Largo High School (Florida)

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Largo High School
Location
410 Missouri Avenue
Largo, Florida 33770

United States
Information
Type Public
School district Pinellas County Schools
Principal Brad Finkbiner
Faculty 112 (estimate)
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,724 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Mascot Packer/hog
Website

Largo High School is a high school located in Largo, Florida, United States. 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[edit]

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 Thespian Troop 911. In the 1970s, Largo High School's band program won the Florida state, national, and worldwide title competitions.[citation needed]

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.

The school also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The Diploma Programme Curriculum (DP) is made up of six subject groups and the DP Core; Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay (EE). The DP aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Cross-country program[edit]

In 1983, Largo High School was awarded the National Cross Country Championship through the XC Legacy series.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FHSAA Student Population Report
  2. ^ Taylor, Aaron; David Taylor (7 August 2003). "XCLegacy BIG-15 National Rankings". MileSplit US. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°55′11.2542″N 82°47′14.32″W / 27.919792833°N 82.7873111°W / 27.919792833; -82.7873111