Midtown Academy

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  • Welcome to Midtown Academy

    Midtown Academy is a K-8 school serving the Midtown area of St. Petersburg. The school is in its first year and serves children that attended the former University Preparatory Academy charter school. The school will benefit from additional resources as a school within the Pinellas County Schools Transformation Zone, and families will have the opportunity to provide input on the future of Midtown Academy.

    New phone number for Midtown Academy

    The new phone number for Midtown Academy is 727-893-1358.

    School Leadership

    Portia Slaughter, principal of Midtown Academy, began her employment in Pinellas County Schools in 1998. She served as a Classroom Teacher at John Hopkins Middle School (1998-2005); an Assistant Principal at Safety Harbor Middle School (2005-2007), at Boca Ciega High School (2007-2009), and at Tyrone Middle School (2009-2011); an Administrator on District Assignment (2011), and most recently served as Assistant Principal, Tarpon Springs High School (2015 to present). Ms. Slaughter’s educational experience also includes serving as a Transformation Specialist (2012) and a Principal, Camp Curtin Academy (2013-2015) in Pennsylvania. Ms. Slaughter earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Florida A & M University. She earned her certification in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.