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CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL

Home of the Tornadoes!

CONGRATULATIONS CHS!

Early College/Early Admissions Announcement

 

The deadline for application to the Early College and Early Admissions programs at St. Petersburg College is fast approaching.  Current tenth graders interested in attending the Early College Program and current eleventh graders interested in attending the Early Admissions Program must submit their application or permission form along with a current transcript and qualifying test scores directly to the SPC campus by 3pm on Friday, February 10th to be considered for these programs for next school year.

 

 

PSAT

 

The PSAT Results are in. Counselors will be meeting with students over the next few weeks to discuss results. The benefits of taking the PSAT and reviewing your results include:

 

  1. A projected SAT score
  2. Free personalized practice for the SAT
  3. Informs you know if you are College and Career ready in the various subject areas.
  4. Gives you options to consider for accelerated coursework

 

The link below contains videos that will help you to understand your PSAT score report as well as instruction on how to create and link your Khan Academy and Collegeboard accounts to get your personalized SAT practice plan.

 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/understanding-scores

 

 

 
For the third time, Clearwater High School is being recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Hundreds of schools apply, and approximately twenty of the nation’s highest performing and rapidly improving schools are accepted as models.

As a result of this recognition, Clearwater High School will have the opportunity to present at the Model Schools Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in June. Clearwater High School is the first and only school in the Tampa Bay Area to receive this distinction! Clearwater High School is being recognized for continuing to raise rigor and relevance for their students through a personalized relationship building learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model. The availability of industry certifications and internship opportunities truly prepares their students to be college and career ready.

  Clearwater High School received the Family and Community Involvement Award at the state level!
"Spark plugs" for Family and Community Involvement
The award is sponsored by the Florida PTA, the Florida Department of Education, State Farm Insurance and Wells Fargo!
It's is designed to promote and recognize exemplary school practices that increase family and community involvement. All entries must be school-initiated projects that focus on specific family and/or community involvement strategies.

Clearwater High School believes in the philosophy of continual improvement. Over the last few years, we have made numerous enhancements to our curriculum and facility. Our advanced placement, dual enrollment, and honors programs continue to grow and excel. Dual enrolment opportunites are available to our student through Saint Petersburg College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautial University. The Advanced International Certificate of Education program (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Please see your counselor if interested in this wonderful program.
 
As we all know, students are more engaged with technology than ever before! Thus, we have been compelled to utilize the concept of “Bring Your Own Technology” (B.Y.O.T.). As a result, students are allowed to appropriately use their own technology on our campus, and we encourage it! Students are allowed to engage their own devices for researching the internet, gaining access to digital materials and content, review grades and attendance, and much more! If your child does not own their own technology, or if you prefer, they may check out a electronic reader from our school. As we progress, technology will continue to become a more integral part of our school curriculum. Rules and policies for appropriate technology use while on our campus, and how to obtain an e-reads will be given out during your child's homeroom. Homeroom lists will be posted soon!
 
To ensure and improve student performance, Clearwater High School implemented a sweeping change from traditional school enrollment to Wall-to-Wall Academies with industry certification options, truly preparing our students to be college and career ready!
These academies function as Small Leaning Communities and are centered on key interest areas of our Clearwater High students. This “academy environment” offers each student more personalized attention, recognition and care from teachers, staff, and peers. Integral to this “Academy Methodology” is the interest and career-themed approach designed to engage all students with learning that is rigorous and relevant!
 
Our Academies:
1. BLIS Academy of Business, Leadership, & International Studies (includes CAICC & ROTC)
2. STEAM Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Aeronautics, & Mathematics
3. FAME Academy of Fine Arts & Media Education
4. SHARE Academy of Sports, Hospitality, and Recreational Education
 
If you have a not selected your academy, please see contact your child’s counselor to declare it!


 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL RANKED #1!
The Washington Post recently ranked the most challenging (rigorous) high schools in the nation for their offerings of rigorous course work. As of April 22, 2016, Clearwater High School was ranked 385, which is first out of all the public high schools in Pinellas County!
Clearwater is also in the top 23% of the state of Florida (84 out of 370), and in the top 17% of the nation (385 out of 2300)!
Note: The rankings may change as more schools throughout the nation are added However, the first place designation will not change due to the fact that all of the public high schools in Pinellas have already been ranked!
WAY TO GO CHS!
 
