Largo High School (Florida)
|Largo High School|
|410 Missouri Avenue
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, 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
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.
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.
In 1983, Largo High School was awarded the National Cross Country Championship through the XC Legacy series.
- Jay Bocook, composer and arranger; Director of Athletic Bands at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina
- Al Conover, former football player and coach
- Leonard Johnson, Carolina Panthers cornerback
- Cory Lopez, professional surfer
- Terrence Mann, Broadway actor, original cast of Cats; voice actor
- Dexter McCluster, San Diego Chargers runningback
- Chester B. McMullen, U.S. representative for Florida's 1st Congressional District (1951-1953)
- Marcus Paschal, former NFL player
- Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Playboy Playmates; Miss July and Miss August 2009
- 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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