Hillsborough County Public Schools Magnet & Choice Application Window Opens

Exciting options are available for 2023-2024 academic year.

It seems like the school year just started but it’s already time to start planning for next school year. On Thurs., Oct. 27 Hillsborough County Public Schools opened its application window for Magnet and School Choice programs for the 2023-2024. The application window is open until Dec. 16.

Each year, families can choose from a variety of educational pathways that best fit their student’s interests and career goals. The District offers 90 innovative Magnet program options in more than 42 schools offering a variety of focus areas including Medical, Construction, International Baccalaureate, STEM, Performing Arts, Animal Sciences and more.

Two new and exciting program options created to help better prepare students for high-paying, in-demand jobs directly upon graduation and offered to incoming 9th grade students are the Medical Academy at D.W. Waters and the Building and Construction Academy at Bowers Whitley. The construction academy will offer courses in Electrical, Plumbing, Building and Construction with HVAC courses offered in the near future. Local magnet options include Lincoln Elementary Magnet School located at 1207 East Renfro Street, Marshall Middle School located at 18 South Maryland Avenue and Strawberry Crest High School located at 4691 Gallagher Road, which all offer International Baccalaureate programs.

According to superintendent Addison Davis, the District provides some of the most exciting and robust pathways for students to truly take ownership in their learning while preparing for jobs of the future. Many of them are nationally recognized, offering unmatched opportunities for students and their families. “Parents have more choices than ever when it comes to their student’s educational options,” said Davis.

Explore available educational options at the Magnet Schools and CTE Expo on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at ZooTampa. During the event, parents and students will have the chance to meet school administrators, teachers and students and learn more about schools and program offerings. Admission is free and there’ll be food and beverages available for purchase.

To learn more about each program offered or to fill out an application visit https://www.hillsboroughschools.org/magnet.

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