Students: Time at home can help further your education & training plans

It’s a unique time in our country’s history and all Americans are challenged. High school students, especially seniors, as well as adult learners returning to school, are in an especially unique situation these days – navigating the waters of upcoming college admissions, testing, financial aid, all while schools have restricted access. What happens now? Have…

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Unsure how closures impact your college admission? Here are some tips

With so many questions surrounding college admissions, LEAP Tampa Bay spoke with a college admissions expert to get a few common questions answered surrounding applying to college in this new and ever-changing backdrop. Our professional encourages any high school senior or adult returning to school who currently has an application in process with a college…

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Helios Education Foundation Makes $1.3 Million Gift for Pinellas College and Career Centers

The Helios Education Foundation announced today that it is investing $1.3 million dollars for the establishment of college and career centers throughout Pinellas County, in partnership with the Pinellas Education Foundation, Pinellas County Schools, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, and the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation. “Helios’ funding support is an investment in each student’s…

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Pinellas County Schools Boasts Top Graduation Rate Among Florida’s Largest School Districts

Pinellas County Schools is once again celebrating a record-high graduation rate for the 2018-2019 school year.  According to the official report just released by the Florida Department of Education, the Pinellas County Schools high school graduation rate rose to 88.44%, up 2.44 percentage points from last year’s record high, and more than 16.5 percentage points…

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SPC Kresge grant

SPC joins community leaders to examine transportation barriers for students

Approximately 69 percent of St. Petersburg College’s (SPC) diverse student population of more than 47,000 students, ranging from 16 to 95 years old, have low to moderate income. Low- income students often face barriers to success, including transportation. The Kresge Foundation awarded SPC a $50,000 planning grant for Advancing Student Transportation Solutions to understand student…

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New scholarship program helps students go the ‘last mile’

For students who are only a few credits shy of earning a college degree, a new program in Florida could provide the motivation they need to finish what they started. The Last Mile Completion Program offers scholarship dollars for students who are within 12 credits of completing a degree. Last week, Governor DeSantis announced that…

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New program puts students on the “PATHe” to higher education

A partnership between St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is helping Pinellas County residents learn more about their educational options after high school. The new initiative, called the Pinellas Access to Higher Education Program (PATHe), was formed in 2018 with support from the Florida Legislature to expand educational access and assist…

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