The Digital Media and Gaming Magnet Program provides sound academic preparation for high school, college and beyond, while affording valuable career readiness experiences in the fields of digital media and gaming. Students will be immersed in a rigorous academic core coupled with a variety of career-relevant electives. The curriculum is complemented by student involvement in such real-world work experiences as career-site field trips, job-shadowing, mentor programs, and internships.
The Oak Ridge High School Digital Media and Gaming Magnet program offers a rigorous academic program which allows all students access and opportunity to take computer science focused elective courses.
The program is designed to develop advanced skills in the areas of gaming and simulation (programming), web site design, digital multimedia production, innovative technology solutions, or digital art.
In addition to a unique and specialized curriculum, 21st century technology tools are integrated into all curricular areas, giving students an enhanced educational experience which supports student achievement.
The Oak Ridge High School Digital Media and Gaming Magnet program offers a unique approach to programming, utilizing gaming, simulation, robotics, and web design as a final product. Digital Media and Gaming Magnet students become well-versed in multi-media skills that translate into short films and digital presentations.
Be a part of a program where students…
§ have access to multiple computer labs before, during, and after school
§ use mobile technology - all classrooms have access to laptop computers and iPads
§ share a thirst for all knowledge, especially in the field of technology
§ use technology as an everyday tool for learning
§ collaborate to create and present products and services
§ work in teams to solve academic, business, and technological problems
§ research and develop technological solutions to societal problems
§ conceive, market, and create their own video games, websites, digital images, and more
Requirements for Admission
1. Complete the online OCPS Magnet application
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Strong school attendance record
4. Positive behavior record
Additionally, all applicants are expected to meet the overall standards of Oak Ridge High School and Orange County Public Schools, as well as exhibit the exemplary behavior associated with involvement in a rigorous academic program.
Is the Digital Media and Gaming Magnet Program Right For You?
Do you like....
- using computers and digital cameras?
- working with robots?
- developing video games?
- creating digital art?
- designing and developing cell phone applications?
- constructing web pages?
- creating video productions?
- learning through hands-on experiences?
- using technology to express and publish your ideas?
- using technology as a problem solving tool?
Benefits of the Program
Students who participate in the Digital Media and Gaming Magnet Program will have the opportunity to experience or receive the following:
• Classroom and enrichment activities
• Career related extra-curricular activities and volunteer opportunities
• Graduating the program with multiple industry certifications
• Field trip opportunities and site visits
• Job shadowing