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What magnet, fundamental and career academy programs offer

Trying out the violin, and a school Marley Mansbridge, 4, center, waits for her turn while Micah Findlay, 5, gets violin instructions from Perkins Elementary band teacher Joel Heller. The children were at an information fair hosted by the school district at Gibbs High School on Dec. 4. Micah is in kindergarten at West Gate Elementary. Marley will be entering kindergarten in the fall and plans to attend Perkins Elementary.

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Trying out the violin, and a school Marley Mansbridge, 4, center, waits for her turn while Micah Findlay, 5, gets violin instructions from Perkins Elementary band teacher Joel Heller. The children were at an information fair hosted by the school district at Gibbs High School on Dec. 4. Micah is in kindergarten at West Gate Elementary. Marley will be entering kindergarten in the fall and plans to attend Perkins Elementary.

Public magnet, fundamental and career academy programs

Magnet programs

The Pinellas County School District offers a number of magnet programs with specialized curricula. Generally these programs are open to students countywide, but some are open only to students in certain application areas. Some programs have special entrance criteria and eligibility requirements. For more details, see the District Application Programs Guide for 2013-14 at pcsb.org.

* Gifted

Elementary

The district has one full-time gifted elementary program, the Center for Gifted Studies, which starts in first grade. The curriculum is based on real-world problems and situations. 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.

• Ridgecrest Elementary

1901 119th St. N, Largo

(727) 588-3580

ridgecrest-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Middle school

The district has three middle school gifted centers designed to deliver a challenging and detailed curriculum that promotes creativity, critical and complex thinking.

• Dunedin Highland Middle

North application area only

70 Patricia Ave., Dunedin

(727) 469-4112

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• Morgan Fitzgerald Middle

Mid application area only

6410 118th Ave. N, Largo

(727) 547-4526

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• Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle

South application area only

3901 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 552-1737

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* INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Primary years

Grades K-5. 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.

• James Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School

2350 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg (727) 552-1700

SanderlinIB.com

Middle YEARS

Grades 6-8. Encourages students to think critically, to reflect and to understand the connections between traditional academic subjects and the real world. Students are required to study their mother tongue, a second language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology. Expanding to include eighth grade in 2013-14.

•James Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School

2350 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 552-1700

SanderlinIB.com

(Note: Program is pursuing official authorization to operate under the International Baccalaureate Organization umbrella.)

High school

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.

• Palm Harbor University High

North application area only

1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor

(727) 669-1131, ext. 2135

phuhs.org

• St. Petersburg High

South application area only

2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-1842, ext. 2012

stpetehigh.com

• Largo High (Honors Option)

Mid application area only

410 Missouri Ave., Largo

(727) 588-3758

largo-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

(Note: Honors Option status means the school is in the process of pursuing full accreditation from the International Baccalaureate Organization.)

* THEMED MAGNET PROGRAMS

Elementary

Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology

Seeks to increase student achievement and interest in mathematics, science, technology and Spanish.

• Bay Point Elementary

5800 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 552-1449

baypoint-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Center for the Arts and International Studies

Students explore other cultures through music, theater, art and dance and participate in hands-on learning through violin instruction, daily Spanish courses and three visual arts studios. Students have a feeder assurance into the arts magnet at John Hopkins Middle.

• Perkins Elementary

2205 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2659

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Center for Journalism and Multimedia Studies

Students learn about the world around them by becoming better writers and communicators and more informed citizens. They receive hands-on experience with laptop computers and digital cameras. Students have a feeder assurance into the journalism magnet at John Hopkins Middle.

• Melrose Elementary

1752 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2175

melrose-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Center for Mathematics and Engineering

Students integrate math, science, reading, writing and social studies into their assignments to complete engineering design challenges, projects and activities. They conduct research, design and communicate solutions, construct models, test effectiveness and analyze results.

• Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary

1200 37th St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 552-1703

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Montessori Academy

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.

