18105 Gunn Highway
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: 813 264 4500
Fax: 813 963 0675
Administrative Center: 813-355-0124

admission process

How to Apply

Schedule a Family Tour

Please schedule a family tour with our Admissions Coordinator, Mrs. Gabrielle Pomales. Prospective students are a vital part of this initial interview process and should attend along with their parents. If you would like to speak with us privately regarding your child’s needs, please let us know when you call to schedule your visit, and we will be happy to accommodate you. The family tour can take from 45 minutes up to two hours, depending on each family’s individual needs. We take the time to get to know your family and discuss how we can help your child be all he or she can be. A shortened tour can be arranged if necessary, to accommodate your schedule.

What to expect during your tour:

  • Our Admissions Coordinator will speak with you about your needs and review your application and documentation. At this time, you can set up a second visit for your child to shadow a KPHS student for the day.
  • You will be taken on a tour of the school facility and classrooms, learn about our safety features, and have an opportunity for a meet and greet with some of our faculty and staff.
  • Your family will be introduced to our Guidance Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Professional Learning Committee Chairperson. 
  • Your child may be welcomed by a Student Ambassador, who will share his or her school experience. This allows the parents time to have a private visit with the Principal.
  • The visit will culminate in a meeting with the Head of School, who gets to know each student personally, spending time to learn about your family’s needs and history. She will also discuss any financial aid or scholarship concerns your family may need. KPHS has worked out amazing things to help students attend.

Complete an Application 

We recommend you complete an application and bring it with you on your family visit. Although not required for the tour, this information allows us to have a more comprehensive visit with you. It can also shorten the enrollment process. If your student has unique learning challenges, be sure to include documentation regarding any student diagnosis, IEP’s, 504’s Psychoeducational Evaluations, and prior discipline or suspension/expulsion issues, should they exist. 

Additional Information

Please include current varieties of any known testing records, such as: 

  • PSAT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
  • SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
  • SAT 10 (Stanford Achievement Test)
  • TABE Test (Adult Basic Education Test)

Additional information to include:

  • Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, School Physical, Social Security Card, Sports Physical (if playing)
  • Diagnoses from a Licensed Mental Health Provider, if requesting accommodation supports
  • IEP, 504, or Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • Discipline, Suspension, or Expulsion Records, should any exist

Criteria for Admission

In addition to the typical high school student, KPHS also specializes in helping students with the following conditions based on a comprehensive individual student review, to ensure every student can be appropriately served at KPHS.  The decision to accept is based on the Review Team evaluation and at the discretion of the school completely.  We do not accept ALL students with these diagnoses, but we do ensure students with these conditions can be appropriately served at KPHS, after a comprehensive Review Team evaluation:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
  • Executive Functioning Deficits (organizational, study skills, goal setting)
  • Inconsistent or Low Motivation or Low Achievement
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mild Learning Variabilities
  • Prior Negative School Experiences
  • Receptive Language Delays
  • Social Anxiety Issues

In the case of Review Team analysis or doubt, a student may be accepted on a “probationary status” where the staff is willing to assist the parents in a trial for the benefit of the child.  Only the staff are qualified to determine who they can best serve, based on their credentials, educational experience, our ESE Specialists’ review, and in matching a student to our mission and philosophy.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Keystone Prep High School admits students of any color, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual preference, to whom all activities, privileges, programs, and rights are generally accorded to all students in the same manner, including in its admissions policies, educational policies, scholarship programs, and/or athletic and other extra-curricular school administered programs. It is the policy of Keystone Prep High School to ensure that all accommodations, advantages, and services are accessible and equally shared in a meaningful manner for all qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and under State and Federal Law.

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18105 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556 / Grades 9-12 / info@keystoneprep.org

813-264-4500: Admissions and General Information

813-355-0124: Administrative Center / 813-963-0675: Fax

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