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.


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2019-2020 Magnet Application 

The electronic magnet application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available beginning November 1, 2018, and it will close on February 15, 2019. 

The magnet application works best on a desktop or laptop computer as opposed to a cell phone. Please click on the blue "Apply Now" button below to begin the magnet application.
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Please note that the magnet application is not first-come, first-served. All eligible applications that are submitted prior to the February 15th deadline will be entered into the lottery.

When entering a student's date of birth, please use the M/D/YYYY format. Do not add any leading zeros. For example, a date of birth of September 8, 2010, would be entered as 9/8/2010.

Elementary School Tour Dates Middle and High School Open House Dates

For a complete list of the elementary school tour dates and open house dates, please click the links below. 

Elementary Tour Dates

Open House Schedule

Magnet Brochure

 For additional information regarding magnet programs in OCPS, click the icon below to access our magnet brochure. 

OCPS Magnet Brochure

Spanish Version of Magnet Brochure

Portuguese Version of Magnet Brochure