This is a school whose focus is the success of its students. They set the academic bar high, but work to help every student achieve. The encourage AP courses & dual enrollment. I also like that students are more than a number. Faculty take genuine interest in the success of there students.
My school is Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. I have the opportunity to volunteer each week at the school in the cafeteria. I observe the students/teachers and how they relate to each other. In three years I have not heard or seen a negative behavior. Students and teachers appear to have great respect and affection for each other. Not a fight. Not a bad word. Just smiles, hugs, jokes and respect. Compared to my experiences in the public schools, BDCHS is huge improvement. I was so pleasantly surprised! However they accomplish it, it proves discipline with respect can work. These kids are good and still having fun! A wonderful environment for our young people. Thank you BDCHS!
As the parent of a senior, I can say this is a great school, no student "falls through the cracks" here!
This is honestly my dream school. I was worried about bullying, but this school accepted me and 95 percent of the kids that go there are amazing. The course work is challenging in a good way and I've seen more dedicated teachers. I have so much fun there, the school gives off such a positive vibe.
Brooks DeBartolo CHS is just the environment I was looking for when my twin boys were ready for High school. They attended private christian schools all the way through 8th grade. Brooks afforded them a smaller class setting and a safer environment as they merged into public school education. We also were excited about the prospects of dual enrollment. So far we are pleased with the staff and faculty and look forward to 4 great years.
My school is Brooks DeBartolo H.S., this school is everything and some in regards to my child's education and growth! We are happy and committed to build on the future of this school!
Hello, My son recently graduated and now my Daughter Chelsea is a senior there. Both of my children have done very well due to the guideance and overall learning experience and the teachers have been great so has the leadership. I would and have suggested other parents to have their chilren attend Brooks Debartolo High School. Thanks; G.Drake Pelham
Our son just graduated from this excellent school with enough credits for his associate degree (plus exploring three different majors). The opportunity for dual enrollment, for students who are ready for the challenge. Our daughter, currently attending BDCHS, plans to complete her associate degree concurrently with her high school diploma, and has found a great circle of supportive friends. Definitely the best-kept secret high school in Tampa! The faculty and staff have been so supportive, finding and communicating opportunities for leadership training, career events in my students area of interests, and scholarships.
My daughter is in her 9th grade year at the school. The curriculum is rigorous and challenging. As a parent, I like the uniform policy, the communication between the parents and teachers and the willingness of the Administration to listen to parent concerns. Beautiful facility. I feel so lucky to have my child attending such a quality school.
This school is the best kept secret in Tampa. Any student who desires to to be successful will excel at this school. Students are held to high academic expectations and are held accountable for their actions. Students are required to wear a uniform which takes away the peer pressure related to clothing. I feel that my child is very safe BDCHS and is being prepared for college and the real world.
August 2008 both my daughters (completely differeent from each other) started as Freshmen, it was also BDCHS's first year. Not being a traditional setting, it was a family compromise to give it one year. Needless to say, BDCHS exceeded our expectations and both graduated with high honors with one also representing the class of 2012 as the Valedictorian. Dual enrollment played a big part. Both graduated with almost one year worth of college credit and because of other opportunities offered at BDCHS, both received an invitation to a prestigious private college with substantial scholorships each and are attending UT. Needless to say, it was a life changing - educational decision that that was more than worth the compromise.
As a parent of students who have been there, since day one I, I am completely satisfied and supportative.
This school is one of the best school in Hillsborough County. When I made up my mind to change my daughter from the current high school district to Brooks-Debartolo, this was the best thing I could have ever done. She made a 360 degree double turn around in her grades. If possible send your sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces and nephews. You will not regret the move.
Small size, uniform and discipline policies, teacher, faculty, parent, and staff dedication, rigorous curriculum and high expectations make this a great choice for those wanting a positive environment that promotes hard work and success.
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