College Prep

It’s a fact: Most of Suncoast STEAM graduates enroll in college within one year of graduation. That comes as no surprise, as 1001 STEAM students are driven, enthusiastic learners committed to their education. Suncoast STEAM prepares students for college through the following:

Counselors are available to meet with students to discuss objectives, assist with college planning, and offer test preparation for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, and AP® tests. Counselors can also assist with learning how to fill out a college application, meeting college entrance requirements and deadlines, and getting started on a financial aid application.

College-prep courses, including UC (a-g) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, are rigorous, preparing students for college-level standards. Courses are recognized and favored by colleges, and course credits are transferrable as college credits. Students should meet with a counselor for a complete list of courses.

The independent study format holds students accountable for their education, which is the experience they will also receive in college. Students learn how to coordinate their schedules, and manage their time.

Small class sizes allow students to receive a personalized experience, with one-on-one mentoring from their CA-credentialed teachers and a collaborative learning environment with their peers. Suncoast STEAM teachers are dedicated to student success, and work with students as needed to ensure they have an in-depth understanding of subject matter.

A National University campus is also home to the Suncoast STEAM program, giving students access to a state-of-the-art robotics lab, as well as mentoring opportunities from students and professors in the School of Engineering and Computing. This exposure helps students acclimate to a university environment, and get comfortable working with professors and students in higher education.

Concurrent high school and college enrollment options allow students to begin taking college courses, while still working toward their high school diploma. To learn more about concurrent enrollment, please call the school.