Coed, independent, PK-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Advanced Placement Classes

The philosophy of our AP program can be summed up as "Opportunity and Achievement”. In the past five years, we have doubled the number of students taking AP exams and doubled the number of examinations taken while maintaining an impressive five year pass rate of 88%. (The global average is 61%; Florida's average is 52%.)

Why Advanced Placement?

We believe that our 25 Advanced Placement courses teach not only discipline-specific skills and knowledge, but also more generalized skills and habits of mind that are critical components of informed participation in the 21st century’s global society.

Developing comparisons and contrasts (of people, historical periods, cultures and ideologies); evaluating the applicability of a given hypothesis to a specific situation or problem; analyzing for evidence of authorial point of view; drawing conclusions from various forms of data; sifting and prioritizing information for relevance – all are essential skills for thoughtful decision-making and participation in today’s society.

2015 AP Highlights

  • In 2015, 167 students took a total of 445 exams.
  • Our five year passing rate is 88%. The global average is 61%; Florida's average is 52%.
  • 29% of the Class of 2015 earned AP Scholar with Distinction
  • 13% of the Class of 2015 earned National AP Scholar status (4.0 or better on 8 or more exams)
  • 12 of 12 students taking AP Calculus BC passed the exam
  • 12 of 12 students taking AP Bio passed the exam
  • 19 of 19 students taking AP Microeconomics passed the exam
  • 17 of 19 students taking AP Macroeconomics passed the exam
  • 7 of 7 students taking AP Latin Vergil passed the exam
  • 30 of 32 students taking AP English Language and Composition passed the exam
  • 35 of 38 students taking AP English Literature and Composition passed the exam

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.