Elevating Excellence (EE)
The Pinellas County Schools initiative to provide high-achieving students and their families a personalized path to college success.
Get Reminders and Notifications
If you would like to receive automated text message or email notifications from Pinellas County Schools related to Elevating Excellence events, district-sponsored activities, and things you and your child should be working on, please sign up using the appropriate link(s) below. You can choose to have the messages sent via text or email, whichever you prefer. Please go to www.remind.com/join and enter the corresponding code listed below to join the appropriate group(s)
- For students graduating in 2019: @pcsb2019ee
- For students graduating in 2020: @pcsb2020ee
- For students graduating in 2021: @pcsb2021ee
School Year Activities
School year activities cover a variety of topics. We hope to see you and/or your student our events. Flyers for this year's events are delivered to students who participated in the 2018 Summer Seminars, as well as additional students identified based on their PSAT score and current GPA.
Our most recent event was an SAT/ACT Tips and Strategies presentation by Eliot Schrefer, a professional author who graduated from Countryside HS & Harvard University. View the PowerPoint here
Pinellas County Schools students all take the PSAT/NMSQT on the Primary Test Day in October of their 9th & 10th grade years and the SAT in March of their 11th grade year.
Students may also choose to opt-in to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October during their 11th grade year and the SAT in October of the 12th grade year. See our PSAT webpage for additional details ("PSAT/NMSQT Frequently Asked Questions" and "Why 11th Graders Should Take the PSAT/NMSQT). In order to opt-in, students must register with their school's PSAT or SAT testing coordinator.
Practice is an important aspect of improving performance in a variety of areas, including College Admissions testing. Elevating Excellence participants are strongly encouraged to participate in each available assessment.
Financial Aid Presentation
If you were unable to join your child for the Financial Aid Presentation during the last day of Summer Seminar, you can find a summary of the information discussed here. We will incorporate this presentation in our Summer 2019 seminars as well.
Pinellas County Schools has a resource-rich site related to scholarships and financial aid and partners with local colleges and universities to provide a variety of Financial Aid Seminars and FAFSA () help sessions. Please refer to the PCS Financial Aid webpage for scholarship information and refer to the Post-Secondary & Financial Aid page for a schedule of events.
Planning is already underway and the dates have been set for the Summer 2019 Seminars. Registration information will be posted here on or before January 8, 2019. For your planning purposes, please mark your calendar for one of the sessions below:
- Session 1: June 3-6, 8am to 12pm daily
- Session 2: June 3-6, 11am to 3pm daily
- Session 3: June 10-13, 8am to 12pm daily
- Session 4: June 10-13, 11am to 3pm daily
The video below provides an snapshot of the 2018 Summer Seminars.