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Our Mission Statement

We will promote responsible citizenship and student success by providing a relevant, rigorous, and unique learning experience, and by linking curricula to create real-world applications.

Our Vision Statement

Our graduates will take ownership for their education, be globally aware, and have the necessary skills to succeed in high school and beyond in a technologically advanced society.

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S.T.E.M. is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program is a solution to our country’s need to remain a competitive force among the world’s leading nations.  Classes are taught in a cross-curricular manner rather than in isolation of each other. What your student learns in one class is reinforced in all of their classes.

Learning, through the STEM Program now has vision and meaning. Students are exposed to and consider career choices in the STEM program, so that by the time they enter the workforce, they will be able to contribute solutions to the world’s global and economic challenges.    The STEM program is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders who will be with the same student and teacher cohort throughout their middle school experience.  All STEM classes are advanced placement courses.  

Our program is modeled after the national standards of practice for career academies.  We are a school within a school that links students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success.  The career academy concept has three key elements:

  • Small Learning Community (class size around 22)
  • A high school/college prep curriculum with engineering theme
  • An advisory board that forges partnerships with colleges and the community


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Apply to enroll into the STEM Program at Greco Middle School!
Join through Hillsborough County Schools CHOICE website

How Do I Join STEM?
  • Fill out a choice application online at
  • Make sure your email address is on file for upcoming STEM events.  
  • You may monitor your application by contacting GMS at
  • Try to attend a Greco “Shadowing” Event or make an appointment for your student to shadow for a day.
  • Try to attend one of the STEM Open-House events or the STEM Showcase event.
  • Contact GMS with any questions you may have throughout the entire school year.
You may submit an application directly to Greco. Refer to the "STEM: Pre-Engineering Application and Other Docs" Tab

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Academy Highlights

  • High school credit courses:  Math, Science and Engineering by 8th grade
  • Online courses for advanced coursework supported
  • Multiple integrated lessons during the school year
  • Frequent guest speakers  
  • Active in community events such as:  Temple Terrace Reads, Temple Terrace Arts Festival, WISSA Engineering Lecture, USF Engineering EXPO, Relay for Life, Temple Terrace Community Garden
  • Educational Field trips to engineering companies  
  • Partnerships with HCC Engineering program and FLATE
  • Mentoring and partnership with USF Florida Engineering Society students and professors
  • County and State STEM fair participation and teacher mentoring
  • AWWA Model Water Tower Competition
  • Advisory board of parents, students, engineering, teachers and partner schools
  • STEM student council
  • End-of-the-year Celebrations
  • Disney Y.E.S. program and Universal Studios STEM field trips
  • 8th grade capstone projects and graduation celebration
  • Community events such as Coastal Clean Up


  • Over 60 years of combined teaching experience with STEM teachers
  • County Science Fair Participants
  • School board, Temple Terrace city council recognition for outstanding teachers and students
  • State award winner for exemplary middle school career academy
  • AWWA Model Water Tower Competition winners
  • USF Engineering EXPO best middle school display