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Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy       4302 North 24th Street          Tampa, FL 33610

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The Girls Preparatory Academy
The Girls Preparatory Academy offers a college preparatory culture in a single gender environment.  Students work in a technology rich learning environment where teachers guide instruction with Smartboards in every classroom and where students use iPads to participate in a rigorous curriculum.  The focus on academic excellence promotes achievement, pre-AP readiness, professionalism, self-confidence and motivation in a stimulating atmosphere that prepares young women for success and allows them to grow as leaders while developing a positive self image.  After school, students have the opportunity to extend their learning and expand their horizons through Enrichment Academies that include Debate, Model United Nations, Strategic Games, Golf, Academic Tutorials and other programs based on student interests.

Girls Preparatory Academy is one of many magnet schools in the Hillsborough County Public Schools Choice program.  There is an application period and lottery process to attend GPA.
Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School may apply online.  Families who live outside of Hillsborough County must follow a different application procedure. Click here to visit our Out of County webpage for detailed instructions.
Selection for middle magnet schools is done via computer lottery.  Applications are not processed on a first-come first-served basis.
You will be notified via U.S. Mail.  Results for middle applications will tentatively be mailed the end of February.  Notification will be mailed to the address specified on the application.  If you are offered a seat at one of your choices, you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer.

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Developing confident, dynamic, educated young women.

We empower our girls to excel in rigorous academics and character education while fostering them to be positive forces in our global community.

2014-2015 Application
Application window for Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy is currently closed. Click here for more information.

Shadowing Opportunity and Tours
As we are near the high stakes testing time, we want to ensure our students and your child are well prepared to achieve great success.   We will be unable to schedule any shadows for the remainder of the school year.  

We are able to still offer tours now until April 18th and then May 12th- 30th. Please contact our Magnet Lead Teacher, Ms. Ellen Truskowski at (813) 276-5608 ext 251 or ellen.truskowski@sdhc.k12.fl.us to schedule a tour.

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Girls Preparatory Academy Ferrell Middle Magnet School 4302 North 24th Street - Tampa, Florida 33610 - (813) 276-5608