• Center for Wellness and Medical Professions:


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    Admissions Criteria:

    The Center for Medical Wellness Professions at Palm Harbor University High School is an academically rigorous program in which students may participate in honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level courses in math, science, social studies or language arts. In addition, students in this program participate in elective courses which may include technology, world language, or other honors and AP level academic electives. Students who typically do well in this program earn mostly As and Bs on their report cards, maintaining a 2.0 average and earn proficient scores on their FSA mathematics and language arts annual assessments. Students new to Pinellas County Schools who do not have an FSA score, can look at their standardized test scores from their previous school to determine if they have at least a 4 stanine or higher in both reading/language arts and mathematics.

    Once enrolled in the program, students must attend all classes regularly, maintain a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 in 9th grade, 2.3 in 10th grade and 2.5 in 11th and 12th grades as well as abide by the Code of Student Conduct. Falling below these expectations may result in placement on probation and/or dismissal from the program. Please review the District Application Program Procedures available on the Pinellas County Schools website for further information.


    • Specialized medical classes
    • Beautiful medical facilities
    • Highly active Health Occupations Students of America Organization (Competitions, community service)
    • Field Trips to medical facilities such as hospitals and the medical school at USF
    • A high school with a wide variety of extracurricular activities
    • Special program events such as the Junior Pinning Ceremony and the Senior Celebration
    • Dual Enrollment and Advance Placement and Honors curriculum
    • Medically trained instructional staff
    • Medical information infused throughout curriculum areas
    • Partnerships with the medical/business community
    • Clinical experiences in hospitals, rehab centers, private practices, dental and veterinary offices
    • A variety of student volunteer activities in the health community that meet program requirements and often qualify for Bright Futures and other scholarships

    Points of Pride:

    • Five students from this program have been valedictorians at PHUHS
    • Seniors take part in clinicals in the community
    • Several recent graduates received appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Air Force Academy
    • Students have maintained an average of 3.3 and above
    • One National Achievement Award winner, 2008
    • Four National Merit semifinalist, 2008
    • Regional, State and National place winners in HOSA competitions
    • Medical Magnet Computer Laboratory
    • 95% of the program graduates quality for Bright Futures Scholarship programs
    • High level of participation in Health Occupations Students of America, 300+ members
    • Faculty that includes National Board Certified instructors, former Educators of the Year finalists
    • Professional Advisory Board provides direction on industry standards and advancements
    • Outstanding Parent Medical Magnet Boosters Organization
    • More than 100,000 hours of volunteer hours completed by seniors

    Palm Harbor University’s Medical Magnet school zone:

    Students who live north of Highway 60 must apply to the Center for Wellness at Palm Harbor University High School.  Students who live south of Ulmerton Road must apply to the Center for Wellness at Boca Ciega High School.  Students who live north of Ulmerton and south of Highway 60 may apply to either Center, but not both.


    Arterial bus transportation (busses that operate on main roads with a limited number of stops) is provided to students who live more than two miles from the school.  Magnet bus stop locations may require that parents drive their children to and from the stop.


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