The Collegiate Academy at Spoto High School opened in August 2019. The Collegiate Academy offers students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree while at the same time earning a high school diploma.
Through the Collegiate Academy, incoming freshmen have the opportunity to form bonds and build communities as they earn high school and college credit. Courses will be taken on our campus and taught by our instructors. All Collegiate Academy academic instructors have master’s degrees and have been credentialed by Hillsborough Community College.
While The Collegiate Academy offers students rigorous academic challenges, it also provides students with basic “college knowledge,” such as how to handle the pace and expectations of college courses, how to utilize college and university resources such as academic and financial aid advisors, and how to best manage their time.
Classes offered on campus are taught by qualified instructors who have graduate degrees in their areas of expertise. Our teachers work to ensure that students have adequate academic support through the use of one-on-one and small-group instruction and after-school tutorials.
The Collegiate Academy blends the best of both worlds: a rigorous collegiate academic environment with the warmth and caring of a high school community.
Points of Pride
Spoto’s Naval JROTC program has the distinction of being the first JROTC program in Hillsborough County to compete in National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championships.
Spoto’s Advanced Academy of Film Production and Design students have work with Bright House Sports Network to submit content for their webpage and cable channel.
Spoto High School’s Academy of Fashion Technology and Design program is one of only a few programs in the nation recognized by the National Career Academy Coalition as a Model Academy.
Selection for The Collegiate Academy is based on the following eligibility factors: G.P.A. from 7th grade and part of 8th grade, standardized test scores from 6th and/or 7th grades,
Applicants must complete Algebra I or Algebra I Honors (preferred) with a passing grade for each semester prior to the start of ninth grade;
To remain in The Collegiate Academy, students must: 1) have college-ready test scores on the PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test), the SAT, or the ACT, and 2) maintain a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and a 2.0 HCC GPA in dual enrollment courses.