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  • CHS & COVID-19 Update:

    CT family, we know this is a time of uncertainty for many of us as we continue to support our families and one another. As we make the transition to digital learning, We want each of you to know that the safety and learning of your child is of the utmost importance. While our school building may be closed, learning will continue.

    Summer Bridge:

    Summer Bridge (June 22 to July 16) registration is currently open, but, due to COVID-19, CDC guidance and social distancing measures, classes will be held virtually this year. The classes will be made available at all district schools to students needing additional assistance or who would like to take advantage of enrichment courses.

    Summer Bridge helps students prepare for the state’s Algebra 1 EOC test, the SAT/ACT, learn skills they need to succeed in high school, and test for credits they need to graduate. Register at reservation.pcsb.org or call the Student Assignment office at 727-588-6210. Questions? Please email or call the school at 727-298-1620.

    Summer Bridge will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Any existing device in your possession that can access Clever and the internet will work. If you already have such a device, visit the PCSB Digital Learning webpage for next steps. 

    Graduation Ceremony Update: 

    As you are aware, it is our intent to hold a graduation ceremony later this summer, and we will do all we can to make that happen. As you also know, the final decision will be based upon CDC and state guidelines. In the unfortunate event that we have no other choice, and have to provide a virtual ceremony, we need your help!

    We have sent out messages to our seniors on Microsoft Teams and via email, and quite a few of our seniors have responded. However, not everyone has. We have asked our seniors go online, and either approve the picture that we already have for them in Focus, or upload another for approval.  You will use the link, https://pcsb.gradslides.com/clearwater-hs/  and follow the instructions on the web page. Your R2D2 number will be used to access the page.  If you have trouble accessing the page, you can email Mrs. Biddle the picture you would like to use at biddlek@pcsb.org, and we will make sure the correct picture gets posted. Please do this right away, as we have to get this done rather quickly. We want to have this ready well before it is ever needed.

     Again, this is a back-up just in case we do not get the opportunity to hold a live ceremony later this summer. Either way, we will still publish the virtual ceremony as a keep sake. 

    Athletic Paperwork Update:

    Mrs. Biddle will be on campus on Thursday, June 11th from 9:30am until 1:00pm, and Friday, June 19th from 9:00am to 12:00pm for parents and students to pick up or drop off athletic paperwork in the front office.

    Underclassmen End of Year Procedures:

    Underclassman (9th through 11th) collection of books, athletic uniforms, fees and locker clean out will take place on the following dates and times in our front of Gulf-to-Bay parking lot. We will not be collecting technology at this time unless you do not plan to return to CHS in the Fall.

    Freshman on June 4: 10 AM - 1 PM

    Sophomores and Juniors on June 5: 10 AM - 1 PM

    Parents and students may enter the parking lot off Gulf-to-Bay from the west entrance (near the stadium), and will move around the lot to front of the gymnasium. You will remain in your automobile for the entire process. Prior to entering the parking lot, we suggest that you write your first and last name in large bold letters on a piece of paper and place it on your dashboard. This will assist with us providing a faster distribution and collection of items.

     Senior End of Year Procedures:

    Cap and gown distribution, textbook return, technology retrieval, and the locker clean-out will be on Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5, from 10am to 1pm, in the Gulf-to-Bay Gym Parking lot. Seniors will enter the parking lot off of Gulf-to-Bay from the west entrance (near the stadium), and will drive through the lot to front of the gymnasium. You will remain in your automobile for the entire process. Prior to entering the parking lot, we suggest that you write your first and last name in large bold letters on a piece of and place it on your dashboard. This will assist with us providing a faster distribution and collection of items.

    Any senior who has not paid their senior fees, returned their athletic uniform or has any financial obligation, must take care of the obligation. Senior fees are $100.00. (cash or checks only). Please email Mrs. Biddle at biddlek@pcsb.org if you have any questions. Caps and gowns will not be distributed until all obligations have been met. 

    Yearbooks:

    The 2020 Aqua Clara Yearbook staff is finalizing the yearbook for production. The factory hopes to produce something soon. We will share a date for distribution as soon as we have it! Yearbooks can still be purchased for $65.

    More Information...

     Again, please see our district website for more information or contact the school via telephone at 727-298-1620 from 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Thursday, with any questions. We will continue to keep our families updated via the website, Facebook and phone calls home. Thank you for your patience and flexibility through this time. We're a strong community and we will continue to support each other as we move forward. Go Tornadoes!

     


    Congratulations CHS Tornadoes!

    Clearwater High School received a “B” designation from the State of Florida!

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    It takes an entire village, (faculty, support staff, students, district support, parents and community members) to make this happen!

    The Class of 2019 received a 95% Graduation rate, with 88% of the class receiving at least one college credit!

    Three times, The Washington Post has ranked Clearwater High School as the most rigorous high school in all of Pinellas County for the highest percentage of our Seniors graduating with at least one college credit! Way to go CHS!

    Three times, Clearwater High School has been recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). We were recognized for continuing to raise rigor and relevance for our students through a personalized relationship building learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model. The availability of industry certifications and internship opportunities truly prepares our students to be college and career ready. 

     The Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce (CAICC) has been designated a MODEL Academy by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC)! Our school was honored at the NCAC National Conference! NCAC indicated that it is quite evident that the passion of the school team (teachers and staff), coupled with the support of the administration, and the intense focus of our business community, has created a sustaining program for students, parents and the community! The rigor of the curriculum and the depth of our industry partnerships are to be commended!

    Clearwater logo on outside of gym
     

    Clearwater High School believes in the philosophy of continual improvement. Over the last few years, we have made numerous enhancements to our curriculum and facility. Our advanced placement, dual enrollment, and honors programs continue to grow and excel. Dual enrolment opportunites are available to our student through Saint Petersburg College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautial University. The Advanced International Certificate of Education program (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Please see your counselor if interested in this wonderful program.
     
    As we all know, students are more engaged with technology than ever before! Thus, we have been compelled to utilize the concept of “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT). As a result, students are allowed to appropriately use their own technology on our campus, and we encourage it! Students are allowed to engage their own devices for researching the internet, gaining access to digital materials and content, review grades and attendance, and much more! If your child does not own their own technology, or if you prefer, they may check out a electronic reader from our school. As we progress, technology will continue to become a more integral part of our school curriculum. Rules and policies for appropriate technology use while on our campus, and how to obtain an e-reads will be given out during your child's homeroom. Homeroom lists will be posted soon!
     
    To ensure and improve student performance, Clearwater High School implemented a sweeping change from traditional school enrollment to Wall-to-Wall Academies with industry certification options, truly preparing our students to be college and career ready!
    These academies function as Small Leaning Communities and are centered on key interest areas of our Clearwater High students. This “academy environment” offers each student more personalized attention, recognition and care from teachers, staff, and peers. Integral to this “Academy Methodology” is the interest and career-themed approach designed to engage all students with learning that is rigorous and relevant!
     
    Our Academies:
    1. BLIS - Academy of Business, Leadership, & International Studies (includes CAICC & JROTC)
    2. STEAM - Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Aeronautics, & Mathematics (includes CASA)
    3. FAME - Academy of Fine Arts & Media Education
    4. SHARE - Academy of Sports, Hospitality, and Recreational Education
     
    If you have a not selected an academy, please contact your child’s counselor to declare it!

     
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    OUR VISION:

    100 % Student Success

    OUR MISSION:

    The mission of Clearwater High School is to build relationships with our students that allow us to provide a rigorous and relevant educational experience that allows for college and career experiences, that truly prepares them for post‐secondary life.

     


     
     
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