• Marshall Middle Magnet is a fully authorized World School. What does that mean?
    Marshall Middle Magnet is a newly authorized World school for the Middle Years Programme.  This means that the IBO verification team has verified that Marshall has fully implemented the Middle Years Programme at each grade level 6th - 8th (MYP 1 - MYP 3). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.Marshall had to complete an application process in order to become a full-fledged IB World School. Every IB World School goes through the same implementation process, starting off as a Candidate school.

    Who needs to apply to be accepted into Marshall Middle Magnet?
    Students entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade next year, living outside the Marshall Middle Magnet attendance area are required to apply. Students currently attending Marshall do not need to apply again. Incoming students who live inside of Marshall Middle Magnet attendance area boundary do not need to apply and are automatically admitted. However, all incoming sixth grade students and NEW seventh and eighth grade students are encouraged to submit an application. 

    I do not live in the Marshall Middle attendance area, but I want to be a part of this new IB program. How do I apply?  The application process for Marshall Middle Magnet is completed through our district’s Choice program -  HillsboroughSchools.org/choice . The application period changes annually. Students currently attending a Magnet school are guaranteed a spot at Marshall but still need to go through the application process. The date of your application does not affect your chance of being selected—applying in October is the same as submitting in December. Any student who wants to attend and do not live inside the Marshall Middle Magnet attendance area will need to apply.

    I am applying through the Choice process. When will I find out if my child got accepted into Marshall?
    Families who apply through this process will be notified about whether their student has been accepted into Marshall Middle Magnet through an email approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the application deadline.

    Will school bus transportation be available?
    Magnet bus transportation will not be available for Marshall Middle Magnet. Local bus transportation will be available only for students who live within the Marshall Middle attendance boundary and are eligible for transportation under Florida law and school district policy. However, Marshall does have FREE Before and After School Care available through the Boys & Girls Club.

    I’ve heard IB can have a challenging amount of homework. Will this be the case at Marshall?   

    Marshall follows the Middle Years Programme, which focuses on a philosophy and learning style that is appropriate for students of all levels. Middle Years Programmes in our district do not include any more or less homework than a traditional middle school.


    Will my child be guaranteed admission into an IB program in high school if he or she attends Marshall Middle Magnet? Students in a Middle Years Programme will receive additional weight in their application for an IB high school, but there is not a guarantee that any student will be admitted into any IB Diploma programme.

    Will Marshall students still take standardized tests?
    Yes, students will still take all mandatory standardized tests as all Hillsborough County Public Schools.

    Will you have a gifted program?
    Just like most Hillsborough County Middle Schools, gifted students are placed in the highest-level class offered at the school for Math, Science, Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), and Language & Literature (Language Arts & Reading).

    What “choice” classes will you offer?
    Marshall currently has a wide range of Elective classes for all students, including Culinary, Performing Art (Band), AVID, Visual Art, Agriculture, Gentlemen’s Quest, Latinos In Action, and two Language Acquisitions (World Languages) - both Spanish and French.

    What is a Magnet School?
    A magnet school is a public elementary, middle, or high school whose curricula is theme-based and technology-rich. Magnet schoolteachers are specially trained not only in theme integration but also in innovative and rigorous academic instructional methods. Magnet schools offer students opportunities to discover, explore, and refine their talents and interests while focusing on excellence in academia. Magnet school support the district’s mission to provide all students the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their highest potential.

    What clubs do you offer?                                   

    These clubs are subject to change from year to year.

    • Tinkering with Technology (Robotics, Coding, & Circuits)
    • Teens for Christ
    • Ukulele Club
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Anime Club
    • Gospel Choir
    • Makerspace – creative learning, construction and experimentation through Legos, K’nex, and Lego building challenges; Science-themed projects like circuits, solar and wind powered activities; Robots such as Ozobots to Dash and Spheros; laptops with coding activities
    • Art & Animation Club
    • Barbecue Club
    • Dragon Dolls
    • Ladies Quest
    • Student Council
    • Math League
    • Black History Brain Bowl
    • Barbeque Club
    • Jammin’ Dragons Club – keyboards, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric bass and solo vocalists
    • Future Farmers of America (3 Star National Chapter)
    • Strategy Card Club
    • Relay for Life Club

    Do you have sports?
    Marshall offers a variety of sports for both boys and girls, including basketball, volleyball, track, soccer, and flag football.

    Do students wear uniforms?
    All Marshall students will wear uniforms. Please view our Uniform Dress Code Policy.

    Do 6th, 7th, & 8th graders have classes together throughout the school day?
    Marshall’s campus is divided up by buildings, keeping students generally separated via grade level. There may be a few 7th & 8th grade classes where students are in the same class, for example, Band or Physical Education. They do interact during class changes.

    What are the school times?
    From 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Students are released an hour early on Mondays, as calendared out by the District.

    Do you offer Before and After School supervision?
    Yes, Marshall has free Before and After School care on our campus through Boys and Girls Club. There is no cost involved – parents just complete an application. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and stay until 6 pm.

    Are students supervised during breakfast, lunch, and in the hallways during passing?
    All Marshall students eat breakfast in their specific area on campus, based on grade level, beginning at 9:10 am. Lunches are scheduled by grade level and each have their own period. Teachers stand at their doors and other support staff are in various locations on campus during each passing. Students are supervised to and from lunch.

    What High School Credit classes do you anticipate offering? What about Career & Technical Certification (CTE*)?
    Marshall students could potentially move on to 9th Grade with High School credits in Geometry, Algebra I, Physical Science Honors, Global Studies, Spanish I, French I, Fundamentals of Agriculture Systems*, Agriscience Foundations 1*, Agricultural Communications 2*, Foundations of Robotics*, Nutrition & Wellness*, and Principles of Food Preparation* to mention a few. Options for taking these classes are never a guarantee. Some courses have prerequisites or specific requirements for enrolling. 

    Can ESE students attend Marshall Middle Magnet?
    Yes – absolutely!

    If my child gets into Marshall for 6th grade by completing the CHOICE application, do they have to re-apply each school year?
    No – your child will continue through all three grades.