How to Apply
Disston Academy serves scholars zoned to Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs, Lakewood, Northeast and St. Petersburg High schools. While applying at the start of a school year or semester is preferred, Disston Academy offers year-round enrollment options as long as space is available. There are two paths to enrollment at Disston Academy. The first method requires scholars to work with their current school's guidance counselor or administrator. The second method is by direct request where parents and/or scholars may complete the application process directly to Disston Academy. You are welcome to attend our Orientation to recieve detailed information about our school, even prior to invitation to attend. Or feel free to stop by and submit your application in person.
The application process includes a review of each student's comprehensive portfolio including but not limited to the transcript, the discipline summary, the attendance record, other pertinent information. A diverse committee of school faculty and staff assists in determining if Disston Academy can provide a safe and supportive environment to foster student success. In most cases, families and the referring schools are notified of the admissions outcome within 72 hours.
This school year, Disston Academy will be piloting a flexible school day schedule. Our students can attend one of the following bell schedules:
Session 1: 7:05 AM- 1:35 PM (school transportation provided)
Session 2: 8:45 AM- 3:15 PM (Dinner and PTSA Bus Passes provided)
Session 3: 10:30 AM- 5:30 PM Available beginning January 2019 (Dinner and PSTA Bus Passes provided)
Disston Academy is a Community School Food program recipient. All scholars will receive school breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire school year. If you have any questions or would like to report special dietary needs please contact administration.
All scholars who attend Session 1 and live in the attendance zones of our six feeder schools may be eligible to receive Pinellas County Schools' transportation system. For more information please contact our Data Management Technician, Latavia Dempsey directly. See Transportation FAQ
for general answers about the transportation process.