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On a voyage to STEM success


McLane Middle’s nationally recognized Robotics program in Brandon immerses students in advanced programming and engineering. Our Robotics academy students are grouped together all three years with the same core teachers, while our Sixth Grade Structure helps all students feel at home in their new learning environment. On our voyage to academic excellence, we are technology-driven, with a computer available to every student in every classroom. Scholar Quest high school credit courses challenge students in Robotics, Spanish, Math and Science. Through Electives, students sample exciting courses, including Band, Computer Science and our AVID College Readiness program. Classmates connect through our sports teams and clubs, featuring our nationally-ranked Robotics team and our award-winning all-girls Robotics team. We are proudly a Social Emotional Learning school and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports school, fostering well-rounded students who are Vikings strong.

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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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School Information

306 North Knights Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510

Preparing Students for Life