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    School briefs

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 31, 2000

    Magnet high schools slate discovery nights

    These high school magnet programs will have discovery nights to introduce students and parents to their special curriculums:

    • 21st Century Learning Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave., Largo.
    • Transportation Academy, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Northeast High School 5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg.
    • Program for International Culture and Commerce, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Clearwater High School 540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater.
    • Architectural Design and Construction Academy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.
    • International Baccalaureate Program, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Petersburg High School, 2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
    • Graphic Arts Academy, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Dixie Hollins High, 4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg.

    Auction for Exceptional Children

    The Council for Exceptional Children Suncoast Chapter 176 will hold its "America's Children Auction" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 Belcher Road S, Clearwater. Proceeds will fund scholarships and exceptional education activities. Auction items will include art, fine crafts, antiques, sports memorabilia and more. For information, call (727) 725-7982 or (727) 789-1527.

    Financial aid workshops

    Pinellas County Schools financial aid office will host several financial aid seminars in November. Each will cover the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and offer advice and information on various facets of financial aid. Scholarship essays and searches will be discussed as well as tips to detect scholarship scams. All seminars will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Seminar dates and locations are:

    • Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport
    • Tuesday, Nov 14, at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. s, St. Petersburg
    • Thursday, Nov. 16, at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave. N., Largo
    • Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Countryside High School, 3000 SR 580, Clearwater
    • Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Petersburg High, 2501 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

    Big-Band Benefit

    Clearwater Discovery is hosting a benefit concert featuring the 42nd Street Big Band, teeming with professional musicians who have played with Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and other big-band greats. Students and teachers of Clearwater Discovery also will be performing. The concert will take place 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Clearwater Discovery gym, 1220 Palmetto St., Clearwater. For tickets or information, call music instructor Robert Boyd at (727) 298-1616.

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