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Academy of Architectural and Environmental Design
By providing students with fundamental instruction in the development and design of total building spaces and environments including structural designs and architectural features, and also exterior spaces and landscaping, this program provides an introduction to a myriad of careers relevant to architecture and the use of space. Areas of study include the history and art of design, manual drafting skills, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), and three-dimensional drafting.
Tampa Bay Tech 6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 744-8360 ext. 236

Academy of Computer Game Design & Computer Systems Engineering / Information Technology
(STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The Academy of Computer Game Design program prepares students for the dynamic world of video game design and animation. Students practice the highest technology skills in Programming, Graphic Design, Management, and 3D Modeling. Students earn Industry Certifications, such as MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist), Adobe Certified Associate-Photoshop, Adobe Certified Associate-Flash, and Autodesk Certification (3D Studio Max or Maya). They also learn complex technology skills that can be transferred to other careers, such as data base development and management for business systems.

In the Computer Systems Engineering program, students begin by studying the hardware and software of personal computers in preparation for the nationally recognized A+ Certification Exam. Hands-on labs and virtual desktop learning tools will help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. The Cisco CCNA® curriculum will then provide an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services such as cyber-security, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development. Students will be prepared for the CCNA® and CCENT® exams. This program allows students to develop the skills necessary to enter all fields of computer programming and computer engineering at the postsecondary level.

Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 233-3360 ext. 225

Academy of Engineering (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The Engineering program is a nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (www.pltw.org). Courses in this rigorous curriculum include: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Design & Development. Students use the same industry-leading 3D design software used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin and Pixar, such as Autodesk Inventor Autodesk Revit, and AutoCAD.

Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 233-3360 ext. 225

Academy of Health Professions
These thematic, project-based programs in mathematics, science, and medical activities serve students particularly interested in careers in medicine and other health care fields, such as Cardiology, Dental Sciences, Medical Laboratory, Ophthalmology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy, Radiology, Veterinary Science, and Alternative Medicine. Mentorships, externships, and shadowing at community agencies, businesses, and university laboratories orient students toward careers in biotechnology, biochemistry, bioengineering, agriscience, bioscience research, and practical nursing.
Tampa Bay Tech 6410 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 744-8360 ext. 236

Arts (Visual / Performing / Communication Arts)

Arts (Visual/Communication/Performing)
Blake High School is the premiere high school for performing, visual, and communication arts located in downtown Tampa on the scenic Hillsborough River. In partnership with local mentors, artists, arts organizations, and universities, this program provides students with rigorous arts, technology and academic programs.

Visual Arts
The visual arts program provides an opportunity to study painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, digital imagery, photography, ceramics, glass, printmaking, and mixed media. The program allows the student to meet professional artists and engages students in art experiences through partnerships with museums and galleries.

Communication Arts
The communication arts program encourages and develops the unique voice and talent of the student interested in Creative Writing, Print, Broadcast Journalism, and Digital Media production. Students also explore opportunities and careers in the areas of screenplay writing, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, public speaking, media production and radio broadcasting.

Performing Arts
Music - The performing arts program offers a wide array of courses which are designed to help students develop their skills for expression. The curriculum includes music programs in Chorus, Guitar, Harp, Band Orchestra and Piano.

Theatre - The theatre program provides a study of Drama, Musical Theatre, Costume Design and Technical Theatre through the performance of plays and musicals.

Dance - The dance program encourages the creative use and development of dance as a medium expression that bring forth the vital aspects of the dancer including creator, writer, interpreter and arts advocate.

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Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (Map)
(813) 272-3422 ext. 719

Biomedical-Biotechnology / Scientific Research (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
image The Biomedical-Biotechnology program includes a nationally recognized curriculum of Project Lead the Way (www.pltw.org). Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Through activities, like dissecting a heart, students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.
Middleton 4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 233-3360 ext. 225

Center for International Studies
image The Center for International Studies consists of a four year globally rich Pre-Collegiate course of study that includes the following annually: (1) College credit (Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment) and Honors courses, (2) Internationally Themed Honors Career Academy (Business,Culinary Arts, E-Commerce, Global Finance, and Law & Criminal Justice) courses that lead to industry certifications, and (3) Exemplary Honors World Language instruction for fluency and competency. The Center for International Studies' program is accentuated with high student involvement in career, technical, student organizations (CTSO's), paid internships, and well sought after externships that provides students with a competitive edge for extraordinary college admissions and notable scholarships.
Jefferson 4401 Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607 (Map)
(813) 872-5241 ext. 228

Collegiate Academy

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 12000 E. US Highway 92 Seffner, FL 33584 (Map)
(813) 744-8040

2342 Shell Point Rd E Ruskin, FL 33570 (Map)

(813) 641-5611
Leto 4409 W. Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 (Map)
(813) 872-5300

International Baccalaureate
image The International Baccalaureate Organization has certified this magnet program at the high school level. It is a rigorous pre-university course for the highly motivated student. It offers a comprehensive and integrated academic program and provides the student an opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. The International Baccalaureate Program provides students with the opportunity to acquire a depth of knowledge in literature, science, language and other curriculum areas unlike other elective honor programs.
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Hillsborough 5000 Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 (Map)
(813) 276-5620 ext. 262
King 6815 N. 56th St. Tampa, FL 33610 (Map)
(813) 744-8333 ext. 281
Robinson 6311 South Lois Ave. Tampa, FL 33616 (Map)
(813) 272-3006 ext. 244
Strawberry Crest 4691 Gallagher Rd. Dover, FL 33527 (Map)
(813) 707-7522 ext. 242

Urban Teaching Academy (UTA)
image The Urban Teaching Academy (UTA) is a rigorous, four-year high school program for students aspiring to become teachers in urban schools. The program includes academic guidance, practical field experiences, and intensive preparation to be competitive for college scholarships. Topics include but are not limited to public speaking, lesson planning, miniteaching experiences, legal and ethical education issues including Code of Ethics, educational philosophies, assessment, classroom management, instructional technology, and professional dress, Students will complete three to four levels of exploratory field experience electives that includes both on site and off site teaching opportunities. College of education professors and education students from partner institutions will work directly with the UTA teachers and students. Students who meet all expectations for successful completion of the program including a minimum of three years of clinical experience and acceptance into college will be tracked through college and the application process for employment in the Hillsborough district.
Blake 1701 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (Map)
(813) 272-3422 ext. 719


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