CHS Updates & Announcements

CHS Learning Options for 2020-21 School Year:

Please make sure to finalize your choice using the Student Reservation System before the deadline on Monday, July 27th at 5:00pm. Health and safety are paramount, and please know that we are continuing to develop strong processes and systems to ensure we are doing all we can to protect your child while they are on our campus. For example, all will wear masks, and we will utilize social distancing protocols. We have intensified our sanitizing procedures, and we have worked to reduce capacity in the classroom and common areas. Our bell schedule below shows our plan to have lunch at the end of the day, with nutritional breaks throughout the day with grab and go items. 

Families have three learning options to choose from:

1. The Traditional Option, where students have face-to-face instruction at their assigned schools.

 2. MyPCS Online, where students have virtual instruction, stay enrolled at their assigned schools and keep their seats in District Application Programs

3. Pinellas Virtual School, where students have self-paced virtual instruction, but they will not be enrolled in their assigned schools or keep their seats in District Application Programs.

 Please visit https://www.pcsb.org/reopening to learn more about the reopening for the 2020-21 school year and select a Learning Option for your student. Don't forget decisions are due July 27 by 5:00 p.m. Families who don't decide by the deadline will be automatically enrolled in traditional, face-to-face learning.

Whatever choice you make, remember the first day of school is Monday, August 24th.

Bell Schedule: 

2020-21 Bell Schedule

 Athletic Paperwork Update: 

Please pick up or drop off 2020-21 athletic paperwork in the front office for Mrs. Biddle.

Yearbooks:

We've added additional 2020 Yearbook pickup dates!
 
Pickups will be held Wednesday, July 29th, and Thursday, July 30th, from 8am-1pm in the gym parking lot off Gulf to Bay.
 
Please post your child’s name in a visible spot on your car windshield and remain in your car at all times during pick-up. If you didn't order a yearbook but want one we do have a limited number of extras available that may also be purchased during this time for $65 (cash only). Online orders through Balfour.com are no longer available. If you can't make these additional pickup dates, any unclaimed books may be picked up when the school year begins.

Final Transcripts:

 Seniors: At this time Final Transcripts are being centrally processed through the district online. Please visit https://www.pcsb.org/Page/5351 to request transcripts or records.

More Information...

 Again, please see our district website for more information or contact the school via telephone at 727-298-1620 from 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Thursday, with any questions. We will continue to keep our families updated via the website, Facebook and phone calls home. Thank you for your patience and flexibility through this time. We're a strong community and we will continue to support each other as we move forward. Go Tornadoes!

 


Congratulations CHS Tornadoes!

Clearwater High School received a “B” designation from the State of Florida!

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It takes an entire village, (faculty, support staff, students, district support, parents and community members) to make this happen!

The Class of 2019 received a 95% Graduation rate, with 88% of the class receiving at least one college credit!

Three times, The Washington Post has ranked Clearwater High School as the most rigorous high school in all of Pinellas County for the highest percentage of our Seniors graduating with at least one college credit! Way to go CHS!

Three times, Clearwater High School has been recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). We were recognized for continuing to raise rigor and relevance for our students through a personalized relationship building learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model. The availability of industry certifications and internship opportunities truly prepares our students to be college and career ready. 

 The Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce (CAICC) has been designated a MODEL Academy by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC)! Our school was honored at the NCAC National Conference! NCAC indicated that it is quite evident that the passion of the school team (teachers and staff), coupled with the support of the administration, and the intense focus of our business community, has created a sustaining program for students, parents and the community! The rigor of the curriculum and the depth of our industry partnerships are to be commended!

Clearwater logo on outside of gym
 

Clearwater High School believes in the philosophy of continual improvement. Over the last few years, we have made numerous enhancements to our curriculum and facility. Our advanced placement, dual enrollment, and honors programs continue to grow and excel. Dual enrolment opportunites are available to our student through Saint Petersburg College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautial University. The Advanced International Certificate of Education program (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Please see your counselor if interested in this wonderful program.
 
As we all know, students are more engaged with technology than ever before! Thus, we have been compelled to utilize the concept of “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT). As a result, students are allowed to appropriately use their own technology on our campus, and we encourage it! Students are allowed to engage their own devices for researching the internet, gaining access to digital materials and content, review grades and attendance, and much more! If your child does not own their own technology, or if you prefer, they may check out a electronic reader from our school. As we progress, technology will continue to become a more integral part of our school curriculum. Rules and policies for appropriate technology use while on our campus, and how to obtain an e-reads will be given out during your child's homeroom. Homeroom lists will be posted soon!
 
To ensure and improve student performance, Clearwater High School implemented a sweeping change from traditional school enrollment to Wall-to-Wall Academies with industry certification options, truly preparing our students to be college and career ready!
These academies function as Small Leaning Communities and are centered on key interest areas of our Clearwater High students. This “academy environment” offers each student more personalized attention, recognition and care from teachers, staff, and peers. Integral to this “Academy Methodology” is the interest and career-themed approach designed to engage all students with learning that is rigorous and relevant!
 
Our Academies:
1. BLIS - Academy of Business, Leadership, & International Studies (includes CAICC & JROTC)
2. STEAM - Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Aeronautics, & Mathematics (includes CASA)
3. FAME - Academy of Fine Arts & Media Education
4. SHARE - Academy of Sports, Hospitality, and Recreational Education
 
If you have a not selected an academy, please contact your child’s counselor to declare it!

 
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OUR VISION:

100 % Student Success

OUR MISSION:

The mission of Clearwater High School is to build relationships with our students that allow us to provide a rigorous and relevant educational experience that allows for college and career experiences, that truly prepares them for post‐secondary life.