Education

Education has been an important focus for the Porter family. Wiregrass Ranch is currently the home of three state-of-the-art facilities. Through partnerships with local businesses and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, as well as between the high school and college, the goal of Wiregrass Ranch is to provide a truly superior, seamless educational experience for our residents.

Wiregrass Ranch High School

Wiregrass Ranch High is a cutting edge facility providing unmatched educational opportunities to its students. Students can take advantage of the dual enrollment program, a partnership between nearby Pasco Hernando State College and the School District of Pasco County, allowing them to earn credit for college courses that will count towards both high school diploma and college degree requirements. Wiregrass Ranch High engages students in a rigorous academic curriculum while also providing a wide variety of extracurricular and athletic opportunities to enrich student lives.

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John Long Middle School

Dr. John Long Middle School was opened and named in memory of former superintendent Dr. John Long in 2007. The school serves grades six through eight and was built to help relieve overcrowding for the area.

The initial sale of the land from Wiregrass Ranch helped to bring both Wiregrass Ranch High School and John Long Middle School quickly to the area! The sale of land is for multiple school sites in addition to these. Wiregrass Ranch has helped to provide school sites for years to come as the growth continues in Wesley Chapel.

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Pasco Hernando State College – Porter Campus

The Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, which opened in January 2014, is Pasco-Hernando State College’s fifth, full-service campus. Easily identifiable by unique elevated architecture, the campus features a classroom building linked by a plaza to the library building. Built above a three-story parking deck, the classroom facility boasts four floors—two dedicated solely to health care programs.

The Porter Campus combines the latest high-tech trends in higher education with a traditional focus on teaching and learning. Located adjacent to Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, the campus is ideally situated to offer convenient and accessible higher education to area residents.

The campus offers business and healthcare programs to train workers for jobs in lucrative medical and technology fields while strengthening PHSC’s collaboration with local business and industry. General education classes prepare students for a variety of career and university transfer opportunities.

The Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch is named after the Porter Family, whose generous donation provided the land for the campus. It is also home to the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Nursing Laboratory, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Student Meeting Room, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Terrace, College Store, Conference Center, Human Simulation Lab, Information Technology and Science Labs, Library, Pharmacy Simulation Lab, Student Lounge, Surgery Simulation Lab and Teaching-Learning Center.

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