Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Writing and Formatting Standards
Unless otherwise noted here, Shorecrest publications should adhere to the Associated Press Stylebook. The Office of Marketing & Communications holds an annual subscription to the AP stylebook online: http://www.apstylebook.com/online.
If you have questions or need to access the tool, please contact the Office of Marketing & Communications.
Shorecrest Names and Standards -
Core Values should always be ordered - Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Knowledge and Compassion.
Themes should always be ordered - Choice, Support, Balance
Lower School, Middle School, Upper School (formerly Division, changed 2014)
The 3, 4 and 5 year old program at Shorecrest is The Experiential School (formerly Early Childhood Center or ECC, updated in 2014)
School abbreviation is ES
Official name is The Experiential School
Simply “Experiential School” when used as a modifier ex. “Experiential School students”
Abbreviations for the 4 schools [The Experiential School (ES), Lower School (LS), Middle School (MS), Upper School (US)] are capitalized; school names are always proper nouns
SCA – Shorecrest Community Association (formerly SPA, changed 2015)
College Center; College Counseling Team (confirmed 2015)
The Upper School week-long dedication to service is Service Week (formerly Minimester, as of 2015)
Makerspace is one word; it is not a proper noun
Relay For Life has a capital F, whereas Habitat for Humanity does not.
Janet Root Theatre (always ‘re’)
LMS is PowerSchool Learning (Haiku rebrand in 2016)
Shorecrest has a Grandparent Council
(not Grandparent's Council or Grandparents' Council or Grandparents Council)
Greenspace is one word (confirmed 2019)
The SAGE food service program from March 2019 onward is the Community-Inclusive Dining Program (confirmed 2019)
The newest building on campus is Charger Commons
The west side of the building that houses our youngest Chargers is named the Mike Murphy Experiential School
We eat in Dining Rooms, one dining room for MS/US and one dining room for LS (note: not dining halls, nor is it a cafeteria.)
The east side of the building houses The Clinic (where you find Nurse Conroy) and The Wonder Studio
The building also houses a Lower School Media and Technology Center
When writing about alumni - after identifying an alumnus/a with full name and graduation year, he or she may be noted by their last name only. Example
“Georgia Lenas ’15 won the national Silver Medal for visual art at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Lenas is the first Shorecrest student to win a national medal from Scholastic in visual art.”