Arts and Multimedia Journalism
At John Hopkins Middle School, our magnet program is a point of great pride. As the county’s Center for International Studies in the Arts and Multimedia Journalism, we offer classes fine arts, performing arts, journalism, TV Production, and multimedia technology while engaging students in an intellectually challenging curriculum as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate School.
Our magnet programs offer “focus classes” in dance, instrumental music, theater, vocal music, visual arts, and multimedia journalism. Focus classes allow students to 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 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. As a bridge between Perkins Elementary and the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School – John Hopkins Middle School is the school to enhance your creativity and ignite your passions and prepare for your future. The school’s philosophy encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers in preparation for success in college, careers, and life. No other Middle School in Pinellas County enables students to immerse themselves in artistic expression while preparing them academically to learn and grow as internationally aware citizens.