At Hillsborough Academy of Math & Science we spark curiosity and our students ask questions. We collaborate on real issues and our students see the world from a new perspective. We view learning as meaningful opportunities focusing on science and technology, the use of digital tools, and emphasizing school-wide and individual character building.
Schools are about students and our students are at the center of every decision we make. From our Kindergarteners to our Middle School 8th graders, we design learning that engages creativity, motivates critical thinking, and inspires collaboration. In turn, our students stretch and grow beyond their wildest imaginations preparing them for future of endless possibilities.
Cambridge International prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
Our developmentally responsive curriculum provides dynamic learning activities that allow students to grow in confidence.
A balance of content mastery and skill development ensures that students are ready for their next exciting learning opportunity.
The elementary and middle school curriculum are based upon the state curriculum frameworks and course description by the Florida Standards and
the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards prescribed by the Florida State Department of Education.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Learning outside the confines of the Hillsborough Academy Math & Science campus provides significant opportunities for growth and discovery. It begins with visits to the Glazer Children's Museum and The Florida Aquarium. Adding to our fourth graders Marine Biology studies is a behind the scene discovery at Sea World. Sixth graders experience a hands-on 2-day field study trip to Bone Valley hunting for fossils, canoeing on Peace River and discovering Florida's ecosystem. Seventh graders swim with the Dolphins during a 3-day Florida Keys trip. Washington DC provides eight graders with in person Civics lessons.
GALILEO MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Galileo program provides accelerated coursework for students who strive for excellence in academics and have a high interest in STEM. Students enroll in high school courses at the middle school level receive credit toward graduation upon successful completion. Galileo prepares students for an advanced high school program beyond middle school.
In addition to providing students with an accelerated curriculum path, the Galileo Program is designed to challenge students’ minds. They will apply the knowledge they obtain in new and innovative ways. Students are provided with educational experiences that promote higher level thinking in collaborative work environments. Students develop an understanding of concepts and theories and apply them to solve real world problems
POLICIES & PROCEDURES/CODE OF CONDUCT
As with all POLICIES AND PROCEDURES handbooks it is important to try to list every possible situation that might arise in a school. We have attempted to cover as many areas of concern as possible. Please consult with the administrative team should there be any questions regarding the expectations of the handbook.
Please read this handbook very carefully. We also require you to read the School District Student Code of Conduct . Students will be provided a page that requires the signature of the student and parent/guardian. The signed formed must be returned to school for placement in the student file.
For safety and to minimize disruptions, students are not permitted to order food deliveries of any kind during school hours or after school hours. Orders from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, pizza delivery, etc. will be declined by the front office.
Parents/Guardians should not bring or drop off food for students, unless prior permission has been given by the school administration.
In accordance with federal anti-discrimination laws and the Florida Educational Equity Act, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.