Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL
An extraordinary amount of training was implemented by the Gurian Institute and the district prior to the opening of the Boys and Girls Preparatory Academies and has been ongoing ever since. The original training focused on current brain research on the differences between the male and female brains, their developmental stages, and the implications on classroom instruction. The Gurian Institute has been instrumental in providing training to educators in Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) through workshops held locally, as well as teachers and administrators attending the Summer Institutes presented by the Gurian Institute in Colorado Springs.
Student achievement based on performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and High School Credit End of Course Exams (EOC) in 2013.