Pre-College Summer Programs
SPC also offers the following pre-college summer programs for students in the College Reach-Out Program (CROP).
Looking for summer camps and programs that are educational, motivational and fun? St. Petersburg College and community partners host affordable summer camps and programs for elementary and middle school students. You can also check out summer programs hosted by the Science Center of Pinellas.
This half-day camp for fifth grade students will be held at the Leepa-Ratner Museum at SPC's Tarpon Springs Campus. In one week, campers will repurpose a computer into a camera and use it to make a stop-motion animation movie. Students will learn about movie editing.
High school and college students can join SPC's Theater Summer Camp. Students can participate on the technical or performance side as they produce a musical.
The Summer of Success (SOS) Program is a 6-week "introduction to college" program for graduating seniors from Pinellas County high schools.
St. Petersburg College provides support or services for the following summer programs.
This collaboration between St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida St Petersburg brings 80 Pinellas County High School juniors and seniors to the USFSP and SPC Downtown campuses. They'll be a part of a three-day, two-night college experience with workshops featuring test-taking strategies, higher education options, college admission requirements, career exploration and more. Students will stay in the USFSP residence halls and network with current college students to gain an understanding of college student life.
Operation Graduate provides at-risk middle and high school students with a path to higher education and skills to help them develop a foundation for success.
Junior Achievement and CareerSource Pinellas provide a four-week summer program at SPC Downtown for students ages 14-17. The program provides hands-on activities in various career industries, workplace readiness training, teambuilding, goal setting, personal motivation and job shadowing site visit experiences in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The study abroad program in Italy is designed to have Early College, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, and Dual Enrollment students earn college credits by completing World Religions and/or International Relations while immersed in Italian culture.
SPC partners with the Pinellas Opportunity Council's Youth Development Program to equip low-income, academically talented youth ages 14-15 with workforce readiness, leadership and financial literacy skills.