Schools

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The Pasco County School Board oversees all public schools located in Pasco County, Florida.

Pasco County School Board
7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
(813) 794-2000
(352) 524-2000
(727) 774-2000
http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/

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2020-20201 Pasco County Schools Registration Information

2020-2021 Pasco County School Calendar

2020-2021 Pasco County School Boundaries

Schools for the Trinity area community are highlighted below.

Elementary Schools

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Longleaf Elementary School
Principal: Jennifer McCormack
Assistant Principal(s): Jomary Schulz
Address:
3253 Town Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 9:40-4:08
Phone: (727) 774-0800
Fax: (727) 774-0891
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Odessa Elementary School
Principal: Teresa Love
Assistant Principal(s): Vicki Rowland, Jessica Silvestro
Address:
12810 Interlaken Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 9:40-4:08
Phone: (727) 246-3700
Fax: (727) 246-3791
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Pasco eSchool
Principal: JoAnne Glenn
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (813) 346-1900
Fax: (813) 346-1991
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Seven Springs Elementary School
Principal: Todd Cluff
Assistant Principal(s): Lynn-Marie Albert
Address:
8025 Mitchell Ranch Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 9:40-4:08
Phone: (727) 774-9600
Fax: (727) 774-9691
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Trinity Elementary School
Principal: Adam Wolin
Assistant Principal(s): Shannon Middleton
Address:
2209 Duck Slough Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 9:40-4:08
Phone: (727) 774-9900
Fax: (727) 774-9991
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Trinity Oaks Elementary School
Principal: Allison Hoskins
Assistant Principal(s): Sandra Stine
Address:
1827 Trinity Oaks Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 9:40-4:08
Phone: (727) 774-0900
Fax: (727) 774-0991
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Middle Schools

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Seven Springs Middle School
Principal: Cortney Gantt
Assistant Principal(s): Devan Figliomeni, Jennifer Frantz, Susan Seibert
Address:
2441 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 8:30-3:13
Phone: (727) 774-6700
Fax: (727) 774-6791
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River Ridge Middle School
Principal: Angela Murphy
Assistant Principal(s): Alexander Astone, Kevin Kolean, Danielle White
Address:
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Hours: 7:30-2:08
Phone: (727) 774-7000
Fax: (727) 774-7291
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High Schools

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J. W. Mitchell High School
Principal: Jessica Schultz
Assistant Principal(s): Jill Cortier, Erin Galletta, Kelly McPherson, Julian Quina, Tracey Tricozzi
Address:
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Hours: 8:29-3:14
Phone: (727) 774-9200
Fax: (727) 774-9291
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River Ridge High School
Principal: Toni Zetzsche
Assistant Principal(s): Ronald Bruno, Jessica Meek, Janene Sullivan, Danielle Zammetti
Address:
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Hours: 7:30-2:08
Phone: (727) 774-7200
Fax: (727) 774-7291
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Charter Schools

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2021 cycle New Charter School Applicant Orientation

Sponsored by Pasco County Schools, Charter School Office

Individuals and groups interested in submitting an application to open a charter school for the 2022 – 2023 school year are invited to attend Pasco County’s New Charter Application Orientation on Monday, October 26, 2020.  

Orientation Date:

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020  Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM  Location: Building 8, District Office, 1st floor South Conference Room, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638 (Click here for map)  All interested applicants must register by contacting Jeff Yungmann at [email protected] or (813) 794-2408. For additional information on the application and review process, click here.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: New charter applications are due to the Charter School Office no later than Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

NEW CHARTER APPLICANT ORIENTATION POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

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2021 Submission of New Charter Applications

New charter school applications must be received on or before Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Applicants are required to submit three (3) hard copies of the application and one electronic copy (ex: flash drive). The application must be in a three-ring binder, tabbed by section and all pages numbered consecutively. Charter applicants are required to submit a “letter of intent” to the Charter School Office no later than December 20, 2019. For more information and a sample letter of intent, visit our “Charter School Application Process” page.

The Charter School Office is available to meet with applicants to review the Florida charter application process and guidelines for completing an application. To schedule a meeting, please contact Jeff Yungmann, Charter School Office at (813) 794 – 2408 or [email protected]

Applicants are required to use the Charter School Applicant Cover Sheet and Model Florida Charter School Application template provided.

To access important information for new charter applicants and the charter application template, visit our Charter School Application Process page.

Please note: If the District Charter Application Review Committee identifies any deficiencies in an applicant’s final application, the District will notify the applicant prior to denial. The applicant will have seven (7) calendar days to request a meeting with District staff to discuss the identified deficiencies and/or to provide written technical or non-substantive corrections or clarification, including, but not limited to, corrections of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing signatures. Applicants who request a meeting will be expected to provide, in writing, any technical or non-substantive corrections or clarifications, including, but not limited to, corrections of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing signatures, within seven (7) calendar days from the meeting date. Nothing contained herein alters the authority of the Pasco County School Board to approve or deny an applicant’s final charter application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for final consideration.

FDOE Charter School Applicant Training is Required

Pursuant to s. 1002.33(6)(f)2, F.S., an approved charter school applicant must participate in training provided by the FL Department of Education following approval of the application by the School Board at least 30 calendar days before the first day of classes at the charter school. Please contact the Florida Department of Education’s Charter School Office at 1-800-447-1636 for details.

About Charter Schools

Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools. They are independently governed, free-standing public schools that offer parents and students an alternative public education outside the traditional school district system. The Charter, or contract, defines an individual school’s mission, curriculum and instructional strategies, goals and objectives, and all areas of accountability to its Sponsor, parents, students and community. It also outlines the school’s management, operations, and financial responsibilities. During the 2018-19 school year, over 313,000 students were enrolled in 658 charter schools in 47 Florida districts.

In accordance with Florida statute, charter schools are required to be non-profit organizations, each governed by its own board of directors made up of community members and parents with business, finance, education, and legal backgrounds. The governing board is responsible for setting policy, approving the annual budget, and ensuring the school is financially sound and operating within the required fiscal guidelines. Charter schools teachers and staff are employees of the charter school, not employees of the school district in which the school is located. Teachers are required to hold a valid Florida teaching certificate and must meet state requirements for certification. As with Florida’s traditional public schools, charter schools receive funds based on their full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. Additional funding can be obtained through grants and private donations.

Pasco County charter schools operate under performance contracts, called a Charter, with the District School Board of Pasco County. The District School Board, through its Charter Schools Department, monitors each school for compliance with the charter and local, state and federal regulations.

For a list of Pasco County charter schools, click Charter School List. Parents interested in learning more about a charter school, or for information on enrollment, please contact the charter school directly. Pasco County School District does not enroll students into a charter school.

Individuals interested in employment opportunities must contact the charter school directly. Charter school employees are NOT employees of the District School Board of Pasco County. The School District does not maintain information related to charter school employment.