The Arts Concentration Mission is to provide students with a rigorous, arts-focused curriculum that will engage, inspire, and celebrate creativity, emphasizing commitment and discipline while encouraging a lifelong appreciation of the arts. In support of Tampa Prep’s Mission Statement, the Arts Concentration is designed to present a unique opportunity for Upper School students to earn an Arts Concentration Scholar certificate and diploma by completing a prescribed curriculum and additional requirements during high school.
A Focus on the Arts
While participating students are required to take a minimum of three years of art classes, they are encouraged to take art classes during all four high school years. Because Arts Concentration students will often forego study halls, they should carefully manage additional after-school activities to perform well academically. Students involved in intensive after-school, year-round athletic, or other extracurricular commitments must carefully consider their ability and desire to dedicate further time and energy toward the Arts Concentration. Rising 10th-grade students must apply to join the concentration at the end of their 9th-grade year.