Our newest world-class education option.
Developing students with an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning!
Cambridge Honors Institute – This additional rigorous program adds unique enrichment experiences
Agriculture – Earn high school credit in a hands-on exploration of Agribusiness
Future Technology – Courses and clubs in Robotics, Coding Fundamentals and Exploring I.T. Careers
What is the Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet?
The Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet will be a whole-school model, driven by the internationally respected Cambridge Philosophy. Rodgers is a Cambridge candidate school, which will be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year. The Cambridge Program is designed for academically talented middle school students. The curriculum is written and administered by the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. All students will be challenged with rigorous courses, and will have the opportunity to choose classes based on their interests.
Who needs to apply?
All students living in the Rodgers Middle Magnet attendance area will be part of this exciting, world-renowned Cambridge Prep Academy program. Students outside the Rodgers boundary can apply to attend through the School Choice application process at HillsboroughSchools.org/choice. Applicants will be selected by lottery based on available space in this new program.
Which classes will have the Cambridge learning philosophy?
The core classes (English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and World History) and some elective courses will be infused with the Cambridge learning philosophy.
What other programs will be offered at The Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet?
Aside from our whole-school model, students who meet the internal criteria at Rodgers Middle Magnet for honors coursework will be selected for our Cambridge Honors Institute, an internal honors track. Students will not be able to apply; eligibility will be based on grades and achievement.
Are there new clubs that will be available to students?
Yes, students can join two new clubs including agriculture and business tech, starting in the fall of 2020. Our FIRST® LEGO® Robotics club, which was launched in the fall of 2019, helps students and teachers build a better future together. The club is built around theme-based challenges to engage students in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering.
Exceptional electives and clubs already offered at Rodgers Middle Magnet:
- Science Fair
- Gentlemen Rays
- SLAM (Student Literacy and Media Celebration)
- NJHS (National Junior Honor Society)
- WOW (Social Studies)
- Student Council
- Math League
- Geography Bee
- Chess Club
- Girls Who Code
How are students selected for The Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet?
Students inside or outside of the Rodgers Middle Magnet attendance area can apply to The Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet. Applicants will be selected by lottery based on available space.
What is the application process for students from outside the Rodgers Middle Magnet attendance area?
All students wishing to attend from outside the Rodgers Middle Magnet attendance area must complete a Choice application online through the Hillsborough County School website at HillsboroughSchools.org/choice. Students from within the Rodgers attendance area are also encouraged to apply.
After all applications are complete and school enrollment for The Cambridge Prep Academy at Rodgers Middle Magnet is finalized, administrators will schedule students into the additional Cambridge Honors Institute.
Is transportation provided?
Bus transportation will only be available for students who live within the Rodgers Middle Magnet attendance area and are eligible for transportation under Florida law and school district policy.