OCPS Magnet Summer Waitlist Application



All information entered into this application must be in English. Please read the following information before completing the summer waitlist magnet application.

Completing the summer waitlist magnet application in no way implies that an applicant will be offered a magnet seat for the 2024-2025 school year.

Parents/Guardians of students entering grades K-10 in the coming school year may apply for OCPS magnets.

Students must reside in Orange County, Florida, and be eligible to apply in order to begin the application process.

The electronic application will be the only application accepted for the summer waitlist. Summer waitlist applications are placed after any existing waitlists generated by the second lottery in April.

All information on the application must be complete and correct. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. No duplicate applications will be accepted.

The application must be submitted electronically before the deadline of August 1, 2024. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the magnet for which they are applying. Parents/Guardians may only apply for one magnet's summer waitlist.

For middle and high school applicants who are not currently enrolled in an OCPS school, for example, your child is currently enrolled in a charter, private school, FLVS, or home school, please be ready to upload a copy of the student's most recent report card. The application will not continue without uploading this document. Multiple pages or pictures for one school year should be scanned and saved in one document. Please note: only .pdf, .jpeg, .png, or .gif files may be uploaded.

After you have submitted the electronic magnet summer waitlist application, you will receive a confirmation page listing the magnet you selected. This confirmation page in no way implies that the application is complete and eligible for the magnet for which you have applied. All required documents must be submitted at the time of application. Please print the confirmation page and keep it for further reference.

If there is any incorrect information on the confirmation page, contact School Choice Services immediately via email at magnetoffice@ocps.net. Please include the student name and magnet for which you are applying in your email.

Parents/Guardians of eligible students who submit applications by the deadline of August 1, 2024, will be notified if a seat becomes available, via email sent to the parent email address listed on the application. This email is considered the official notice of a magnet seat offer.

Parents/Guardians of students who are offered a seat in a magnet must fully register and accept the seat within five (5) business days of notification. Failure to register will forfeit the seat offer. The seat offer email notification will provide directions on how to register.

Transportation is not provided for any magnet programs. If a student is enrolled in a magnet at his or her zoned school, the student will be eligible for transportation according to district transportation policy.

Orlando Gifted Academy Applicants Please Read Below:

Orlando Gifted Academy is only for eligible students who will be entering grades 2 through 8 for the 2024-2025 school year. Your magnet waitlist application will be cancelled if the student is not eligible for and receiving gifted services.

Parents/Guardians of CURRENT OCPS Students:

Students must have been previously determined eligible for gifted services at the time of application for the Orlando Gifted Academy selection to be a valid choice. Your magnet application will be cancelled if an application is submitted and the student is not eligible for and receiving gifted services.

  • If your student has been previously determined eligible by OCPS for gifted services and is eligible for and receiving gifted services, please complete the application.
  • OCPS students who have been previously evaluated outside OCPS and whose parents/guardians would like to request a document review should contact your student's OCPS school prior to submitting a waitlist application. This includes private evaluations, out-of-county evaluations, and out-of-state evaluations.
  • If your student is an OCPS student who has not been previously determined eligible for gifted services and you wish to apply for the Orlando Gifted Academy, please contact your student's OCPS school prior to submitting a waitlist application.
Parents/Guardians of non-OCPS Students (charter, FLVS, private school, or home school students):

Students must have been previously determined eligible for gifted services at the time of application for the Orlando Gifted Academy selection to be a valid choice. Your magnet application will be cancelled if an application is submitted and the student is not eligible for and receiving gifted services.

Parents/Guardians of non-OCPS students who have not qualified for gifted services or students previously evaluated outside OCPS, please contact your student's OCPS zoned school.

  • Non-OCPS students who have been previously evaluated outside OCPS and whose parents/guardians would like to request a document review should contact your student's OCPS zoned school prior to submitting a waitlist application. This includes private evaluations, out-of-county evaluations, and out-of-state evaluations.
  • Non-OCPS students who have not been previously eligible for and receiving gifted services and whose parents/guardians wish to apply for the Orlando Gifted Academy and would like to request gifted evaluation, should contact your student's OCPS zoned school prior to submitting a waitlist application.