Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions


When will Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation open?

Classes start in August 2022. The inaugural student Navigator Kickoff will be Friday, July 29th, 8:30-12.

Where is the school?

The official address is 32555 Innovation Drive Wesley Chapel, FL 335455. Parents will enter here to park in the front office parking lot. Students will enter the student parking lot off of Kiefer Road.

What grade levels will be included?

Kirkland Ranch will open in 2022 with grades 9 and 10, and ultimately will serve students in grades 9 through 12.

What programs will be available at Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation?

Programs will include the following:

  • Applied Cybersecurity & Computer Science Principles
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Automotive (Diesel)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Building Trades and Construction Technology
  • Electricity
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Design
  • Engineering & Applied Robotics
  • Patient Care Technology
  • Welding Technology Fundamentals

Who will attend the school?

Students interested in an innovative educational environment will apply through the Pasco’s School Choice Office at

Will transportation be provided?

Transportation hub stops will be at Pasco High School, Zephyrhills High School, and Wiregrass Ranch High School.

Is there a cost to attend the school?

No. Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation is a Pasco County public school, not a private school. There are no tuition costs.

Will Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation offer a standard diploma?

Yes. Students can earn a standard diploma and have many opportunities to earn industry certification. We offer Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses as well. 

Will the school have sports teams and clubs?

The school will not have sports teams, but students are able to play at their zone high school. It will have clubs, with the specifics determined by the staff and students.