School Information

  • Boca Ciega High School - Home of the PiratesBoca Ciega High School - Home of the Pirates

    Address: 924 58th St. S, Gulfport, FL 33707

    Phone: (727) 893-2780

    Fax: (727) 893-1382

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Jennifer Gil

    School Hours: 7:10 AM  -  1:55 PM


    At Boca Ciega High, we pride ourselves in offering extensive courses, including the Pre-AP Framework, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, Cambridge AICE, honors courses, and various elective courses. There is a place for everyone within our wall-to-wall academy model, as students select an academy based on their interests and post-secondary goals. Each academy offers students an opportunity to earn college credit and industry certifications. Students are supported by award-winning faculty and staff, the AVID elective, and through incorporating AVID strategies school-wide. As an AVID National Demonstration Site, BCHS strongly emphasizes college and career readiness. As a result, our College & Career Center is staffed with two full-time counselors who dedicate their time to helping students and families explore, plan, and prepare for their post-secondary goals.


    While at BCHS there are many opportunities to earn college credit through our extensive offerings of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses. Boca Ciega is offering, as part of our curricular programme, the Pre-AP framework. We also have a full-time College and Career Counselor available to students and families.

    Points of Pride:

    • BCHS is a National AVID Demonstration School, where AVID seniors consistently place within the top 10 of their graduation class and receive over $4 million in scholarships yearly. 
    • BCHS offers over 25 rigorous courses between Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge AICE, and on-site dual enrollment through SPC and USF.
    • BCHS offers industry certification in Adobe Suite, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Autodesk REVIT.
    • BCHS has a robust College & Career Center staffed with two full-time counselors. 
    • BCHS students participate in an ongoing Career Corner series connecting them with working professionals.
    • BCHS has the largest number of students enrolled in the Take Stock In Children Scholarship program.
    • BCHS graduates are accepted into top universities, including Yale, Harvard, FSA, UF, UCF and USF.
    • The Center for Wellness & Medical Professions (CWMP) is the 2nd most requested program in south Pinellas County.
    • The CWMP and PTC partnership allows CWMP students to pursue certifications in EMT and LPN.
    • CWMP seniors consistently earn certifications in EKG and CNA at a 90% pass rate.


    Vision: 100% Student Success

    Mission: To open doors to success for our students

    Core Values: Commitment to Children, Families and Community; Respectful and Caring Relationships; Cultural Competence; Integrity; Responsibility; Connectedness

    Strategic Directions:

    • Student Achievement
    • Culture that Promotes Learning in a Rewarding, Healthy and Safe Environment
    • Equity with Excellence for All
    • Career- and College-Readiness
    • Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
    • Communication and Stakeholder Engagement



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