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School signups end at midnight Friday

By Donna Winchester, Times STaff Writer
Published February 17, 2008


Pinellas parents have until midnight Friday to make their applications to the district's magnet, fundamental and career academy programs for the 2008-09 school year.

Most incoming kindergarteners and students entering sixth and ninth grades in the fall will automatically be assigned to their "close-to-home" school, but the district is encouraging parents to apply to the special programs as well.

To apply, parents will need their child's 10-digit student ID number. Those new to the system can get the ID number by calling the district's call center at 587-2020 or the student assignment office at 588-6210. They also can call or visit a Family Education and Information Center.

Families can apply to as many of the special programs as they like by calling 501-0871. They will be asked to respond to automated prompts to complete the application.

Parents wanting to learn more can attend one of three mini fairs this week. A phone bank staffed by district personnel will allow them to complete applications on the spot.

The phone system will shut off at midnight Friday. For information, go to or access the St. Petersburg Times School Search edition at

If you go

Mini fair sites

Three additional mini fairs will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at these locations:

- Tuesday: Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg.

- Wednesday: Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School, 1200 37th St. S, St. Petersburg.

- Thursday: Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1201 Douglas Ave., Clearwater.

[Last modified February 16, 2008, 23:48:01]

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