 
Congratulations to the City of Clearwater! Clearwater High School nominated the City of Clearwater as our Pinellas Educaton Foundation Business Partner of the year! The City of Clearwater was named a finalist in the Large Business Category (one of three)! Way to go! Clearwater High School is fortunate to have a great working relationship with the City of Clearwater! Many thanks!
 
2015-2016 MANY SUCCESSES! 

• Six students received the AICE Cambridge Outstanding
Learner Award for exceptional results in their Cambridge
Examinations
Girl's Varsity Basketball - District Champions
• Boy’s Varsity Football - District Champions

• Girl’s Varsity Volley Ball - District Champions
• Boy’s Golf Team - Regional Qualifiers
• Girl’s Golf Team – Regional Qualifiers
• Girls Cross Country – 1 State Qualifier (ranked 20th in the State)
• Boy’s Cross Country – 1 State Qualifier
• Girl’s Swim Team – 1 State Champion
• Girl’s Swim Team – Ranked 6th in the State
• Girl’s Varsity Basketball – 1st Place at the Indian Rocks Christian Holiday Tournament
• Boy’s Varsity Wrestling – 1st and 3rd place at the Eastlake Invitational
• JROTC – District Champions
• Clearwater Drama Department - 1Critic’s Choice, 1 Honorable mention, 13 Superior and 9 Excellent ratings at our District Competition
• Clearwater Marching Band and Color guard – First Place at the Wiregrass Ranch FMBC Regional competition and also won best music, best color guard, best visual and best effect. They also brought home the first runner award up overall trophy for group 1A, 2A and 3A.
• FORD NGL Model School
• Model School Designation from ICLE
• Melinda Gates Grant Recipient for Personalized Learning
• Five Star School award for community Involvement for 15 years
• SACS Accreditation Status – Centennial Member
• Over 300 students were awarded the opportunity to go and see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015 on opening day for reading outside of the school day during our second quarter reading initiative!


Graduation Rate:
2013-2014 = 82%
2014-2015 = 87%
 
A 5% gain!

Passing Scores in Accelerated Curricula:
AP & AICE 2013-2014= 244
AP & AICE 2014-2015 = 370
Dual Enrollment 2013-2014= 122
Dual Enrollment 2014-2015= 183
An increase of at least 187!

Enrollment in Accelerated Curricula (AICE, AP, & Dual Enrollment):
2013-2014 = 837
2014-2015= 1293
An increase of 456 students!

Industry Certifications:
2013-2014 = 657 earned, with 114 on the CAPE list
2014-2015 = 948 earned, with 126 on the CAPE list
An increase of 291!

Learning Gains in the L25:
2013-2014: 60 %
2014-2015: 67 %
A 7% gaiin
 
  
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Clearwater High School was recognized by the Career Education Board at the Superintendent’s Roundtable! Our Career Academy of International Culture and Commerce has been recognized as an “Academy of Distinction”!  In Dr. Grego’s report to the Pinellas Education Foundation, he congratulated Clearwater High School for being recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education, and for receiving an award last year from the National Career Academy Coalition. Thanks for your continued support of the academy model, we would not be where we are without your continued support!!
Way to go Clearwater High School!
 
 

Congratulations to Clearwater High School! The Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce (CAICC) has been designated a MODEL Academy by the National Career Academy Coalition (N.C.A.C.)! Our school will be honored in November at the N.C.A.C. National Conference in Tampa! N.C.A.C. indicated that it is quite evident that the passion of the school team (teachers and staff), coupled with the support of the administration, and the intense focus of our business community, has created a sustaining program for students, parents and the community! The rigor of the curriculum and the depth of our industry partnerships are to be commended!
 
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CONGRATULATIONS CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL! 

For the second year in a row, Clearwater High School has been recognized as a Model School by The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Hundreds of schools apply, and only approximately twenty-five of the nation’s highest performing and rapidly improving schools are accepted as models. 

 

Clearwater High School is the first and only school in the Tampa Bay Area to receive this distinction! Clearwater High School is being recognized for the way we continue to raise rigor and relevance for our students by utilizing a personalized learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model with industry certifications options for our students. Their program truly prepares our students to be college and career ready! 

GO TORNADOES!

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OUR VISION:

100 % Student Success

OUR MISSION:

The mission of Clearwater High School is to build relationships that will allow us to provide a rigorous educational process which gives students the relevant information and skills needed to prepare them for college and career pathways that will truly develop a foundation for life that enables and challenges them to be successful in a global and multicultural society. 

 
 
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