Elevating Excellence (EE)
The Pinellas County Schools initiative to provide high-achieving students and their families a personalized path to college success.
Activities & Information
Summer Seminars Preview
Learn about Elevating Excellence Summer Seminars. See the Summer Seminar Preview. We hosted a session to provide an overview of Elevating Excellence and the Elevating Excellence Summer Seminars. If you missed the presentation and Q & A, you can view it online at https://youtu.be/YcLP_Eh43_Q
Summer Seminars 2022
Students will explore college-preparation topics, such as finding a best-fit college, paying for college, preparing for the SAT and preparing for the college application and the college entrance essay. New this year: NCAA Clearinghouse info, Big Futures Scholarship, Bright Futures Community Service hours project and college campus tours! All sessions are from 8 a.m. to noon. Summer Seminars will take place at Countryside High School, Pinellas Park High School, and Gibbs High School. Summer Seminars take place June 6-30. If you have questions, contact Janibelle Jackson-Stuart Jacksonstuartj@pcsb.org hablo Español.
Pinellas County Schools has a resource-rich site related to scholarships and financial aid and partners with local colleges and universities to provide a variety of Financial Aid Seminars and FAFSA () help sessions. Please refer to the PCS Financial Aid webpage for scholarship information and refer to the Post-Secondary & Financial Aid page for a schedule of events.
School Year Activities
School year activities cover a variety of topics. We hope to see you at our events. Check our events page often to see what is happening for Elevating Excellence students and their families. One of our special events helps to support students with test preparation for the PSAT and for the SAT. We have partnered with Applerouth to offer professional SAT prep both during the school day and on selected Saturdays just prior to test administration.
Pinellas County Schools students take the PSAT/NMSQT on the Primary Test Day in October of their 9th- and 10th-grade years and the SAT in March of their 11th-grade year. Students may also choose to opt-in to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October during their 11th grade year and the SAT in October of the 12th grade year. See our PSAT webpage for additional details ("PSAT/NMSQT Frequently Asked Questions" and "Why 11th Graders Should Take the PSAT/NMSQT). In order to opt-in, students must register with their school's PSAT or SAT testing coordinator.
Practice is an important aspect of improving performance in a variety of areas, including College Admissions testing. Elevating Excellence participants are strongly encouraged to participate in each available assessment.
October 3, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 14th Annual North County College & Career Fair
October 8, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Elevating Excellence PSAT/SAT Prep Sessions
October 26, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PATHe Junior's College Planning Workshop
November 15, 2022
November 16, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PATHe Sophomore's College Planning Workshops