Welcome Military Families

  • Hillsborough County Public Schools is honored to serve you and your family during your time at MacDill Air Force.

School & HCPS Resources

  • Military Point of Contact - 

    Magnet Lead Teacher: Tyler Leavitt

    School Registration – Please contact the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 for information on the application process. The Choice Office works with active duty military families as they transition throughout the year. 

    Star to Star Ambassadors logoStar to Star Ambassadors 

    Star to Star Ambassadors will guide new students as they transition to Progress Village. The stars will provide tours and assist as students become acclimated to our school. The stars will also share information on the variety of opportunities Progress Village offers and ensure new students can shine.

    Exceptional Student Education - If you have a question regarding your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) or services, don’t hesitate to contact Leila Bona at Leila.Bona@hcps.net.

    If you are transitioning to the area and have questions about services in Hillsborough County Public Schools contact the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 and identify yourself as a transitioning military family to connect with the Exceptional Student Education Department.

    Mental Health Resources
    There are many challenges military students face due to their unique situation, such as having a parent deployed for extended periods of time, changing schools, and leaving friends.  Your child’s School Student Services staff, i.e. School Counselor, School Psychologist and/or School Social Worker can provide support and share resources to assist during these challenging times. Families can also visit the HCPS Mental Health Matters site for additional resources.

    Contact Venetia Waters, MAFB’s School Liaison Officer to connect your child or a family member to a Military Family Life Counselor.
    (813) 828-0146 or venetia.waters@us.af.mil

    The Student Progression Plan provides families with academic information at the elementary, middle and high school level.  

Military Recognition Events

  • September - 9/11 - Heroes' Day Recognition
    November  - Veterans Week Activities
    April - Month of the Military Child