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Setting the stage for success

The spotlight shines on students at Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts—a pillar in the Tampa community. We pride ourselves in offering the largest dance and culinary arts programs in Hillsborough County, and we're routinely a Magnet School of America, School of Distinction. We strive to promote high academic standards through an arts-integrated learning environment. Students sample a range of exciting Electives such as Costume and Fashion Design, Orchestra, Journalism and more, before pursuing the options that best spark their interests. Scholar Quest offerings challenge our students academically while allowing them to earn high school credit. Classmates connect outside the classroom with our sports teams and clubs. Our dedicated staff creates a family-oriented sense of community, starting with our Sixth Grade Structure which helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. At Progress Village, we are Setting the Stage for Success with the Spotlight on You!
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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