1300 Silver Eagle Drive
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688
Several concerns have been shared with our school about the safety of roadways surrounding East Lake High School. Concerns related to traffic and travel around schools in Pinellas County are monitored and addressed by a group known as the STEPS Committee. The STEPS (School Transportation & Enhanced Pedestrian Safety) Committee is comprised of individuals who represent law enforcement, traffic, planning and safety staff from all the major municipalities in Pinellas County. The committee also has members representing All Children’s Hospital, Florida Department of Transportation and Pinellas County Schools.
Pinellas County Schools serves as the coordinating body for the Pinellas STEPS Committee and hosts the monthly STEPS committee meetings. The committee works closely with FORWARD PINELLAS and the Metropolitan Planning Organization to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout the county for all citizens, but the focus is on safe travel to school. Local municipalities provide the school district with information regarding major road construction and the construction of housing developments to allow the district an opportunity to plan for the impact these projects may have on travel to school.
The school district forwards all concerns related to safe travel around schools to the agency responsible for the road or sidewalk in question. Those agencies then investigate the concern and report their findings to STEPS. The responsible agency makes the necessary improvements if the investigation finds that road or sidewalk remediation is required.
Pinellas County Schools has added a request to study the East Lake corridor from Brooker Creek Elementary School to Cypress Woods Elementary School, including the East Lake High/Middle entrance, to the December STEPS committee agenda.
We will be sure to update you with any recommendations or changes that are approved. We want East Lake students to be safe from the moment they leave their house until they arrive home.
Also as a reminder, our semester exams will begin next week. Click Here for the December 2018 exam schedule.
Carmela Haley, Principal
East Lake High School
Nov. 26, 2018
From the PCS Newsroom
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High School District Application Program Structure and Procedures
ELHS Shadow Days are Tuesday and Thursday and will begin after November 14th. This is limited to only our Engineering Program. No other academies at East Lake HS offering Shadowing Days.
No visits will be scheduled during any exams. The student’s middle school will monitor the number and location of the visits. The middle school must receive a 72-hour notice prior to a scheduled visit.
The procedure for arranging a visit requires that the parent apply for an appointment with our online appointment system. Shadow Dates will begin after our Discovery Night on November 14th. The appointment system link will appear here on November 15th.
Please click on the link below to schedule a Shadow Appointment:
Visits are limited to one (1) per student and are subject to change. Please plan to arrive by 7:15 am with prompt pick-up at 9:00 am.
Senior Ads and Senior Photos Deadline, Nov 1st, contact Mrs. Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Apply now to become a National Merit Scholarship student at East Lake High School
The NMSPP is an academic program at East Lake High School designed to prepare high school scholars to score in the nation's top percentage on the PSAT. This qualifies students for the National Merit Scholar Program.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for academic recognition and scholarships.
In the NMSPP at East Lake High School, your student will participate in specialized classes focuses on preparing them for entrance in the NMSP and advance preparation for the PSAT/SAT. They will be grouped with other outstanding students in their advanced English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies classes.
By qualifying for the NMSPP at East Lake High School, students are automatically eligible for the Advanced Placement Capstone Program leading to the highly valued Advanced Placement diploma. The College Board's AP Capstone is an innovative and engaging college-level program for high school students that complements and enhances discipline-specific AP courses. This program is built on two new courses, AP Seminar and AP Research, that immerse students in the practice of critical skills needed to distinguish themselves in college and life.
East Lake High School is Pinellas County's top ranked Academic High School. Our AP courses are academically challenging while also allowing students flexibility and the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activies.
Please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor for more information.
For a free, customized, SAT practice, please visit: www.satpractice.org
East Lake Literary Magazine
Check out East Lake’s online literary magazine at elhslitblog.wordpress.com
State Math FSA-EOC Information
For information on the Math FSA and EOC click here
For information on the Florida Standard Assessment testing click here
Address Verification Pinellas county
Pinellas County Schools is implementing a new address-verification procedure. The process will ensure that all parents receive timely information about important topics, including emergencies, transportation, scheduling and school placements.
Welcome to the Principal's Message Page.
Here you will find archived messages sent to families from East Lake Principal, Carmela Haley
East Lake High School, one of 17 high schools in the Pinellas County school sysytem, is on of the most recently constructed high schools in Pinellas County. It is situated in a suburban-type community of north Pinellas County. East Lake High School currently serves more than 2,000 students from the communities of Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Palm Harbor, and Oldsmar.
Built in 1986, the nine-building complex is located on the west side of East Lake Road, south of Keystone Road. Designed for flexibility, economy, and adaptability, the individual units, including the three two-story classroom buildings and an administrative building with the media center over it, are connected by covered walkways. The remaining five buildings are a 1,500-seat gymnasium, a theatre that accomodates 886 people, choral, band and keyboard rooms and support facility units including food services and mechanical backup. Seventy percent of all light comes from natural outside sources. East Lake is also unique in its building design to include a Child Care Center available to faculty and community.
The Curriculum is designed to be broad and deep enough in scope to provide for a wide range of student interests and abilities. Offerings for the college-bound students include honors and Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment with St. Petersburg College and executive internship training. Vocational programs available include business, drafting, and family and consumer science. On-the-job training is available through the Diversified Cooperative Training Programs. Special needs students are met through the High School Education Alternatives Program of classes and exceptional education (ESE) programs. Expanded offerings in art, drama, and music serve to meet special interests of students. The ever-expanding world of technology is becoming a cital part of all curriculum areas.
Accepting Responsibility as future community leaders, many student groups continue their academic efforts by participationg in community service projects. Environmental and beautification projects have been a continual source of service to the campus and the community. Art students exhibited personal works at local community centers. The National Honor Society membership has grown to be the largest chapter in Pinellas County.
East Lake High School is also fortunate to have community and business participation om ots collaboration for excellence. Members, students, parents and business/community partners comprise the School Advisory Council. Staff members at East Lake High School continues to work under the philosophy developed when the school opened, recognizing their responsibility to the students and to the community. Their commitment to a student-centered learning environment is evident in the successful efforts of teachers and counselors to increase student performance and make learning relevant. From developing a vocational/ career guidance program to the teaching of technology, the staff works to help students help students reach maximum potential. East Lake High continue to believe that parents, educators, students and the community shall and will shrare the respinsibility for learning.