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Middle School Magnet Programs


 

Arbor Ridge building photo  6-8 Option
Arbor Ridge School

2900 Logandale Drive
Orlando, FL 32817
407.672.3100
arborridgek8.ocps.net        
 MSA Seal of Excellence

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 the Arbor Ridge Elementary transportation zone. 

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

 


 

 Liberty building photo Cambridge Middle School Academy 
Liberty Middle School

3405 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
407.249.6440
libertyms.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 program is to provide an opportunity for middle school students to explore rigorous high school level coursework requiring knowledge, understanding, application and skills through research projects, investigation, and written response, as well as practical oral labs relying on student-supported perspectives.

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.

 


 

 Lockhart Middle School building photo The Center for the Advancement of Science and Engineering
Lockhart Middle School

3411 Dr. Love Road
Orlando, FL 32810
407.296.5120
lockhartms.ocps.net

The Center for the Advancement of Science and Engineering magnet provides a rigorous integrated curriculum that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. Students have a selection of science-based electives, combined with core curriculum that infuses STEM practices of inquiry-based thinking and project-based learning. Through Lockhart Middle School’s business and educational partnerships, STEM electives introduce students to a variety of engineering fields. English language arts, social studies, and math teachers utilize STEM-based texts and focus on cross-curricular, grade-level projects. In addition, partnerships with nearby Edgewater and Wekiva High Schools allow mentorship opportunities and course progressions within their STEM-based magnet programs.

All students are part of Lockhart’s award-winning STEM Club, which participates in robotic and design competitions. STEM principles are infused throughout the day so that students will have a college and career building foundation to support their entire academic career.

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.



 

Howard Middle School building photo  Academy of Arts
Howard Middle School

800 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407.245.1780
howardms.ocps.net

Magnet Schools of America Certified National Magnet School
 
MSA Seal of Excellence

The Howard Academy of 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 a focus 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 historic facility for these performances and exhibitions. Students interested in developing a deep understanding of the arts in an academically focused environment are encouraged to apply for 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.

 


 

 Hunters Creek Middle School building photo Two-Way Dual Language
Hunter's Creek Middle Schoo
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13400 Town Loop Blvd
Orlando, FL 32837
407.858.4620
hunterscreekms@ocps.net
 




This program is designed to develop oral fluency and literacy in both English and Spanish with the goal of achieving academic excellence and bilingual proficiency in both languages. English and Spanish are used to teach students not only a second language,but how to be biliterate and bi-cultural citizens of the world. Spanish is integrated into a content area class in order to ensure students reach a high level of proficiency in the target language.
 
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.

 


 

 

Lakeview Middle School building photo The World Language Academy                      
Lakeview Middle School

1200 West Bay Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407.877.5010
lakeviewms.ocps.net
      

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. Two-way dual language is offered with a limited number of seats available.

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.

 


International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Magnets

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (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 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 for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is provided to middle schools. 

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 building photo

Middle Years Programme
Carver Middle School 

4500 Columbia Street
Orlando, FL 32811
407.296.5110
carverms.ocps.net

Carver Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Bridgewater, Carver, Chain of Lakes, Freedom, Gotha, Southwest, and Westridge

College Park building photo  
Middle Years Programme                         
College Park Middle School

1201 Maury Road 
Orlando, FL 32804
407.245.1800
collegeparkms.ocps.net
 

College Park Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Audubon Park School, Blankner, College Park, Howard, Lockhart, Maitland, and Meadowbrook

Jackson Middle School building photo
Middle Years Programme
Jackson Middle School

6000 Stonewall Jackson Road
Orlando, FL 32807 
407.249.6430
jacksonms.ocps.net

Jackson Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Lake Como School, Avalon, Corner Lake, Discovery, Innovation, Jackson, Lake Nona, Legacy, Liberty, Odyssey, Timber Springs, Union Park, and Wedgefield

Memorial Middle School building photo
Middle Years Programme
Memorial Middle Schoo
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2220 W. 29th Street
Orlando, FL 32805
407.245.1810
memorialms.ocps.net

Memorial Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Conway, Hunter’s Creek, Meadow Woods, Memorial, OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, South Creek, Sun Ridge, and Walker

Robinswood Middle School buidling photo
Middle Years Programme
Robinswood Middle School

6305 Balboa Drive
Orlando, FL 32818
407.296.5140
robinswoodms.ocps.net

Robinswood Middle School serves students who are zoned for the following middle schools: Apopka, Lakeview, Ocoee, Piedmont Lakes, Robinswood, and Wolf Lake