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 Collegiate High School. My grandson has attended for the last 2 years and is now a senior. I have had many opportunities to observe him in this environment at school functions, games etc. I have seen how the students relate to each other and with teachers. This is like a big family! They are teaching and demonstrating character to these students. They treat each other with love and respect and enjoy each other. There is enough attention for all. He seemed so lost at the larger crowded public school. The new school is beautiful and I am at peace knowing he is safe, loved, and cared for and about. Thank you to BDCH for providing this healthy environment for him him and all the students.
BDCHS is a well kept secret in Tampa. I only learned of BDCHS through the Great Schools website, at the end of my daughter's 7th grade year of school. After some additional research I knew this was the high school I wanted my daughter to attend. Not only do they offer a curriculum that sets a higher expectation of their students; they provide the resources and encouragement for every student to meet those expectations. BDCHS is preparing their students for whatever future they choose to pursue. The only thing that I would say they are lacking, is a user-friendly site for parents to monitor student progress. However, Edsby is brand new to the district, and hopefully a work in progress. I would recommend BDCHS to anyone looking for superior education without the weight of an expensive tuition. I am impressed the school sets expectations for students, thereby eliminating the distraction of students who view high school as nothing more than a social playground. And despite the athletic association of Board Member, Derrick Brooks, it is well demonstrated that academics is the priority of all. Cheers BDCHS!!!
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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