Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Does Attending Private School Help to Win a College Scholarship?

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Jun 10, 2019 11:20:26 AM

As high school seniors across the country decide where to go to college, their parents are faced with helping them decide how to manage the costs of an undergraduate degree. The fees can be daunting, and parents of upcoming graduates may wonder what can be done to improve their student’s chance of winning a scholarship.

Attending one of the top private schools in your area, like Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida, won’t guarantee you a college scholarship. However, smaller class sizes, individual attention, and close relationships with faculty and advisors will ensure that your student has the best opportunity to find the school that is right for them. A school that offers a wide range of athletic, cultural and extracurricular opportunities also ensures a chance for your student to discover the activities that interest them most and to excel in those areas.

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Topics: Private School, High School, Parenting, Indpendent Schools, Education with Values

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: High School, Student Perspectives, Core Values, shorecrest, culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Guest Bloggers, 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: Inside Shorecrest, High School, Service Learning

"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: High School, Student Perspectives

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: High School, Student Perspectives, Test Prep