Overview

  • PRINCIPAL:  Kevin Stephenson

    ASST PRINCIPAL (Curriculum):  Matthew Smith

    ASST PRINCIPAL (Athletics/Facilities):  Jenna Lamour

    ASST PRINCIPAL (Student Affairs):  Marvin Bell

    ASST PRINCIPAL (Student Affairs):  Jodie Goldstein

    Phone:  (813) 558-1185
    Fax:  (813) 558-1189

    Student Hours: 8:40 AM to 3:35 PM

    Uniforms: No Uniforms

    Before School Program: Tutoring
    After School Program: Arts, Sports & Tutoring

    Vision
    Preparing students for life.

    Mission
    To inspire our students through the building of a strong, safe academic community that supports each learner in developing his or her unique voice and goals.

    History

    Freedom High School was erected in 2002.  During the building process, the 9/11 tragedy occurred.  Americans watched in horror as the terrorist attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  During the construction process, the School Board voted to name our school, Freedom, out of respect for all who lost their lives and those who rescued the injured.  One of our feeder middle schools, located on our campus, was named Liberty.  Every year on 9/11, the staff and students gather in the courtyard for a memorial service led by our Naval Science JROTC students.  The enduring power of the Sept. 11 attacks is clear: An overwhelming share of Americans who are old enough to recall the day remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. Yet an ever-growing number of Americans have no personal memory of that day, either because they were too young or not yet born.  Freedom High School keeps the memory alive, so our students understand and appreciate the great sacrifice of September 11.

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    Specialty Programs

    BusBusiness Academy - Must apply through the Magnet Choice Office (Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Principles)

    digitalDigital Academy - Open to all students (Gaming, Cybersecurity, Artifical Intelligence)

    VetVeterinary Science - Open to all students (Certified Vet Assistant Program)

     

    Accelerated Courses

    CollegeBoard  College Board - Advanced Placement Courses

    Cambridge  Cambridge - Florida AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education)

    HCCUSFDual Enrollment - Hillsborough Community College (HCC), University of South Florida (USF)

    Industry Certifications

    Quick Books, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Certified Internet Web (CIW), Comp IT Fundamentals+, Unity Certified User: Artist, Toon Boom Certified Associate, Adobe Visual Design, Social Media, Veterinary Assistant

    Diploma Types

    24 credit - 16 credits (core) 8 credits (elective)   Standard (without world language)  College Prep (with 2 years of the same world language)

    18 credit - 15 credits (core - No Health/PE required) 3 credits (elective)

    AICE - Complete 7 AICE(Cambridge) courses and pass exams, receive 100% Bright Futures Scholarship with no GPA/SAT or ACT requirement.