This full-time program allows students to spend their high school junior and senior years attending all classes at SPC campuses. Here, they work toward simultaneously earning a high school diploma from their assigned school and an Associate in Arts degree from SPC. There is no cost for the college application, tuition or textbooks. Students attend all classes at St. Petersburg College campuses and follow the SPC academic calendar. Admission is limited to 125 students each at the Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Seminole campuses.

More information can be found on the SPC Website

Scholars apply in January of their sophomore year. Applications are handed out at one of the information sessions at the SPC campuses. 




This full-time program offers students the chance to spend their senior year attending all of their classes at SPC campuses, where they can complete high school graduation requirements while earning credits toward a college degree. There is no cost for the application, tuition or textbooks.

More information can be found on the SPC Website.

Scholars apply in January of their junior year. Applications are handed out at one of the information sessions at the SPC campuses. 


There are two types of dual enrollment courses that scholars can participate in. The first option is to complete dual enrollment courses on campus. These courses include College Experience, Composition I, Composition II, History of the United States I, and History of the United States II. These courses provide each scholar with one full credit per semester upon completion of the course and will count as a college credit through our partnership with St. Petersburg College.

The second option is to take dual enrollment courses at one of the St. Petersburg College campuses around Pinellas County. Scholars will sign up for actual college courses and travel to the campus to take them during the week. The scholars must ensure that they have transportation to and from the college, and they will not be allowed to miss their class time.  Some common courses that scholars take off campus are Anatomy and Physiology, College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Introduction to Humanities, and Introduction to Philosophy. 

The first step is to check that your GPA is above a 3.0 so that you can qualify. After that, you need to see Miss Fitzjarrald to get a Pink PERT slip. This is a fee waiver so that you can take the PERT for free. Once you have that slip, you contact the SPC campus of your choice and setup a day/time to take the PERT. As soon as you complete the PERT, you can bring your scores to Miss Fitzjarrald to get a dual enrollment application and begin to look at which courses might be of interest to you.


  • 3.0 GPA Overall or in Subject Area
  • Pass the PERT with a 106 Reading, 103 Writing, 114 Mathematics Score
  • Transportation to SPC Campuses (excluding on-campus options)
  • Approved Paperwork Signed by the Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal


College admissions matrix for Florida institutions.

Largo High School has a college center dedicated to helping students recognize success beyond their high school years. The center offers resources for students to pursue financial aid, find an ideal college match, and develop a strong academic resume. The college center can be located in room 2-125. 


The Exploring Careers and Education in Leadership (ExCEL) Magnet Program at Largo High School is an education program within the Pinellas County Schools system in Pinellas County, FL. This website is maintained independently from the Pinellas County School Board.


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