18105 Gunn Highway
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: 813 264 4500
Fax: 813 963 0675

academics

At KPHS, we pride ourselves on our unique style of education.  We offer core curriculum classes along with electives that are personally meaningful for our student body. We prepare them for college while also preparing them for life.  Our personal approach includes an Advocacy program that allows students to choose a teacher with whom they best relate and spend personal time every day under that teacher’s guidance.  During the Advocacy program each student creates their individualized plan for their future. Our teachers are trained in the best educational practices and familiar with different styles of learning so they are prepared for our unique culture.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students must obtain four (4) credits of English, four (4) credits of Math, three (3) credits of Science, three (3) credits of Social Studies, one (1) credit of HOPE, one (1) credit of Fine Arts, and eight (8) credits of Electives within their four years of high school.

English Courses
English I
English II
English III or AP Language and Composition
English IV or AP Literature and Composition

Science Courses*
Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Physical Science
Physics

Math Courses
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calculus or Math for College Readiness

Social Studies Courses*
Anthropology
Philosophy
World History

Fine Arts
Music of the World

Electives*
Engineering
Life Management Skills
Personal Fitness
Psychology
Public Speaking
Test Preparation

Various FLVS Courses:
Link to FLVS

Link to course descriptions

* Courses are offered on a rotating basis

Accommodations

KPHS provides specific accommodations based on a student’s unique needs.  Our staff uses IEPs, 504s and psycho-educational evaluations to determine how those accommodations should be administered and applied in the classroom setting.

Testing

College Entrance Exams are an important step in applying to a college or university. A score is also needed in order to Dual Enroll during the Junior or Senior year. Please use the links below to register for these important tests. If your student requires accommodations for testing, please contact us.

To register for the SAT

To register for the ACT

 

Academic Tracks

We have three academic tracks to better serve our student body. At Keystone, we do not limit a student based on their past.  We believe the only limits our students have are the ones they put on themselves. 

Standard Track

This student feels the world must be explored but wants to do so without exertion or stress of any kind.  They are happy to get their high school degree but interested in the minimal requirements. Many people think this is a bad thing but what would we do without these wonderful people who help us in everyday life? These students will go on to be successful blue collar workers getting jobs in manual labor areas such as: cashiers, child care workers, clerks, construction, custodians, factory workers, food service, grocery, housekeeping, industry, maintenance, operators, park services, retail, sanitation, transportation, and warehousing.  They often work for others in businesses to make the world a better place. 

Standard Track

This student feels the world must be explored but wants to do so without exertion or stress of any kind.  They are happy to get their high school degree but interested in the minimal requirements. Many people think this is a bad thing but what would we do without these wonderful people who help us in everyday life? These students will go on to be successful blue collar workers getting jobs in manual labor areas such as: cashiers, child care workers, clerks, construction, custodians, factory workers, food service, grocery, housekeeping, industry, maintenance, operators, park services, retail, sanitation, transportation, and warehousing.  They often work for others in businesses to make the world a better place. 

Standard Track

This student feels the world must be explored but wants to do so without exertion or stress of any kind.  They are happy to get their high school degree but interested in the minimal requirements. Many people think this is a bad thing but what would we do without these wonderful people who help us in everyday life? These students will go on to be successful blue collar workers getting jobs in manual labor areas such as: cashiers, child care workers, clerks, construction, custodians, factory workers, food service, grocery, housekeeping, industry, maintenance, operators, park services, retail, sanitation, transportation, and warehousing.  They often work for others in businesses to make the world a better place. 

Criteria to Graduate

At KPHS, we offer the Florida Department of Education 24-course requirement. Within these requirements, we offer Honors credit, Advanced Placement, and Dual-Enrollment options through Hillsborough Community College and St. Pete College. We prepare students for the Bright Futures scholarship and provide credit recovery when necessary. We also have the Access Point courses in our Réussir program. In addition, we are equipped to provide additional educational options for students past the typical four years or accelerate a student to help them graduate early.

Criteria to graduate 

Florida Virtual

Keystone Prep High School has partnered with Florida Virtual School to increase the electives we can offer for our students.Our new model is a Blended Learning Community which incorporates the best of FLVS and the classroom setting. An FLVS Coordinator is in direct contact with our KPHS facilitator to properly monitor the progress of our students. In addition, all the FLVS teachers provide a weekly report regarding each student’s progress. This program allows our students to have additional support and reinforcements in their independent learning environment.
For more information about electives or credit recovery.

Tutoring

When the need arises that a KPHS student requires additional support, our teachers are our first line of defense. Always eager to help further explain their lessons, our teaching staff has dedicated time each day when they can be accessed by a student in need.  KPHS has a list of tutors that may be accessed privately either after school or on weekends.  In addition, KPHS works closely with Hillsborough County Public Schools to serve those students who may receive either Title I tutoring or support services through the Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS) program. We also provide specially skilled tutors during our eighth hour. Parents can request these services at a cost.

 

18105 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556 • 813-264-4500 • Fax 813-963-0675

Grades 9-12 • info@keystoneprep.org

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