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"Rays-ing" the standard of excellence


Rodgers Stingrays are "Rays-ing" the standard of excellence for students in Riverview's serene Bell Creek Nature Preserve, embracing and empowering the whole student. Our highly qualified teachers help students excel academically through our Scholar Quest high school credit courses and opportunities like LEGO Robotics Club, Math League and National Junior Honor Society. Rodgers Middle Magnet has applied to become a Cambridge candidate school, which will be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year. The Cambridge Program is designed for academically talented middle school students. Our one-of-a-kind 3D Stingrays program helps students become stronger individuals by building leadership skills and supporting positive behavior and our wide array of Electives, such as Band, Orchestra and AVID College Readiness, give students an opportunity to broaden their horizons. Passionate parent involvement supports our students and staff through our nationally recognized PTSA and award-winning Student Council. Several National Board Certified Teachers highlight our exceptional, highly rated team of educators from diverse backgrounds. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps our newer students feel at home in their new learning environment. By respecting and growing the whole student, Rodgers Middle School helps prepare every student for 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