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Apopka High School building photo
Advanced Engineering Applications
Apopka High School

555 W. Martin Street 
Apopka, FL 32712
407.905.5500
apopkahs.ocps.net

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 every day. 

The AEA program is strongly grounded in mathematics and the physical sciences that may lead to students earning industry certifications and 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 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 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.

Please note that bus 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.


 

Wekiva High School building photo
AgriScience Academy
Wekiva High School

2501 North Hiawassee Road
Apopka, FL 32703
407.297.4900
wekivahs.ocps.net

Enrich life through Agriscience! Through participation in the Agriscience Academy program, students will understand and contribute to the future of agriculture and human life on our planet. Students enrolled in this magnet will develop a deeper appreciation for plant and animal life and will strive to safeguard them. Our magnet program is built upon basic Agriculture curriculum yet goes well beyond this scope by promoting more in-depth study through the use of technology. The program offers two pathways for students: (1) plant life and biotechnology with the opportunity for dual enrollment in the Horticulture program at Valencia College and a student internship with the local University of Florida Research Center and (2) animal husbandry with the incorporation of technology leading to a career in animal care or veterinary science. Both pathways allow students to seek Industry Certification related to either plant or animal life. 

Please note that bus 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 building photo

Aviation and Aerospace Engineering
Oak Ridge High School

700 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
407.852.3222
oakridgehs.ocps.net

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. Students will have the opportunity to use state of the art flight simulators, which are located on the Oak Ridge High School campus. 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. 

Please note that bus 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 building photo
Cambridge Program
Colonial High School

6100 Oleander Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
colonialhs.ocps.net

The Cambridge curriculum prepares students for life, helping them to develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. The focus of the Cambridge Program at Colonial High School will provide an opportunity for high school students to explore a rigorous college preparatory program requiring knowledge, understanding, application and skills through research projects, investigation, written response as well as practical oral labs relying on student-supported perspectives. 

Please note that bus 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.



 

 Edgewater High School building photo The Center for Future Educators
Edgewater High School

3100 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
407.835.4900
edgewaterhs.ocps.net
 

The Center for Future Educators provides students with an opportunity to explore various career paths within the field of education. Challenging them beyond the traditional classroom, students interact with a unique course progression comprised of integrated advanced placement, dual enrollment, and honors courses. The program provides students with innovative, real-world internships in OCPS schools, exposing them to different classroom environments, ideologies, and pedagogies, ultimately providing a broad perspective on teaching and learning. Additionally, students partner with Valencia College, University of Central Florida, and Orange County Public Schools to grow in their journey to be a top educator.   

Please note that bus 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. 



 

Dr. Phillips High School building photo

Center for International Studies                           
Dr. Phillips High School

6500 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.355.3200
drphillipshs.ocps.net


 

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.

Please note that bus 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 building photo
Criminal Justice, Law, and Finance
Boone High School

1000 E. Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32806
407.893.7200
boonehs.ocps.net

The Criminal Justice, Finance, and Law Magnet offers three programs, 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. 

Please note that bus 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.


 

 Oak Ridge High School building photo Digital Media and Gaming
Oak Ridge High School

700 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
407.852.3222
oakridgehs.ocps.net 

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.

Please note that bus 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.  


 

Edgewater High School building photo
Engineering, Science, and Technology
Edgewater High School

3100 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
407.835.4900
edgewaterhs.ocps.net
 MSA Award of Excellence Seal

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 majors complete curriculum from Pathways to Engineering progression developed by Project Lead the Way and Embry-Riddle University’s Aerospace Engineering Career Academy, leading to college credit. Technology majors will delve into the world of 3D Animation, Graphic Design or Gaming and Simulation Programming and have the opportunity to earn up to six separate industry certifications. EST students will work in teams on the EST STEAM project which simulates the research, development and marketing aspects of the modern engineering and technology company. This curriculum, as well as our business and academic partners, expose our students to the industry and prepare them for a future career 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. 

Please note that bus 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 completion of Algebra I is recommended.


 

Evans High School building photo  Entertainment Production and Management Academy
Evans High School

4949 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32803
407.522.3400
evanshs.ocps.net 

The focus of the Entertainment Production and Management Academy is to develop student proficiency in the back-of-house areas of theatre production including but not limited to the following: Sound and Music Production, Entertainment Design and Technology, and Digital Media Television Production. The program focuses on the technical, organizational, and managerial knowledge and skills necessary to bring arts, media, and entertainment to the public. Students will learn all facets of the entertainment industry, and will build skills through real-world experiences in the preparation and performance of theatrical and entertainment events. The program provides the opportunity to earn free college credits in a two-year course of study offered through Valencia College. The curriculum includes an opportunity to earn technical certification in one of three areas: Digital Media Television Production, Entertainment Design and Technology, or Sound and Music Technology. 

Please note that bus 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 building photo
Hospitality Management
Oak Ridge High School

700 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
407.852.3200
oakridgehs.ocps.net

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 internship 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. 

Please note that bus 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 building photo  JA Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Oak Ridge High School

700 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32803
407.852.3200
oakrigehs.ocps.net

 

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 world 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 through the senior capstone project. 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 all four years of high school. Active parent/guardian participation is required.

Specific Eligibility Requirements
: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; a minimum 2.5 GPA is required.


