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Arbor Ridge Middle School Magnet
Arbor Ridge School
2900 Logandale Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
407.672.3110                                         
http://www.arbor.ocps.net  
 
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. Participating students enter the program in the sixth grade and a limited number may enter in seventh and eighth grades. 
 
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.   
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes and a 2.5 GPA is recommended.
                                                        
 
Howard Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet
Howard Middle School
800 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801

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 two arts magnet classes and a minimum 2.5 GPA is recommended.
 
 
 
The World Language Academy at Lakeview Middle School  
Lakeview Middle School     
1200 West Bay Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
407.877.5010

https://www.ocps.net/lc/west/mla/Pages/default.aspx

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 or 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. 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; a 2.5 GPA is recommended.
 
 
Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program Magnets
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 Columbia Street Orlando, FL 32811  
407.296.5110
http://www.carvermiddle.ocps.net      
Carver Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Carver, Bridgewater, Chain of Lakes, Freedom, Gotha, Southwest, and Westridge
 
Lee Middle School     
1201 Maury Road Orlando, FL 32804   
407.245.1800       
http://www.lee.ocps.net
Lee Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Lee, Blankner, Howard, Lockhart, Maitland, and Meadowbrook
 
Memorial Middle School     
2220 W. 29th Street  Orlando, FL 32805  
407.245.1810     
http://www.memorial.ocps.net                                                                                                                         
Memorial Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Memorial, Conway, Hunter’s Creek, Meadow Woods, South Creek, Sun Ridge, and Walker
 
Robinswood Middle School     
6305 Balboa Drive  Orlando, FL 32818  
407.296.5140   
http://www.robinswood.ocps.net            
Robinswood Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Robinswood, Apopka, Lakeview, Ocoee, Piedmont Lakes, and Wolf Lake
 
Jackson Middle School    
6000 Stonewall Jackson Road Orlando, FL 32807 
Jackson Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Jackson, Avalon, Discovery, Corner Lakes, Lake Nona, Legacy, Liberty, Odyssey, and Union Park