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St. Petersburg District and Curriculum

The Pinellas County Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides curriculum that emphasizes professional development, educational research, and service. It offers teacher preparation in areas of education that includes World Languages, Health Education, Language Arts, Math, Performing Arts, Science, and Technology. The curriculum is based on state standards and provides state-of-the-art educational experiences for students. For the Language Arts curriculum teachers use a Balanced Literacy Program to ensure students become successful as readers and writers. Areas of reading covered include Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Writing and Writing Workshop, and Vocabulary and Comprehension. The curriculum provides students with 90 or more minutes daily of study areas including Shared Reading, Word Work, Read Aloud, Guided Reading, and Independent Reading.

We currently cover the following Davie-area school districts: Pinellas County Schools.

Schools in St. Petersburg include:

Perkins Elementary School is located on 2205 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, Perkins Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 813-872-5208.  The Perkins Elementary School is a magnet school focused around the arts and international studies. The school offers opportunities for students to experience and learn about fine and performing arts, challenging academic content, and foreign language. The school has a full sized dance studio, four music rooms, two visual arts studies rooms, and a library with over 10 000 books. Perkins Elementary Schools originally opened in 1958 and became a magnet school for the Arts and international studies in 1993. A new school building was also built and opened in 1999. In the 2009-2010 school year, Perkins Elementary was awarded the Apple Distinguished School status for its work in implemented a program to provide a ratio of 1:1 students to laptops for all student in grade 3-5. For more information on one-on-one tutoring, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School is located on 3901 22nd Avenue South Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-3149, Thurgood Marshall Fundamental covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 727-552-1737.  Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School serves about 1170 students. The school emphasizes academic excellence and the support of parents in their children’s education. Here, students are expected to complete their nightly homework and take responsibility for their learning. Like other schools in the state of Florida,Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School teaches a curriculum that follows the Sunshine State Standards. Students receive teaching in science, math and social studies among other subjects. In science, students studies physical science, earth science, and life science. While learning, they are also taught about the scientific method, including how to identify problems and design effective experiments. Contact us to learn more about science topics taught in middle school.

St. Petersburg High School is located on 2501 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, St Petersburg High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 727-893-1842.  St Petersburg High School was founded in 1898. The building the school is currently located in was built in 1926 and was put on the National Register of Historic places in 1984. The school has 2013 students enrolled and also offers a International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, which is the oldest IB program in Florida. In 2013, the school was ranked by the Tampa Bay Times as the #2 high school in the Tampa Bay area, and in 2006, Newsweek magazine ranked the school as #63 on their list of the top 100 high schools in the United States based on the number of IB or AP exams given a school divided by the number of graduating seniors. 75% of the graduates of St. Petersburg High School go on to college. The curriculum at the school is designed to meet the learning needs of all students and the school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the State of Florida. SchoolTutoring Academy provides tutoring for all subject areas, including math.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the St. Petersburg District Curriculum

The Districts Standards for Mathematical Practice are based on Common Core State Standards which help students develop an expertise in math fundamentals. Math study areas include: using appropriate math tools strategically, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, and modeling with mathematics. Pinellas County School Districts Science program help students develop scientific thinking skills. The Science curriculum areas of study include collecting and organizing data, quantitative and qualitative observations, designing and conducting experiments, different types of investigations, and exploring possible conclusions.

The Magnet Programs for Pinellas County are located in many of the district elementary, middle, and high schools. The district provides opportunities for students to choose schools with special areas of interest. The magnets offer a variety of programs with diverse themes including Advanced Technologies, International Baccalaureate, Visual and Performing Arts, and Wellness and Medical. Students countywide can attend almost all of the area magnet schools.

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St. Petersburg Area Educational News

  • Center for Medical Science and Wellness - Lakewood Elementary School offers students the Center for Medical Science and Wellness Magnet School. This program gives students the ability to explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases. It provides them with the opportunity to learn about medical science topics. The magnet helps students to experience the work of many medical and health professions and learn about a number of community roles that medical professionals play. Students also obtain knowledge that will help them make the best nutrition and health choices.
  • Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School Center for Gifted Studies - The Center for Gifted Studies at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School offers its students a comprehensive and well defined gifted program. The belief of this magnet school is that it is imperative for gifted students to have continuing and wide-ranging teacher instruction. The program offers a curriculum that will appropriately boost each student’s capabilities. The special design of the program curriculum promotes complex and critical thinking through a comprehensive study program.
  • First Responders: National Guard Center for Emergency Management - At Pinellas Park High the First Responders National Guard Center for Emergency Management offers an exceptional program that spotlights the building blocks and skills needed to be a first responder. For this magnet program, students can earn certificates in areas including CPR, Homeland Security, First Aid, NIMS and AED classes. This program helps students prepare for technical training, college, jobs in the workforce, and for the military. Prospective careers for students in this program are Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and Health & Safety Engineers. School activities and clubs for the magnet students include the Coast Guard Club and the EMT Explorers.

