Elevating Excellence (EE)


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    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.


    Summer Seminars 

    Elevating Excellence Summer Seminar 2021 will be back in person this year! 

    This year our locations are:

    Dunedin High School

    Pinellas Park High School

    Boca Ciega High School


    This year we will spread the sessions out over three weeks of instruction and students can choose to participate in any or all of the sessions. Two of our sessions provide students with a choice between two different sessions covering the same content: one full-day session on Mondays from 8:30-3:30 or M-Th for two hours each day from 8:30-10:30.


    June 21- June 24 is the College Match Session

    July 19- July 22 is the Financial Aid Session


    During the week of July 26 there are no 1-day sessions. The two topics  covered will be:

    July 26- July 28 is SAT prep AND July 29th, 8:30-12

    July 26- July 29 is College Essay (this session is for Seniors only) 


    This year, seating will be limited; please reserve your spot by completing the registration form below. 

    2021 Elevating Excellence Summer Seminar Registration Form


    For more information, please attend one of our virtual Q & A sessions by joining the meeting via the respective link below:

    March 2nd @ 12:30 PM: Click here to join the meeting

    March 2nd @ 6:00 PM: Click here to join the meeting

    March 3rd @ 12:30 PM: Click here to join the meeting

    March 3rd @ 6:00 PM: Click here to join the meeting

    If you have questions related to the summer seminars, contact Britt Moseley at Moseleyb@pcsb.org.   



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