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Reasons Your Children Should Attend Orange County Public Schools 

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High Schools Recognized as Top in the Nation

  • 16 OCPS high schools were on the Washington Post's list of most academically rigorous in the country.
  • 6 high schools ranked in the top 10 percent of high-performing schools in the country.
  • OCPS ranks number one among large districts in Florida for the number of students taking and passing AP exams.
  • Nationally, OCPS students ranked eighth among all large districts for the number of exams taken and passed. 

GraduateOur Students Attend Top Colleges and Universities

  • 91 graduating seniors from the class of 2018 were named "Super Scholars" for being accepted into the top colleges and universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. 


Customize Your Education 

  • Specialized magnet programs at 26 schools; 42 programs including aviation/aerospace, digital media and gaming, global technologies, medical arts, and visual and performing arts, to name a few.
  • For a complete list of magnet programs, click here.
  • Dual-enrollment classes allow students to earn college credit while still in high school.

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TeacherRigorous Classes Taught By Experienced Professionals 

  • More than 4,900 OCPS teachers hold advanced degrees.
  • Advanced Placement classes are offered at every high school.
  • The world-renowned International Baccalaureate program is available at four high schools, and the Middle Years IB program is available at five middle schools.

ConstructionNew and Renovated Schools

  • OCPS has one of the most successful and aggressive building programs in the country. Since 2003, 49 new schools have been built and 108 schools have been renovated, replaced, or upgraded.
  • Over $474 million is budgeted through 2020 for planning, designing and building replacement, comprehensive renovation and relief schools. For more information on the building program, click here.

Diverse StudentsDiverse Student Population

  • Prepares young people for success in college and the real world
  • Students in Orange County come from 194 countries and speak 170 different languages and dialects.
  • Research-based programs are available to prepare all students for success after high school.

CheerleaderBroad Range Of Extracurricular Activities

  • Students have unlimited opportunities to discover what enriches their lives outside the classroom. From organized sports, the visual and performing arts, to countless clubs and organizations -- there's something for everyone.
  • Many of our high school bands and choruses are invited to perform at national events, such as the Tournament of Roses and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades.

MoneyIt's Free!

  • It's not necessary to pay thousands of dollars in tuition to get a quality education. Orange County citizens showed their strong support of public education by approving the renewal of a 1 mill referendum a second time in August 2018 - with 84% voter support - which will help preserve academic programs, retain highly qualified teachers and protect arts, athletics and student activities.
  • Dare to compare OCPS and see for yourself.