Classes begin at Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University welcomed new students to its campus in Pasco County with two move-in days for new and transfer students.
Incoming students and their families were greeted by volunteers, including faculty, staff, coaches and students, and received keys to their residence halls and information packets.
Saint Leo kicked off the new school year with on-campus classes that started on Aug. 30.
Here are some quick reference stats from move-in day, according to a news release:
- New students: 988 registered
- Where they come from: 59% are from Florida; 24% from out of state; and 17% are international students
- First time college students: 85%; transfer students, 15%
- Students living on campus: 709; students commuting, 279
- Top major: biology: biomedical and health sciences
- Top 10 countries: Bahamas, India, Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, France, Honduras, Morocco, Argentina and Colombia
Early release dates for Pasco
Pasco County Schools is utilizing a monthly, two-hour early release time again this year, to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs, and district and school priorities, according to a news release.
Early release days for the 2022-2023 school year are: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 8 and April 12.
On each of these days, students will be release two hours early. The bell times and early release times for each school, can be found at Pasco.k12.fl.us/site/pcs_bell_schedule.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) has made the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency List for Lowest Net Price and Lowest Tuition, according to a news release.
Net price is the cost of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid. Tuition reports include tuition and required fees.
“PHSC is proud to be recognized as among the most affordable colleges in the nation,” said PHSC President Timothy Beard in the release.
“We have worked diligently to keep tuition and fees low without compromising the quality of instruction, facilities or support services. PHSC is committed to our open-door policy — to provide our district with accessible, affordable, high quality higher education and workforce training,” said Beard.
PHSC has not raised tuition since the 2012-2013 academic year, the release said.
The school now serves more than 14,000 students annually and has conferred approximately 57,000 degrees and certificates.
More than 60% of PHSC students receive some form of financial aid each year.
The PHSC Financial Aid Office provides information and advisement about federal, state and instutitional aid programs, as well as local scholarships to help students achieve educational goals.
PHSC currently is enrolling and registering students for the fall 2022 term.
For information, visit PHSC.edu.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) will celebrate 50 years of service to the district with free community celebrations, a speaker series, and other events and initiatives. The school’s golden anniversary year officially began in July and will conclude on June 30, 2023.
The first of five campus-based community celebrations will be presented at the East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road in Dade City, on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month, will feature the flavors and sounds of Latin culture, and guest speakers will explore local history and Hispanic culture.
Free entertainment, family activities, food, campus tours and demonstrations will be included, and application fees to PHSC will be waived for prospective students attending the event.
Other campus celebrations will be hosted at the Brooksville, New Port Richey, Spring Hill locations, and the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel throughout the anniversary year.
Details on events and activities will be posted and announced online at PHSC.edu/history.
Discovery Crew contest
AAA – The Auto Club Group is bringing back its contest for eighth-graders, and the winners will be taken on a weeklong educational river cruise in Europe (March 12 to March 19, 2023).
There is no cost to enter the contest, and the prize includes the cruise, airfare, travel insurance and money for passports (for the student and a parent or guardian).
The “Discovery Crew” contest began on Aug. 23 and runs to Sept. 23.
Students must be at least 13 years old (at the start of the contest); be entering the eighth grade and in good standing; be willing to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at the time of the cruise; and reside in select states (visit AAA.com/DiscoveryCrew to confirm eligibility).
Winners will be selected on a creative selfie that showcases their passion for travel, and their answers to three essay questions about travel.