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Welcome to Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy

  • Welcome to Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy! We’re so glad you’ve made the choice to attend PGCA and take charge of your education!

    The mindset of our professional and caring staff is to do whatever it takes for student success. Our personalized blended learning model provides students the opportunity to complete coursework through both online and teacher-directed instruction. Every student's graduation plan is updated, monitored and celebrated throughout the student’s time spent at PGCA.

    We also offer the optional 18 credit graduation diploma and our counselor will provide additional information to interested students.

    Both credit accrual and recovery course options are available to students. 

    Office Hours: 7 AM to 2:30 PM

    Student School Hours: 7 AM to 1:45 PM

    Phone: (727) 474-8836

    Principal: Bonnie Solinsky

Graduation Information

  • Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy Graduation Information

    Link To Sign up for Graduation Pictures at School:


    Link to Reserve a Cap and Gown:



    If Desired, Link To Purchase a Cap and Gown:




     Graduation Information

    As we quickly approach our 2023 commencement ceremonies, we want to make sure you have all the information to be prepared for your special day.


    Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2023


    Time: Rehearsal at PGCA- 9:00 am – 10:00 am (students only)

     Ceremony at LARGO HIGH 4:00 pm -Students must arrive by 3:15 pm

     Caps and Gowns – Pick up at PGCA on May 22-23. 

     Return them right after the ceremony.


    Graduation Location:   

    Largo High School

    410 Missouri Ave N.

    Largo, Fl 33770


    Graduation Fee: There is NO FEE for graduation.


    Caps and Gowns: Students will be provided a cap and gown to use for graduation and must return it immediately following the ceremony.  Students may keep their tassels and cords.  Please use the reservation link on our website to register the student’s name, height and weight. Without the registration, students will be assigned random sizes.


    NOTE: Students wishing to keep their cap and gown are required to purchase one by using the purchase link on our website. 


    Rehearsal:  A mandatory ceremony rehearsal at PGCA will begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 am.  Please do not be late and hold up your fellow classmates. 


    Guests:  Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish.


    Photographer:  A professional photographer will be available for pictures and no money is needed up front. The photographer will give you a website address to preview and order pictures.


    Diploma:  Immediately after the ceremony, graduates will turn in their cap and gown and then receive their diploma.  


    Dress Code:  Ladies should wear a skirt, dress, or dress pants.  Gentlemen should wear dress pants, dress shirt and a tie. Both ladies and gentlemen should wear dress shoes.   JEANS, SHORTS, SNEAKERS and FLIP FLOPS are NOT permitted.  Remember, we are celebrating your accomplishments, not your assets, so if you wouldn’t wear it to a job interview, don’t wear it to graduation.  Please do not put yourself in jeopardy of not walking with your class because you are not dressed appropriately!


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Solinsky at 474-8836 or






    1. Can my child attend Summer School and finish up then?

    YES! All students who finish during summer school will be considered an “on time” graduate.


    1. What happens if my child does not finish graduation requirements during the summer?

     Students are required to finish at the adult education center closest to the student’s zoned high school.


    1. Can my child still participate in the graduation ceremony if he/she has not completed all requirements?

    NO, the student may not participate.


    1. Can my child participate in his/her zoned school graduation ceremony?

    It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the student’s school to inquire.



    1. What are the requirements for my child to finish in time for the May ceremony?

    Coursework, passing reading and math assessments and completion of End of Course Exams.  


    If coursework requirements need to be met:


    Students are encouraged to continue to work on their coursework at home on weekends and during non-school hours.



    1. How can I track my child’s progress?

    As presented during orientation, parents are highly encouraged to log onto your child’s Apex account and view status of coursework.  Parents may also contact the school to schedule teacher conferences. 




How to Apply

  • Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy offers credit recovery services to students that have fallen behind academically and want to get back on track in terms of graduation. 

    * We currently have a waitlist. We encourage families to apply. - This waitlist includes applications for our online program.  

    If you are interested in joining our program, the first step is to complete the application. 

    Your student's guidance counselor or assistant principal can submit the application or you can click the link below.

    Pinellas Gulf Coast Academy Application


    Please ensure the contact information is correct on the application when completed.

    To check the status of an application, please contact us for more information. 

    Please fill out the application below. Once the application is completed, a faculty member will contact you. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 727-474-8836

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