Coed, independent, PK3-12th 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 2020 pass rate of 87%. (The global average is 60%; Florida's average is 61%.)

Why Advanced Placement?

We believe that our 20+ 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.

AP Highlights

In 2018, 162 students took a total of 351 exams
  • The overall passing rate for Shorecrest AP test takers was 83% - compared with 56% in Florida and 61% Globally
  • 74 members of the Class of 2018 were AP Scholars
  • 42 members of Class of 2018 were AP Scholars with Distinction (granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams)
  • 8 members of the Class of 2018 were AP National Scholars with an average score of 4.64 (granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)
Shorecrest students had a 100% pass rate in the following courses:
Biology, Calculus AB,
Calculus BC,Calculus BC: AB Subscore, Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture,Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture,Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio,and United States Government and Politics

Shorecrest Preparatory School

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

Privacy Policy | Faculty

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.