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Arbor Ridge Middle School Magnet
The Arbor Ridge Middle School Magnet is for students in grades six to eight.  Students have the opportunity to reach the highest intellectual and behavioral potential in a small, nurturing learning environment.  This setting allows students to gain academic success without the pressure of a large, traditional middle school, and will enable them to prepare for greater achievement beyond the eighth grade.  This rigorous program emphasizes self-organization, responsibility, and leadership so that students are prepared to live as productive and successful citizens in an ever-changing, challenging society.
Transportation is provided for this program for students who reside within designated transportation zones. The transportation zones are currently under review and will be posted on this website when approved.  
Participating students enter the program in the sixth grade and a limited number may enter in seventh and eighth grades. 
Specific Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes and a 2.5 GPA is recommended.
Arbor Ridge School
407.672.3110                                         
 2900 Logandale Drive, Orlando, 32817   FL      
http://www.arbor.ocps.net                                                           
 
   
Howard Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet
 
 The Howard Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts provides a rigorous arts and integrated academic curriculum with an array of fine arts elective courses. These courses provide enhanced opportunities for high school and college preparation. With majors in the Visual Arts and Performing Arts, students are able to explore engaging classes that include musical theatre, acting, dance, stage design, stage production, chorus, band, jazz band, guitar, orchestra, music theory and composition, digital photography, digital video production and visual art. Academy students share their work and talent through various exhibits, performances and competitions. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Orlando near Lake Eola, Howard Middle School offers a beautiful historical facility for these performances and exhibitions. Students interested in developing a deep understanding of the arts in an academically focused environment may apply to enter the magnet program. Participating students enter the program during sixth grade, with a limited number of seats available for students entering seventh and eighth grades.
Transportation is not provided for this program.
Specific eligibility requirements:
Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes and a minimum 2.5 GPA is recommended.
Howard Middle School
407-245-1780
800 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
www.howard.ocps.net
 
  The World Language Academy at Lakeview Middle School   
The World Language Academy at Lakeview Middle School provides an instructional model for English speaking students to learn a second language and be on their way to becoming biliterate. Emphasis on Spanish of French instruction in the middle grades allows English speakers ample exposure to the target languages- Spanish or French. Becoming part of the World Language Academy enables students to acquire Spanish or French orally and as well as transfer reading and writing skills into the targeted language. Students will be immersed into either the Spanish or French language with a block (two periods) of language instruction for two of their elective classes. Students have the opportunity to earn two high school credits of foreign language prior to entering high school and will be better prepared to enroll in an Advanced Placement foreign language course while in high school Students will also cultivate an understanding and appreciation of other cultures and be better prepared for a global future.
Transportation is not provided for this program.
Participating students enter the program during sixth grade, with a limited number of seats available for students entering seventh and eighth grades.
Specific eligibility requirements:
Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 2.5 GPA is recommended.
Lakeview Middle School     
407.877.5010
1200 West Bay Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
https://www.ocps.net/lc/west/mla/Pages/default.aspx
 
Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program Magnet 
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. The MYP is internationally recognized and is designed for students aged 11 through 16. The program of study encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. The program consists of eight subject groups integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Human Ingenuity, Environments and Health and Social Education.  

 

Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as sixth graders and a limited number may enter as seventh and eighth graders.   Transportation is provided for this program.
Specific Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 2.5 GPA is recommended.
 
The following schools are MYP Magnets:
Carver Middle School      4500 Colombia St. Orlando, FL 3811   407.296.5110 
http://www.carvermiddle.ocps.net       
Carver serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Carver, Bridgewater,Chain of Lakes, Freedom, Gotha, Southwest, Westridge
Lee Middle School      1201 Maury Rd. Orlando, FL 32804    407.245.1800        
http://www.lee.ocps.net
Lee serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Lee, Blankner, Howard, Lockhart, Maitland, Meadowbrook
Memorial Middle School      2220 W. 29th St. 32805   407.245.1810      
http://www.memorial.ocps.net              
                                                                                                            Memorial serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Memorial, Conway, Hunter’s Creek, Meadow Woods, South Creek Sun Ridge, Walker
Robinswood Middle School      6305 Balboa Dr. Orlando, FL 32818   407.296.5140    
http://www.robinswood.ocps.net            
Robinswood serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Robinswood, Apopka, Lakeview, Ocoee, Piedmont Lakes, Wolf Lake
Stonewall Jackson Middle School     6000 Stonewall Jackson Rd. Orlando, FL 32807  407.249.6430     
http://www.stonewalljackson.ocps.net         
                                                                                                    Jackson serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Jackson, Avalon, Discovery, Corner Lakes, Lake Nona, Legacy, Liberty, Odyssey, Union Park
 
Windy Ridge Middle School Magnet 
The Windy Ridge Middle School Magnet is dedicated to the philosophy of a child-centered curriculum. A variety of teaching methods is used to encourage children to become actively involved in their own learning. Goal setting, problem solving, and critical thinking skills are incorporated into a curriculum that is rich in literature and inspired by the natural curiosity children have in the areas of science and social studies. Subjects are integrated so that students can see relationships within subjects, between subjects, as well as between the topic and the real world. Our students learn to become cooperative, self-reliant, productive members of their class, school, community, and society.

 

Transportation is provided for this program for students who reside within the Windy Ridge Elementary School attendance zone.

 

Participating students enter the program in the sixth grade and a limited number may enter in seventh and eighth grades. 

 

Specific Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be currently attending or zoned for Windy Ridge Elementary 

 

Windy Ridge School, 407.296.5100            900 Beech Tree Dr., Orlando, FL 32835  

http://www.windy.ocps.net