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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,
407.317.3200 x2022767, regarding the following magnet:
  • Foreign Language Academy, Hillcrest Elementary School 

Please contact Maria Montalvo, Maria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407-317-3200, ext 2022715, regarding the following magnets:
  • STEM, Orange Center Elementary School

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Union Park Elementary School

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Tildenville Elementary School

Please contact Bradley Martin, Bradley.Martin@ocps.net,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022862 regarding the following magnets:   
  • Aviation and Aerospace, Sally Ride Elementary School

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Hunter's Creek Elementary School

Please contact Kimberly Marlow, Kimberly.Marlow@ocps.net,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022804 regarding the following magnets:  
  • Orlando Gifted Academy (grades 2 - 6)
     
  • STEAM Career Academy, Bay Meadows Elementary School  

Middle School Magnets

Please contact Lea BolvesMarylea.Bolves@ocps.net,
407.317.3200 x2022767, regarding the following magnet:
  • 6-8 Option, Arbor Ridge School

  • Academy of Arts, Howard Middle School
     
  • Cambridge Middle School Academy, Liberty Middle School

Please contact Maria MontalvoMaria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407-317-3200, 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

  • World Language Academy, Lakeview Middle School

Please contact Bradley Martin, Bradley.Martin@ocps.net,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022862 regarding the following magnets:   
  • Center for the Advancement of Science and Engineering (CASE), Lockhart Middle School

  • Two-Way Dual Language, Hunter's Creek Middle School

Please contact Kimberly MarlowKimberly.Marlow@ocps.net,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022804 regarding the following magnets:  
  • Orlando Gifted Academy (grades 2 - 6) 

High School Magnets

​Please contact Lea BolvesMarylea.Bolves@ocps.net,
407.317.3200 x2022767, regarding the following magnet:
  • Agriscience Academy, Wekiva High School
     
  • Center for International Studies, Dr. Phillips High School 

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

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
    Cypress Creek High School, Jones High School, University High School
     
  • Laser Photonics Academy, Wekiva High School
     
  • Medical, Jones High School 

  • Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Phillips High School

Please contact Maria MontalvoMaria.Montalvo@ocps.net,
407-317-3200, ext 2022715, regarding the following magnets:
  • Advanced Engineering Applications, Apopka High School
     
  • Cambridge Program, Colonial High School
     
  • Entertainment Production and Management Academy, Evans High School 

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Evans 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,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022862 regarding the following magnets:   
  • Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Oak Ridge High School

  • Center for Future Educators, Edgewater High School

  • Digital Media and Gaming, Oak Ridge High School

  • Engineering, Science, and Technology, Edgewater High School 

  • Hospitality Management, Oak Ridge High School 

  • JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Oak Ridge High School 

Please contact Kimberly MarlowKimberly.Marlow@ocps.net,
407-317-3200 ext. 2022804 regarding the following magnets:  
  • Performing Fine Arts, University High School 


The magnet office is led by:


Dr. Kimberly R. Marlow, Director
407.317.3200 ext. 2022804
Kimberly.Marlow@ocps.net

Bradley Martin, Senior Administrator 
407-317-3200 ext, 2022862
Bradley.Martin@ocps.net

Questions?

Email us at magnetoffice@ocps.net

 

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.
Click here to apply
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