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SPCHS students simultaneously earn a high school diploma, an Associate in Arts degree, and qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship.


We cultivate successful learners and leaders.

principal metzWelcome From Our Principal

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (SPCHS) website. I hope you will find it informative and easy to navigate. Please check back often for blog posts, featured articles about our current students and alumni, and school events.

SPCHS offers motivated students a unique educational choice to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree from St. Petersburg College (SPC). Faculty and staff pride themselves in offering exemplary support and guidance to our students.

Two programs are offered: the Pre-Collegiate Program for students entering grade 10 and the Collegiate Program for students entering grade 11. Pre-Collegiate students in grade 10 are taught by high school teachers and take one or two college courses. They attend school five days per week. Collegiate students in grades 11 and 12 are taught by college professors with other college students and usually attend classes Monday through Thursday. Students flourish and mature by being immersed in the college culture, which provides a unique and powerful experience.

The small school setting and family-like atmosphere creates an environment that fosters intellectual growth, respect, and self-discovery. The goal is for every student to meet our mission and realize their educational goals while enjoying all the benefits of both high school and college. Students gain valuable skills, such as college readiness, critical thinking, writing, and research skills that propel them to succeed in college courses while at SPCHS and as they continue their post-secondary education. Our Leadership Program provides students with valuable skills while empowering them to become leaders who make a difference at our school and in the community.

At SPCHS, we strive to provide a well-rounded educational experience that enables students to mature both socially and academically. Students enjoy a variety of high school and college clubs, musical opportunities through SPC, and social events, such as a fall dance, prom, Grad Bash, and game and movie nights.

Please consider volunteering at our school or serving on the PTSA or School Advisory Council – parents are encouraged to get involved!

Thank you for your interest in SPCHS. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at or at (727) 341-4368.




Starla R. Metz, Principal

Core Values

Students First

Students are the heart of SPCHS! Students know the staff cares
about them as individuals and they are always willing to assist
them and/or celebrate their success. Resources, decisions, and
efforts are aligned to help students succeed.

Continual Improvement

The staff reviews data, solicits feedback, and explores research-based
best practices to respond to students’ changing needs. Students and
staff are expected to learn from mistakes and reflect to continually improve.

Collaborative Learning

Collaboration fosters a sense of community and helps students
and staff excel. By working collaboratively, we benefit from one
another’s strengths and experiences. This allows us to develop
a deeper, more nuanced understanding of our world.


We act responsibly, honestly and ethically.

Family/Community Environment

We nurture relationships and work together to encourage students
to learn, flourish, and grow both academically and personally.

Mutual Respect

We seek to understand other perspectives while guiding students in forming healthy relationships and appropriate social skills.

St. Petersburg Collegiate High School is a public charter school governed by the St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees. Board meeting schedules, legal notices, agendas, supplemental board materials, meeting minutes, highlights, and meeting videos are available at:

In accordance with Florida State Statute, the charter school’s governing board appoints a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. For St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, the Board of Trustees has appointed Ian Call as this representative. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. Call at (727) 341-3521 or at