• Gulfport Elementary

2014 52nd St. S, Gulfport

(727) 893-2643

gulfport-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us

(Note: program available only to students in the southern portion of the county)

Middle

Center for Advancement of the Sciences and Technology

Focuses on math, science, technology and world languages.

• Bay Point Middle

2151 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-1153

baypoint-ms.pinellas.k12.fl.us.

Center for the Arts, Journalism and Multimedia

Students in the Center for Arts can focus on one of nine areas: art, band, dance, drama, guitar, orchestra, piano, vocal music and world drumming. Students in the Center for Journalism and Multimedia contribute to a national award-winning school newspaper and explore print, television and Web-based media.

• John Hopkins Middle

701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2400

hopkins-ms.pinellas.k12.fl.us

High

Business Economics Technology Academy (BETA)

Students learn business and technological skills in a hands-on curriculum that encourages critical thinking. They can earn industry certification in one of three "pathways:" International Business/Business Supervision and Management; New Media Technology; and Cisco (Network Support Specialist).

• Gibbs High

850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-5452, ext. 2033

beta-gibbs.pcsb.org

Cambridge Program — Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

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.

• Clearwater High

Mid application area only

540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater

(727) 298-1620

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• Dixie Hollins High

South application area only

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 547-7876

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• Tarpon Springs High

North application area only

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

(727) 943-4900

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Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT)

Prepares students for engineering, medicine, science, multimedia, communications and computer science careers; hands-on projects with robotics, satellite communications and multimedia technologies.

• Lakewood High

1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2926, ext. 2118

cat.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Center for Wellness and Medical Professions

Prepares students for careers in the medical field and helps them develop a commitment to personal wellness. Students have the opportunity to prepare for college or pursue entry-level medical and wellness jobs after high school.

• Boca Ciega High

924 58th St. S, Gulfport

(727) 893-2780, ext. 2124

bocaciega-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

• Palm Harbor University High

1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor

(727) 669-1131, ext. 2133

phuhs.org

Criminal Justice Academy

A four-year program 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.

• Pinellas Park High

6305 118th Ave. N, Largo

(727) 538-7410, ext. 2120

pp-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Exploring Careers & Education in Leadership (ExCEL)

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.

• Largo High

410 Missouri Ave., Largo

(727) 588-4622

excel.pcsb.org

First Responders: National Guard Center for Emergency Management

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.

• Pinellas Park High

6305 118th Ave. N, Largo

(727) 538-7410

pp-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

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

College prep courses emphasize science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students are required to complete Advanced Placement and/or college dual enrollment courses before graduation. They also will choose one of three study areas leading to industry certifications in the fields of cyber security, biotechnology and digital video/multimedia.

• Countryside High

3000 State Road 580, Clearwater

(727) 725-7956

countryside-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Leadership Conservatory for the Arts

Creates a discovery zone for developing musicians, dancers and artists. Combines leadership skills, performing arts, academics and technology.

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

(727) 943-4900

tshs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA)

Students focus on dance, musical theater, technical production, instrumental music, theater performance, visual arts and vocal music. They are trained to pursue an arts profession and/or continue their studies in college.

• Gibbs High

850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-5452, ext. 2030

gibbs-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOLS

These 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.

Elementary

• Bay Vista Fundamental

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

(727) 893-2335

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• Curtis Fundamental

531 Beltrees St., Dunedin

(727) 738-6483

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• Lakeview Fundamental

2229 25th St. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2139

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• Madeira Beach Fundamental (K-5)

591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira Beach

(727) 547-7838

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• Pasadena Fundamental

95 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2646

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• Tarpon Springs Fundamental

400 E Harrison St., Tarpon Springs

(727) 943-5508

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Middle

• Clearwater Fundamental

1660 Palmetto St., Clearwater

(727) 298-1609

cfms.pcsb.org

• Madeira Beach Fundamental (6-8)

