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Collegiate Academy Armwood/Leto

 

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The Collegiate Academy provides students with an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) through Hillsborough Community College in addition to their high school diploma. The students will take college courses, free of cost (including textbooks), during the school day on one of the Collegiate Academy High School campuses. The Academy will not only provide academic preparation but also other types of “college knowledge”, such as self-management of study routines and preparation for assessments; handling the pace and expectations of college courses, and strategic use of resources such as college advisors and ambassadors from local college campuses. Research shows that students who take dual enrollment classes are more likely to graduate from college.
Armwood High School Leto High School

 

Hillsborough Community College - Lennard Collegiate Academy

 

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The Hillsborough Community College-Lennard Collegiate Academy (HCC-LCA) is a partnership between Lennard High School and the SouthShore campus of Hillsborough Community College. Students in this program are able to complete their first two years of college while earning their high school diploma. The students in the program attend dual enrollment courses on both the Lennard High School and the HCC SouthShore campuses. Students who complete the full 60 college credits available to them through this program may enter any public Florida college or university as third-year students (juniors). These 60 earned college credits are equal to an Associate of Arts degree.
Lennard High School

 

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

 

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Riverhills Elementary Magnet School is in the process of becoming authorized for International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for grades K-5. In concert with other world schools, students are introduced to content using unified themes that integrate the curriculum. Students will develop a broad-based knowledge of global issues and become critical thinkers.
Riverhills Elementary School

 

Maritime and Marine Environmental Science Honors Academy

 

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The Maritime and Marine Environmental Science Honors Academy prepares students to set sail towards a future in the exciting maritime industry. Using hands-on activities, laboratory research and externship, the program emphasizes career opportunities and prepares students to enter post secondary education. With an emphasis on ecological, environmental and marine science, students will be intellectually challenged through participation in rigorous Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE) and Honors (H) level coursework where AP and DE are not available.
Jefferson High School

 

Boys Preparatory Academy

 

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The Boys Preparatory Academy is a single gender school that focuses on academic excellence in an atmosphere that prepares young men for success – in school and in life. Recent studies on brain development provide faculty with information to develop strategies that benefit students, academically and socially. These benefits include a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes achievement, pre-AP readiness, professionalism, increased self-confidence and motivation, character education and fewer distractions. Research shows that young men in single gender educational settings have a high level of engagement in reading and fine arts classes, as well as a strong ability to focus in other courses. The Boys Preparatory Academy has a 21st century learning environment utilizing iPads, interactive white boards, laptops, etc. Each student receives an iPad for school use to supplement his learning. Beyond Traditional Time instruction includes after school Enrichment Academies such as the Golf Academy, Arts Academy, Speech & Debate Academy, Music Academy, Strategic Games Academy (for example, chess, puzzles, adventure games), Academic Enrichment Academy, and more. Saturday Academies are offered twice a month for students and their families with engaging topics that offer opportunities for growth and enrichment.
Franklin Middle School

 

Girls Preparatory Academy

 

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The Girls Preparatory Academy is a single gender school that focuses on academic excellence in an atmosphere that prepares young women for success – in school and in life. Recent studies on brain development provide faculty with information to develop strategies that benefit students, academically and socially. These benefits include a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes achievement, pre-AP readiness, increased self-confidence and motivation, character education and fewer distractions. Research shows that young women in single gender educational settings have a high level of engagement in math and science classes, and a strong success rate in higher education. The Girls Preparatory Academy has a 21st century learning environment utilizing iPads, interactive white boards, laptops, etc. Each student receives an iPad for school use to supplement her learning. Beyond Traditional Time instruction includes after school Enrichment Academies such as the Golf Academy, Arts Academy, Speech & Debate Academy, Music Academy, Strategic Games Academy (for example, chess, puzzles, adventure games), Academic Enrichment Academy, and more. Saturday Academies are offered twice a month for students and their families with engaging topics that offer opportunities for growth and enrichment.
Ferrell Middle School

 

Creative Science Centre - Upper Campus

 

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Young’s creative science curriculum focuses on inquiry based problem solving inspiring students to think creatively to solve problems that exist in our world today. Student centered, project based learning enables students to identify problems, devise a solution and share their ideas with the community. Young’s curriculum encourages students to think globally and become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Students will have the opportunity to explore hydroponic gardening systems, extreme weather, plant pathology and green energy solutions. Students will tackle engineering challenges and benefit from partnerships with the USF Office of Sustainability and TECO energy. Students have access to Young’s synergy lab: a hands-on, inquiry based, multimedia computer lab where students make real-world connections to science and engineering. Modules include: Flight Technology, Future Fuels and Forensic Math, Aquaculture, Bioengineering, Eco-Architecture, Environmental Math, Food Science and Genetics.
Young Middle School

