Countryside High School is located in the northeastern portion of Pinellas County and serves the communities of Clearwater Safety Harbor. In addition students from the Palm Harbor and East Lake areas also attend Countryside. We are one of the larger schools within the Pinellas County School System. Excellence is emphasized in all the variety of programs offered at our school. Countryside consistently ranks among the top schools in the region in academic achievement and parent involvement.
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College and Career Fair is September 19th at Countrysdie High School and September 20th at Pinellas Park High Schools, for more information please to http://pcsb.org/Domain/7365
Referendum 2016 - for information please click on - http://www.pcsb.org/Domain/7691
NEXT GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS is an annual innovation competition that takes just 5 to 10 minutes to apply online. This year, application submissions are due by OCTOBER 15, 2016.
Ten semifinalists will be chosen to participate in workshops with mentors from November through March and present to judges in the Spring of 2017.
Each year, three winners or winning teams are awarded $10,000, $3,500 or $1,500 in grant monies to help their innovative idea become a new business reality!
More details can be found at pinellaseducation.org, and be sure to attend your campus kickoff announcement briefing at the beginning of the school year.
QUESTIONS? Contact Julie Yaeger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.588.4816 x2122 for more information or go to http://www.pcsb.org/Domain/7741
Hispanic Heritage Month student art and essay contest
Each year, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite Florida students to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month student art and essay contest. The contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4–12. Three winners will be selected to receive a four-Year Florida College Plan scholarship sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation: one elementary school student (grades 4–5), one middle school student (grades 6–8), and one high school student (grades 9–12). This year’s theme is “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes: Hispanic American Veterans, Military Members, Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders.” The deadline for submissions is Sept. 9. To submit the required documents, visit: http://www.flgov.com/hispanic-heritage-month-essay-contest/
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PCS students have a new tool to track their progress By Lorri Helfand
Students can track their progress toward graduation and educational goals using the Florida Shines website. Parents and students will see a new link when they log into their portal accounts. Florida Shines enables students to:
A guidebook to help families use Florida Shines is available on the district Guidance site: www.pcsb.org/floridashines
Standards Assessments - Understanding the FSA Reports http://pcsb.org/Domain/6670
Scholar Diploma Designation
If your student is pursuing a scholar diploma designation, in addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, they must also pass the Biology 1 EOC and the US History EOC. If your student has not taken and/or passed these assessments yet and wishes to pursue the scholar diploma designation, then they must contact their guidance counselor to schedule a date and time to take these assessments. The next test window begins November 30, 2015. You can check to see if your student has taken and/or passed these assessments using FOCUS. Upon logging in, you will access their Test History under the My Information tab. Here you will see all standardized tests taken by your student over the years. Clicking on the arrow next to the assessment will provide additional information. A “P” indicates your student has passed this assessment. If you do not see either of these assessments, please have your student contact their guidance counselor as soon as possible. Students must TAKE these EOC’s to graduate, but they must PASS them to qualify for the scholar diploma designation. Please visit our website for additional criteria on the scholar and merit diploma designations.
Florida Standards Parents Presentation Parents: Click here for information on the new FL Standards or go to Resources and select FL Standards Parent Presentation. More information on our website, please look under "Academics".
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SENIORS ON-TRACK Program
Graduate For Mas Promise: Make the promise to graduate, and be entered to win prizes, as well as a school celebrity concert. If 30% of our school makes the promise $500 will be donated to the Senior ON Track program directly going towards prizes for the Senior Giveaway (using your cougar cash) in May for TV's, Amazon Fire HD's Printers and more. Spread the word to your friends to MAKE THE PROMISE! For more information see Mr. Whitaker. Make the promise here: https://getschooled.com/graduate-for-mas/ Students can also make the promise by texting Grad4Mas to 335577
You may also visit www.PCSOweb.com to view the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Parent's Tool Kit.
Mission: At Countryside High School, SUCCESS is our goal. We will provide the tools and instruction needed for the success of our students.
Vision: The vision of Countryside High School is that teachers will provide the opportunity for all students to be successful learners and to become active participants in our society by creating a safe-learning environment and building positive relationships.
Underclass Picture Day
Underclass picture day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15. All underclass students should receive a picture envelope from their first period teachers. Studentst who wish to order pictures will bring their picture money to the auditorium at the time of their sitting on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Seniors who have not had their photos taken need to call Lifetouch photography to schedule an appointment at 800-361-8694.
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