Giving Each Student the Keys to Success
Located in the heart of Hillsborough County, Keystone Prep serves students in grades 9-12. Our students’ experience is similar to that of any other high school — the difference is our approach. At Keystone Prep, we are dedicated to teaching students who may see themselves as “different,” because here, we celebrate uniqueness. We want our students to be themselves while becoming their very best and brightest version. Our faculty and staff are carefully selected for their ability to celebrate each student’s unique gifts within a flexible and nurturing learning environment. An average student to teacher ratio of 8:1 and a longer class period ensure students have the time and personalized attention they need to succeed. And they do. With a strong record of alumni achievement, Keystone Prep draws students from across Tampa Bay, including Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, New Port Richey, Odessa, South Tampa, Trinity, St. Petersburg, Wesley Chapel, and Westchase.
GET READY. You’re about to encounter a school unlike any you’ve experienced before. A school that specializes in teaching students with individualized needs through a very different approach to learning and life.
A Holistic Approach
We know our students: Their gifts and talents, their personalities and dreams. Each of our students learns differently, which is why we create Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to ensure we meet their academic, emotional, and social needs. Regular assessments and faculty input allow us to tailor the ILPs and identify both strengths and weaknesses. But these assessments never put our students into a box. Instead, Keystone focuses on removing both labels and limits. Within this holistic program, students are empowered to step outside their comfort zone and tackle new challenges. When they discover they can excel beyond their dreams, it usually surprises them. It never surprises us because we’ve believed in them from the beginning.
Preparing Them for the World in Which They Live and Work
In daily meetings with their assigned faculty advocates, Keystone Prep students develop a personalized “life plan” that prepares them for college and for life. These advocates serve as official mentors, while all faculty and staff act as unofficial life-guides, encouraging their students to fulfill their academic, emotional and social goals.