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Where young men achieve greatness

The Boys Preparatory Academy at Franklin Middle Magnet, just north of historic Ybor City, is a Magnet Schools of America Distinguished School. We promote academic achievement, professionalism and self-confidence. Our young men prepare for college in a technology-rich environment with a robotics makerspace, Smartboards and iPads available for every student. Scholar Quest offerings lead to high school credit in courses like Math, Criminal Justice and Computer Science. Students connect through competitive sports teams and free after school Enrichment Academies including Debate, Golf and Model UN. Through Electives, our students sample a range of courses—including one of Hillsborough's only middle school Law Studies programs—then pursue what best sparks their interests. Students also give back, partnering with Southeastern Guide Dogs to raise future service animals. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps young men transition to this single-gender learning environment. Each student joins one of three "houses," with strong mentors and new friendships. Our vision: Molding young men of distinction who will achieve greatness.
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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

3915 21St. Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
  • School Area: Area 4
  • Area Coach: Vacant
  • Phone: (813) 558-1100
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  • Area Superintendent: Owen Young
  • Phone: (813) 740-3710
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  • Website: Area 4

Preparing Students for Life