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 and/or your student at our events. A flyer for this year's district-sponsored events is posted here on our website.
One of our special events helps to support students with test preparation for the PSAT and for the SAT.
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 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.
Our Elevating Excellence summer seminars for 2020 are being planned based on input from students and staff. As soon as those details have been finalized we will post them here.
If you have questions about the summer seminars contact Britt Moseley at Moseleyb@pcsb.org.