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Advanced Engineering Applications (AEA) Magnet
 
The Advanced Engineering Applications (AEA) Magnet includes an introduction and thorough exploration of the broad spectrum of traditional engineering fields as well as the emerging disciplines in the physical, social, and biological sciences. The new face of engineering requires verbal and written communication skills in addition to an in-depth understanding of complex mathematics and science concepts. Interdisciplinary projects and lessons drive the curriculum to stimulate student interest and involvement. Lessons engage students by using teamwork, problem solving, and the day-to-day practice of the scientific method, which is practiced by engineers everyday. 
 
The AEA program is strongly grounded in mathematics and the physical sciences that may lead to students earning college credit for advanced studies while in high school. Emphasis will also be placed upon the humanities and social sciences to help develop judgment and curiosity among students. In addition, students will have an opportunity to enroll in two University of Central Florida College of Engineering Dual Enrollment courses in their senior year.  AEA students follow a college-preparatory curriculum beginning in Grade 9.  Magnet students are encouraged to enroll in as many Advanced Placement (AP) courses as possible during their high school career to include: AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Calculus.  The AEA students are very competitive in the college admissions process.  
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA is recommended.
 
Apopka High School, 407.905.5500
555 W. Martin Street, Apopka, FL 32712
Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Magnet
 
The Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Magnet provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum coupled with relevant career-related electives and enrichment activities that allow students to experience first-hand the fields of aviation and aerospace engineering. Integrated learning, honors and Advanced Placement coursework, as well as field trips, site visits and possible apprenticeships and internships provide the foundation for student preparation. Upon program completion, students will be academically prepared for two- and four-year higher education programs and may receive scholarships through Bright Futures and a variety of other funding sources.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Oak Ridge High School, 407.852.3200
6000 S. Winegard Road, Orlando, FL  32809  
Center for International Studies (CIS) Magnet  
 
The Center for International Studies (CIS) Magnet provides a strong academic curriculum with an international dimension.  Students develop the skills, attain the knowledge, and cultivate an attitude of cross-cultural awareness that will assist them in whatever direction they pursue in their future. Social studies and world languages form the core of the CIS curriculum.  Students are exposed to major concepts and issues in international affairs, politics, history, world religions, and humanities.   As part of their commitment to international studies, students become proficient in a foreign language, while having the opportunity to develop skills in a second foreign language.  The CIS magnet offers a strong Advanced Placement emphasis, enhancing student opportunities for scholarships and college entrance. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA is recommended.
 
Dr.  Phillips High School, 407.355.3200
6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
Criminal Justice, Law and Finance Magnet
 
The Criminal Justice, Finance and Law Magnet offers three career emphases each with the primary goal of college preparation with career exploration. Criminal Justice explores careers at the local, state and federal levels of law enforcement, corrections and private security. Students earn seven hours college credit for the three criminal justice classes. Finance is a four-year program for students with a professional career interest in business. Law provides a basic knowledge of criminal, civil and constitutional law and judicial proceedings. Career-related guest speakers, field trips, mentors, job shadowing and internship opportunities are part of the program.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program.  Participating students enter the Criminal Justice, Law, and Finance Magnet as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA is recommended.
 
Boone High School, 407.893.7200
1000 E. Kaley St. , Orlando, FL 32806
Digital Media and Gaming Magnet
 
The Digital Media and Gaming Magnet provides a rigorous college preparatory program using curriculum that is tied to today’s digital world.  You text message, download music, make cell phone calls, chat online and play the latest games anytime, anywhere.  So why not learn how to make it all happen?  Be a part of the development of the digital boom while in high school.  Oak Ridge High School, in cooperation with the University of Central Florida School of Film and Digital Media, has developed the most extensive digital media program in Central Florida.  Students learn the latest in podcasting, animation, web design, electronics and gaming development.  Integrated learning, honors and Advanced Placement coursework, as well as field trips, site visits and possible apprenticeships and internships provide the foundation for student preparation. Upon program completion, students will be academically prepared for two- and four-year higher education programs and may receive scholarships through Bright Futures and a variety of other funding sources.
 
Students throughout the Orange County school district may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Oak Ridge High School, 407.852.3200
6000 South Winegard Road, Orlando, FL  32809
Engineering, Science and Technology (EST) Magnet
 
The Engineering, Science and Technology (EST) Magnet is designed to provide students with academically rigorous and meaningful experiences in engineering and computer-based design. Engineering students work to earn articluated college credit and industry certification as they complete the prominent Pathways to Engineering progression developed by Project Lead the Way. Technology majors will delve into the world of 3D Animation, Graphic Design or Web Design and have the opportunity to earn up to 6 separate industry certifications. All EST students will work together on the EST STEAM project which simulates the research, development and marketing aspects of the modern engineering and technology company. This curricuulum, as well as our business and academic partners, expose our students to modern inductry and prepare them for a future caree in engineering, architecture, technology and design. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA and successful completetion of Algebra I is recommended.
 
