The Pinellas County school system offers nearly 80 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 for the 2019-20 school year is below.Programs marked with an asterisk have entrance criteria; call the schools for details. Discovery Nights, which offer a chance for students and parents to see the school and meet the staff, begin at 6 p.m. and typically last one to two hours.For more information, including details on application areas, school bus service and entrance criteria, visit pcsb.org/choice.ELEMENTARY SCHOOLThe artsCenter for the Arts and International StudiesStudents 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 250-seat theater and a dance studio. Students given priority when applying … [Read more...] about School Search 2018: Pinellas options include magnets, academies, fundamentals
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FILE - Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz looks up while in court for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Associated Press) Months before a February attack that left 17 dead at a high school in Parkland, Fla., suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz trespassed on campus grounds and mingled with students, newly released witness statements allege. Computer science teacher Sandra Rennie told investigators that she saw Cruz wearing a hoodie and backpack on the first day of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in August 2017, South Florida's Sun Sentinel reported. Cruz had been kicked out the school a year before. “I was like, 'Oh, Nik, you’re back,' and he’s like: ‘Yeah I’m back,’ and I was like, OK, well good to have you back,” Rennie said. She said she wasn’t alarmed when Cruz told her he was a student again, but still alerted an administrator, who escorted Cruz off school grounds. Rennie said she also taught Cruz in an … [Read more...] about Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed at high school months before massacre, teacher says
By Daniel Tedford | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: June 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm | UPDATED: June 6, 2017 at 9:20 am We asked schools across Orange County to have their valedictorians submit their photos and some biographical information to celebrate their achievement this year. The following are the high school valedictorians who submitted their information, including their high school activities, after graduation plans and their career goals. Congratulations graduates. Name: Ejay Cho Age: 18 High School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy GPA: 4.9 High School Activities: Soccer, Orchestra, Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society After Graduation Plans: Williams College Parents: Young Kyung Lee, Kyuman ChoName: Quinn Darling Age: 18 High School: Aliso Niguel GPA: 4.5 High School Activities: ASB, Basketball, Track, Volleyball, Aliso Niguel Site Council, CUSD School Board Student Advisor After Graduation Plans: UC Berkeley Career Goal: Run a company Parents: Marcus and Jennifer Darling … [Read more...] about Photos: Orange County high school valedictorians for the class of 2017
First-year medical student John Wilson tries on his white coat earlier this month while on a break during orientation week for freshmen at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. More photos are available at arkansasonline.com/826uams. - Photo by Mitchell PE Masilun After John Wilson pulled a number from a hat outside the library at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he went through the doors and scanned the sea of elevated black signs bearing yellow numbers, 1 through 29. Way in the back, next to a metal door that opened to an elevator, he spotted "#2." Wilson bobbed and weaved through the room that would've been considered spacious if it weren't for his fellow brand-new medical students crowded at dozens of rectangular tables. Their first day of medical school earlier this month came after months of an excruciating process that began with passing the Medical College Admission Test, followed by multiple applications, … [Read more...] about Prescription: Medical school
Billionaire developer Jeff Greene is an unconventional Democrat running an unconventional campaign for Florida governor. So, naturally, his ideas on how to change Florida's vast public education bureaucracy stem from an unconventional place. Standing in a former West Palm Beach car dealership that he converted two years ago into a school house, Greene explains how the future of Florida's schools lies in shrinking class sizes, replacing letter grades with detailed evaluations and adopting the latest technologies. After all, he says, those are some of the reasons The Greene School is a model for the rest of the state. "It's not that difficult to make changes in education," Greene says matter-of-factly — even though he was so underwhelmed by the state of Palm Beach County schools two years ago that he went ahead and built his own. Dissatisfied with the public and private school options for his three sons, Greene and wife Mei Sze opened their own school in 2016, plunging millions … [Read more...] about Can a billionaire’s private school become a model for public education in Florida?