My son has just finished 9th grade. I was skeptical about the school at the beginning(coming from private schools) ect... But I am pleased to say, that Brooks has exceeded my expectations. This is literally a private school w/out the tuition. The academics are challenging, the behavior system is disciplined and respectful, and the teachers and students have fun in the process. I couldn't ask for a better high school!!!!!!
My daughter hated reading when she started at Brooks, today she purchased her third novel to read in the past few weeks with her own money! She also received a 4 on her reading FCAT, the teachers are awesome and we both love the school!
I feel comfortable to send my kids to BDCH because faculty communicate with parents very well.
Education is one of the most important things I can provide for my children. Brooks Debartolo has provided a rigorous education program that is fostered in a mall environment with loving teachers and staff. My children are recognized as individuals and have been ale yo flourish in the environment.
Brooks Debartolo provides above average education in a structured, disciplined environment. Our daughter has thrived and her grades have improved dramatically during her time at Brooks Debartolo. Most of her teachers offer challenging schoolwork and homework. Her opportunities in her college search are a direct result of the education she is receiving at Brooks Debartolo.
Brooks Debartolo Collegate High School is an amazing school in many ways. It provides our children with a quality education that far exceeds other schools in our area. The teachers are caring, gifted and use evidenced based practices in their instruction. We are also thrilled with the opportunity of dual enrollment with our local college. This is an opportunity for our children's future like no other! And the principal and admin really cares about the children!
Challenging classes, a smaller environment than our local high school, a staff that knows your son/daughter's name, and they are ALWAYS there for extra help and tutoring. We are so happy and proud to be a part of the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School family!
A great school. The approach to learning is focused and the new principal is working out just fine. There are some problem students, and I don't understand why they are kept in the school since there is a waiting list for students that would love to go here.
Brooks Debartolo is a os excelente School My son is currently a sophomore and he is not only doing dual enrollment and ap classes at this pace he can graduate early. The staff is very supportive and work with each student to make sure they are on the correct path to graduation and for college.
Dual Enrollment allows students to take actual college classes with college credit. It is a small charter school focused on academics. My daughter is in 9th grade and loves the school environment. It is not like a bigger public school where students are part of the general population.
Our son entered BDCHS this year as a freshman. This is an awesome school. It has a rigorous academic program with fantastic supportive and accessible teachers and staff. Its smallness (approx 400 students) allows for individual attention and a real sense of community. And, while it may not have all of the sports that other schools have, it does have a bowling team!
Having attended a, now 100+ year old, prestigious, private prep high school in Tampa 40 years ago I must say that Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School is on par with that school in the teaching staff, the administration, as well as all the supporting staff. I give this to school 5 stars in all areas. My daughter is challenged here for her college preparedness and we plan to send our two younger daughters here also.
This is the first year that my daughter has been at BDCHS, the academic curriculum went above our own expectations; the school has a great security system and also the student enviroment is very healthy. Also, the school gives the best level of collegiate education. We as parents are very please to have our daughter at BDCHS.
This is my first year at Brooks and it has been a great eperience. I like how the teachers are involve in us, the students. The academics at my school are great that we are able to be one of the "A" rated schools in Hillsborough County. Besides the academics it would be good to have a good sports field to practice baseball, soccer, softball, and other sports. I look foward to my last two years at Brooks.
I am writing this review as a proud parent at BDCHS. I am pleased with the education my daughter is receiving at BDCHS. My daughter has attended this school since 9th grade, she is currently 10th grade. She has had great success with her teachers they enjoy teaching at the school, she has exceledl in her studies. She loves the small class size, the great principal (Ms. Kristine Bennett) and the many new friends she has made. She is being prepared for college. Kudos to the teaching staff and administration!!! Recommend this Great High School.
BDCHS was a blessing when we didn't want to send our son to the local high school and couldn't afford private school. They provide a private school education for free! The teachers are knowledgeable and caring. Even though the school has grown greatly in the past two years they still maintain control and familiarity with the parents and students. It's a great school. I hope to send my other children there too.
Very good school with great vision. Students are motivated to do the best they can and they are encouraged to reach for their goals.
Brooks Debartolo is a great charter school. Principal Bennett is a natural leader and not only inspires her students, but also her teachers and staff. There is a focus on academic success with high expectations. My child has excelled at BDCHS. She respects her teachers and likes the small environment. Every teacher and administrator strives to know each student by name.
BDCHS has been a great school for my daughter who is just finishing 10th grade. She has been challenged by taking AP courses and whenever she has struggled academically there is always an opportunity to stay after school for tutoring. I have been especially impressed by Mr. Fernandez offering Biology EOC study sessions on Saturdays and by Mrs. Bennett's immediate response to any concerns we have had.
This school is a great alternative to public high school without the cost of a private school. It is smaller than the local high schools, but still big enough to have a decent offering of classes and extra curricular activities. There is a strong focus on academics and help is always available for those in need. My daughter really likes the smaller setting of this school and it is definitely challenging her. She loves most of her teachers and her only only complaint is that she has to wear uniforms (which I prefer).
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