As the Pinellas County's Middle School Center for Journalism and Multimedia, we offer classes in journalism, TV production, and multimedia technology. All of these facets are tied into our award-winning school newspaper, The J.Hop Times. Our magnet programs offer "Focus Classes", in which 6th grade students pick a point of interest and focus on that area in great depth. Focus classes are much more than traditional electives offered at other middle schools. We take our focus programs seriously, allowing the students to study their area of interest in great depth during two-period blocks each day. With highly qualified, expert teachers in each focus area and state-of-the-art facilities to support the programs, there is no better place for your student to follow their passion than John Hopkins Middle School.
The Center for Journalism and Multimedia magnet offers students the ability to specialize in one of three different areas: Journalism, TV Production, and Multimedia Technology. The cornerstone of the program is the production of the J.Hop Times newspaper, per its tandem website, jhoptimes.pcsb.org
, and a TV morning show. The J.Hop Times has been named the most outstanding middle school newspaper by Weekly Reader multiple times.