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Bolting toward success

Barrington Bolts demand academic excellence—and will accept nothing less. We offer students in FishHawk and Riverview many rigorous Scholar Quest high school credit courses including Spanish, Agriculture, Algebra, Geometry and Business Technology, preparing them for high school and giving them a jump start in life. Through Electives our students can expand their middle school experience with unique options like Computer Coding, Technology and Culinary Arts, just to name a few. Our school and staff follow a Sixth Grade Structure, helping our newer Bolts adapt to this heightened academic experience, while feeling at home on our campus. Strong parent involvement and engaging student clubs—like Future Business Leaders of America, FFA and Future Career and Community Leaders—equip our Bolts with the tools they need to succeed. At Barrington, we are unapologetic about our focus on success.


Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

Clubs & Sports Teams

Spark new friendships, stay active and bring your learning to life in one of more than a dozen clubs, service organizations or sports teams—including boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, track, soccer and flag football.

Social Emotional Learning

Every middle school student's education includes Social Emotional Learning or "SEL." Our SEL curriculum builds character and resilience, focusing on self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.

Nature's Classroom

All 6th grade students join in a multi-day field research study along the Hillsborough River in our 365-acre outdoor educational preserve. Using scientific techniques, students discover our area's vital plant and animal life.

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Academic Competitions

Showcasing skills on a local, state or national stage, our students take part in a range of academic competitions such as Math Bowls, student literacy competitions and Hillsborough's STEM Fair—the largest in the Southeast US.

Career & Technical Education

Prepare for life with Career & Technical Education or "CTE" courses focused on real-world skills that are valuable in today's workforce. Hillsborough Schools is proud to be a state and national leader in CTE offerings.

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Preparing Students for Life