Students at Pivot Charter School–Tampa joined the nationwide scavenger hunt by painting animals, positive quotes, school spirit and other creative pictures on more than 600 rocks. Each rock is tagged with @pivotrocks, which links to the school’s Instagram page. The students recently hid the rocks throughout Hillsborough County at restaurants, parking lots, walking trails and other public areas. The group will use its Instagram page to share clues about where the rocks are hidden. Leaders at Pivot Charter School are hoping to bring awareness about the school, one rock at a time.
The 275 6th-12th graders currently enrolled in Pivot Charter School, along with their families, are a close knit community. Last school year, 41 percent of middle school students earned high school credit and 83 percent of graduates went to college following graduation.