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Guidance and Counseling

Cap and BooksAt Bayshore Christian School, our small environment is an advantage for the students as they prepare for college. We take the time to focus on each student’s individual goals and work closely with families to ensure students know which important steps to take towards college.

We offer our students the option of participating in demanding advanced placement and dual enrollment courses or to complete high school at an average pace. Students have the opportunity to attend dual enrollment classes right on our campus during the regular school day. Our goal is to optimally position students of varying ability levels to take advantage of opportunities afforded to them after high school.

For information on scholarship opportunities and a list of the colleges and universities Bayshore students have entered, visit our Scholarships and Matriculation page.

Please feel free to contact Christina Stenholm, Guidance Counselor, at any time.

Senior Parents Update

Now is the best time to apply for college. Most schools want the application completed before November 1. Even if a college has rolling admissions, please apply early. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to be admitted, since the school tends to fill their class and become more selective. An application can take a few days to complete. Make sure that a student has their high school transcript to refer to when filling out the application. HCC students will need to request a transcript from HCC and have it mailed to the college they are applying to.

Testing Information

PSAT 
The PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT will be given on October 11, 2017.

PSAT and SAT Test Practice
Free test practice for the PSAT and SAT is available online through a partnership of the College Board, publishers of the SAT, and Khan Academy. Check it out at the Khan Academy website. After taking the PSAT in October, students may link their results to the Khan Academy website and get a personalized study plan for improving their SAT score.

Redesigned SAT
The redesigned SAT college entrance exam replaced the current SAT in March of 2016. For a detailed outline of the major changes, please view the flyer.

Terra Nova
Terra Nova testing for grades K-5 through 8th will be April 23–27, 2018. Please make sure your child is present on these dates.

Dual Enrollment

If a student wants to take dual-enrollment courses, he/she must meet the following requirements:

  • The student must be a high school student.
  • The student must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The test scores necessary for HCC dual enrollment have changed because of the new SAT. You can find the test score information on the HCC Dual Enrollment webpage under FAQs.

We require an application for admissions to be on file before students can take the PERT. You may contact the office for testing at HCC at (813) 253.7393.

Students who satisfy course requirements receive three college credits for each course.

Dual enrollment course offerings vary from semester to semester. For a complete list of dual enrollment classes offered in the current or upcoming school year, please contact our guidance office. For additional information, please visit the Hillsborough Community College website.

Graduation Requirements

English
4 credits
Major concentration in composition, reading for information and literature.
Mathematics
4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits One credit must be Algebra I or its equivalent and one credit must be Geometry or its equivalent.
Science
4 credits
Two credits must have a laboratory component and one credit must be Biology I or an equivalent course.
Social Studies
1 credit
World History
Social Studies
1 credit
American History
Social Studies
.5 credit
United States Government
Social Studies
.5 credit
Economics
Foreign Language
2 years
Must be the same language and must be taken in consecutive years.
Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Speech
1 credit
Any of these categories.
Physical Education
.5 credit
Health
Physical Education
.5 credit
PE requirement is met with two seasons of a high school sport.
Electives
5.0 credits
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Total
24 credits
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  • Grade point average must be at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • For honors classes we add .04 to the GPA if the student has a C grade or higher in the class.
  • For AP and dual-enrollment classes we add .08 to the GPA if the student has a C grade or higher in the class.
  • Students also need one Florida Virtual School class in order to graduate.

Senior Course Numbers

Please use the information below if you are a senior completing your college application.

Algebra II
1200330
Algebra II (H)
1200340
American Government
2106310
American Government (H)
2106320
Anatomy
2000360
AP Calculus
1202310
AP English Literature
1001430
AP Psychology
2107350
Art I
0101300
Art II
0101310
Art III
0101320
Chemistry
2003340
Chemistry (H)
2003350
Digital Media/Multimedia Foundation I
8201210
Digital Media/Multimedia Foundation II
8201220
Digital Video Production 1
8201010
Digital Video Production 2
8201020
Early American History
AMH 2010
Earth, Space Science
2001310
Economics with Financial Literacy
2102335
Economics with Financial Literacy (H)
2102340
English IV
1001400
HCC Speech
SPC 1608
Integrated Math
12007330
Journalism Yearbook
1006331
Liberal Arts Math
1207300
Math for College Readiness
1200700
Outdoor Education
1502480
Performing Arts 1
0400450
Performing Arts 2
0400460
Performing Arts 3
0400470
Performing Arts 4
0400480
Personal Fitness
15001300
Physics (H)
2003390
Pre-Calculus
1202340
Probability and Statistics
1210300
Spanish 2
0708350
Spanish 3
0708360
Spanish 4
0708370
Teacher's Assistant
8909010