The community of East Lake High School will increase student achievement by aligning curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom learning tools in a safe, quality environment.
1300 Silver Eagle Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - 2013-2014
Thursday August 15th – in the Theatre
Student only from 8 am to 12pm
Parent /Student at 7 pm to 8 pm
For information on how to sign up for Florida Virtual School click here
Mentor Recruitment Fair
Pinellas County Schools is holding a Mentor Recruitment Fair and Workshops on August 12, 2013 at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater Hotel from 11am to 7pm
Click here for full details on the event
IF your child has taken the End of Course Exam in US History, Biology or Geometry, please note the following important information:
The state guidance for handling the Biology and Geometry EOCs for this year’s 9th AND 10th graders will be that the scores will not count as 30% of their final year-long course grades or as pass/fail for either class. This decision about how the rule will be written in support of SB 1076 applied to students in high school only and does NOT apply to students in middle school.
No current 10th grader sitting in BIO or GEO will have their semester 1 grades pulled into a year-long record and combined with an EOC grade. Instead, they should receive a regular second semester grade and credit/no credit based on their second semester final grade average of their 3 6-week grading periods (these students already have a first semester final grade and ½ credit recorded if passed.)
You should have already done your Bright Futures Application in December! If you did, you have a log on and password, and will hear from Bright Futures via email. You should have also done your FAFSA form online with your parents as well. You will NOT get any money or scholarships, if you have not filled out these forms.
Even if you feel that you do not qualify, you should still fill out the forms, as other scholarships come from this application process as well. If you are not sure if you have completed this form, please see your guidance counselor.
You can also visit the Bright Futures website at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for more information.
Revamped district Newsroom will debut May 13
On Monday, May 13, the district will launch a new and improved version of the district’s “Newsroom,” an online resource accessible from the district’s website that features information of interest to PCS families and employees. The Newsroom is updated daily and includes video news and feature stories about district events and initiatives as well as positive news about the accomplishments of students and staff.
The revamped site has been redesigned to be more user friendly and aims to be a “go to” source for providing timely, accurate information. You can find the link for the Newsroom on the top navigation bar of the district’s website (www.pcsb.org), or you can go to the Newsroom directly at http://newsroom.pcsb.org/.
Great Opportunity for Students!
Summer STEM program - June 12 - July 12
Click here for more information and an application
Efforts continue to educate families about transition to Common Core State Standards
The district has launched a Common Core Web presence aimed at informing families about Common Core State Standards. Pam Moore, Executive Director of PreK-12 Core Curriculum, worked with Communications Coordinator, Lorri Helfand, and district Webmaster, Eirrin Sustaita, to create the pages which can be accessed from the homepage of the district’s website.
The Web presence includes numerous resources, including background on Common Core, videos, and specific information just for parents that defines Common Core State Standards as what students in kindergarten through 12th grade should know in English language arts and mathematics. Pinellas implementation has already started in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms and in second-, sixth- and ninth-grade reading/language arts classrooms.
The literacy standards are also being implemented in social studies/history and science classrooms, and in other technical subjects. The Common Core State Standards will be fully implemented in all grades during the 2014-15 school year.
East Lake High School's PTSA is looking for 3 board members
East Lake High School's PTSA is looking for 3 key board members for the next school year...President, Treasurer and Secretary. The PTSA is a vital part of ELHS community. They not only sponsor events like College Night, Flight Night and Service Leaning Night (companies needing student volunteers for Bright Futures hours) and Teacher Appreciation Week. PTSA's existence guarantees that our booster clubs are covered by the required insurance, which is vital for our sports teams.
We are in real need for volunteers to fill these positions and more. By just giving a few hours a month you can ensure that PTSA and Boosters continue at East Lake High. Contact Mrs. Kovacs at 727-942-5419 x2025 if you are interested in supporting our PTSA in any way.
New School Hours for 2013-2014 school year
Pinellas School Board members approved school opening and closing times for the 2013-14 academic year at the Feb. 12, 2013 School Board meeting. Beginning in August 2013, the student day at our school will begin at 7:05 a.m. and end at 1:35 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note that “early release Wednesdays” have been eliminated, a decision that was finalized in September 2012 when the School Board approved a contract with the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.
Help From ESE Parents Sought
We need your help regarding a Florida Department of Education survey.
The survey asks you, the parents to provide your thoughts on how we are doing at school when it comes to partnering with you regarding your child’s education. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for ESE children and families.
All information will remain confidential.
To complete the online survey, use any computer with Web access. If you do not have a computer and need paper copy, contact Marty Massimo at (727) 793-2723, ext. 2043.
The survey should take about 15 minutes for you to complete. Please take the time to finish because only completed surveys will count.
Thank you in advance for assisting us in partnering with you.You can access the secure Web-based survey here.
A link to this Web-base survey is also location on the home page of Pinellas County Schools at: www.pcsb.org. Look for “ESE Survey” in the extreme upper right-hand corner of the district’s website.
Students interested in Dual Enrollment, Early College Program or Early Admissions - Click Here for more information
The Summer of Success (SOS) Program is a 6-week "introduction to college" program for graduating high school seniors from Pinellas County High Schools. The 2013 program dates are June 10 - July 19. Click Here for more information.
District’s Homework Helpline offers homework help and guidance assistance
Pinellas County Schools has a great resource for students who need help with homework and families who have questions about guidance-related issues. Staffed by teachers who are certified in math, science, language arts and social studies, the district’s Homework Helpline offers free homework help for students in grades 1 through 12.
Homework help is available at (727) 547-7223 from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday on all school days, except when there is no school the following day. The helpline is now being staffed with a certified guidance counselor who can answer general questions about promotion, graduation requirements, college and career guidance, and other important topics.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT Results explained
9th Grade PSAT/NMSQT Results explained
1,200+ Academic Resources & Activities for Families, Students & Teachers
Pinellas County Schools invites all parents, students and teachers to use InSync Education online, 24/7!
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Annual School Reports
Click here for the Annual School Financial Report for 2011-2012 school year.
Click here for the Annual Public Accountability Report for the 2011-2012 school year.
Please contact the school if you would like to review the reports or receive a copy.
IMPORTANT DATES for 2012-2013 School Year - Click Here
2012 State University System Matrix - Click here for all you need to know when applying to universities in Florida
ELHS 2012-2013 Bell Schedule
WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE CHANGED FOR 2012-2013
|Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri||Wednesday only|
|School Hours||7:05am – 1:50pm||7:05am – 12:37pm|
|Office Hours||6:50am – 2:50pm|
|Period 1||7:05am - 7:53am||7:05am - 7:43am|
|Period 2||7:59am - 8:50am||7:49am - 8:27am|
|Period 3||8:56am - 9:44am||8:33am - 9:11am|
|Period 4||9:50am - 10:38am||9:17am - 9:55am|
|Lunch||10:38am - 11:08am||10:39am – 11:09am|
|Period 5||11:14am - 12:02pm||10:01am – 10:39am|
|Period 6||12:08pm - 12:56pm||11:15am - 11:53am|
|Period 7||1:02pm – 1:50pm||11:59am – 12:37pm|
East Lake High School places in "Top 10 Percent" of all high schools in the State of Florida in the 2011 ranking of Florida schools.
EAST LAKE HIGH SCHOOL EARNS "A" GRADE - ONE OF ONLY 2 HIGH SCHOOLS IN OUR DISTRICT TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION!! GREAT JOB TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.
NEW TARDY POLICY - click here for the full policy description