Shore has earned multiple awards and honors!
Since 1996, we have been an Arts Elementary
Magnet School located in the heart of Ybor City.
A Nationally Certified Magnet School
by Magnet Schools of America!
Shore Elementary Magnet School of the Arts was chosen as one of the first
55 Nationally Certified Magnet Schools from 2017-2021!
An Arts Schools Network Exemplary School!
Designated an Arts School Network Exemplary School
2018-2023 and 2016-2018
A Magnet Schools of America Merit Award Winning School!
Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award in 2007, 2013, 2015, 2020, & 2022
Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018, & 2019
Dr. Donald R. Waldrip Elementary School of Merrit Award Winner in 2007
A Five Star School!
Shore has been designated by the Florida Department of
Education as a Five Star School for over 20 years!
As a student at an HCPS Magnet School, all families commit
to the Magnet Compact. This letter outlines the expectations for
students and families attending a HCPS Magnet School.
For a PDF version of this letter, CLICK HERE
Students have a variety of Arts Opportunities at Shore!
All students in Grades VPK-5 at Shore receive the following Arts Classes once a week for 45 minutes:
Grade 1-5 students have an extra Arts Experience once a week for 45 minutes Encore. Students in 1st & 2nd Grade will experience all options in a wheel format. Grade 3-5 students will take a survey and will be placed based upon interest and availability and will have 2 different experiences, one per semester. Students in Grades 3-5 may perform in the Winter & Spring Encore Showcase performances.
Shore has an Annual Musical at the end of the year. The musical is auditioned based and rehearses numerous times a week after school. Previous musicals include The Little Mermaid Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., The Lion King Jr., The Wizard of Oz YPE, Peter Pan Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., Aladdin Jr., and Frozen Jr. This year's musical is The Wizard of Oz Youth Edition and will be performed LIVE at HCC Mainstage Theater in Ybor City on May 17th & 18th 2023. Auditions are taking place in September and October 2022. Cast & Crew will be announced in late October 2022.
Every year Shore hosts it's Annual Arts Festival in which artists and performers share their talents with students during an all day interactive event. This event will be taking place along with the Great American Teach-In on Thursday, November 17, 2023.
There are also a variety of Performance Groups for students to participate as part of our Arts in the Morning Program. These are auditioned based groups and rehearse in the morning. These groups can be seen at various evening events at Shore as well as various events in the community. This year the Arts in the Morning groups include World Drumming, Mallet Percussion, Chamber Orchestra, Shore Dance Company, and Club Fauve Art Crew.
Students in Grades 4 and 5 also have the opportunity to audition and interview to become Arts Ambassadors. These students are shining ARTS Stars and are featured on the Morning News and Shore YouTube videos, as well as perform safety patrol duties, conduct school tours, and more!