Largo High School (Florida)
|Largo High School|
|410 MISSOURI AVE
Largo, Florida 33770
|School district||Pinellas County Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||blue and gold|
|Website||Largo High School website|
Largo High School is a high school located in Largo, Florida. The school's athletic teams are known as the "Packers," and the school colors are blue and gold. Its current principal is Brad Finkbeiner.
Activities and programs
Largo has an active arts program which includes: Mixed Choir (beginners), Concert Choir (intermediate), Chamber Choir (advanced), Madrigal Singers (club), a new Beginning Band, Blue Band (intermediate), the Band of Gold (both a marching band and concert band), Jazz Band, and is home of Thespian Troop 911. In the 1970s, Largo High School's band program won the Florida state, national, and world-wide title competitions.
The school is home to the ExCEL program, formerly the 21st Century Learning Center and Teaching Arts Academy, a Pinellas County magnet program. The program focuses on using projects and interactive study to teach students instead of using textbooks. It is also home to the Honors Option leading to IB program.
In 1983, Largo High School was awarded the National Cross Country Championship through the XC Legacy series.
- Jay Bocook, composer and arranger, and also the Director of Athletic Bands at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina
- Al Conover, former American football player and coach
- Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver
- Chester B. McMullen, U.S. representative for Florida's 1st Congressional District (1951-1953)
- Terrence Mann, Broadway actor, original cast of Cats; voice actor
- Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Playboy Playmates Miss July and Miss August 2009
- Leonard Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback
- Taylor, Aaron; David Taylor (7 August 2003). "XCLegacy BIG-15 National Rankings". MileSplit US. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
- 1983 Cross Country National Championship Article
- Largo High School
- School profile
- A .pdf version of 21st Century Learning Center's informational brochure
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