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About St. Petersburg, Florida

The city of St. Petersburg is located in the state of Florida on the gulf coast as part of the Tampa Bay area. The city covers an area of 61.75 square miles and has a population of 257 083 according to a 2015 census, making it the 5th most populated city in Florida. St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams and Peter Demens, who named the city after St. Petersburg, Russia. The city has an average of 361 sunny days per year and it holds the Guinness World Record for having the most consecutive days of sunshine at 768 days. It is for this reason that St. Petersburg is nicknamed “The Sunshine City”. Locals also refer to the city by its nickname of “St. Pete”. The city is popular as a retirement location but in recent years younger people have also started to move into St. Petersburg.

As the location of The Dali Museum, a Dale Chihuly glass collection, and six art districts, St. Petersburg is a destination for those who love art. The downtown core of the city has also participated in a series of revitalization projects including constructing new retail shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. There are historic neighborhoods in the city that continue to be restored. Annually, there are more than 900 events that take place in St. Petersburg, bringing in over 10 million people a year to the city.

The population of St. Petersburg contains 14.8% of the population between 0-14 years old, 17.6% of being 65+, and the rest being between between 15-64 years of age. In 2016, the median household income for families in the city was estimated to be around $48183.

The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum houses the largest collection of works by Salvador Dali outside of Europe and is located in downtown St. Petersburg. Dali was a surrealist painter, most famous for his works that seem to depict normal scenes, but twisted in strange ways very different from reality. The museum houses over 2100 works from the artist including oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, and more. There is also a garden in the museum that was inspired by Dali’s work and his fascination with nature. The garden features local flora and a labyrinth. Originally opened in 1983, the museum then opened a new building in 2011. This new building was designed to be simple, but also practical. It is shaped like a rectangle, and the walls were made 18 inches thick. On the side of the building, there is a glass bubble called “The Enigma”, made up of 1062 pieces of triangular glass. This bubble was inspired by the glass dome building of the Dali museum in Spain.

Sunken Gardens

The Sunken Gardens are located in the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Florida. The gardens are one of the oldest roadside tourist attractions in the United States and are over 100 year old. Some of the oldest tropical plants in the region are found in the Sunken Gardens, and more than 500 species of tropical plants and flowers have their home there. A stroll through the garden allows visitors to witness waterfalls and large demonstration gardens. The Sunken Garden also offers tours, field trips, and the opportunity to rent the garden for private events. In 2016, the community was also able to raise funds to purchase 20 flamingos for the garden.

John’s Pass Village

The waterway on which John’s Pass lies was first created in 1848. Pirate John Levique was the first to make his way through the newly created passage, which is why it was named after him. Today, John’s Pass Village is a quaint fishing village where over 100 merchants are located. From different restaurants, dolphin watching, parasailing and jet skiing – there’s a lot John’s Pass Village has to offer. Into something a little bit more adventurous? You can kiss an alligator at the alligator attraction, or even tour a pirate ship! The village is a family friendly getaway for people of all ages who want to relax and enjoy the Gulf coast.

Interesting Facts

  • CNN ranked St. Petersburg as the number 7 city for best places to retire. However, only 15% of the population of over 65.
  • BellaDog magazine also named the city the 3rd most dog friendly city in America.
  • The city was incorporated on February 29, 1892 (on a leap year!!!) when there were 300 residents living in the city.
  • For almost four years, there was a feral rhesus macaque monkey that was loose in the city and managed to become famous for its ability to evade being captured. It was caught on October 24, 2012 using a banana and a tranquilizer dart.
  • Multiple movies have been filmed in St. Petersburg including Oceans Eleven (2011), and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

Chalk Talk: Should You Write a Resume?

Not every college requires a resume, and some don’t even recommend them, but almost every college will accept one, so it’s probably a good idea to write one, especially when you consider what a resume does for you. A resume provides an easy-to-read, one-page document that highlights not only an applicant’s extracurricular involvement, but also various positive qualities associated with these activities. Many of these qualities might not be addressed elsewhere, and they are all good and worth addressing. For example, involvement in a sport shows dedication and teamwork, and if the student was involved for more than one season, or became a team captain, or won an award, that shows even more positive qualities. Similarly, being involved with a club shows many essential qualities. Of course, highlighting stronger qualities makes a stronger resume, and highlighting activities that demonstrate multiple positive qualities will accomplish this.

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