BDCHS is founded on the belief that, given the necessary resources and opportunities, every student has the potential to realize his/her dreams. By providing students a high quality, challenging education with rigorous and relevant curricula, students will be equipped to make valuable and productive contributions to our community.
The underlying purpose of the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School is to prepare all students for successful post secondary education opportunities. As a college preparatory high school, we work with students individually to guide them towards postsecondary opportunities, ensuring success in attaining scholarships and acceptance into colleges and universities. Advance Placement and Dual Enrollment classes give students firsthand experience of the standards and rigors of college level courses. Two days a week BDCHS transports Dual Enrollment students to the Hillsborough Community College campus, earning them college credits while fulfilling high school credit requirements. This means huge savings for families and better college integration and overall success for students.
BDCHS is strongly committed to developing students’ ability to think critically and attain the necessary skills for an ever-changing world. Within the classroom, real world problems in all content areas are presented to provide relevance in learning. One of our main areas of focus is on developing leadership, which we foster through student involvement in clubs, athletics, extracurricular activities, community service as well as activities in the classroom. In addition, the latest technology is highly integrated into our education model and is used as a tool for both learning and communication. Some of the technological tools that students use include iPads and Kindles as e-Readers in lieu of textbooks, and Promethean Boards for instruction in the classroom.
Awarded an A grade by the Florida Department of Education, BDCHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our high academic standards and small learning environment allow for an exceptionally successful high school program.