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

STEAM Signature Program

The STEAM Signature Program is a pathway for Upper School students (grades 9-12) to pursue STEAM-related coursework that allows them to apply critical thinking and 21st Century skills while investigating a specialized area of interest.

To prepare students for a globally competitive world, they should be problem solvers, critical thinkers, and great communicators. We achieve this by having our students take courses that will help them learn the skills, tools, and approaches - as well as gain experiences - that will help them in college and beyond.
STEAM Students select an area of study within the STEAM Signature Program:
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Medical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship and Design
In addition to taking at least three courses within their area of study, students must participate in the Seminar in Applied STEAM and Entrepreneurship during senior year after all required coursework. They will work on a self-directed culminating project relevant to their specialty area. Students must earn at least a B in the seminar course and on the final project to earn the final certificate.

Course requirements for each area of study (students select one certificate):

Computer Science Certificate
  • 3 Years of Programming Courses (preferred order listed below)
    • Required: Introduction to Python / Introduction to Game Design (Python) *
    • Required: AP Computer Science Principles (Swift) **
    • Required: AP Computer Science A (Java)
      Seminar in Applied STEAM & Entrepreneurship (Senior Year)
* Students with advanced programming skills may test out of the required Year 1 Python courses and substitute Intro to Engineering, Programming, and Design Principles OR complete an approved Independent Study within the computer science field.
 
** Students may move from the Year 1 Python courses directly to AP Computer Sci A. They may substitute Intro 
to Engineering, Programming, and Design Principles -or-  complete an approved Independent Study within the computer science field.

Engineering Certificate
  • 3 Years of STEAM Courses 
    • Required: Intro to Engineering, Programming and Design Principles 
    • Required: 3D Modeling & Entrepreneurship 
    • Required: AP Computer Principles
    • Students are encouraged to participate in the Robotics Club
    • Seminar in Applied STEAM & Entrepreneurship (Senior Year)
Medical Engineering Certificate
  • 3 Years of STEAM Courses 
    • Required 9th Grade: Intro to Engineering, Programming and Design Principles
    • Required 10th Grade: Honors Anatomy & Physiology I and II ***
    • Required 11th Grade: Honors Intro to Medical Sciences ****
    • Seminar in Applied STEAM & Entrepreneurship (Senior Year)
*** Science department approval is required. Students can also take an approved online course during the summer and test out of the Shorecrest course.
 
**** Science department approval is required.

Entrepreneurship & Design Certificate
  • 3 Years of STEAM Courses 
    • Required: Intro to Engineering, Programming and Design Principles 
    • Required: 3D Modeling & Entrepreneurship 
    • Choice: AP Microeconomics / AP Macroeconomics -or- approved online Introduction to Business course
    • Seminar in Applied STEAM & Entrepreneurship (Senior Year)

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.