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Magnet Application Information

Magnet Application Information

2018-2019 School Year


Shadowing Dates:  October 24, 2018 – December 14, 2018  

                                Only one shadowing experience per student is allowed for each program. 


Please call Mrs. Spicciati  727-669-1131 x 1 to set an appointment for Medical Magnet.

Please call Mrs. Calabrese  727-669-1131 x 2 to set an appointment for IB. 

Once you set your appointment, we will email you a confirmation.  Please email Mrs. Spicciati with any medical magnet questions or Mrs. Calabrese with any IB questions.  If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know in advance so we can allow another student to have the opportunity to shadow. 


Students are to be dropped off at 7:05 a.m. and will spend the day with a 9th grade student.  Students must spend the entire day with the student that they are assigned to. 

Please send either lunch or lunch money.  Dismissal is 1:50.  No transportation is provided for shadowing.


Discovery Night:  November 27, 2018   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Assistance for parents applying:  October 22, 2019 Countryside High School


Magnet Fairs:

                        November 3, 2018 Largo High School 9:00 a.m. - noon

                        November 8, 2018 Dunedin High School 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Application Period:  January 9, 2019 – January 18, 2019.  You will need a portal password to apply.    If you are applying from a private or out of county school, you can go into the closest school, with your driver’s license to get your password

If your child is coming from a private school, once you make the application please submit 7th and 8th grade report cards as well as standardized test scores to either or both programs.


Acceptance Period:  February 13, 2019 – February 22, 2019.  You can go online during this time to see if your child was accepted and you can accept the seat.  You will also find out if your child was placed on the waiting list.


New Invited Sibling Priority Period/Appeals – February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019


Begin Calling from the Wait List:  March 4, 2019


Late Application Period begins:  March 18, 2019