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A Team Cultivating Dreams

Our team of families, staff and community power student success at Adams Middle, continually a state-recognized "5 Star School” in Tampa’s historic Forest Hills neighborhood. Our Culinary Arts classes are rarely offered in other middle schools, our Career & Workforce courses lead to valuable industry certifications and our "Superior”-rated Band, Chorus and Orchestra programs provide students with distinctive Music options. Sports teams and a variety of clubs such as Robotics and Student Council encourage our students to cultivate their dreams. Our Scholar Quest offerings include high school credit courses to challenge students. Through Electives, our students sample a range of exciting courses—including Computers for College & Career, Spanish, Robotics, Music, Business Technology and AVID college readiness—then pursue the options that best spark their interests. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. At Adams, a team effort drives success for every student.
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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.

Career Skills

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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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.

Preparing Students for Life