Hillsborough County Schools has sent a Declaration of Intent to their families which has a deadline of 7/17/20. If you received this Declaration of Intent, you have the option to do the survey, but PHS will not see the results. As a Public Charter school, our re-opening plan will not be contingent on Hillsborough’s decision. Our school-based survey and the needs of our school will determine our plan. Considering Covid-19 trends and recent legislative decisions, we are still in the process of finalizing our re-opening plan. As soon as a decision is made for our school, we will communicate it to our families.
Today, Hillsborough County Schools announced that face coverings will be required for all staff, students, and visitors until further notice. We will be enforcing the county mandate with our finalized re-opening plan.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Principal, Patel High School
“We wanted to give the students an opportunity to have a collaboration area so we’re going to have a collaboration study area that’s similar to something you’d see in a university. There’s breakout study rooms. All of the furniture is movable. If I could build a school from scratch, literally like we’re doing, this is what I would do,” said Principal Marlee Strawn.
Patel High’s inaugural class will consist of 300 freshmen. In future years, new freshman classes will be added, with the planned capacity of the school to be just 600 students total in grades nine through 12.
The school will offer an advanced curriculum and focus on the school’s mission statement, which emphasizes up-to-date knowledge and skills, personalized and innovative instruction, partnerships between the school and the community, social responsibility and leadership.
Organizers of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School on Tuesday gave the Tampa Bay Times a tour of the construction site near Interstate-75 and Fowler Avenue.
And the man whose name is on the building made his vision for the place very clear: A first-class school offering the best education available in Hillsborough County, free from the constraints of teachers’ unions and government bureaucracy.
“My vision is that we should provide an opportunity for the students whose families cannot afford the tuition at a place like Berkley Prep,” said Patel, a cardiologist and founder of WellCare, the Tampa-based managed health care business.