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The Center for Advanced Technologies is a public school magnet program housed at Lakewood Senior High School, located in the southernmost part of Pinellas County, on the west coast of Florida. Curricular offerings within the Center include mathematics, science, computer education, multimedia applications and research; other coursework is completed within Lakewood Senior High School.
The Center opened its doors in August, 1990 to a class of eighty-five freshmen; each year an additional class of approximately one hundred fifty students is added. The enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is around four-hundred fifty, grades nine through twelve, with one hundred percent of students planning to attend college. Funding for the program comes from Pinellas County Public Schools, local corporations, and partnerships. In 2011, Newsweek magazine ranked the CAT Program 16th in the nation! The CAT program is striving to be better than ever, and is constantly growing and expanding thanks to dedicated faculty, parents, and students.