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Open House/Schedule Distribution for 2015-2016 School Year

Monday, August 10th - Thursday August 13th

Schedule Verification/Checks for Seniors Only
9am - 12pm IB students in the IB Office
12pm - 3pm Traditional Students in the Media Center

Thursday, August 20th

Open House/Schedule Pick up for all students
5:45 - 6:00pm- 10th, 11th and 12th graders report to Homeroom to pick up schedules
6:00 - 6:45pm- Open House for returning students
6:00 - 6:45pm- Freshman/New Student Orientation in Auditorium
6:45 - 8:00pm- Freshman/New Student Open House (Pick up Schedules in Homeroom)

Friday, August 21st

9-11th grade Schedule Verification (Core Course Corrections only) 8am - 12pm

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Students! Keep your brain active and your skills sharp this summer by getting a head start on practice for the SAT. sat.jpg

The College Board and Khan Academy — a leader in online education — have teamed up to provide world-class practice tools to all students for free. Just launched, Official SAT Practice on can be accessed from any computer with Internet access.On Khan Academy, you will find full-length practice tests from the College Board as well as thousands of practice questions written in collaboration with the same developers who are creating the redesigned SAT. In addition to being free and accessible anytime, anywhere, Official SAT Practice on will give you personalized practice recommendations tailored to your strengths, weaknesses, and progress.  Log on to to understand what Khan Academy is all about and start practicing today!
Business/Marketing studentsAP are successful with District, State and soon National Competitions.

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Mrs. Kersey and Ms. Nelson took students to District competitions and 26 students placed 1st through 4th in December.  Those students traveled on to the State Level in Orlando in March.  On the State Level, 7 students will travel to National competitions in Chicago,5132015_74605_1.jpg June 29 through July 2.  The state winners were Meng Fei Shen, Clay Thomson and Joseph Rubianes - placed 1st in E-Business, David Eniquez placed 1st in Impromptu Speaking, Kyle Johnson, Ria Kale and Sean Pointek placed 2nd for Emerging Business Issues.  FBLA  also received the Pansy Gold Seal Chapter Award and won 5th Place for Business Partnership. This is due to our business partnership with Suncoast Credit Union to promote financial literacy to our students.  Meng Fei won the Beau Schenecker Scholarship Award.  Congratulations to Joey Rubianes and Clay Thompson, they were recognized at the May 12th School Board Meeting.

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Lockhead Martin sponsored the Third Annual Code Quest competition.  This year it was held for the first time in Orlando. Students from Florida, North and South Carolina attended in groups of 2-3 students to conquer 15-20 Java Programming problems. This year Mrs. Kersey took Kyle Bustami, William Bowers, and Jesse Shrader from her AP Computer Science class.  It was a wonderful experience for the students.  They were able to see many simulations, meet many employees from all departments and see first hand how software & computer engineering impacts their operations.  We saw Microsoft Outlook and Excel used to keep track of pilot training.  We also saw graphics design and gaming simulations to train pilots.   Lockhead Martin will hire 134 computer engineers this year.  If you are interested in this field start now.  Sign up for Java Programming Essentials and then AP Computer Science offered here at Robinson High School.
There was also a costume contest. Our team “Pirates of JavaDocs”  took first place in the costume contest.  Kyle Bustami’s wonderful creativity in putting together the outfits was fantastic.  We look forward to participating again next year.

Academy of Travel and Tourism Students:

Ms. Griffin and Travel DECA had four winners on the district level.  They traveled to State Competitions and brought home the GOLD for our Chapter Annual Business Plan.   The travel and tourism students will celebrate National Tourism Week on May 4 – 8.  The purpose of this week is to bring awareness to the importance of Tourism to Tampa, Florida, and worldwide. The economic impact of tourism is significant.
Dress to Support Tourism:
Monday, May 4 - ,Dress like a tourist  
Tuesday, May 5 - Dress to promote an  International Destination or culture
Wednesday, May 6 - Dress to promote your favorite DESTINATION
Thursday, May 7 - Dress Hawaiian/Tropical theme
Friday, May 8 - Dress to promote YOUR FAVORITE FLORIDA destination

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The new Florida Assessment Standards testing will begin in March.  
For parent and student information about the new FSA, please visit where you will be provided with a number of resources, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and access to practice tests.

Extra Tutoring Opportunities

Last Day for tutoring
is Thursday, May 28, 2015

Need Extra Tutoring in AP, IB, EOC classes, FSA Reading & Writing and more. . .  Attend Robinson's Extended Learning Program (ELP) on Saturdays.  Click here to see the Saturday schedule and extra times.  See if your class is scheduled and join hundreds of students that are successful in their classes due to extra tutoring time.  See you there!
ELP Weekday Schedule:

Monday- 1:45-2:45 PM
Tuesday- NO ELP
Wednesday & Thursday 2:45-3:45 PM
Friday - No ELP


The Curriculum Guide contains a description of all the classes offered in the 2015-2016 school year and more . . .
Click here to review.  The Curriculum Guide can also be found on the Guidance website.  The link is located to the left of this home page.
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The bricks will become a permanent part of the seating area in the courtyard.

