Recently, Newsweek released its rankings for America’s Top High Schools 2015, and two Tampa Bay area schools made the grade!
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (No. 48) and Palm Harbor University High (No. 302), which are both located in Pinellas County, were ranked based on how well they do at preparing students for college.
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (SPCHS) is a charter school located on the St. Petersburg College campus. The school was designed for motivated students that are eager to take on greater academic challenges. SPHC’s vision is to “cultivate motivated learners, develop critical thinkers and empower visionary leaders” while its vision “is for SPCHS students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma, an Associates in Arts degree, and a Bright Futures Scholarship.” The school has earned an A-rating from the State of Florida since it began in 2004.
Palm Harbor University High School (PHUHS) is a public magnet high school located in Palm Harbor. The school was built in 1996 and currently has three magnet programs that include International Baccalaureate, Wellness & Medical Professions and Business Administration & Management. The school has one of the highest graduation rates in all of Pinellas County and received an A grade from greatschools.net. PHUHS has also received the prestigious Florida’s Five Star Award for outstanding community involvement and currently has 47 students who have earned the privilege of being National Merit finalists.