Exploring Careers & Education in Leadership

  • ExCEL Welcome to ExCEL

    Learn more about ExCEL
    Please click this link to download information on ExCEL:  ExCEL Portfolio for Applicants
    Click the "How to Apply" on left side of this page.   If you have any questions, please call our office and speak to our secretary.  She is here to help parents and applicants through the application process.  
    Our office hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  (727) 588-4622 (direct line to ExCEL)  
    You may email Deb Howard, our secretary (howardd@pcsb.org).
  • About Exploring Careers & Education in Leadership

    A College-Preparatory Program 

    The ExCEL magnet program promotes career and college readiness and leadership development through hands-on learning. Students engage in real-world problem-solving and gain valuable experience through career shadowing opportunities. ExCEL embraces the philosophy and strategies of the AVID program through tutoring, mentoring, study skills instruction, and peer group support. Incorporating the AVID elective course into the ExCEL curriculum helps our students prepare for life after high school while building on the success they may have experienced in middle school AVID programs. Non-traditional instructional methods such as project-based learning, alternative assessment and educational opportunities beyond the classroom are what make the ExCEL magnet program a unique and rewarding high school experience.

    ExCEL is a county-wide magnet program selecting students throughout Pinellas County to join our student-centered environment.  Arterial school bus transportation is provided.
    Joshua Wolfenden
    Assistant Principal
    & ExCEL Coordinator
     wolfendenj@pcsb.org  (727) 588-4622
    Samantha Fitzjarrald
    ExCEL Guidance Counselor
    fitzjarralds@pcsb.org (727) 588-4622
     Debbie Howard 
    ExCEL Secretary
     howardd@pcsb.org   (727) 588-4622