- 6th grade students spend three days touring local Florida sites.
- 7th grade students spend a week in the Keys, exploring wildlife and experiencing nature through a variety of hands-on activities.
- 8th grade students spend four days exploring the roots of the American Revolution by walking Boston's historic Freedom Trail.
- 11th grade: The week-long Junior Class trip to Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina helps develop skills not necessarily formed or tested in the classroom and creates lifelong bonds.
Declamations are a unique Tampa Prep tradition that help students build confidence through public speaking. All students, grades 6-12, are required to prepare and deliver an oral presentation. Students advance through rounds performing for their class, their grade, and finalists perform for the division.
In Honors Economics class, seniors form companies to sell cookies and other treats to the Tampa Prep community. This project is an excellent opportunity for students to apply and execute what they are learning in class. Each company has to complete two presentations (marketing/social media plan and business plan) to a group of Tampa Prep experts in hopes of receiving a business loan.
For the 3# Project (3 lbs. is the weight of the human brain) Seniors in Honors English resolve to learn something they have always wanted to try. This can be anything from playing an instrument, to cooking a vegan meal, to building a car engine. Throughout the process, they maintain a digital portfolio of blog entries, research and multimedia samples of their works in progress. Their portfolios are included as part of their final presentation in a gallery-style exhibition and presented to guests in an engaging public speaking experience.
The entire school dresses in Tampa Prep or college spirit attire, with seniors dressed head to toe in gear from their future college/university. There are many fun activities throughout the day all geared toward celebrating the Senior class.
A favorite tradition is when Head of School Kevin Plummer leads seniors through the halls of Tampa Prep for their final walk through the building, complete with instruments, horns and a lot of cheering from underclassmen. Then the entire Tampa Prep community gathers in the gym to celebrate every single member of the Senior class and their plans for the next year. Finally, all students get excited for the Yearbook presentation and distribution.
To culminate a great Senior/Yearbook Day, students meet in the Tampa Prep parking lot Friday evening for a night filled with incredible student performances at the annual Rock the Lot!
While Tampa Prep students "go beyond" on a regular basis, the annual Terrapin Service Day exemplifies the school's mission of "a higher purpose than self." Students look beyond our campus borders to volunteer in various ways throughout the community. Each grade level takes on a different cause and donates their day to the organization or task.
Successful completion of the Senior Internship Program is a requirement of graduation. Starting in January, Seniors are counseled through the process of finding and preparing for internships. Seniors intern for a total of 70 hours (less 10 hours for each AP class being taken) and blog each week about their experience.