Elisa Nelson Elementary - Center for Gifted Studies and Literacy Innovation
Address: 415 15th St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: (727) 298-2788
Fax: (727) 754-8396
Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000
Principal: Hema Adhia
School Hours: 8:45 a.m.- 2:55 p.m.
During school, Year - Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Summer Office Hours - Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday-Closed
Inaugurated in 2019, Elisa Nelson Elementary School is a full-time application-based magnet program serving North Pinellas County students in grades 1-5. We offer two Magnet Programs, the Center for Gifted Studies and the Center for Literacy Innovation. Center for Gifted Studies students will learn from gifted endorsed teachers, collaborate with gifted classmates and experience advanced curriculum across all content areas. Elisa Nelson Elementary offers qualifying north-county students a systematic, multisensory, structured approach to literacy instruction in the Center for Literacy Innovation. Students will have opportunities for remediation in reading, writing, and math.
Points of Pride
- Magnet Schools of America National Award of Merit - 2023 School of distinction
- 2020 Top 10 Teacher of the Year
- PTA National School of Excellence
- District PTA - Administrator Award
- Odyssey of the Mind State Champions - 2022
- Battle of the Books District Champions - 2022
- Mighty Mu District Champions
- All County Chorus & All State Chorus outstanding performers
- Regional Visual Arts Exhibits Recognition
- Outstanding Parent Volunteer Award
- Reflections Art State Recognition
Special Services and Programs
- Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)
- National Elementary Honors Society
- Before/After School Enrichment Clubs: Yearbook Club, Sew Unique,Odyssey of Mind, Chime Choir, Art Squad, Coding, Orff, Tivitz Club,Creative Writing, Chess, S.P.L.A.S.H, Bricks for Kids, STEM Explorers,Lacrosse, Soccershots & more.
- Student Council
- Safety Patrol
- Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Club (PMAC)
- S.A.V.E Club
- Great American Teach-in
The Center for Gifted Studies
Elisa Nelson Elementary offers north-county gifted students in grades 1-5 an opportunity for full-time gifted services. Students will learn from gifted endorsed teachers, collaborate with gifted classmates and experience advanced curriculum across all content areas. Advanced, integrated gifted curriculum will be used daily with the Florida Gifted Frameworks as the foundation to provide daily gifted services. Special focus is placed on critical and creative thinking as well as social-emotional development. Visit the Center for Gifted Studies
The Center for Literacy Innovation
At Elisa Nelson Elementary School, it provides a systematic, multisensory, structured approach to literacy instruction. Students will have opportunities for remediation in reading, writing and math. In addition to district curriculum & resources, the Center for Literacy Innovation teachers are highly trained expert groups delivering customized reading interventions using a research-based program and strategies in whole groups, small groups, and one-one settings. Student achievement is closely monitored and instructional strategies are adapted regularly to suit the on-going growth in reading and writing. Teachers construct a supportive and nurturing classroom environment that fosters a growth mindset and empowers learners to take charge of their own. Visit the Center for Literacy Innovation
The dress code policy adopted by the learning community at our school is designed to enhance student learning in a caring and nurturing environment. Our dress code policy promotes solidarity and school pride among our students attending the Center for Gifted Studies and the Center for Literacy Innovation. Students have many choices within the dress code. Read more about the Elisa Nelson Student Dress Code.
Transportation Information: Transportation is available to students who live in the North County Application Area.
The North County Application Area includes students who live in the area and are zoned for the following middle schools: Dunedin Highland, Joseph Carwise, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs. To find your zoned school, visit www.pcsb.org/zone For additional information, please visit the district's Transportation Website.
Before/After School Care:
Before/After School Care is available through R'Club. Visit the Before/After School Care page on this site for additional information.