15,000 want place in special programs
Most schools saw an increase in interest.
By Donna Winchester, Times Staff Writer
Published March 12, 2008
Pinellas families submitted more than 15,000 applications for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs this year. Parents who applied to the special programs have until midnight Sunday to call the district's automated phone line to find out whether they have been invited for the 2008-09 school year.
Those who are invited must call the district's automated phone line - (727) 501-0871 - before the deadline or their application will be voided.
All Pinellas programs showed an increase in applications, except for six:
20082007Center for Communications and Mass MediaMelrose Elementary159162 (minus 3)Business Economics Technology AcademyGibbs High 200210 (minus 10) Center for Advanced TechnologiesLakewood High 355416 (minus 61)IB programSt. Petersburg High 514516 (minus 2)Jacobson Culinary Arts AcademyTarpon Springs High 117120 (minus 3) IB program Palm Harbor University High 325393 (minus 68)
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