Gibbs High School

Respect, Excellence and Pride

Pinellas County Center for the Arts

Engage. Educate. Enlighten. Empower!

Our Mission...

The Pinellas County Center for the Arts nurtures academic and artistic skills of talented students, preparing them as practicing artists in the changing context of contemporary society.

Our Vision...

Engaging, educating, enlightening, and empowering students through the world of the arts.



February 27th at 6pm
   How to Apply to the Pinellas County Center for the Arts:
  • ONLINE ONLY - Late Applications can be made starting March 22nd at:
  • Obtain a Parent PORTAL User ID and Password before you apply. If you already have a PORTAL ID and Password it is not necessary to get another. If you do not already have a PORTAL User ID and Password, you must go to a nearby school and ask to get one. You must bring photo ID with you.
       Students may apply for more than one arts area, but no more than three auditions are possible.
Our next production:

Congratulations to PCCA Alum Ephraim Sykes on his outstanding performance in NBC's Hairspray Live! We are so proud of you!


Gibbs High School Magnet Promo Video

Are you a current 8th or 9th grader interested in Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, Musical, Performance or Technical Theatre/Design Technology?

Shadowing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April.

6:50am – 2:00pm – Please bring a bag lunch.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to schedule a tour of the campus.

On Fridays by appointment only.

To schedule Shadowing or a Campus Tour, please contact the magnet office at 727-893-5452 ext. 2031


PCCA Class of 2016 Accomplishments:

The 78 members of the PCCA class of 2016 earned more than $6,000,000 in scholarships to institutions of higher learning. 

96% of the PCCA class of 2016 have been consistent performers on Gibbs High School’s Academic Honor roll.
50% are members of the National Honor Society.

88% graduated from Gibbs High School with honors, with distinction, cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

Both of the Gibbs High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian were PCCA students.

Nine of the top ten students in the graduating class of Gibbs High School were students in the PCCA program.

98 % of this PCCA senior class were accepted and will be entering colleges, universities, and the military this fall throughout Florida and these United States

2016 Advanced Placement Exam Pass Rates*:

Music Theory – 100%
Calculus BC - 100%

2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing (Art) – 95%
Human Geography - 82%
Calculus AB - 71%
AP Capstone - 67%

*Scores, 3 or above define passing. 

Contact Information

Latasha Gilbert, PCCA Secretary
893-5452 ext. 2031
Cassandra Ventura, Magnet Clerk
893-5452 ext. 2029

Michael Vasallo, PCCA Administrator
893-5453 ext. 2031

Dr. Cody L. Clark, PCCA Guidance Counselor
893-5452 ext. 2027
PCCA @ Gibbs High School
850 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711

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