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Universal Education Center Grand Opening

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Graduating students from UEC 2019

Seniors in NY city area



Bell Schedule


8:00 am – 3:11 pm

William E. Tovine

David Webster-Gardiner
Assistant Principal

OCPS School-to-Work program has a twenty-five year partnership with Universal Orlando, which provides an alternative approach to traditional high school. The Universal Education Center (UEC) is located on the grounds of Universal Orlando Resort (UO), and students work either side of their academic core classes in the morning or afternoon. Students are paid $12 an hour during their shifts.

A key highlight of UEC is the Mentoring Program, as each student is paired with a successful employee within Universal’s management team. Mentors meet weekly with their mentees, and these relationships cultivate further learning beyond the workplace or classroom.

With very small class sizes in our brand new learning space, individualized and focused attention can be given to all students from our OCPS teachers to help them reach their graduation & post-secondary goals.

To enter the program, students must meet these basic requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Grade Point Average of at least 1.7
  • Flexibility to be successful in a non-traditional school setting
  • Commit to working 3 hours a day, Monday - Friday, 15 hours a week
  • No major discipline referrals

How can I learn more, or register my interest in joining the UEC?

Students may reach out for more information by calling the School-to-Work Recruiter at (407) 318-3150 ext. 6382231, or email:  or message us on social media @School2WorkOCPS with the icons listed below.

Hope to talk with you soon!

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Welcome to the last quarter of our 2018-2019 school year!

It is the final countdown for our graduating Seniors, culminating 13 years of schooling with their graduation ceremonies soon approaching in early May. Seniors, savor these last days. 

For the rest of us, let’s make it count – what project, goal or task did you want to accomplish this year that you need to finish? What summer plans do you have or need to make? Ask for help where needed, do your work and seek opportunities where you can grow.

Don’t forget our School to Work PROM with a roaring ‘20s Great Gatsby theme on April 20th at the Florida Mall Hotel, 7pm. Cost will be $30, includes a sumptuous dinner and is going to be epic so get your tickets from your site Lead and come dressed to impress. 

Between Prom, tests, end of year exams, and graduation ceremonies, I hope to see you soon!

David Webster-Gardiner

Assistant Principal, Alternative Education
Universal Education Center
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Building B2, Suite 346
Orlando, FL 32819

407-652-5596 Office 

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