Pinellas County Schools is creating more educational choices for families. Several new programs are debuting soon. This school year, two schools will host a total of eight new programs.
Pinellas Technical High School at Seminole
A first-of-its-kind technical school will be opening. Pinellas Technical High School at Seminole will offer six programs: Nursing, Veterinary Assisting, Building and Construction Design Technology, Electricity, Digital and Graphic Arts, and Game and Simulation Programming.
Pinellas Technical High School, also known as Tech High, will prepare students for college and careers. Students at Tech High will take part in hands-on activities and collaborate on projects that will train them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will have opportunities to take advanced-level classes, earn industry certifications, participate in internships and take advantage of college dual enrollment.
Learn more at www.pcsb.org/pths.
The district will open two new magnet programs at Midtown Academy: The Center for Gifted Studies and the Center for Cultural Arts.
• The Center for Gifted Studies will be the only south-county magnet program that offers full-time gifted services for students in grades 1-5. Students will receive academic instruction in gifted classrooms, with gifted peers. Students in the gifted magnet will have a feeder priority to attend the gifted program at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School.
• At the Center for Cultural Arts, students will participate in a creative, integrated art-themed K-5 program that connects academic curriculum with the visual and performing arts. The vibrant local arts culture provides opportunities for a variety of field trips. Students in the cultural arts program will have a feeder priority into the Center for the Arts, Journalism and Multimedia at John Hopkins Middle School.
Students in both programs will have access to cultural arts enrichment opportunities and gifted teaching strategies.
New school options in Clearwater, Palm Harbor
Pending School Board approval, two new programs will launch in the 2019-2020 school year. Families will have opportunities to attend application program fairs in the fall and apply for the new programs in January 2019.
The new programs are the Conservatory of the Arts program at Sandy Lane Elementary School and an elementary Center for Gifted Studies in Palm Harbor. In the Conservatory of the Arts, the arts will be infused into virtually every classroom. At the Center for Gifted Studies in Palm Harbor, all students will be learning with gifted students in gifted classrooms.
The district will share more information as application events approach.