Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Shorecrest Values in Action

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The end of the school year leads us to anticipate new experiences and reflect on the year. Have we learned all we can learn to be prepared for what is to come?  Did we manifest our core values and carry out our mission as a school in this academic year?

Emilia Fieseler of Friedrichshafen, Germany, recently spent five weeks as a guest student in the Upper School of Shorecrest Preparatory School. Her time at Shorecrest was a new experience for her and for the students who got to know her. Emilia’s thoughts on her time at Shorecrest give us a more objective lens for reflection on whether the community at Shorecrest lives up to its philosophy and mission. Emilia shared her impressions and opinions with us.

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Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Guest Bloggers, Core Values, culture, shorecrest, High School, Student Perspectives, Student and Faculty Perspectives

It Takes A Community To Do Community Service

Posted by Diego Duran-Medina on Mar 17, 2017 2:30:41 PM

With another on the books, now is the perfect time for reflection. It’s easy to be so detail-driven that we miss the greater picture of what this week means. Service Week is heavily focused on our students, families and our community partners.

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Topics: Service Learning, Inside Shorecrest, High School

"Why I Chose Shorecrest" - A Transfer Student's Tale

Posted by Austin W, Shorecrest Class of 2017 on Dec 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Contemplating an empty nest, my parents decided to buy a house in Florida, thinking they’d move from Atlanta when I graduated high school. Since I was concerned about the quality of my education at my previous school, I told my parents that we could move before my junior year if I could get into a better school. What began as a simple idea ended with my agreeing to finish my last 2 years of high school in St. Petersburg.

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Topics: Student Perspectives, High School

Midterm Exam Prep - Advice from Experts

Posted by Tracie Belt on Dec 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you ever want to be impressed by what Shorecrest has to offer your child, talk to one of the Upper School students. Earlier this year, I interviewed six of our upperclassmen on how to prepare for midterms. The students were polite and offered great advice to students who want to do well on exams.

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Topics: Test Prep, High School, Student Perspectives

Forget Summer Slide - Fuel the Summer Growth Spurt

Posted by Mike Murphy on Apr 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Around this time of year, educators and parents across the country often talk about ways to prevent “Summer slide,” or the loss of academic progress over the summer months. High performing students, like those at Shorecrest and other private schools in St. Petersburg, FL, do not use the summer as a time to simply maintain skills. They use the summer months as a time for concentrated growth in their areas of passion. Whether a student is interested in robotics, coding, math, writing, a sport, an art, a service endeavor, or earning money, the 9-10 weeks of summer are a perfect time to develop those skills, passions or bank account.

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Topics: High School, Summer