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Pasco Students Continue to improve AP enrollment and scores

Pasco Students Continue to improve AP enrollment and scores

Pasco County, Florida -- The number of Pasco County public school students who scored a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement exam has increased 151 percent over a five year period. In the last school year, 1,971 students earned a 3 or above on at least one AP exam, a 10 percent increase over 2012.

“The 2012-2013 AP exam results continue to demonstrate the District School Board of Pasco County’s commitment to challenging our students with the rigor required to be college, career, and life ready,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning. 

Back to school health fair in New Port Richey

Back to school health fair in New Port Richey

Pasco County, Florida -- There will be a Back to School Health Fair at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital's Medical Arts Building. 

The event is free for all K-12 students of Pasco County Schools and will include school/sports physicals, cardiac screenings for high school student athletes, immunizations and more. 

All students must have a parent or guardian present or have a signed permission slip to participate. All students age 18 or older must present a photo ID. 

Preschool Palooza is almost here and tickets are selling out

Preschool Palooza is almost here and tickets are selling out

Pasco County, Florida -- The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. will be hosting Preschool Palooza, a children’s concert staring Tommy Girvin aka "Mr. Tommy"

Tommy Girvin aka “Mr. Tommy” has been known for his talented guitar work with his 25+ year history as lead guitarist for, Eddie Money. Many do not know that Mr. Tommy also enjoys sharing his love of music with children.

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

It seems like just  yesterday we were celebrating school's end and summer's start, but time has flown and the first day of the '13-'14 fall semester is not far off!

Here is a list of start dates for the majority of schools in 10 Tampa Bay area counties:

Academy at the Lakes gets a make-over this summer!

Academy at the Lakes gets a make-over this summer!

 Land O Lakes, Florida -- The students who attend Academy at the Lakes are going to start the 2013-2014 school year with a bright, new, and improved school campus.

Academy at the Lakes posted on their Facebook page these great pictures of some changes the campus is undergoing during the summer break.

 

Local Teacher to participate in National Education Program

Local Teacher to participate in National Education Program

Pasco County, Florida -- Carrie Page, a teacher at Pasco eSchool in New Port Richey, has been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 29-August 2, 2013.

Gates Senior High School is closing

Gates Senior High School is closing

Lutz, Florida- Gates Senior High School is closing its doors permanently.

The school does note online that the closure will only affect the Senior High School and not those who attend Learning Gate Community School.

The charter school posted a letter to students and parents on the Gates Senior High School Facebook page.