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Deadline approaches for Pinellas magnet schools

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The deadline to apply for magnet schools and career academies is Friday, Jan. 17. The deadline to apply for magnet schools and career academies is Friday, Jan. 17.
The deadline to apply for magnet schools and career academies is Friday, Jan. 17. The deadline to apply for magnet schools and career academies is Friday, Jan. 17.
HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

It's already time to prepare for the next school year in Pinellas County. The deadline to apply for magnet schools and career academies is Friday, Jan. 17.

The school district offers more than 60 district application programs. It's adding four new middle school choices for the 2014-2015 school year.

"There is such a range in program, especially when you look at the career academies in the high school level. You're going to be seeing culinary arts. You're going to be seeing automated technology. You're going to be seeing advance studies for those who want something like IB or the Cambridge program," explained Pinellas County Schools Spokeswoman Melanie Marquez Parra.

Azalea Middle School launched a Gateway to Technology Program last year. Curious incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at surrounding schools can now apply to be part of the hands-on learning program this fall.

"We all know kids that like to build things, that like to tear things apart. This program is really designed for that kind of student that has a real interest in how things work," explained Azalea Middle School Principal Connie Kolosey.

A few miles away, some dedicated students are being enlightened in the Cambridge Pre-Advanced International Certificate of Education program at Pinellas Park Middle School.

"They're actually doing high school honors English in 8th grade," said teacher Angela Kelly.

The advanced program is looking for new students who live outside Pinellas Park Middle Schools regular zoning area this fall.

According to a press release from the county the program "provides rigor and relevance in preparation for seamless transition into any advanced academic program at the high school level."

Parents are urged to look over the entrance requirements for any District Application Program they're interested in before they apply here. Only applications submitted by Jan. 17 will be processed.

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