Elementary School Services
Pinellas County Schools offers gifted program services to all eligible students grades K – 12 in every single school. Elementary school students have two options for services. They can stay at their zoned elementary school and receive pull-out services or they can make an application to the Center for Gifted Studies to receivie full-time gifted services during the District Application Period.
FULL-TIME GIFTED SERVICES
All gifted students interested in attending a Center for Gifted Studies must apply during the magnet application period that occurs in January each year. For more information, please see District Application Programs.
In north county: Elisa Nelson
In mid county: Ridgecrest
In south county: Midtown Academy
- NORTH Elisa Nelson Elementary School – Students zoned for Dunedin Highland, Carwise, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor & Tarpon Springs Middle Schools are able to apply for a seat in the Center for Gifted Studies at Elisa Nelson. To schedule a tour contact the magnet coordinator at 727-298-2788
- MID Ridgecrest Elementary School – Students zoned for Largo, Morgan Fitzgerald, Oak Grove, Osceola, Pinellas Park & Seminole Middle Schools are able to apply for a seat in the Center for Gifted Studies at Ridgecrest. To schedule a tour contact the magnet coordinator at 727-588-3580 x2021
- SOUTH Midtown Academy Elementary School - Students zoned for Azalea, Bay Point, John Hopkins, Meadowlawn, & Tyrone Middle Schools are able to apply for a seat in the Center for Gifted Studies at Midtown. To schedule a tour contact the magnet coordinator at 727-893-1358 x2060
PART-TIME GIFTED SERVICES
We offer on-site, part-time gifted services to all eligible students at every single one of our 78 elementary schools! Students are pulled out for 3-5 hours per week to work with a gifted endorsed teacher and gifted peers. Curriculum focuses on critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, social-emotional growth, and high-level content as a vehicle to work on the Florida gifted goals. Gifted teachers also work with classroom teachers to ensure that their gifted students are being challenged in their general education classroom.