ODESSA, FL — Some Pasco County students heading back to school Aug. 10 will have an opportunity to christen a first-of-its-kind magnet school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Located at 2118 Lake Blanche Drive in Starkey Ranch, the $44 million Starkey Ranch K-8 School is a state-of-the-art educational facility offering three magnet programs: technical fine arts, computer science and world languages.
Students in lower grades will have the opportunity to explore all three programs before choosing a “mini major” in grades four and five.
Older students will be able to earn high school credit while indulging their interest of choice.
In the technical fine arts program, called the Academy of the Arts, students in kindergarten through third grade (the Artists) will explore and discover their strengths in dance, music and art. The Producers (grades four and five) will…