First Responders: National Guard Center for Emergency Management Video

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    first_respondersPinellas Park High School
    6305 118th Ave. N, Largo (727) 538-7410

    To attend this program, parents must apply online during the Application Period in January.

    This program is a unique and challenging four-year program. Instruction focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of elements used in the first responder fields. Certification in First Aid, CPR, AED, Homeland Security and NIMS courses can be earned. Students will be ready to enter college, technical training, the military or workforce after graduation.
    Academic Profile of a Successful Student

    The First Responders: National Guard Center for Emergency Management program at Pinellas Park High School is an academically rigorous program in which students may participate in honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level courses in math, science, social studies or language arts. In addition, students in this program participate in elective courses which may include technology, world language, or other honors and AP level academic electives. Students who typically do well in this program earn mostly As and Bs on their report cards, maintaining a 2.3 average and earn a level 2 or higher on their FSA mathematics and language arts assessments. Students new to Pinellas County Schools who do not have an FSA score, can look at their standardized test scores from their previous school to determine if they have at least a 3 stanine or higher in both reading/language arts and mathematics.


    Once enrolled in the program, students must attend all classes regularly, maintain a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 in 9th grade, 2.3 in 10th grade and 2.5 in 11th and 12th grades as well as abide by the Code of Student Conduct. Falling below these expectations may result in placement on probation and/or dismissal from the program. Please review the District Application Program Procedures available on the Pinellas County Schools website for further information.