Edgewater High School, 407.835.4900
3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804    
Global Technologies Magnet
 
 
The Global Technologies Magnet is designed to prepare students for higher education and career opportunities in the fields related to global technologies. Global Technologies is a unique educational program that offers a rigorous 4-year course of study with emphasis on science, math, and technology. The program exposes students to expanding technology-based industries such as modeling and simulation, robotics, digital media, computer science, engineering, science and technology, electronic arts, gaming, broadband systems, cognitive sciences, and psychology. Global Technologies students prepare for success in college through challenging Advanced Placement college-level courses while developing skills in networking, interviewing, and real-world applications of technology through partnerships with the University of Central Florida and a 40-hour senior internship.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshman, and a limited number may enter as sophomores. Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA is recommended.
 
University High School, 407.482.8700
2450 Cougar Way, Orlando, FL 32817
Hospitality Management Magnet
 
The Hospitality Management Magnet provides a variety of academic and real-world experiences to meet the needs of both four-year college-bound students and students planning to attend community college before beginning their careers in hotel and resort management. In addition to solid academic preparation, students have the opportunity to participate in a manager mentor program, site visits, job shadowing and to interact with industry leaders as guest speakers and through apprenticeship and intern programs. Upon program completion, students will be academically prepared for two- and four-year higher education programs and may receive scholarships through Bright Futures and a variety of other funding sources.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Oak Ridge High School, 407.852.3200
6000 South Winegard Road, Orlando, FL  32809
International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet 
 
The International Baccalaureate Magnet includes a two-year rigorous Pre-International Baccalaureate course of study to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program during their junior and senior years. The curriculum has been developed by an international group of educators. The program offers extensive study in language arts, history, liberal arts, mathematics and science and stresses the development of communication and analytical skills. The IB program is recognized internationally by colleges and universities. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program at the school designated for their draw zone. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; A rubric will be used to determine eligiblity and it will include the following: 6th & 7th grade GPAs. 
 
  
HIGH SCHOOL IB MAGNET DRAW ZONES
For Students Entering  2014-15 School Year
 

 Cypress Creek

Evans

Jones

University

Winter Park

Bridgewater (50%)

Freedom

Hunters’ Creek

Meadow Woods

New “Lake Nona”

South Creek

Southwest

Walker

Westridge  

Apopka

Carver*

Lakeview

Meadowbrook*

Ocoee

Piedmont Lakes

Robinswood

Wolf Lake

 

 

 

Blankner

Bridgewater (50%)

Carver*

Chain of Lakes

Conway

Gotha

Howard

Jackson (40%)
Lee*

Meadowbrook*

Memorial

Sun Ridge

Avalon

Corner Lake

Discovery

Jackson (60%)

Legacy

Liberty

Union Park

Odyssey

 

 

Glenridge

Lee

Lockhart

Maitland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                               * The portion that is zoned for this high school
 
Bridgewater is split by Seidel Rd. to Reams Rd. to Rt. 535 to Apopka-Vineland.  Students in the northern section go to Jones and students in the southern section go to Cypress Creek.
 
Jackson is split by Route 436.  Students living on the east side go to University and students living on the west side go to Jones.
 
Lee is split as follows:  Students attending Lee who are zoned for Jones go to Jones.  All others go to Winter Park.
 
Meadowbrook students all go to Evans with the exception of the small area that is zoned for Jones.
 
Carver students zoned for Evans go to Evans.  All others go to Jones.
 
Cypress Creek High School, 407.852.3400
1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, FL 32824
  
Evans High School, 407.522.3400
4949 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL  32808
 
Jones High School, 407.835.2300
801 S. Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL   32805
 
 
University High School, 407.482.8700
2450 Cougar Way, Orlando, FL 32817
 
Winter Park High School, 407.622.3200
2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park, FL  32792
JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship
 
The JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship is a national model partnership between OCPS and Junior Achievement of Central Florida.  The JA Academy offers a challenging and rigorous curriculum optimized by mentors and real life experiences which emphasizes the mastering of leadership and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. Through a focus on stimulating and engaging classes, executive speaker series, internships, and community service, the JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship prepares students for significant success in college or in their own entrepreneurial endeavors following high school. Relevant learning opportunities include required participation in organizations that provide experience in the presentation and delivery of business problems solutions. Students participating in the JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship will be provided opportunities for summer internships, mentor partnerships, active community participation as well as the development of a personal entrepreneurial business plan.
 
Students throughout the Orange County school district may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and remain in the magnet for the 4 years of high school. Active parent/guardian participation is required.   Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a minimum 2.5 GPA is required.
 
