Pinellas County Schools offers two middle school magnet programs that focus on the arts. Students are exposed and can select an arts-focus in one of the multiple visual or performing arts specailtys offered. Students are able to explore, develop and deepen their artistic interests and passions in band, dance, orchestra, theater, visual, and vocal arts while participating in academically rigorous core curriculum instruction.
Pinellas County Schools offers the following art-themed middle school programs:
The Journalism program equips students with valuable life skills that will serve them no matter what their future pursuits. Students become confident writers, trained photographers, effective communicators and informed, involved citizens as they explore all aspects of evolving media, including digital technology. Students develop confidence through print, podcasting and TV publication of their work.
Pinellas County’s Fundamental Programs offer students a family oriented, structured environment. Parent-teacher-student commitment to a quality education enables growth in the areas of responsibility and self- discipline. Among the school’s requirements are daily homework, dress code, and monthly parent meetings.
Centers for Gifted Studies are designed to deliver challenging and detailed curriculum that promotes creativity, as well as critical and complex thinking. Through inquiry and investigation, students will concentrate on significant, real-world problems.
To be eligible, students must:
• Meet all state requirements for gifted placement
• Provide a copy of their Educational Plan upon request