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Solid Rock Community School

Private | K-12 | 170 students

Out of The Box Learning with championship Soccer, Basketball, Football & drama.
 
 

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Living in Tarpon Springs

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $221,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $920.

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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

Solid Rock has made a HUGE difference in my kids lives. My oldest is dual enrolled in college through the school and loving it! My youngest is now looking forward to being able to dual enroll as well where before he was not interested in college at all. Thank you Solid Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Very happy. Best school we have been too ever, and with all the schools my kids have attended this says a lot! We love the special things they do on Fridays with the kids, This school makes school fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Solid Rock Community School is literally a family type of school.The things they do for their families really show how much they care about each student and each family situation. You feel safe leaving your child there and in the staffs hands who are very involved and on top of things. And your child likes to go to school. From a parents perspective, it's a great safe place to send your child each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

My son would have gotten his GED instead of wearing a cap and gown, if not for Solid Rock Community School. He excelled academically and socially with the smaller classroom size and increased teacher involvement. In public school, he never had the chance to play sports, but played Varsity Basketball for Solid Rock! He is now in college thanks to his learning experience at Solid Rock Community School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

I have worked at many schools and none have shown the love and support that the school teachers and administration at Solid Rock show. I am very happy to be a SRCS staff member and I am proud to be going on my 4th year! Its a pleasure to work with professional long term people who love what they do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2013

Finding the right fit for our children has been a struggle, one that prompted a cross-country move. After a year in public school, with some serious issues and lack of growth, we decided to utilize the McKay Scholarship for all four school age kids. The search for a private school was daunting but led us to Solid Rock. This is the environment our kids needed and each one has different needs due to their very different backgrounds. The kids are flourishing, developing friendships and growing in all areas. The skill based classes are prefect for allowing them to master the subjects instead of just pushing them on to the next grade or subject. The staff and teachers are fully invested in every single child. We are very happy so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

The school is great. It's my son's first year and his grades are much better. We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

We have several children attending this school and for they first time ever, they each get up excited about going to school. The teachers are awesome, the kids are friendly and encouraging and the staff bends over backwards to make the whole experience life altering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

Solid Rock Community School has been an absolute blessing for our son and has changed our family for the better. At 12 years old this is his 3rd school and before we found Solid Rock his spirit was all but broken. This is the first place that he truly feels he belongs, that he fits in. The teachers here are amazing. They know and appreciate each child for who they are and do not try and change them into someone that they are not. The teachers have a true passion and enthusiasm, not only for what they are teaching but who they are teaching. Solid Rock is like a family and everyone, including the administrative staff, is positively involved in the growth and development of the children. These kids are happy and at home. The Solid Rock Community is also continuing to create more and more opportunities for the kids to be exposed to. There are sports, after school clubs, special events and ceremonies and the list of choices continues to grow. We are so happy at Solid Rock and feel so very fortunate to have found it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

This is my son's first year at Solid Rock Community School. He has been to both public and private schools in the past. Thus far, I am most impressed with this school. The teachers actually have degrees in the subjects they teach! I love the structure of their curriculum. A lot of thought and preparation has gone into structuring the daily schedule to maximize learning. They have an amazing football team and a large amount of teenagers in the high school grades! We are so glad we found them! Thank you Solid Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I absolutely give Solid Rock Community School 5 Stars! The skill level based learning style with the multi modal teaching approach make this school a fit for any child! Both of my children thrive at this school and are learning leaps and bounds above children in their age group in public schools. The focus on "community" throughout the school is unparalleled by any other private school. I encourage everyone who wants more for their child to call and set up a tour as soon as possible. This school has changed our lives and I believe it can do the same for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

An all around GREAT school that cares! They focus on children with learning disabilities, or those who may need a little extra attention. Life savers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

SRCS has been an excellent learning facility for my children. It provides a nurturing environment with its low teacher-to-student ratio that is offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

My daughter has been to 3 schools and we are finishig our 1st year with Solid Rock. Our experience has been better then anywhere else. We have been to the public schools and private college prep schools and there is no comparison with how Solid Rock does things. They put a lot of heart and time into the kids that I have not experienced elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

This school offers good academics with lots of fun activities. My kids are very happy. Most of the teachers have great communication and the admin is very friendly and helpful. We plan on staying here until my kids graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

