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Taking PRIDE in our Choices


Our state-recognized "5 Star School” serves the New Tampa and Lutz communities and beyond, with many students selecting Liberty as a "school choice” option. The New Tampa Digital Academy is our newest choice offering—providing students a variety of tech and digital courses not found at neighboring traditional and charter schools! Courses such as Video Game and Simulation Design are designed to prepare students for a career in the tech and digital workforce as they select an area of concentration that interest them the most.

Other choices include more than 30 clubs, 4 seasons of sports and Electives in Visual Arts and our award-winning Music programs. We offer a wide variety of Scholar Quest courses, preparing students to excel in high school and even earn Microsoft Industry Certifications. Our Agriscience class partners with Epcot to explore the future of agriculture. Our STEAM program adds "Arts” to STEM, producing District Champion STEM projects, while AVID college readiness paves a path to student success! New students feel at home in their new learning environment thanks to our Sixth Grade Structure. We are rooted in PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability and Encouragement, the core values we instill in our students.

To apply to New Tampa Digital Academy at Liberty Middle, families must fill out a School Choice Application between October 25 and December 31, 2019. Be sure to select "Liberty Middle" as your Choice option. Applicants will be selected by random drawing based on available space in this new program.

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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