Orange County Public Schools Offers Educational Choices at Magnet Fair

Does your son or daughter want to be pilot, a registered nurse or police officer? How about an engineer, veterinarian, or even own their own business one day? Did you know children who attend Orange County Public Schools can specialize in that field right now – before they even graduate from high school.

OCPS is hosting two Magnet Fairs to promote its specialized learning programs known as magnets. All parents and students are invited to learn more about what magnet programs are offered in elementary, middle and high schools. Magnet programs encourage academic excellence in basic areas of study and often pave a road into highly specialized programs in post-secondary schools and colleges. See upcoming information below:

The Magnet Fair is a community open house allowing parents and students to speak with coordinators.

Elementary and Middle School Fair 
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Wekiva High School
2501 Hiawassee Rd.
Apopka, FL 32703
High School Fair
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
5:30 – 8 p.m.
University High School
2450 Cougar Way
Orlando, FL 32817


Curriculum areas include:

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Cambridge/AICE
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dual Language
  • Digital Media and Gaming
  • Digital Technology
  • Entertainment Production & Management
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language
  • Future Educators
  • Gifted Studies
  • Global Technologies
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Baccalaureate MYP/DP
  • International Studies
  • Laser Photonics
  • Law
  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Arts
  • Medical Careers
  • Veterinary & Animal Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Students who currently reside in Orange County and who are entering a grade from kindergarten through 10th in the 2019-20 school year may apply for a magnet program seat. Students applying for kindergarten programs must be 5 years old before Sept. 1.

Students must apply for placement in the magnet program at If there are more applicants than the number of seats available in a specific program, students are selected through a lottery. The application window is Nov. 1, 2018 – Feb. 15, 2019.

The Office of School Choice Services in Orange County works to increase awareness among parents and community members about voluntary public school choice options in Florida. School Choice means providing parents the opportunity to be involved in selecting the school their child will attend. It also means providing services and assistance to help children receive the instruction that best meets their needs.


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