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Magnet Overview

Magnet Programs have been established at elementary, middle and high schools to provide an opportunity for students to engage in intensive study in specific areas. Magnets offer the opportunity for students to discover their talents and explore their interests while focusing on academic rigor.

OCPS magnet programs reflect the diversity of the district and are designated to attract students from across the district. Complete information will be listed in the school's magnet description.

High school magnet programs provide unique personalized learning communities. These programs of study are aimed at increasing student achievement and permit a student to focus on interest, talents or career goals. Middle and elementary magnet programs provide students the opportunity to participate in challenging experiences that engage them in learning.


Magnet Goals

  • Provide students the opportunity to exceed challenging state academic and achievement standards

  • Promote student diversity through choice

  • Enhance equitable access for all students to high quality education

  • Strengthen student knowledge of academic subjects that will lead to increased student acquisition of marketable career, technological and professional skills for informed career decisions 

  • Accelerate systemic reform


Centralized Application Process

In order to be considered for placement in magnet programs, students must submit an electronic application. Students do not have to re-apply for admission into the same magnet program in which they are currently enrolled.


District Magnet Contacts

For more information, click below to access the district contact for each magnet. 

Elementary School Magnets

Please contact Lea Bolves, Marylea.Bolves@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext. 2022767, regarding the following magnets:
  • Foreign Language Academy, Hillcrest Elementary School 

Please contact Maria Montalvo, Maria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext 2022715, regarding the following magnets:
  • Two-Way Dual Language, Hunter's Creek Elementary School 

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Union Park Elementary School

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Tildenville Elementary School

Please contact Teanna Manley, teanna.manley@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext. 2022961 regarding the following magnets:

  • Aviation and Aerospace, Sally Ride Elementary School
     
  • Orlando Gifted Academy (Grades 2 - 6) 

  • STEAM Career Academy, Bay Meadows Elementary School 

  • STEM Magnet, Orange Center Elementary School


Please contact Bradley Martin, Bradley.Martin@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext. 2022862 regarding the following magnets:   

  • Advanced Curriculum Academy, Hungerford Elementary School 

  • Visual and Performing Arts, Maxey Elementary School 

Please contact Dr. Kimberly Marlow, Kimberly.Marlow@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext. 2022804 regarding the following magnets:  
  • Advanced Curriculum Academy, Hungerford Elementary School 
     
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Maxey Elementary School 

Middle School Magnets

Please contact Lea BolvesMarylea.Bolves@ocps.net,
407.317.3484  ext. 2022767, regarding the following magnets:
  • 6-8 Option, Arbor Ridge School

  • Academy of Arts, Howard Middle School
          

Please contact Maria MontalvoMaria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext 2022715, regarding the following magnets:
  • Middle Years International Baccalaureate
    Carver Middle School, College Park Middle School, Jackson Middle School, Memorial Middle School, and Robinswood Middle School

  • Two-Way Dual Language Program, Hunter's Creek Middle School
     
  • World Language Academy, Lakeview Middle School

 


Please contact Teanna Manley, teanna.manley@ocps.net
407.317.3484 ext. 2022961 for the following magnets: 

  • Cambridge Middle School Academy, Liberty Middle School 

  • Center for the Advancement of Science and Engineering (CASE), Lockhart Middle School


High School Magnets

​Please contact Lea BolvesMarylea.Bolves@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext, 2022767, regarding the following magnets: 
  • Center for International Studies, Dr. Phillips High School 

  • Criminal Justice, Law, and Finance, Boone High School 

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
    Jones High School, University High School
          
  • Medical, Jones High School 

  • Performing Fine Arts, University High School

  • Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Phillips High School

Please contact Maria MontalvoMaria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext 2022715, regarding the following magnets:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Cypress Creek High School, Evans High School
     
  • Cambridge Program, Colonial High School
     
  • Entertainment Production and Management Academy, Evans High School
     

Please contact Teanna Manley, teanna.manley@ocps.net
407.317.3484 ext. 2022961 for the following magnets: 

  • Advanced Engineering Applications, Apopka High School 

  • Cambridge Program, Colonial High School 

  • Center for Future Educators, Edgewater High School 

  • Engineering Science, and Technology, Edgewater High School 

  • Medical Careers, Apopka High School 

  • NAF Information Technology, Colonial High School 

  • Veterinary Animal Science and Services, Colonial High School 

Please contact Bradley Martin, Bradley.Martin@ocps.net,
407.317.3484 ext. 2022862 regarding the following magnets:

  • 3DE by Junior Achievement, Oak Ridge High School 

  • Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Oak Ridge High School

  • Digital Media and Gaming, Oak Ridge High School

  • Hospitality Management, Oak Ridge High School 

  • Agriscience Academy, Wekiva High School 

  • Laser Photonics, Wekiva High School 

 




The magnet office is led by:


Dr. Kimberly R. Marlow, Director
407.317.3484 ext. 2022804
Kimberly.Marlow@ocps.net

Bradley Martin, Senior Administrator 
407.317.3484 ext. 2022862
Bradley.Martin@ocps.net

Questions?

 

Email us at magnetoffice@ocps.net

 

Magnet Fair Survey

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The 2020-2021 Magnet Application 

Magnet Application, Click to Apply


The magnet application for the 2020-2021 school year is now open and will remain open until February 15, 2020. Please note: There is no preference given as to when you apply, as long as you apply by the February 15th deadline.


Only one application may be submitted per student. You may choose one, two, or three magnet choices. Be sure to select your choices in the order of your preference. If you are only interested in one program, only apply for that one program.

What happens if I am offered a seat and it is not my first choice?
Be sure to select your choices in the order of preference. If you are offered a seat from the lottery, this seat offer will be the only seat offer you will receive. You may apply again once the summer waitlist application is available in May.



Elementary Magnet Tour Dates

Please click here to view the 2019-2020 Elementary Magnet Tour dates and contact information.  


Middle and High School Magnet Open House Dates

Please click here to view the 2019-2020 Middle and High School Magnet Open House dates and times.