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Schools

School signups end at midnight Friday

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


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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 www.pcsb.org/news/PCSNews_Story_2.html or access the St. Petersburg Times School Search edition at pinellas.tampabay.com.

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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