 

Creative Science Centre - Lower Campus

 

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The Lower Campus (grades K-5) will utilize a hands-on, project-based, inquiry-rich curriculum. Students will have an opportunity to develop natural curiosity through asking questions, formulating theories, conducting investigations and experiments, solving problems and forming conclusions. Students will study the planet earth and its various natural environments including land, sea and space. Students will create three dimensional models depicting various land forms. As Lockhart’s campus is adjacent to Young Creative Science Centre – Upper Campus, its students will benefit from the interactions between both campuses. Field trips will include MOSI, Florida Aquarium, Hillsborough River and local archeological sites.
Lockhart Elementary School

 

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme*

 

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Roland Park K-8 Magnet School is in the process of authorization for International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for grades K-5 and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for grades 6-8. In concert with other world schools, students are introduced to content using unified themes that integrate the curriculum. Students will develop a broad-based knowledge of global issues and become critical thinkers. Students who are accepted into kindergarten may remain there until they complete 8th grade. Roland Park has no attendance area, and students throughout the district may apply.
Roland Park K-8 School

 

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme*

 

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Walker Middle Magnet School is in the process of authorization for International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). In concert with other world schools, students are introduced to content using unified themes that integrate the curriculum. Students will develop a broad-based knowledge of global issues and become critical thinkers. Walker is a sister school to Williams International Baccalaureate MYP.
Walker Middle School

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Academy of Finance

 

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The Academy of Finance equips students with the knowledge to excel in the financial marketplace. The program is a member of the National Academy Foundation, which offers students a curriculum in financial markets, banking, investments and financial planning. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to obtain a paid summer internship, work in the student-led Suncoast Federal Credit Union branch, participate in job shadowing field trips and compete in DECA events.
Brandon High School

 

Academy of Pharmacy Sciences

 

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The Academy of Pharmacy Sciences will provide rigorous, innovative, hands-on curricula for students aspiring to become pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. The course work in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology will prepare students to become proficient in pharmaceutical language and calculations. Students will complete three clinical practicums in retail pharmacy and institutional pharmacy in area healthcare facilities. Students who enter the program in their freshman year and successfully complete all four years of the program will be eligible to register with the Florida Board of Pharmacy to work as pharmacy technicians in the State of Florida.
Spoto High School

 

Advanced Academy of Film Production & Design

 

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The Advanced Academy of Film Production and Design prepares students for career opportunities in the dynamic world of digital media and film creation. Students will learn the fundamental principles of 3D and digital video creation, including perspective, lighting and rotation, as well as video camera operation, video editing, lighting concepts, audio recording, electronic news gathering, field production, and scriptwriting. Students will prepare for career opportunities in areas such as Texture Artists, Motion Capture Technicians, Multi-Media Artists, Broadcast Technicians, Video Camera Operators, Video Editors and Producers.
Spoto High School

 

Advanced Placement Scholars: King (KAPS), Chamberlain (CAPS)

 

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The Advanced Placement Scholars (APS) program is designed to provide students with multiple AP course offerings taught by specially trained teachers. Students also get a variety of AP courses relating to personal interests and strengths, a program coordinator for increased student attention, special preparation for AP exams, an APS parent organization, a summer APS/AP camp program, an AP Scholars Program diploma seal, transcript notation, and special recognition at graduation.
King and Chamberlain High Schools

 

Aerospace Engineering Academy

 

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Aerospace and Astronautic students will use mathematics, natural sciences, engineering and technology through authentic projects and problem solving activities to develop an understanding of all aspects of flight. The skills of individual leadership and self reliance will be developed through team activities and competition involvement in the Technology Student Association (TSA) and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) helping students prepare for success in the most rigorous high school program.