 

Wekiva High School building photo
Laser Photonics Academy
Wekiva High School

2501 N. Hiawassee Road
Apopka, FL 32703
407.297.4900
wekivahs.ocps.net

The theme of the Laser Photonics Magnet Program is “Pinpoint Your Future through Laser and Photonics.” The program is designed as a dual enrollment program in partnership with Valencia College for students showing an interest and aptitude in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. The program’s rigorous course offerings increase student awareness of the expanding job opportunities available in electrical engineering, 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 39 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. 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. 

Please note that bus transportation is not provided for this program.

Specific Eligibility Requirements
: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes. Successful completion of Algebra 1 and at least a 2.5 GPA is recommended. 


 

Apopka High School building photo
Medical Careers
Apopka High School

555 W. Martin Street
Apopka, FL 32712
407.905.5500 
apopkahs.ocps.net

The Medical Careers Magnet prepares motivated students for a future in the dramatically expanding fields of medicine and healthcare-related careers. Students will engage in a rigorous college preparatory academic program, including dual-enrollment and advanced placement courses, and have the opportunity to earn industry certifications. The program combines examining the structures and interactions of the human body systems and exploring the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. 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. 

Please note that bus 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 building photo
Medical Magnet
Jones High School

801 S. Rio Grande Avenue
Orlando, FL 32805
407.835.2300
joneshs.ocps.net 

The Jones High School Medical Magnet is a dual enrollment program offered through a partnership with Orange Technical College on the Jones High School campus. Students in the Medical Magnet program will have the opportunity to complete the Practical Nursing program and take the National Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) examination. All dual enrollment courses are presented with the same rigor and complexity as adult technical courses offered at Orange Technical College. Enrollment in the Medical Magnet program requires a commitment on the part of the student to successfully complete 6 weeks of summer school each year between the sophomore and junior and the junior and senior years as well as required courses during the regular school year. Courses are taught on the Jones High School campus and clinicals will take place at area hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab opening at Orange Technical College, Orlando Campus in 2018. A partnership with Valencia College provides the opportunity for students to take college credit courses and earn potential early admission. 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. 

Please note that bus 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.


 

Colonial High School building photo
NAF Information Technology
Colonial High School

6100 Oleander Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
407.482.6300
colonialhs.ocps.net

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 Introduction to Information Technology. During their sophomore year, students select one track in an area of concentration, IT Support (PC Support and Network Design), which is our Cyber Security track (CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ Certifications) or IT Communications (Digital Video 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. 

Please note that bus 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.


 

University High School building photo
Performing Fine Arts         
University High School

2450 Cougar Way
Orlando, FL 32817
407.482.8700
universityhs.ocps.net
New Program 

This Performing Fine Arts program fosters students' artistic, academic, and personal development through a rigorous, performance-based curriculum in instrumental, vocal, dance, and theatrical arts.  Students who desire a focus in a performing art, filled with an intense training that utilizes an academic integrated plan of study, will choose their performance area to hone their craft while growing as an individual performer and citizen. Performance choices will be based in the performing arts, such as instrument, vocal, dance, and theatre. Holding students to high, academic and artistic standards while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect, collaboration, support, and acceptance, this program encourages individual creative pursuits as well as collaboration for the good of the ensemble. Program students will actively engage in the local community, demonstrating integrity, leadership, and service while delivering world-class performances. 

Please note that bus 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.

 


 

Colonial High School building photo
Veterinary Animal Science and Service
Colonial High School

6100 Oleander Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
407.482.6300
colonialhs.ocps.net 

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. 

Please note that bus 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. 

 


 

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Visual and Performing Arts                        
Dr. Phillips High School

6500 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.355.3200
drphillipshs.ocps.net
 MSA Award of Distinction Seal

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 artists. 

Please note that bus 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. 

 


  

International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnets

The International Baccalaureate Magnets include a two-year, rigorous course of study to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program during their junior and senior years. 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. IB high school programs serve several middle schools. See below for your designated 2018-2019 IB high school. Participating students enter the program as freshmen and a limited number may enter as sophomores. 

Please note that bus transportation is not provided for these programs.

Specific Eligibility RequirementsApplicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes; eligibility will include the previous two school year's GPAs. 

 

The following high schools are IB Magnets: 

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International Baccalaureate Programme
Cypress Creek High School

1101 Bear Crossing Drive
Orlando, FL 32824
407.852.3400
cypresscreekhs.ocps.net

Cypress Creek High School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Bridgewater, Freedom, Hunter's Creek, Innovation, Lake Nona, Meadow Woods, South Creek, Southwest, Walker, Westridge

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International Baccalaureate Programme
Evans High School

4949 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32808
407.522.3400
evanshs.ocps.net 

Evans High School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools:  Audubon Park School*, Apopka, College Park, Lakeview, Lockhart, Maitland*, Meadowbrook, Ocoee, Piedmont Lakes, Robinswood, Wolf Lake
*Only students who are zoned for Edgewater High School

Jones High School building photo
International Baccalaureate Programme
Jones High School

801 S. Rio Grande Avenue
Orlando, FL 32805
407.835.2300
joneshs.ocps.net 

Jones High School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools:  Blankner, Carver, Chain of Lakes, Conway, Gotha, Memorial, OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, Sun Ridge

University High School building photo
International Baccalaureate Programme          
University High School

2450 Cougar Way
Orlando, FL 32817
407.482.8700
universityhs.ocps.net

 

University High School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools:  Lake Como School, Avalon, Corner Lake, Discovery, Jackson, Legacy, Liberty, Odyssey, Timber Springs, Union Park**, Wedgefield
**Only students zoned for University High School and Colonial High School