Oak Ridge High School
407.852.3200
700 W Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809
www.orhs.ocps.net
Laser Photonics Academy Magnet 
 
The theme of the Laser & Photonics Magnet Program at Wekiva High School is “Pinpoint Your Future through Laser & Photonics.” The program is designed as a dual enrollment program in partnership with Valencia College for students showing an interest and aptitude in Science and Mathematics. The program rigorous course offerings increase student awareness of the expanding job opportunities available in photonics and optics, teach skills needed for the field, and foster close ties with industry and post-secondary institutions.  The Laser Photonics Academy prepares students for career opportunities in the field of laser and photonics technology and gives students a chance to earn 42 college credits  along with their secondary school diploma. The program provides students with exciting scientific experiences through unique teaching methods focused on understanding the application of electronic, fiber optic, photonic, and laser principles. The hands-on learning prepares students for real-world projects and practical applications. The program curriculum is supported by expertise through partnerships with Valencia College, Northrop Grumman, and University of Central Florida.  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.
 
Wekiva High School
407.297.4900
2501 North Hiawassee Road, Apopka, FL 32703
Medical Arts Magnet
 
The Jones High School Medical Arts Magnet is a Dual Enrollment Program offered through a partnership with Orlando Tech on the Jones High School campus. The Medical Arts Dual Enrollment program will provide students with the most up to date curriculum and strategic methods used in a number of medical professions nationwide. All dual enrollment courses are presented with the same rigor and complexity as adult technical courses offered at Orlando Tech. In addition, Medical Magnet students will have the opportunity to receive post-secondary weighted credits as well as earn industry certifications in the area(s) they are studying. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Jones High School, 407.835.2300
 
801 S. Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL   32805
Medical Careers Magnet
 
The Medical Careers Magnet prepares motivated students for a future in the dramatically expanding fields of medicine and healthcare related careers.  Students may engage in a rigorous college preparatory academic program, including dual-enrollment and advanced placement courses. The program combines intensive study with real world applications of medical procedures.  The program culminates in the opportunity to spend an entire semester participating in career shadowing and clinical experiences in healthcare fields that include dentistry, vision care, veterinary medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing, pediatrics, labor and delivery, cardiology, and surgery. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program.  Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Apopka High School
407.905.5500
555 W. Martin Street, Apopka, FL 32712
NAF Information Technology Magnet 
 
The NAF Information Technology Magnet is affiliated with the international National Academy Foundation (NAF), based in New York City, New York.  This magnet is designed to for the study, development, implementation, support and management of computer-based information systems.  In their freshman year, students build their technology foundation in the following courses; 1) Computing for College and Careers; and 2) Introduction to Information Technology.  During their sophomore year, students select one track in an area of concentration, IT Support (PC Support, Web Design, Network Design and Programming) or IT Communications (Television and Radio Production and Digital Print Media). 
 
As a member of NAF IT Magnet, qualified students are eligible for an internship after their junior year and for competitive scholarships through the National Academy Foundation and the Central Florida National Academy Foundation Board.  Additionally, students in this program may also qualify for Gold Seal Bright Futures scholarship money.  This high school magnet is conducive to post-secondary education in one of the following arenas:  Career and Technology Education in conjunction with Orange County Public Schools, year AS or AA degrees as found in local community colleges or four year BS or BA degrees from colleges or universities in information technology or business.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Colonial High School, 407.482.6300 6100
Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807  
Veterinary Animal Science and Services Magnet 
 
 
Veterinary Animal Science and Services Magnet 
 
The Veterinary Animal Science and Services Magnet prepares students for employment or advanced training in the veterinary and animal science and services industry. The program focuses on broad transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the animal science industry: animal species characteristics, nutrition, parasitology, epidemiology reproduction, principles of community and governmental regulations, safety and environmental issues. Students have an opportunity to earn their certification in veterinary assisting by completing a training program, passing a certification exam and completing 250 hours of veterinary practice procedures.  Opportunities are also available to become ABS (American Breeders Service) certified by completing a large animal reproductive physiology course presented through the University of Florida.   Students also have the option of interning and working with domestic and exotic wildlife through wildlife rescues and zoos and wildlife partnerships. Colonial has competitive teams that have won national awards, state championships and state team awards. Students have the opportunity for internships. It is also a part of the Gold Seal Bright Futures program.
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  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.
 
Colonial High School, 407.482.6300
6100 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Magnet
 
The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet (VPA) offers programs in Dance, Music, Television Production, Theatre, and Visual Art. With a strong emphasis on college preparation, students develop the skills and knowledge required to excel in their creative and academic future. VPA students have many opportunities to share their art, from monthly department recitals to performances and exhibitions throughout the community. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn from and perform for visiting guest artist. 
 
Students throughout the Orange County School District may apply for this program. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores.  Transportation is not provided for this program.
 
Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a 3.0 GPA is recommended; an audition is required.
 
Dr. Phillips High School, 407.355.3200
6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819  
2014 magnet open house schedule final 100213.pdf