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

"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

Honesty, Integrity and Honor at Shorecrest

Posted by Max K, Shorecrest Class of 2017 on Aug 29, 2016 5:21:07 PM

Throughout my years at Shorecrest, I’ve had the chance to listen to a lot of conversations about honesty and to observe different cases brought in front of the Honor Council. I’ve been able to understand that one of the major reasons that honesty and integrity are such a vital part of our community is because honor is really all about trust.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Student Perspectives

In Their Shoes: #ShadowAStudent Challenge

Posted by Lisa Bianco on Mar 8, 2016 1:15:07 PM


As a school leader, I strive to spend time in all of our Lower School classrooms getting to know teachers and students, as well as learning how I can best support them and help the school grow. One of the benefits of being a small Kindergarten-4th Grade elementary school is that I am able to get to know students as learners overtime. When I discovered that there was a national “Shadow a Student Challenge” put out to all administrators, I quickly threw my hat in.

For one day during the week of February 29-March 4, administrators were asked to clear our schedules, silence our walkie-talkies, throw on sneakers, and immerse ourselves in student life for a day. This is the first year of the Shadow a Student Challenge, which was sponsored by School Retool, a professional development nonprofit created by the Institute of Design at Stanford University, as well as Ideo, a design and innovation consulting firm; and the Hewlett Foundation. 

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Student Perspectives