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Education, Prevention, and Intervention Centers

Education, Prevention, and Intervention Centers

What is EPIC?

The Education, Prevention, and Intervention Centers (EPIC) program in Hillsborough County seeks to positively impact young lives by altering their attitudes and successfully transitioning them back to a traditional school environment. This program supports the district in their efforts to prepare students for life.

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EPIC is an interconnected system of services that assist students struggling with behavior and socialemotional wellness with wrap-around services within one interconnected system.


EPIC Interconnected Systems Framework

The Education, Prevention, and Intervention Centers (EPIC) provide a positive, proactive, and instructional approach for supporting students struggling with behavior and social-emotional wellness, leveraging traditional school based MTSS_RtI practices and wrap-around serviced within one interconnected system.

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Epic level 1: School-Based Core Instruction for Behavior AVAILABLE NOW

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Prevention and early intervention activities (1-10) days assigned

Appropriate for students who are involved in lower level incidents who need brief redirection and basic instruction within their traditional school’s MTSS-Rtl framework for behavioral prevention and intervention supports.

EPIC Level 1 is a promising new approach to reducing the use of exclusionary discipline practices. The program will facilitate alternatives to out-of-school suspension programs for students who are involved in lower level incidents who need brief redirection and basic instruction. Students who attend the program will be counted in full attendance in EPIC 1.

  • Complete student screening surveys, questionaires, and provide data to referring site.
  • Provide behavioral instruction using social-emotional learning, character education, and career development curriculum.
  • Participate in student reflection activities to support a successful transition back to a traditional school setting.
  • Provide student’s the opportunity to complete school-based assignments with instructional support.
  • Arrive to the EPIC location of choice by 8:15 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. Monday dismissal is at 2:15 p.m.

  • Bring the following items:

Q: Will a school bus pick up and drop off my child from EPIC center?
A: Transportation is the responsiblity of the parent/guardian.

Q: Can a high school student drive themselves to an epic site?
A: No. Due to limitted parking at middle school sites.

Q: What are the meal arrangements?
A: Free Breakfast is universal for all students. Students are able to bring or purchase lunches (if applicable Free/reduced lunch) with student number.

Adams Middle School-RM 802
10201 North Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612
http://adams.mysdhc.org

Buchannan Middle School-RM 502
1001 West Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
http://buchanan.mysdhc.org

Burnett Middle School-RM 180
1010 North Kingsway Rd., Seffner, Fl 33584
http://burnett.mysdhc.org

Eisenhower Middle School-ESE Center RM 827
7620 Old Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton, Fl 33584
http://eisenhower.mysdhc.org

Guinta Middle School-RM138
4202 Flakenburg Rd., Riverview, FL 33569
http://giunta.mysdhc.org

Marshall Middle School-RM 1103
18 S. Maryland Ave., Plant City, Fl 33566
http://marshall.mysdhc.org

Monroe Middle School-RM 140L
4716 Montgomery Ave., Tampa, Fl 33616
http://monroe.mysdhc.org

Young Middle Magnet-RM 702
1807 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa, Fl 33610
http://young.mysdhc.org

Epic level 2: Targeted School-Based Intervention Starts Jan. 2017

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Behavior Support and Coordination

Additional information is forthcoming.

Epic level 3: Intensive School-Based Intervention AVAILABLE Now

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Continuation of diagnostic and support activities (90-180) days assigned

The most intensive level of behavioral support for severely at-risk students. These incidents may include Zero Tolerance incidents or incidents resulting in expulsion. Supports involve in depth problem solving, development or revision of functional behavior support plans, and futures planning for successful re-entry into a traditional school setting.

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