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The Partners in Education program links businesses and organizations with schools to share resources, both in people and materials. Each flourishes from the support and prosperity of the other. Schools must prepare today's students for their entry into a diverse, competitive work force. When businesses take part in the education of these young people, they help strengthen the work force of the future. The Partners in Education program is vital in helping the community and the school system work and grow together.

The general requirements are simple: 

 

  • The partnership needs to provide a benefit to the school, and be mutually beneficial to the business through cause-related marketing not advertising.
  • We define a partnership as at least three activities throughout the school year, which we feel is the minimum for a partner relationship.
  • The partnership activities must fulfill a need of a school, as determined by the principal and the school's Partners in Education Coordinator.

 

The key to a success is finding where a school's needs and the resources of a business intersect and can be implemented in a mutually beneficial manner. Businesses can partner with an individual school, multiple schools or, for some businesses, with the entire district. Districtwide partnerships must be able to support meaningful activities at a district level or at all schools. 

OCPS has key concentrations of recruitment for Partners in Education that are in the STEM fields, in the travel & tourism industry, and those that are faith-based organizations.​​​​​​​ ​​​

 

 Get Involved

 
 

 Welcome to Partners in Education

 
 

 How to Become a Partner in Education

 

School Level Partner in Education - Partner with a school

  1. Select school of your choice.  Click here for the School Directory.
  2. Contact the school's Partners in Education Coordinator to discuss partnering opportunities.
  3. Complete the partnership agreement to formalize the partnership. Both the business and the school should plan at least three activities each year.
  4. Begin partnership activities! 

Districtwide Partner in Education - Partner with all schools across the district

For more information on partnering with multiple schools please contact Community Resources at 407.317.3323 or email Sara Au. Thank you for supporting Orange County Public Schools.

 

 Our Partners in Education

 
Diamond
A Gift for Teaching
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
CFE Federal Credit Union
Dixon Ticonderoga
Foundation for OCPS
FuelMySchool.com
SeaWorld of Orlando
Walt Disney World
Platinum 
AXA Advisors
Carl Black of Orlando
Champion of Choices
DeVry University
Fifth Third Bank
Florida Hospital Centra Care
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center
H​orace Mann
IBM
Junior Achievement of Central Florida
OfficeMax
Orlando Magic
S.T.A.R.S of West Orange
Strawbridge Studios
Verizon Wireless 
WET 'N WILD

Gold
Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless
Century 21 Sunshine Realty
Learn to Learn of Central Florida, Inc.
Keiser University
OneSight
Orlando Mortgage Solutions
RDV Sportsplex
Sonny's Real-Pit Bar-B-Q
State Farm Insurance
Tiki Island Prehistoric Volcano Golf
Voight Foundation​ 

 

Silver 
Education Networks of America
Bronze 
April’s Apples
Arthur Murray Studios
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Barnes & Noble
BEADS at MetroWest
Bee Healthy Nutrition Education
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More
Borders
Boston Market
Bowl America
California Pizza Kitchen
Central Florida Ballet
Central Florida College
Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce 
Central Florida Fair
Central Florida Zoo
Chevy's Fresh Mexican Restaurant
Classic Rock School of Music
Congo River Golf
Cookies and Cream
Cox Marketing Services
Dave & Busters
Daytona International Speedway
Diane Meiller & Associates
Dr. Phillips Little League
East Orlando Athletics
Elaina Inc.
Festival Bay Mall
Fun Spot Attractions
Gandolfo’s
Give a Kid a Backpack
Gold's Gym
Gotta Dance
Homeless Services Network of Central Florida
I9 Sports-East Orlando
I9 Sports-West Orange
Ice Factory
Images Auto Spa
InBloom Florist
Infinite Scholar Program
Jackson's Gymnastics
Jostens
Kinkade Events
L.A. Acting Workshop
Lach Orthodontic Specialist
Lakeshore Learning
Latitude Zero Fine Art Gallery
Liberty Mutual
Life Dance International Training Center
Maters & Taters
Medieval Times
Merrill Lynch
Mighty Ice
Mike's Italian Ice
Milestone Projects, Inc.
My City Eats and Entertainment
Mye-Dash Consulting, Inc.
MyKidsPlate.com
O' Naturals
Omni Financial Services
Orange County Arts Education Center
Orange County Library System
Orange County Regional History Center
Orange County Utilities
Orlando Sharks
Panera Bread
Papa John's Pizza
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
PlayDate Orlando
Pollo Tropical
Positive Flow Foundation Inc.
Prudential FL WCI & Mortgage "An affiliate of Wells Fargo"
Red Brick Pizza
Roddy Golf Academy
SPCA of Central Florida/Humane Society
Sport Resume
Total Golf Adventures
TransLife
United Trophy/FleaWorld
University of Central Florida
UNO Chicago Grill
VALIC
WHIZard Academy for Mathematics & English
Wonderworks/Magical Midway
 
 

 OCPS NewsPart

 
12/18/2013
Faith-Based Initiative Enters 2nd Year
The OCPS Faith-Based Initiative entered it's second year with the most recent "Adopt-A-School" partnership created to benefit Rock Lake Elementary. Full Story
2/20/2014
Nt'l Engineers Week at Lockheed Martin
Partner in Education Lockheed Martin celebrated National Engineers Week with a series of events culminating in a robotics competition. Full Story
2/20/2014
Superintendent Addresses Navy Town Hall
Superintendent Barbara Jenkins addressed the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division Town Hall to inspire more volunteerism at OCPS schools. Full Story
2/23/2014
Massey Makes Magic for Killarney Readers
Massey Services presented certificates of achievement and tickets to their SkyBox at an Orlando Magic game to Killarney Elementary students. Full Story
2/24/2014
Wet 'N Wild Launches Aqua Lab
Waterpark Wet 'N Wild has created a new STEM-based field trip and curriculum program, aimed at tying together fun and physics. Full Story
2/24/2014
OCPS Volunteer Earns State Award
Florida Governor Rick Scott presented the Champion of Service Award to Jeanette Lutz for her work at Rock Springs Elementary. Full Story
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