Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Online Learning at Shorecrest

Shorecrest began offering online courses for credit in 2014. As Director of Online Learning, I work with students in online classes from course selection to completion and everything in between. Shorecrest students have enrolled in online classes for a variety of reasons: to complete a graduation requirement not offered on campus, to take an elective not offered on campus, to make up a credit or retake a class, to take a full load of 7 classes, but have a free period, to gain online learning skills for college, to fulfill a GSI requirement, to find more time to pursue a special talent: Arts, Athletics, etc.

If you are thinking of enrolling in an online class, even in the future, do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help you in your online learning endeavors!

Chris Powers
Director of Online Learning

Statement on Online Coursework at Shorecrest

We strongly believe that being a student at Shorecrest means being an active, direct participant in the life of our school community — its classrooms, online learning communities, athletics, arts, and service programs. The following guidelines apply to Shorecrest students taking courses online:
  • The Director of Online Learning and the Upper School Administration must approve all online coursework in advance.
  • Shorecrest students who wish to take online classes must illustrate an academic history of independence, good communication, and time-management skills.
  • Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to enroll in an online class. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may petition to take an online class with the support of a current teacher in the subject area and their advisor.
  • Only courses not currently offered in the Upper School curriculum may be considered for approval, unless approved by the Upper School Administration for students pursuing a talent that requires time flexibility or travel, medical situations, family emergencies, etc.
  • Shorecrest is a member of One Schoolhouse (OSH). OSH courses will appear on Shorecrest transcripts. OSH courses are selected through the Upper Division course selection process every spring.
  • Besides OSH, online course providers must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency such as SACS or SAIS and have the approval of the Director of Online Learning.
  • Students entering Upper School (ninth grade or transfer student) should spend their first full year on campus in traditional classes in order to learn and understand the culture, expectations, and standards at Shorecrest.
  • Shorecrest retains the right to require that online course assessments be administered and proctored on campus.
  • The grade earned for an online course (excluding OSH courses and online courses offered by Shorecrest teachers) will not be included in the Shorecrest GPA. Other transcripts for online work will be attached to the Shorecrest transcript.
  • No more than ten credits of online coursework may be earned toward graduation.
  • No more than four credits may be earned in online summer course work for failed coursework at Shorecrest.

One Schoolhouse

One Schoolhouse (OSH) meets the academic rigor expected by Shorecrest students, parents/guardians, and faculty in the Upper School. We selected OSH because we believe in its mission. OSH brings together independent school teachers and independent school students to create a truly global classroom. Only sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be eligible to apply to take online courses. 

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Florida Virtual School

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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Powers, Director of Online Learning, at or 727-346-1802. 

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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.

Shorecrest acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School, 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please refer to the School’s Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR.