School Information

  • Elisa Nelson Elementary - Center for Gifted Studies and Literacy Innovation 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. 

    Office Hours:
    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


    Elisa Nelson Elementary School is a full-time application-based magnet program serving North Pinellas County students in grades 1-5. We offer two application programs.

    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

    Dress Code:
    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  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. 

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