Aerospace involves all aspects of aeronautics (working with aircraft) and Astronautics focuses on working with spacecraft. Aerospace and astronautics technicians conduct research, design and develop vehicles and systems for atmospheric and space environments, specialize in one of many areas such as aerodynamics, propulsion, flight mechanics, orbital mechanics, guidance & control systems, and vehicle piloting.
Madison Middle School

 

Bank Street Academy

 

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The Bank Street Academy will focus on educating the whole child (emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being) by providing meaningful, real-life, hands-on, educational experiences. Students will learn to think analytically, develop problem solving skills and pose and answer questions through academic research. Parents are required to sign an academy contract and become actively engaged in the educational process of their child. The Bank Street Academy will be located at: Temple Terrace Elementary.
Temple Terrace Elementary School

 

Bio-Engineering Academy

 

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Bioengineering is the application of the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, health care, agriculture and other fields.

Bioengineering is a relatively new discipline that combines many aspects of traditional engineering fields such as chemical, electrical, medical and mechanical engineering. Using engineering software and related technologies, this program allows students explore a variety of authentic bioengineering projects and problems while integrating and incorporating the essentials of STEM education in all courses.
Buchanan Middle School

 

Environmental Theme

 

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DeSoto Elementary is a designated small leaning community on McKay Bay, that provides unique on site and off site living laboratories specializing in environmental sciences. DeSoto Elementary in partnership with The Florida Aquarium, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, Wheelabrator McKay, Inc., and CF Industries offer students the opportunity to discover the environment through practical applications (field trips) and hands-on experiences. Empowering Environmental leaders today, tomorrow and forever...
DeSoto Elementary School

 

Global Leadership Academy

 

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As a UNESCO school (United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) students will participate in a leadership program that encourages the development of awareness of the importance of global leadership and international cooperation through a study of the United Nations organization. Curriculum will be infused with research, analysis, cultural diversity and leadership skills necessary for future global leaders. Students will communicate with other UNESCO school students from around the globe. Students will also participate in the Sandwatch program to further their understanding of sustainable development and resource management.
Monroe Middle School

 

Health Administration Academy

 

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The Health Administration Academy will introduce students to the world of health administration and provide real-world connections between the health professions and administration. The academy will offer specialized coursework that will be based on current trends and research surrounding the healthcare administration industry. Students will have the option of taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses such as micro and macro economics and Advanced Placement calculus. All students in the academy will participate in clinical or field experiences. Students will join both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Both organizations offer student memberships and have chapters in the Tampa area. This program is located at: Tampa Bay Technical High School. For application information, contact Tampa Bay Technical High School at (813) 744-8360. Note: The Health Administration Academy is not the same as the Academy of Health Professions Magnet Program.
Tampa Bay Technical High School
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Pre-Engineering Academy

 

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The STEM Academy at Greco is part of a nationwide effort to enhance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and interest of students from an early age. Our mission is to promote student excitement, focus and achievement by providing a relevant, rigorous, and unique learning experience through linking curricula to create real-world applications. The program includes multiple high school credit courses in 8th grade. This gives our students the opportunity to begin high school in AP credited classes. Our alumni have gone on to participate in some of the most advanced programs high schools have to offer in a variety of focuses from the International Baccalaureate Program to Robotics Academies and KAPS.
Greco Middle School

 

Pre-KAPS Academy

 

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Pre-KAPS is a liberal arts-based honors program at Greco Middle School. It is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement coursework at the high school level, specifically for the King High School Advanced Placement Scholars (KAPS) course of study. Students in grades 6 and 7 are prepared to take 8th grade honors courses which include the following: Integrated Physical Science Honors, Algebra 1 Honors, as well as foreign language, and at least one high school level elective course. Students in this program are also invited to participate in visits to college campuses. This is paired with an opportunity to join a mentoring program that follows students through high school and into college.
Greco Middle School

 

Robotics Engineering Academy

 

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Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the development, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. Robotics uses electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and bioengineering to enhance the quality of life for humans.
McLane Middle School

 

Single Gender Academy of Excellence

 

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The Single Gender Academy of Excellence will focus on creating a community of learners by increasing the educational and social-emotional opportunities for boys and girls. Research shows that boys and girls learn differently. Girls in all-girl settings are more likely to become involved in advanced mathematics and the sciences, while boys in all-boy settings are more likely to become involved in language acquisition and become greater speakers and writers as they develop advanced mathematics skills. Students are separated during core academic classes, but remain together for electives and lunch periods. Students in the academy will benefit from the learning differences. Parents are required to sign an academy contract and become actively engaged in their child’s educational process. The Single Gender Academy of Excellence will be located at: James Elementary.
James Elementary School