Elevating Excellence (EE)
The Pinellas County Schools initiative to provide high-achieving students and their families a personalized path to college success.
Activities & Information
School Year Activities
School year activities cover a variety of topics. We hope to see you at our events. Check our events page often to see what is happening for Elevating Excellence students and their families.
One of our special events helps to support students with test preparation for the PSAT and for the SAT. We have partnered with Applerouth to offer professional SAT prep both during the school day and on selected Saturdays just prior to a test administration.
Pinellas County Schools students take the PSAT/NMSQT on the Primary Test Day in October of their 9th and 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 the summer seminar, you can find a summary of the information discussed here. We have added a recorded financial aid presentation here on our website.
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.
Registration has been extended to Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
If for any reason our in-person session is canceled, we will provide families with a full refund of this year's registration fee.
Our Elevating Excellence summer seminars for 2020 are ready to kick-off! Registration opens on February 1st, 2020. This year's host sites are Palm Harbor University HS, Countryside HS, Pinellas Park HS, and Gibbs HS. We will be spending three full days engaged in the college-going process. The sessions begin on June 9th to June 11th from 8 am to 3 pm.
Seniors will join us for an additional day on July 28th in order to make final touches on their personal statement.
We are including a field trip for our College day events this year- bus transportation will be provided to and from each site. Additionally, there is a 20 dollar registration fee in order to cover student lunches, but scholarships are available for families who demonstrate financial need.
Please register for the Elevating Excellence Summer Seminar
If you have questions about the summer seminars contact Britt Moseley at Moseleyb@pcsb.org.