• College and Career Center

  • What are the College and Career Centers?

    The College and Career Centers are the hub of information and support for students and families.​  Working in collaboration with school counselors, the College and Career Center teams provide individualized and targeted assistance to navigate the college-going process.

     What do the College and Career Centers support?

    The College and Career Centers support students and families to access resources, explore opportunities and work collaboratively on:

    • Career pathway and major exploration
    • College exploration and match
    • Application development and submission  
    • SAT/ACT preparation resources
    • College Fair and admission events
    • Financial and scholarship planning
    • Essay preparation and review

     Where are the College and Career Centers?

    In Spring 2021, the College and Career Centers expanded to four additional high schools: East Lake, Lakewood, Osceola Fundamental and Seminole. The Centers first opened in 2019 at Boca Ciega, Clearwater, Gibbs, Largo and Pinellas Park high schools. The district will continue to open new College and Career Centers at all high schools over the next several years.

     Join Us for Virtual Volunteer Opportunities! 

    Our College and Career Centers are looking for committed volunteers! Ongoing training in the college-going process is provided, so please consider offering your time. Your expertise will grow alongside the committed team members as you support our students and families to fulfill their post-secondary dreams. 

    To become a volunteer at a specific site, please contact the College and Career Center Manager:

    Boca Ciega and Osceola Fundamental High Schools: Julia Long (pcs.longju@pcsb.org)

    Clearwater and East Lake High Schools: Kimberly Meinhardt (pcs.meinhardtk@pcsb.org

    Gibbs and Lakewood High Schools: Sarah Alvarez (pcs.alvarezs@pcsb.org)

    Largo High School: Tiffanie Lopatin (pcs.lopatint@pcsb.org)

    Pinellas Park and Seminole High Schools: William Dailey (pcs.daileyw@pcsb.org) 

    To register for one of our virtual volunteer training sessions. please sign up here.

    Spread the Word!

    Please share our information and volunteer flyers with anyone interested in learning more about supporting our College and Career Centers.

    College and Career Center Volunteer Flyer- English

    College and Career Center Volunteer Flyer- Espanol 



    To learn more about this exciting district initiative, please contact Valerie Santos (Santosv@pcsb.org). 



    Through the partnership of:

     Partner Logos: PCS, Jacobson Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, LEAP Tampa Bay and Pinellas Education Foundation