For more information click here
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Order from Katina McCoy in the front office.
  Click here for more information.
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Yearbooks may be ordered online at for $85 and a $2 service fee. You may also purchase at school with cash or money order only for $85.  There is a limited amount of space available for senior ads in the 2015 yearbook. Prices range from $50 to $300 depending on size. You may pay for these online with a credit card at or at the school with cash or money order. Extended deadline is November 14. Email Mrs. Burns at for an ad contract.    Students and parents may now submit their own photos for consideration in the yearbook. Go to and look for the Community Upload section or download the Snap app from the App store on iPhones or the Play store for Droids. Use the password: knightlife.

9232014_75932_0.jpgCongratulations to our Automotive Technology Program!

The Automotive Technology Program at Robinson High School meets the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards for aes logo.jpgExcellence. NATEF is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of technician training by setting a standard of excellence for the content being delivered, the industry certification level of the instructor, and the facility.  The program is taught by Mr Hambleton who started his career in Connecticut at Montesi Volkswagen.  In 1988, he moved to the Tampa area and has worked at Lindell Honda until July, 2013, when he accepted the position at Robinson High School.  Along the way Mr. Hambleton earned ASE Master status, as well both Volkswagen and Honda Master Tech status.  Our program at Robinson is geared to help students become entry level techs or give a solid foundation for post secondary schools.  We encourage you to call Mr. Hambleton or make an appointment and come see our training/repair facility.
Free Microsoft Office for Students
The district website has a link for K-12 students to download up to 5 copies of Microsoft Office (MAC or PC versions) to their personal devices for FREE!  Some restrictions do apply. The link on the district website will take you here:

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Parents are to use the Student Parking Lot to Pick-UP and Drop-Off their student. Enter the Lois Gate and stay to your right in a single file line. Pick-up and Drop-Off is located by the fence next to the Auditorium/Gym building. To exit the lot, make a left and exit the Rembrandt Drive Gate. There will be NO Pick-UP and Drop-Off in front of the school or at the Bus Ramp in the back of the school. If you arrive after the tardy bell, please park in front of the school and go to the Student Affairs Office with your student to sign in.
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National Rank #640

State Rank #44

Magnet Rank #96
Click here to get Bus Routes and IB Hub information for Robinson High School.
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The Cube (College and Career Center) has been up and running in the Media Center since September, 2012. Two parents started it, Anne Eason and Meg Fernandez, as a college/career resource center. The Cube is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during school hours. The Cube has about 8 parent volunteers who meet with juniors and seniors to help the students plan for their post-high school lives. After a few months of working with students one-on-one, the parents realized that they weren't able to meet with as many students as they needed to...and  decided to extend their reach by creating a newsletter. So, in February of last year the parent volunteers put together The Cube's first newsletter with information about scholarships, application deadlines for college, studying for SAT/ACT, volunteerism, summer programs etc. Since that time, these parents have written about four newsletters. The most recent one (April, 2014) is written just for juniors. Click here to read April's newsletter. For more newsletters, visit Robinson College.

                                                     mySPOT—Your online connection to HCPS resources!
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mySPOT Announcement
Connect 2 Compete, a partnership between Bright House Networks and Hillsborough County Public Schools, connects students to a world of digital learning. The Connect 2 Compete program offers internet connectivity at a rate of $9.95 per month to qualified HCPS families. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch and you are not currently a Bright House customer, contact Bright House Networks at 1-855-877-4909, offer code HCC2C. Income restrictions apply.

Department of Education Graduation Requirements

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Robinson High School 2014- 2015 graduation is:
June 1, 2015 @ 12:30
at the Florida State Fairgrounds
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The Transportation Extended Learning Program (TELP) application is for students currently enrolled in the Robinson High School International Baccalaureate program who have been notified they are eligible for transportation to/from a bus hub (Leto HS, Alonso HS, Westchase Elementary, Plant HS or Spoto HS) and wish to take part in the afternoon TELP program at their assigned hub. All completed and signed applications should be returned to Lily Sallis, IB Secretary, at Robinson High School as soon as possible. Students will not be able to participate in the TELP program on the first day of school if their application is not turned in to the Robinson High School IB office in a timely manner.

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Does my student need to pass the Biology End of Course exam to receive course credit or graduate?  Click here to find out.
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We will provide a positive, healthy, and safe environment while promoting high expectations and providing diverse cultural experiences and valuable educational opportunities for the Robinson High School Family.

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Principal: Johnny Bush
Grades: 9-12
Student Hours: 7:25 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Black, White, Silver, Grey
Mascot: Knights

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School Address:

6311 S. Lois Ave
Tampa, Fl 33616
813-272-3014 fax
813-272-3006 ext #1 Attendance Line

Via 275: South on Dale Mabry to Mango Avenue (approx 1 mile south of Gandy); Turn right (west) on Mango and follow to school on corner of Mango and Lois Ave.

Via Crosstown: Exit Gandy/Dale Mabry (East); go south on Dale Mabry to Mango and turn right (west) and follow to school on corner of Mango and Lois Ave.

Last Modified: Jul 29, 2015
T. R. Robinson High School -- 6311 S. Lois Ave. -- Tampa, FL 33616 -- Phone: 813-272-3006 -- Attendance Line: 813-272-3006 ext. #1 -- Fax: 813-272-3014