East Lake High School

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  • Dear Eagle Families,
    I hope this email finds everyone safe and secure and recovered from the recent storm.  This week marks the middle of the first grading period.  Please remember to check your student’s academic progress in FOCUS.  If your child is not academically successful or has excessive absences, they may not be able to attend field trips, extracurricular activities, or dances.
    We have not received specific information on  hurricane make up days.   I will pass along the information as soon as it is received.
    We are hosting a Freshmen/Sophmore parent information night on October 9th at 6:00 in our auditorium. The Junior/Senior parent information night will be on Monday September 25th.  Both information nights will be held in the Theatre.  The Guidance Department will answer important questions including graduation requirements, college applications and procedures, and financial aid. We look forward to seeing you on those evenings.
    Here is the information on the homecoming activities previously interrupted by Irma.   
    Wednesday 9/20: Tacky Tourist Day
    Thursday 9/21: Generations Day
    (12th- Senior citizens, 11th- Adults, 10th- Toddlers, 9th- Babies)
    Friday 9/22: School Spirit
    *Students must be in dress-code and adhere to all school rules throughout spirit week. We hope that you have fun this week, but please remember that disruptions to the learning day will NOT be tolerated.
    Powderpuff game will be held 5:30 Thursday 9/21.
    The dance will be held at Innisbrook Saturday 9/23, 7 PM to 11 PM, (Homecoming Court and King and Queen will be announced during the dance).
    Tickets may be purchased (cash only) tomorrow or Wednesday of this week with ID and the correct forms completed.  No tickets will be sold at the door and no students will be admitted after 9 PM.
    Thank you again,
    Carmela Haley, Principal


    Juniors-Registration for the PSAT is available now through October 4th.  The cost is $16.  Please report to the Guidance Office at lunch time for more information.


    For students in need of a concordant score for FSA Readig.

    October 3rd 


    Volunteers Needed

    Please contact Theresa Peterson in the Family and Community Liaison' s Office here at East Lake HS for a full list of volunteer opportunities.  Highlighted opportunities available now include:

    Homecoming- Ticket sales and chaperones

    Athletic Department- Sports Historian 


    US News and World Report ranks East Lake High School Best in Pinellas

    "East Lake High was ranked the best high school in Pinellas...." ~Colleen Wright

    Please see the full article on the Tampa Bay Times Gradebook.




    Congressman Bilirakis Accepting U.S. Service Academy Nomination Applications

    U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today he is currently accepting applications for nomination to the prestigious U.S. service academies. Each year, Congressman Bilirakis has the opportunity to nominate high school students from Florida’s 12th District to be accepted to the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.  

    “Students who have the honor of attending a U.S. service academy will receive a first-rate education, lifelong leadership skills, and the chance to serve our nation,” said Bilirakis. “I encourage all interested students who are willing to work hard and serve their fellow Americans to submit an application through my office.”
    The office will be accepting submissions through September 29, 2017, and applicants will be interviewed starting in late October. For more details and to download the application, please visit: https://bilirakis.house.gov/us-service-academy-nominations.  

    SAT Information

    Free testing for all Juniors. Click here

    East Lake Literary Magazine

    Check out East Lake’s online literary magazine at elhslitblog.wordpress.com

    Senior Information

    Click here

    State Math FSA-EOC Information

    For information on the Math FSA and EOC click here

    Florida Standard Assessment

    For information on the Florida Standard Assessment testing click here

    PCS Family Engagement Mobile APP

    In a continued effort to keep families engaged, the district Office of Strategic Partnerships has developed a Family Engagement Mobile App. The PCS Family Engagament Mobile App will provide parents access to extended classroom opportunities, family engagement tips and opportunities and parent "How To" videos. There will also be information about parent workshop schedules, parent peer support, and information that will support student Learning and School improvemnt. For more information click here 

    Facebook and Twitter Updates

    Now you can find all school updates on East Lake official Facebook and Twitter pages.

    East Lake High School Athletics Twitter page: Athletics@EastLakeEagle

    Address Verification Pinellas county

    Pinellas County Schools is implementing a new address-verification procedure. The process will ensure that all parents receive timely information about important topics, including emergencies, transportation, scheduling and school placements.


    The AVID application process has changed. The paper application is no longer accepted. Prospective applicants must complete the district application through www.pcsb.org/AVIDapp. In addition, that site has more information about AVID.




About ELHS

  • East Lake High School, one of 17 high schools in the Pinellas County school sysytem, is on of the most recently constructed high schools in Pinellas County. It is situated in a suburban-type community of north Pinellas County. East Lake High School currently serves more than 2,000 students from the communities of Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Palm Harbor, and Oldsmar.

    Built in 1986, the nine-building complex is located on the west side of East Lake Road, south of Keystone Road. Designed for flexibility, economy, and adaptability, the individual units, including the three two-story classroom buildings and an administrative building with the media center over it, are connected by covered walkways. The remaining five buildings are a 1,500-seat gymnasium, a theatre that accomodates 886 people, choral, band and keyboard rooms and support facility units including food services and mechanical backup. Seventy percent of all light comes from natural outside sources. East Lake is also unique in its building design to include a Child Care Center available to faculty and community.

    The Curriculum is designed to be broad and deep enough in scope to provide for a wide range of student interests and abilities. Offerings for the college-bound students include honors and Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment with St. Petersburg College and executive internship training. Vocational programs available include business, drafting, and family and consumer science. On-the-job training is available through the Diversified Cooperative Training Programs. Special needs students are met through the High School Education Alternatives Program of classes and exceptional education (ESE) programs. Expanded offerings in art, drama, and music serve to meet special interests of students. The ever-expanding world of technology is becoming a cital part of all curriculum areas.

    Accepting Responsibility as future community leaders, many student groups continue their academic efforts by participationg in community service projects. Environmental and beautification projects have been a continual source of service to the campus and the community. Art students exhibited personal works at local community centers. The National Honor Society membership has grown to be the largest chapter in Pinellas County.

    East Lake High School is also fortunate to have community and business participation om ots collaboration for excellence. Members, students, parents and business/community partners comprise the School Advisory Council. Staff members at East Lake High School continues to work under the philosophy developed when the school opened, recognizing their responsibility to the students and to the community. Their commitment to a student-centered learning environment is evident in the successful efforts of teachers and counselors to increase student performance and make learning relevant. From developing a vocational/ career guidance program to the teaching of technology, the staff works to help students help students reach maximum potential. East Lake High continue to believe that parents, educators, students and the community shall and will shrare the respinsibility for learning.