The Hillsborough Choice Expo featuring a fair of displays from Hillsborough County magnet school/programs, School Choice Attractor programs and Career and Technical Education programs will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Florida Center from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013.
New this year, Parent University will present a general session on Common Core and STEM for families. This session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Families will also have the chance to learn firsthand about the exciting programs and options available for the 2014-2015 school year.
Each magnet school will represent their theme and program. Families will have the opportunity to talk with school and district personnel and current families in a festive atmosphere. Schools will provide hands-on activities and entertainment for guests.
District staff will provide general information sessions and a session specific to magnet high school admissions. Families with students attending a Hillsborough County public school can apply online in the on-site Internet café. Families with children new to the district must submit a paper application, available in the Internet café. Staff will assist families with applying and guide them through the process.
Magnet programs and School Choice options are available for students entering kindergarten through 11th grade. The deadline for current HCPS elementary students and middle and high school students to apply for magnet and School Choice programs is December 18, 2013. Elementary students new to the district can apply for elementary magnet and School Choice programs January 14 to February 14, 2014. Applications are available for download online at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/choice.
The Expo will be held in the Florida Center. Admission and parking are free. Attendees should use the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. entrance.