IRCS Guidance Department

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Guidance Director

My name is Dee Bates, and I am the guidance counselor for our middle and high school students at Indian Rocks Christian School. I consider it a privilege to work with our students in lots of different ways to meet their academic, social, spiritual and emotional goals.

With the help of a great administrative staff and faculty, I am committed to helping students become successful in all facets of their lives. It is important to me that I get to know each of them and help them know how much I care about them. IRCS students grow through challenging academics coupled with biblically based ethics in a safe and caring environment. This setting is ideal as students mature and learn from preschool to high school and are well prepared academically and socially to take on college level academics. This process is assisted through faculty and our guidance department as we devote our time to building personal relationships with students at IRCS. This level of individualized support is crucial for each student’s future success and development.

Preparing for College

As one of the top college prep schools I am especially passionate about assisting and counseling each IRCS high school student as they work toward acquiring acceptance to their college of choice. I have provided some key resources to help get you started! It is my hope that you will find this information valuable as it pertains to a variety of topics such as SAT/ACT testing, four-year high school class planning and course tracks by grade.


Learn more about IRCS    

Our counseling and admission department welcomes the opportunity to speak with you! For more information concerning guidance issues for your middle or high school student, feel free to email me at  You may also contact my assistant, Jeannie Tona, at 727-596-4321. To learn more about IRCS and the admissions process, please take a moment to submit a Request Information form or schedule a tour. Please contact the admissions office at 727-593-8740 or email us at for any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

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