn about police operations, court and corrections procedures, civil law and forensic science investigations. (Applications accepted countywide.)

First Responders: National Guard Center for Emergency Management*

• Pinellas Park High

6305 118th Ave. N, Largo

pcsb.org/pp-hs

(727) 538-7410

Instruction in this four-year program focuses on broad, transferable skills in the first responder fields. Students can earn certification in first aid, CPR, the use of automatic external defibrillators, Homeland Security and the National Incident Management System. After graduation, students will be ready to enter college or the workforce or continue their technical training. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

Personalized learning

 

Lealman Innovation Academy

4900 28th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lia

(727) 528-5802

This program is for students in grades 6-12 and is designed to connect each student's talents, skills, passions, attributes and needs. The school provides a technology rich, flexible environment that blends face-to-face lessons with virtual learning. (Applications accepted countywide.)

 

STEM

(Science, technology, engineering and math)

 

Institute for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ISTEM)

• Countryside High

3000 State Road 580, Clearwater

pcsb.org/countryside-hs

(727) 725-7956

College prep courses emphasize science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students are required to complete Advanced Placement and/or college dual enrollment courses before graduation. At the end of their freshman year, students choose to follow their studies in one of four strands, including cybersecurity, biotechnology, engineering and TV production/mass media. (Applications accepted from the north county application area only.)

Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT)*

• Lakewood High

1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/lakewood-hs

(727) 893-2926

This college preparatory program prepares students for entry into engineering, medicine, science, multimedia, communications and computer science careers. Students experience hands-on projects with robotics, satellite communications and multimedia technologies. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Academy of Information Technology

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

pcsb.org/northeast-hs

(727) 570-3138

This broad-based computers program is designed to provide students with the skills they need in today's workplace. Courses focus on six areas: technical support, networking, databases, programming, web design and multimedia. Students work with mentors from hi-tech companies. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Academy of Engineering

• East Lake High

1300 Silver Eagle Drive, East Lake

pcsb.org/eastlake-hs

(727) 942-5419

This four-year program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. The program format is provided by Project Lead the Way through Rochester Institute of Technology. It offers an introduction to engineering, aeronautical engineering, computer-integrated manufacturing, digital electronics, principles of biotechnology engineering, civil architecture, and engineering design and development. (Applications accepted countywide.)

Center for Computer Technologies

• Countryside High

3000 State Road 580, Clearwater

pcsb.org/countryside-hs

(727) 725-7956

Provides students with skills needed in the IT field. Students choose to focus on one of three strands: Computer Systems and Information Technology, Web Design and Digital Design. They also can earn industry certification in Microsoft Office, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Server +. (Applications accepted from the north county application area only.)

Veterinary Science Academy

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

pcsb.org/tarpon-hs

(727) 943-4900

Prepares students for careers in veterinary medicine, veterinary day care, grooming and agility, and veterinary technology as veterinarians, veterinary surgical assistants and technicians. Students operate a doggy day care, groom animals and serve as surgical assistants to veterinarians. (Applications accepted countywide.)

* Entrance criteria required. Call program for more information.

 
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