School Information

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    Address: 1951 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33765

    Phone: (727) 298-1620

    Fax: (727) 469-5981

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Eric Krause

    School Hours: 7:25 AM  - 1:55 PM


    Clearwater High School was one of the first high schools in Pinellas County, opening in 1906 to a ninth-grade class of three people. Even though we are the second oldest high school, we just went through a massive rebuild and are
    excited to share it with our students and community. Clearwater High's motto is "Tradition, Honor, Pride" and a loyal and committed community backs the school. Clearwater High's focus is on school safety and highest student achievement. We offer honors, the prestigious AICE program in partnership with Cambridge University, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses through St. Petersburg College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. We
    have recently partnered with the National Aviation Academy and will provide a seamless articulation to their aviation mechanic certification program. CHS also has a nationally recognized Marine Corps ROTC, yearbook, and fine arts
    program. Clearwater High remains a school where pride runs deep and academic and athletic achievement is the rule rather than the exception.

    Points of Pride:

    The class of 2023 had 96 students earn their Cambridge AICE diploma automatically earning the Florida Academic Scholars Award, the highest level of the coveted Bright Futures scholarship. Our CAICC program has recently been
    named an Academy of Distinction with Honors by the Pinellas Career Education Board. No other high school was awarded the "with Honors" distinction, meaning our business partnerships and community involvement go above and
    beyond the rubric expectations. Over the last four years, CHS has won eight district championships, four regional quarter-final championships, three regional final championships, and two state final four appearances. Numerous student
    athletes consistently compete at the state level yearly and several of our student athletes have also received major swimming, football, basketball, softball, and track scholarships.

    Special Services and Programs

    Starting in the 2012-2013 school year Clearwater began a wall to wall academy program. These academies function as Small Leaning Communities 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. Additionally, CHS offers two magnet application programs. One is the prestigious Cambridge AICE program and the
    other is our Career Academy of International Culture and Commerce (CAICC). Did you know that a student earning an AICE Diploma is automatically awarded the highest level of Bright Futures?

    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.

    100% Student Success – At Clearwater High School that means all students graduate career and college ready.


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