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Indian Rocks Christian School desires to keep tuition as affordable as possible while strictly maintaining the quality of our programs. In an attempt to help families with tuition costs, we offer a few financial assistance opportunities.

1.  Step Up For Students (Florida K5 – Grade 12 Scholarships)

IRCS accepts funds through Step Up For Students.

2.  VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten 4 yr.olds)

If you live in Florida, and your child turns four years old by September 1, you are eligible to participate in Florida’s free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) education program. Registration documents and more are available on the ELC website.  VPK at IRCS runs Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am to 11:30 am.

3.  Variable Tuition (K5 – Grade 12)

Variable Tuition (VT) is a sliding scale tuition rate determined by multiple factors of a family’s financial means. IRCS encourages families to visit FACTS if they have monetary concerns about their student(s) attending our school.

A. Create a new FACTS account or log in to existing FACTS account

B.  Complete an online FACTS application for Financial Aid

C.  Submit all required documentation to FACTS including 2014 Income Tax Return

While every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and to support our Indian Rocks community in some way, the Variable Tuition program offers an appropriate tuition level making a quality Christian school education accessible for all families within our community.

4. Betty Shields Minority Scholarship (for incoming 6th grade – 9th-grade students only)

Objective: To provide scholarships to prospective 6th to 9th-grade students who have a strong desire to attend a Christian School, Develop a Strong Christian Character, and have leadership potential.  The Nomination process is open each year from Dec. 1-Jan. 11, 2019 (by noon) and is for the upcoming school year. Nominations made after Jan. 11 are not accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Mayli Bennett at 727-593-8731 or

5. US Army Cpl. Frank R. Gross Scholarship

Objective: To provide financial support to children of active duty military personnel, retired or honorably discharged veterans, who will be entering or currently attend IRCS. The application for this scholarship must in writing to the office of the Enrollment Director, and proof of military service must be provided with the application.

Please contact the Enrollment Director at 727-596-8740 for other opportunities/options to attend IRCS.

Indian Rocks Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.

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