Humanities Concentration

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

  1. Application and acceptance into the concentration
  2. Successful completion of all core courses, including the Humanities Seminar(s) semester courses
  3. Successful completion of elective courses (AP-level and others)
  4. 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.
  5. Participation in clubs and activities (emphasis-specific, if applicable)
  6. Successful completion of culminating 12-15 page research project (emphasis-specific, if applicable) written senior year (or junior year with prior approval)
  7. Participation in designated service activities
  8. 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
  9. Any and all exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Humanities Concentration Committee.