Elevating Excellence (EE)
The Pinellas County Schools initiative to provide high-achieving students and their families a personalized path to college success.
School Year Activities
Planning is currently underway for a variety of activities that will take place during the fall semester. These activities will be specific to particular grades levels and invitations to participate will be emailed to the parents of students who participated in the 2018 Summer Seminars, as well as additional students identified based on their most recent PSAT score and current GPA.
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 for the Summer 2019 Seminars. Improvements to the Summer Seminars are being made based on the feedback of participating students and their families. Registration information will be posted here on or before November 1, 2018.
The video below provides an snapshot of the 2018 Summer Seminars.