The Center for Gifted Studiesat Elisa Nelson Elementary offers north-county gifted students in grades 1-5 an opportunity for full-time gifted services. Students will learn from gifted endorsed teachers, collaborate with gifted classmates and experience advanced, accelerated curriculum in the areas they need to help them grow their gifts and talents. This program focuses on who your child is as a gifted learner, not just what they can do. Advanced, integrated, accelerated gifted curriculum will be used daily with the Florida Gifted Frameworks as the foundation to provide daily gifted services. Special focus is placed on critical and creative thinking as well as social-emotional development. Read more
The Center for Literacy Innovationat Elisa Nelson Elementary School, provides a systematic, multisensory, structured approach to literacy instruction. Students will have opportunities for remediation in reading, writing and math. In addition to district curriculum & resources, the Center for Literacy Innovation teachers are highly trained experts in delivering customized reading interventions using a research-based program and strategies in whole group, small group, and one-one settings. Student achievement is closely monitored and instructional strategies are adapted regularly to suit the on-going growth in reading and writing. Teachers construct a supportive and nurturing classroom environement that fosters a growth mindset and empowers learners to take charge of their own learning. Read more
The dress code policy adopted by the learning community at our school is designed to enhance student learning in a caring and nurturing environment. Our dress code policy promotes solidarity and school pride among our students attending the Center for Gifted Studies and the Center for Literacy Innovation. Students have many choices within the dress code. Read more about the Elisa Nelson Student Dress Code.
Transportation Information: Transportation is available to students who live in the North County Application Area.
The North County Application Area includes students who live in area are zoned for the following middle schools: Dunedin Highland, Joseph Carwise, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs. To find your zoned school, visit www.pcsb.org/zone. For additional information please visit the district's Transportation Website.
Before/After School Care
Before/After School Care is available through R'Club. Visit the Before/After School Care page on this site for additional infromation.
Parent & Community Involvement
Parents, guardians and community members are our valued partners. The result of our unified efforts and strong collaboration is the highly supportive and nurturing environment where every child is inspired to pursue ambitious goals through innovation, self-efficacy, and perseverance.
Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) works along side teachers, administration and parents to support all our Blazers in achieving their highest potential. Join the PTA today! Learn more about our PTA
The School Advisory Council (SAC) members work collaboratively to:
Analyze relevant data to determine school improvement priorities.
Assist in the development, implementation, support, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
Contribute in the decision-making process and approval of expenditures with the annual school budget, School Recognition Funds, and funds specifically designated for SAC to support SIP initiatives.
We welcome parents, guardians and community members to serve as a mamber of the SAC and/or join monthly SAC meetings. Learn more about SAC
Our team is here to support students and families. Just let us know how we may assist you.