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 Readiness Coordinators 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. In the Fall of 2022, the district expanded the College and Career Centers to all high schools, staffed with a dedicated full-time coordinator.
Join Us for 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 Readiness Coordinators:
Boca Ciega High School: Heidi Anderson-Rhodes (email@example.com)
Clearwater High School: Andrea Ewing-Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Countryside High School: Michelle Blalock (email@example.com)
Dunedin High School: Carole Lessley (Lessleyc@pcsb.org)
East Lake High School: Natasha Gallaty (Gallatyn@pcsb.org)
Gibbs High School: Romeka Oglesby (Oglesbyr@pcsb.org)
Hollins High School: Sabrina Mitchell (Mitchellsa@pcsb.org)
Lakewood High School: Brandon Cooper (Cooperbra@pcsb.org)
Largo High School: Briana Gibbons (Gibbonsb@pcsb.org)
Northeast High School: Sarah Alvarez (Alvarezsa@pcsb.org)
Osceola Fundamental High School: Julia Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Palm Harbor University High School: Kirby Pratt (Prattki@pcsb.org)
Pinellas Park High School: Jennifer Boyd (Boydje@pcsb.org)
Richard O Jacobson: Kristin Brantley (Brantleyk@pcsb.org)
Seminole High School: Susan Sims (Simssu@pcsb.org)
St. Pete High School: Kanesha Howard (Howardkan@pcsb.org)
Tarpon High School: Sarah Lopez (email@example.com)
Disston Academy, Gulf Coast Academy, Pinellas Secondary, Lealman Innovation, and Bayside HS: Maleke Fowler (Fowlerma@pcsb.org)
College and Career Readiness District Manager: Kimberly Meinhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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