Award Year: 2018

West Shore Junior/Senior High School

250 Wildcat Alley
Melbourne, FL, 32935-6405

(321) 242-4730

Mr. Eric T Fleming, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Brevard

School Website

Mission

West Shore Junior/Senior High School creates a nurturing secondary learning environment that provides students with unique experiences for intellectual development, academic achievement, and preparation for life's work.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 12%
Application
West Shore students are engaged in academic and extracurricular activities.

West Shore students are engaged in academic and extracurricular activities.

West Shore Jr/Sr High School is located within Brevard County on Florida's beautiful Space Coast. Boasting a very rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, West Shore is proud to serve as a beacon of excellence to our students, parents, and community. Our mascot is the Wildcat and as our namesake implies, we are proud to embody characteristics of tenacity, loyalty, and aptitude in everything we do. Serving grades 7-12, our curriculum is aligned to highlight Honors and Advanced Placement coursework as our marquee program of study. Our students are expected to complete a Senior Project along with multiple accelerations to meet the requirements for a Diploma of Distinction upon graduation. They are also encouraged to further stretch themselves academically by concurrently pursuing an Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma.

Another unique facet of our school is our deliberate and laser focus on Small Learning Communities which emphasize and support the whole child concept. Ingrained in our culture is a school community commitment to foster social-emotional connections between our students and the school, their teachers, and one another. Upon admission to our school, students are assigned to a Small Learning Community and a teacher advisor. They remain with that teacher and group of students all six years they are enrolled. The Small Learning Community curriculum includes lessons on service learning, character education, social etiquette, cyber safety, and a whole host of other socially developmental activities. Teachers are transformed into life-coaches and guide students through what can be a difficult period of adolescence.