591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Madeira Beach

(727) 547-7697

mb-ms.pinellas.k12.fl.us

• Thurgood Marshall Fundamental

3901 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 552-1737

marshall-ms.pinellas.k12.fl.us

High

• Boca Ciega High

School-within-a-school program

924 58th St. S, Gulfport

(727) 893-2780

bocaciega.org

• Dunedin High

School-within-a-school program

1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

(727) 469-4100

dhs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

• Osceola Fundamental

Schoolwide program

9751 98th St. N, Seminole

(727) 547-7717

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CAREER ACADEMIES

High school career academies are four-year programs designed to blend a student's required academic courses with the career technical program of the academy. These programs prepare students for national-industry certifications, Pinellas Technical Education Centers, two-year colleges or universities and entry into their chosen field.

Academy of Architectural Design and Building Technologies

In the architectural program, students gain skills through the use of drafting tools, computer-assisted drawing, landscaping and other areas. In the electrical technology program, students explore wiring techniques and alternative power sources. In the building construction technology program, students explore masonry, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and other fields.

• Dunedin High

1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

(727) 469-4100, ext. 2026

dhs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Academy of Engineering

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.

• East Lake High

1300 Silver Eagle Drive, East Lake

(727) 942-5419, ext. 2005

eastlake-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Academy of Finance

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, 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.

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 570-3138, ext. 1021

northeast-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Academy of Information Technology

Provides students with computer skills they will need in the work place. Course work focuses on technical support, networking, databases, programming, Web design and multimedia. Students work with mentors from high-tech companies.

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 570-3138, ext. 1082

northeast-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Academy for Aquatic Management Systems and Environmental Technology

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.

• Lakewood High

1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-2926, ext. 2118

lakewood-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Automotive Academy

Helps ready students for careers in the areas of auto service technician, automotive collision and refinishing, auto sales, dealership management and insurance adjusting. Required traditional subjects are taught with automotive themes.

• Northeast High

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 570-3138, ext. 1119

northeast-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce

Introduces students to international business with an emphasis on global studies and multicultural diversity. The program offers courses in information technology, Business Software Applications, international business systems, accounting, international finance and law. Also available: industry certification in Microsoft Office Specialist.

• Clearwater High

540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater

(727) 298-1620, ext. 2108 or 2109

clearwater-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Graphic Arts Academy

This academy blends graphic arts and technology, offering students skills that prepare them to be a Web developer, graphic designer, illustrator, bindery operator, offset press operator, silk screen operator, digital production artist and more.

• Dixie Hollins High

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 547-7876, ext. 2007

dixie-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy

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.

• Tarpon Springs High

North application area only

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

(727) 943-4900, ext. 187

tshs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Veterinary Science Academy

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.

• Tarpon Springs High

1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs

(727) 943-4900

tshs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

DESIGNATED CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

These are career programs limited to students within their application areas.

Center for Computer Technologies

Provides students with skills needed in the IT field with a focus on computer system set up and support, networking, workplace efficiency, digital design, Web design and security. Students can earn industry certification in Microsoft Office, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Server+.

Countryside High

North application area only

3000 State Road 580, Clearwater

(727) 725-7956

countryside-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Center for Construction Technologies

Students in grades 9 and 10 explore different aspects of the construction field including masonry, carpentry, plumbing and electricity in a hands-on environment. Students in grades 11 and 12 choose a construction major and spend part of their school day attending building construction classes at PTEC St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg High

South application area only

2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 893-1842

stpetehigh.com

Center for Education and Leadership

This program promotes teacher training opportunities and academic rigor.

• Seminole High

Mid application area only

8401 131st St. N, Seminole

(727) 547-7536

seminole-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Center for Culinary Arts

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.

• Dixie Hollins High

Mid application area only

4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 547-7876, ext. 2007

dixie-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

• Northeast High

South application area only

5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg

(727) 570-3138, ext. 1107

northeast-hs.pinellas.k12.fl.us

Source: pcsb.org

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