School Life
Global Scholars Program

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the benefits of enrolling in the Global Scholars program?

    The Global Scholars program allows for students to tailor their course of study to meet their interests. The program was designed to allow a degree of curricular and extra-curricular choice so that the students can concentrate their studies in subjects such as world language, science, English, religion, history, or a combination thereof.

    The Global Scholars program also provides students with an opportunity to stand out in the college application process. Colleges and universities are very interested in bringing diversity to their campuses and will undoubtedly be enticed by those students who pursue a globally focused secondary education.
  • Are there eligibility requirements for the GS program?

    A student must be a rising sophomore to apply. All students who fill out an application will be accepted into the program.
  • What type of student might be interested in the GS program?

    Students who have an interest in international cultures, events, languages, history, politics, and religions are encouraged to apply. Students who are thinking of pursuing careers in international law, business, medicine, science, academia, and politics may also be interested. The program was designed to appeal to students who excel in any subject area.
  • Can a student still complete advanced coursework within the GS program?

    The Global Scholars program incorporates coursework at the college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement level to meet the needs of all students who are enrolled. Advanced coursework includes Honors International Relations, Advanced Placement Comparative Government, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement Economics, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, and Microbiology.
  • Does international family travel count toward the cross-cultural experience requirement of the GS program?

    The cross-cultural requirement was designed to encourage educational travel experiences to the students to expose them to cultures that are entirely different from their own. While we will allow for meaningful international travel experiences outside of the Berkeley International travel offerings, these need to be pre-approved through the office of the Director of Global Studies. The cross-cultural experience needs to take place during the student’s Upper Division years.
  • What happens if a student enrolls in the program and then chooses to opt out after one or two years?

    The requirements for the Global Scholars are in addition to all Berkeley Preparatory School requirements. Therefore, if a student joins the program and then decides that it is not for them, they can drop out of the program and still be on track to graduate with their class.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.