Tampa Bay Technical High School
|Tampa Bay Technical High School|
|6410 Orient Road
Tampa, Florida 33610
|Type||Public, magnet, high school|
|School district||Hillsborough County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Red, Blue, White and Yellow
Tampa Bay Technical High School (TBT) was established in 1969 as Tampa Bay Vocational Technical School. Tampa Bay Tech is a public comprehensive magnet high school with grades 9-12 and a student enrollment of 1950 students. The school mascot is the Titan. All students are accepted by application in one of the three specialized programs: Tampa Bay Technical High School Programs, Academy of Architecture & Environmental Design, or Academy of Health Professions. A dedicated faculty provides instruction in everything from advanced placement to certified technical skill courses. The school campus resembles a community college campus with large laboratory facilities for several unique technology programs. The students must apply to this school and transportation is provided by the Hillsborough County Public Schools through a bus transfer system.
School alma mater
The school alma mater is: "Hail to thee Red, white, and blue, wave your colors strong and true, lift your praises to the sky, courage, love and honors high. Titans all to thee we sing, and forever more we bring, glory to thy name, adore, victory forever more."
- Michael Ippolito, Principal
- Tammy Crawford, AP Curriculum
- Jennifer Sparano, AP Magnet
- Marisa Carmody, AP Administration
- Michael McManus, AP Student Affairs
- Ernestine Woody, AP Student Affairs
- Dennis Derflinger, AP Student Affairs
- Auto Body Repair
- Automotive Repair
- Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Business Education
- Business Health Administration Academy
- Commercial Art Academy
- Computer Systems Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Technology
- Early Childhood Education
Academy of Health
The Health program is broken up into several fields during all years of attending, depending on the specialty, such as Radiology, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Assistant, Medical Laboratory, Vision Specialist, Dental Care, and Cardiology. Students choose which field they desire to move into and apply to these programs. The specialty has the option of refusing any student, however most students are placed in the field they desire.
The Academy of Health teachers include:
- Mary Ellen Rossberg (Medical Laboratory)
- Ida Jordan (Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy)
- Heather Carr (Veterinary)
- Evelyn Law (Vision Care)
- Donnalynn Good (Radiology)
- Rebecca Mroczkowski (Dental)
- Jeanette Decharo (Cardiology)
Academy of Architecture
The Academy of Architecture has classes in two separate rooms, each a fully functioning lab. The students learn fundamental skills about the architecture field and practice computer-aided design as well as manual drafting. Students enter several contests throughout the year e.g. a local drafting and design competition at the Strawberry Festival, national drafting and design competitions with SkillsUSA, and the West Point Bridge Design Contest. Drafting 1 & 2 are currently taught by Ronald Brill. Drafting 3-6 are under the instruction of David Carrier.
School of Business
Many business certificates can be earned in fields such as Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Web Design. Tampa Bay Tech is active in FBLA, and attends the annual district, state and national competitions.
Clubs are plentiful in the school and some nationwide clubs include chapters at Tampa Bay Tech. Clubs are divided into Career, Service, Interest and Honors Clubs. Career and Service Clubs meet on the same day, and Interest and Honors Clubs meet on the same days. These list are incomplete:
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
- National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America)
- FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
- FSPA (The Florida Scholastic Press Association)
- VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America)
The Advanced Placement Program, commonly known as Advanced Placement, or AP, is a United States and Canada-based program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school, as well as a standard measure of achievement in a particular course.
- Paul Ray Smith - Iraq war hero, and Medal of honor recipient
- Ted Washington - National Football League player of 17 seasons, four time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII
- Brian Blair - member of the Killer Bees (professional wrestling) and local politician.
- Kevin Hobbs- ex-NFL player.
- Maritza Correia- swimmer, Silver medalist in the 2004 Olympic Games
- Michelle Phan - Makeup Artist
- Kay-Jay Harris - ex-NFL player
- 2011-2012 Florida High School Grades | StateImpact Florida
- "SERGEANT FIRST CLASS PAUL RAY SMITH". United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Blair released from jail on child abuse charges". Tampa Tribune. 21 June 2009.
- "Maritza Correia". Biography.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Michelle Phan, a YouTube sensation for her makeup tutorials, has transformed her life". Tampa Bay Times. 22 August 2009.
- Tampa Bay Technical High School Website
- The College Board's AP website for students and parents
- The College Board Index of AP credit policy per individual college
- Hillsborough Community College dual enrollment course list
- Paul Ray Smith