How to Apply


SPCHS Session Webinars Information Handout

  • Sophomore Applicants must complete Steps 1, 2 and 4 below by 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021. 
  • Junior Applicants must complete Steps 1-4 below by 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021. 

Step (1.)

Register to attend one of the Parent and Student Information Webinars below to learn how to apply SPCHS.  Attendees must register ahead of time. 

Step (2.)

SPCHS Application Process Handout

Apply to SPC and complete the SPCHS Student Information survey using the link provided in the Information Webinar you attended.

  • All prospective students (entering grades 10 or 11) must complete the St. Petersburg College’s online application for admission.  The application fee is waived for SPCHS applicants. Write down your SPC ID number and email address.
  • Sophomores must complete the SPCHS Sophomore Application using the survey link provided in the SPCHS Information Webinar you attended.  Sophomore applicants who have completed Step 1 and Step 2 by 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021 have completed the application process.
  • Juniors must complete the SPCHS Junior PERT Testing Survey using the link provided in the Information Webinar you attended and continue with Steps 3 and 4 below.

Step (3.)

Take the PERT test.

Juniors must take the PERT test and meet the SPCHS entrance criteria (Admission Criteria) by 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021. 

To take the test, you should:

  1. Take practice tests for the PERT
  2. Take the PERT at your current high school if offered.
  3. If you are unable to take the PERT test at your current school or at home via Honorlock Proctoring, limited campus appointments may be available. Please contact Ryan Halstead at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus or Amy Wiley at the Tarpon Springs campus.
  4. Students taking the PERT on an SPC campus will need a valid photo ID, (such as a driver’s license, student ID or other state ID) your SPC ID number, and your SPC email address. Applicants are allowed two PERT testing attempts per semester. To request permission to take the PERT again, please contact Ryan Halstead for the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus or  Amy Wiley for the Tarpon Springs Campus.

Step (4.) Finalize Application for St. Petersburg/Gibbs OR Tarpon Springs

  • Juniors who meet the junior entrance criteria and who have completed Steps 1, 2, and 3 above on or before 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021 will be entered into the SPCHS lottery of the campus they have selected to attend.
  • Sophomores who have completed Steps 1 and 2 above on or before 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021 will be entered into the SPCHS lottery of the campus they have selected to attend.

The 2021 application period begins January 1, 2021 and ends at 2:00 p.m. on  February 10, 2021. Late applications will be accepted, however, they will not be considered until the wait-list is exhausted.

Applicant
Selection


Enrollment is capped at 240 students per campus. If the number of new applications received exceeds the number of available openings, students will be selected through a random lottery system. The computer generated lottery at each campus (conducted in late February after all applications are received and verified) will create a list of students who will be invited to attend SPCHS St. Petersurg/Gibbs or Tarpon Springs campus. The computer generated lottery will also create a numbered wait-list.

Acceptance & Wait-List
Notification


Students selected via the computer generated lottery at each campus will receive an invitation letter or a notification of wait-list status by March 1st. Students will continue to be invited as openings occur over the summer until August 1st.  Students are not invited into the program once the school year begins since they are enrolled in college courses and the wait-list is dissolved.