The Times' annual School Search guide: What you need to know for 2019-20

Students at Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O'Lakes watched a video on the first day of classes in 2015 that outlined one of the school's guiding principals -- encouraging them to learn from their mistakes. The school's magnet, which combines the arts and STEM subjects, is one of many choice programs throughout the Tampa Bay area. In the next few days and weeks, local school districts will be holding information events that allow families to learn more about programs available for 2019-20. The Times' annual School Search guide can be a helpful first step in the process. [Times (2015)]
Students at Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O'Lakes watched a video on the first day of classes in 2015 that outlined one of the school's guiding principals -- encouraging them to learn from their mistakes. The school's magnet, which combines the arts and STEM subjects, is one of many choice programs throughout the Tampa Bay area. In the next few days and weeks, local school districts will be holding information events that allow families to learn more about programs available for 2019-20. The Times' annual School Search guide can be a helpful first step in the process. [Times (2015)]
Published November 21 2018
Updated November 21 2018

Is your child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019? Or going into middle or high school? Are you just wanting to change schools? School Search, an annual project of the Tampa Bay Times, can be a helpful first step as you sort through your options. Below is a comprehensive look at choices for K-12 schools across the Tampa Bay Area.

 

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

School district choice programs

Dates to remember

Charter schools

Private schools

Catholic schools

 

PINELLAS COUNTY

School district choice programs

Dates to remember

How to apply for a Pinellas school choice program

Charter schools

Private schools

Catholic schools

 

PASCO COUNTY

School district choice programs

Dates to remember

Charter schools

Private schools

 

HERNANDO COUNTY

Public, private and charter school programs

Dates to remember

 

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