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The experience at Indian Rocks Christian School is like no other private Christian school in Pinellas County, Florida. Comprehensive college-preparatory academics and award-winning athletic, music and fine arts programs are combined and enhanced with the integration of a Christian worldview. You can be confident that you are making the best choice for your child’s private school education from preschool through grade 12.  The following lists detail the requirements for admission to IRCS.  



Enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year is open

Please note that our application process and fees have changed. We encourage you to thoroughly read over this information and reach out to our Admissions Office at 727-596-4342 for more information. 

Preschool Applicants:

  1. A completed New Student Online Application and $100 nonrefundable registration fee
  2. NOTE: Four year old applicants participating in the VPK Program must provide a Certificate of Eligibility from Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. See for instructions. VPK only (half day only) participants do not pay a registration fee to IRCS. *If the ELC Certificate of Eligibility form isn’t available, our Admissions Team will request this document at a later date.
  3. A completed Preschool Enrollment Record as required by State of Florida Children and Family Services
  4. A copy of child’s birth certificate
  5. A Florida Certificate of Immunization – Form #680 (completed by a Florida physician)
  6. A Florida Physical Exam – Form #3040 (completed by a Florida physician)

Elementary, Middle/High School Applicants:

  1. A completed New Student Online Application and $100 nonrefundable registration fee
  2. A copy of child’s birth certificate
  3. A copy of child’s most recent report cards from two consecutive school years 
  4. A copy of child’s most recent standardized test scores from two consecutive school years (Kindergarten & 1st Grade: VPK Assessments) 
  5. A copy of child’s transcript (for 8th-12th Grade applicants)
  6. A copy of child’s learning plan, IEP, or 504 with medical documentation (if applicable)
  7. A Florida Certificate of Immunization – Form #680 (completed by a Florida physician)
  8. A Florida Physical Exam – Form #3040 (completed by a Florida physician)
  9. A Sports Physical form if applicable

International Applicants:

Indian Rocks Christian School is an institution certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue Form I-20 A/B to nonimmigrant F-1 Students for full time enrollment in our school. This program is available for one full school year; unfortunately, single semester enrollment is not an option.   

Our admissions standards for international student applications are as follows:

  • Student must be fluent in English – in speaking, writing, and reading. A prescreening via phone with the principal or designee may be requested by our Admissions Office as the first step
  • Student must start at the beginning of the school year (August). Mid-year transfers are not accepted
  • Student must complete the Admissions Checklist before an I-20 will be issued by IRCS

Admissions Requirements:

  • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission. Note: our Admissions Team may require a higher GPA for acceptance
  • Students must achieve a standardized test score in the 50th percentile or higher (at or above grade level) as demonstrated on two years of standardized test scores
  • Students must demonstrate acceptable conduct and good behavior as evidenced on prior report card behavior evaluation
  • Students must not have been expelled, suspended, or dismissed from another school within the past 365 days

After all of the above documents have been submitted, an admissions assessment will be administered. Following a successful assessment, applicants will be scheduled for an interview with an Admissions Team Member. Once complete, your student’s application will be prayerfully reviewed for a final admissions decision, which will be made on a rolling basis. All decisions are final and made without further appeal.

Upon acceptance, additional steps to secure your student’s seat will be communicated to you. A $300 nonrefundable Registration Fee per accepted student will be required. This will serve as your student’s Continuous Enrollment Fee. 

If you have further questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 727-593-8740 or email

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