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.

2016-17 AP Highlights

In 2016-17, 181 students took a total of 403 exams
  • The overall passing rate for Shorecrest AP test takers was 85% - compared with 55% in Florida and 60% Globally
  • 44 members of the Class of 2017 were AP Scholars
  • 28 members of Class of 2017 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)
  • 7 members of the Class of 2017 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, BC Calc/AB Subscore, Microeconomics, Comparative Government, Music Theory, French, Spanish, 2D Art and Drawing
  • Shorecrest students had a 100% pass rate in the following HLC online courses: European History, Latin and US Government

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.