This is my sons' third year attending Solid Rock Community School and what a difference it has made! When we first came to this school my older son was to the point where every morning was a fight to get him up and ready for school. My younger son would not even attempt any type of creative writing. Through the "Educating Out of The Box" education style that Solid Rock offers to children, they have both grown academically and socially by leaps and bounds and are excited and confident to move forward both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

My 6 year old son has Autism and was enrolled in the ESE Pre-K program from the age of 3 at our local public school. When it was time for him to leave the ESE Pre-K department we were very concerned how he would handle the transition. Mainstreamed and Inclusion Kindergarten was very hard and he regressed. After a month he was pulled back full time to a Self-Contained K-2 class. My husband and I learned about Solid Rock Community School and were thrilled to hear they were breaking ground on a new Autism Program. We decided that we would try SRCS for a year to see if it helped our son come out of his setback. Our 6 year old is independently doing all his work during the day. His handwriting has greatly improved and he started drawing again simply because he likes to. The teacher Ms Julie Ann has been amazing with him, as well as the others in his class. All of the children with Autism are making gains at Solid Rock. Our 6 year old has always cycled up and down with behavior, speech and skills. Amazingly he has not had a setback all year and is talking more now than ever! I feel this is because of God and the Solid Rock difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

My 7 year old son is typical with mild speech issues and he is also doing so well at Solid Rock. The low student to teacher ratio 1:10 has really helped. He no longer has to be pulled for 1:1 help like he did at our public school. SRCS runs on skill level so he is in 2nd grade but is taking a 3rd grade Language Arts and a 1st grade math. Most of his classes only have 7 kids, all at the same skill level, so the teachers are able to really teach! We love that he is getting a solid education and is truly learning and enjoying it too. Learning at his skill level has removed so much frustration and fear of learning. Both my boys are attending SRCS with the help of the McKay scholarship. My husband and I feel so blessed that the opportunity to send our children to such a wonderful school was made available to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I have 2 children at Solid Rock Community School. Both have very different needs, but I have seen the school try to meet their individual needs this year. There have been some bumps along the way. There is no perfect school because they are run by people and people are imperfect. I can tell you from my personal experience that the administration of this school has a heart for helping children who don't necessarily fit in anywhere else. The principal of the school has developed a priceless personal relationship with both of my children, helping them to find their niche at Solid Rock. The other admin are eager to meet with me at any time to discuss and make adjustments to fit my children's academic, emotional and social needs. If you are considering Solid Rock for your child, please make your decision based on facts not the disgruntled comments of others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I have worked in Public Education (special ed) for 5 years. I quit because I could no longer tolerate they way the children were herded into VE classrooms because they couldn't behave in general ed. I watched so many bright students fall through the cracks. a I am now about to start my 4th year with Solid Rock and I keep coming back because of the magic that happens here every year. Every year I have worked here I have personally witnessed child after child who was beat down in public school or just couldn't keep up with being passed to the next level without master come to SRCS and blossom. Children who were way behind in math or reading jumping 2 or more grade levels. A 6 year olds knowing what a Cetacean is, where it lives, and what it eats. That's why I love SRCS.
—Submitted by a teacher


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 55% (2010)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 20% (2010)
Percentage of students going to the military 15% (2010)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2010)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2010)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Greek, Polish, Bulgarian
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Soccer Championship (2012)
  • Drama Championship (2012)
  • Basketball Championship (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: multiple
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Variety of Languages
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Greek, Polish, Bulgarian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: multiple

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michele Fasnacht
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (727) 934-0933

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Multi-modular
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Therapeutic
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Variety of Languages
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Greek, Polish, Bulgarian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Fun Friday field trips
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Kayaking
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • tba
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Kayaking
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • tba

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: multiple
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: multiple
  • Forensics club
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • The mission of Solid Rock Community School is to honor the uniqueness of the students by trusting their natural, God-given abilities, respecting them as individuals, and providing them with educational opportunities in which equal status is given to all pursuits. We provide a learning environment that challenges every student’s intellectual potential, nurtures their personal development, equips them to pursue their goals, and encourages them to be responsible, involved citizens.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$10000 - $12000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
parent volunteer hours

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2010
2 year college - 55%
4 year college - 20%
Military - 15%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 5%
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1350 East Lake Road N.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
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Phone: (727) 934-0909

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