Tarpon Springs , Florida 34688
Special Services & Programs
• Biomedical Sciences Program, Academy of Engineering Center of Excellence, Academy of Business and Careers
Academy for the Performing Arts
• Extensive Extended Learning Programs after school and during summers to assure each student is on grade level
• After school remediation and preparation for high stakes testing
• A strong and vibrant AVID program
• National Merit Finalist Preparatory Program
• More than 50 clubs, spanning a variety of academics and recreational interests
• Extensive tutoring and mentoring program that offers daily tutoring services in conjunction with community
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……..To Brad Brady and Troupe 4356 as they rocked the Pinellas County Schools Performing Arts Competitions. The troop took home four Critique's Awards, five Honorable Mentions, Best Ensemble for One Acts and the first all-around selection for One Acts to represent District 4 in the State Finals. Unprecedented in East Lake High School's history!
Please congratulate Dr. Guedye St. Jean when you see her. She successfully defended her dissertation and is graduating this weekend from Barry University with her Ph. D. Great job Dr. St. Jean!
Session 1 is for 9th grade students. Session 2 in January will be for 10th grade students. Session 3 in March will be for 11th grade students. Dates to be announced.
Guidance Department News
Shadow Day Appointments can be scheduled through the Guidance Department. Please contact Ms. Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Choice Program events start Nov. 1
The application period for District Application Programs for next school year is Jan. 10-19, 2018.
Mrs. Wiseman is the East Lake High School teacher of the year and a top 10 finalist for the Pinellas County Teacher of the Year!
It is time to vote for our Fan Favorite top ten finalist for Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Wiseman.
Fan Favorite voting is now live!
Go to https://www.facebook.com/pinellaseducation/ and like the Pinellas Education Foundation page first. Next like Mrs. Wiseman’s picture and that will count as your vote.
Deadline to vote is January 19 at 5 p.m. and people voting must “like” the Foundation’s Facebook page in order to have their vote count.
Please take a moment and vote for Mrs. Wiseman for fan favorite!!
The 10 finalists in the 2017-18 Outstanding Educator of the Year recognition program have been named.
The Outstanding Educator of the Year finalists are:
A panel of judges determined the 10 finalists based on multiple criteria. The finalists will undergo an interview process and a second round of scoring by a different panel of judges, who will select the final winner.
All of the nominees and finalists will be honored, and the 2017-18 Outstanding Educator of the Year will be announced, at the annual Evening of Excellence, which is presented by the Pinellas Education Foundation. The evening is sponsored by Ditek, Humana and the Tampa Bay Rays, and will be held at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
Summer Driver's Education Camp
For the convenience of families, registration for the 2018 Summer Driver’s Education Camp will be done electronically this year. The on-line registration forms will be available on the district’s website from February 5th, 2018 through February 12th, 2018. Students will be contacted during the week of February 19th regarding their placement.
EAST LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IS PROUD TO BE AN 'A' SCHOOL
US News and World Report ranks East Lake High School Best in Pinellas
"East Lake High was ranked the best high school in Pinellas...." ~Colleen Wright
Please see the full article on the Tampa Bay Times Gradebook.
A free SAT will be offered in school for all Juniors on March 21. 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
In a continued effort to keep families engaged, the district Office of Strategic Partnerships has developed a Family Engagement Mobile App. The PCS Family Engagament Mobile App will provide parents access to extended classroom opportunities, family engagement tips and opportunities and parent "How To" videos. There will also be information about parent workshop schedules, parent peer support, and information that will support student Learning and School improvemnt. For more information click here
East Lake High School Athletics Twitter page: Athletics@EastLakeEagle
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.
Scholarships for graduating seniors
Encourage seniors to apply for Pinellas Education Foundation scholarships. The foundation provides more than 100 college and technical school scholarships to more than 250 high school seniors throughout Pinellas. Scholarships range in focus from the arts, to science and math, to sports. Some are designed for specific areas of study, such as nursing or engineering. Others reward academic performance and community service. Many are based on financial need. Scholarships may be one-time awards or renewable for students who continue to meet the scholarship qualifications throughout college. Please urge seniors to apply online at www.pinellaseducation.org. The deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59 p.m., Jan. 19, 2018.
Share college scholarship opportunity for students in grades 6-10
The Pinellas Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. Candidates
· Must be eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch (cafeteria letter required to apply).
· Attend a Pinellas County public middle or high school.
· Have good grades, behavior and attendance for the past 12 months.
Families must meet USDA Federal Income Guidelines and submit an online application. The deadline is Jan. 26. Take Stock in Children scholars receive a mentor, college success coach and a tuition-only Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. For more details see the Take Stock in Children flier.
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.