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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you will have questions from time to time. To help you out, we've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions, so you can find the answers you need 24-7. Of course, if we don’t address your concerns here, please contact us; we are happy to help.


We are not a Methodist family. Will Bayshore Christian School accept students from outside its ministry?

Yes! We are an interdenominational, evangelical, Christian school.

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Are students required to take religious courses?

Yes, we require all students to participate in Bible classes and weekly chapel services. We model and teach Biblical standards of behavior.

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We would like to apply to Bayshore Christian School. What is the admissions procedure?

We conduct a thorough review before accepting new students. Our procedures include a review of the following documentation:

  • Application
  • Entrance test
  • Evaluation of previous academic achievement and conduct
  • Interview

Please visit our Admissions page for more details and forms.

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What is the dress code at Bayshore Christian? Is there a uniform requirement?

We desire our school to be distinctly different from other schools and require our students to dress appropriately in modest uniform attire. For the specific dress code per grade level, please refer to our uniform requirements.

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My child must miss school due to illness, a medical appointment, or other obligation. How do I report my child’s absence?

We ask parents to please notify the office by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. We require a written excuse when students return to campus. Valid, excused absences include: illness/injury; death, illness/injury within the immediate family; instances where attendance by the pupil would be hazardous; prior approval of special absences; school-related activities; validated doctor appointment; validated appointment for driver’s license test date; college visits (up to three per year for 11th and 12th grades). We will not promote students who are absent more than 20% of the academic year, excused or unexcused, to the next grade level without approval by our administration.

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How will I know of school closings due to weather or other emergencies?

In the event of hurricanes or other weather emergencies, we follow the Hillsborough County School District’s closing policy. Please tune in to local radio and television stations for Hillsborough County school closings.

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What are the school hours?

School Office
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Preschool Academic Hours
8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Elementary Academic Hours
8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Middle/High School Academic Hours
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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