In support of the school's mission statement, Tampa Prep offers an interdisciplinary Humanities Concentration for rising 10th grade students who are passionate about the study of the humanities. Humanities--“the branches of learning that investigate human constructs and concerns” (Merriam-Webster)--are an integral part of a well-rounded education and are part of each Tampa Prep student’s course of study.
The Humanities Concentration goes beyond that threshold and provides select students with a challenging, nurturing and structured program in which they can further their understanding and appreciation of the discipline. Exposure to high-level course work in both the English and the History departments, enrollment in a broad selection of elective courses along with participation in civic, off-campus educational and service activities combine to create a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of this important field of study that those graduating from the program will draw upon as they move forward.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW and CURRICULUM CRITERIA: Humanities
- Application and acceptance into the concentration
- Successful completion of all core courses, including the Humanities Seminar(s) semester courses
- Successful completion of elective courses (AP-level and others)
- Attendance at all required events (emphasis-specific, if applicable) including at least two on- or off-campus events per semester that may include speakers, film screenings, civic forums, governmental meetings, service activities, etc.
- Participation in clubs and activities (emphasis-specific, if applicable)
- Successful completion of culminating 12-15 page research project (emphasis-specific, if applicable) written senior year (or junior year with prior approval)
- Participation in designated service activities
- Maintain a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA in Humanities courses. Any grade below a B (or B- in AP-level courses) will not count toward completion of the concentration's requirements
- Any and all exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Humanities Concentration Committee.