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

Graduation Requirements

22 Credits are required for graduation according to the following distribution:
  • English - 4 (1 per year)
  • Mathematics - 4 (1 per year)
  • World Language - 3 (consecutive years on campus in the same language)
  • Science - 3 (Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Social Studies - 3 (1 Global Studies, 1 World, and 1 U.S. History)
  • Arts and Humanities - 1
  • Physical Education - 1 (Health, Personal Fitness and Ethical Decision Making)
  • Electives - 3
  • Satisfactory Completion annually of the Service Week/Mini-Mester Program
  • Community Service – 25 hours per year

Honors & Advanced Placement

Twenty-five Advanced Placement courses (and many Honors courses) are offered in Upper School. The actual offering of some courses is contingent on enrollment.

Students are enrolled in Honors and Advanced Placement courses based on the student's performance within a department in the preceding year and faculty recommendation. Shorecrest's course recommendation process allows a great deal of flexibility in scheduling as a student who excels in one discipline may well be in Honors and eventually AP courses in that department while pursuing a regular course in some other discipline. Similarly, a student who excels in a regular course during one year is very likely to be recommended for Honors work in that discipline for the following year. Most AP courses are only open to students in grades 11 and 12.

Courseloads

Ninth and tenth graders are required to take a minimum of six credits each year.

Eleventh and twelfth graders must take a minimum total of eleven credits over those two years with no fewer than five credits taken in either year.

Thinking of the eventual college process, the ultimate objective for each student is to build a curriculum which enables the student to achieve at a high level and which challenges her/him academically.

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.