Christina Colon, SPCHS Senior, Named a National Hispanic Scholar

Congratulations to Christina Colon, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School senior, who has been named a National Hispanic Scholar.

Each year the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognizes about 5,000 academically outstanding high school students from the more than 400,000 Hispanic and Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT®.

The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It’s not a scholarship, but colleges do use this program to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students. Click to learn more about the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

SPCHS Designated an "A" School and a State School of Excellence

St. Petersburg Collegiate High School’s status as a State School of Excellence was confirmed by the State Board of Education on October 25, 2018.

SPCHS was designated as a State School of Excellence last year for earning an “A” grade for the past three years and by ranking at the 80 percentile in the school grade calculation as compared to other schools in the state at the same level.

SPCHS has earned an “A” grade from the State of Florida each year since opening in 2005.  Congratulations to students, staff, and parents for maintaining this exemplary status! For more information, click

SPCHS Student, Erin Murphy, Named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations to Erin A. Murphy, St. Petersburg Collegiate High Senior, who hast been named a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program. Erin is among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide.

Semifinalists represent the top 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and will compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth a total of more than $31 million. Qualifications include a student's academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, other honors and awards and SAT scores. Students also must be recommended by a high school official and write an essay.

In the spring of 2019, three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered. Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit® $2,500 Scholarships. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by corporations and business organizations. Also, colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend their institutions.