OCPS Magnet Application


Please read the following information before completing the magnet application.

Completing the magnet application in no way implies that every applicant will be offered a magnet seat for the 2020-2021 school year.

Parents 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 consideration. No duplicate applications will be accepted.

All information on the application must be complete and correct. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

The application must be submitted electronically before the deadline of midnight, February 15, 2020, for consideration in the first lottery. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the magnet(s) for which they are applying.

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 school, private school, or home school, please be ready to upload student report cards showing final grades from the previous two years, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. The application will not continue without uploading these documents. You will need to upload one document for each required school year within the application. 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.

Only one application may be submitted per student. You may choose one, two, or three magnet choices. Be sure to select your choices in the order of your preference. If you are only interested in one magnet, only apply for that one magnet.

If you are offered a seat from the lottery, this seat offer will be the only seat offer you will receive. If you are offered a seat and it is not your first choice, you may apply again once the summer waitlist application is available in May.


All eligible applicants who meet the application deadline will be considered for available seats. If there are more eligible applicants requesting admission to a specific magnet than the number of seats available, a computerized lottery selection process will provide an equitable opportunity for all eligible students seeking to enroll in a magnet.

After you have submitted the electronic magnet application, you will receive a confirmation page listing the magnet(s) you selected. This confirmation page in no way implies that the application is complete and eligible for the magnet(s) for which you have applied. All required documents must be submitted at the time of application. Please print that 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(s) for which you are applying in your email.

Eligible students who submit applications by the deadline of February 15, 2020, will be notified of their status via email sent to the parent email address listed on the application. This email is considered the official notice of a magnet seat offer or wait pool status. Please see the School Choice website for updates on these important dates. Students who are offered seats in magnets must register at the school during the registration dates listed in the notification email.

Eligible students who are not offered a seat in the first lottery will be placed in a wait pool. A second lottery, if magnet seats become available, will be held.

Eligible students who are not offered a seat in the first or second lottery will be sent their wait list number for their first choice magnet to the parent email address listed on the application. If magnet seats become available, students will be notified via email sent to the parent email address listed on the application.

Transportation is not provided for elementary magnets nor high school magnets. In accordance with district transportation policy, transportation is provided to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at the middle schools, but transportation is not provided to the other middle school magnets. 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 students who will be entering grades 2 - 7 for the 2020-2021 school year.

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.
  • If your student has been previously determined eligible by OCPS for gifted services, please complete the application.
  • Parents/Guardians of OCPS students who have been previously evaluated outside OCPS and who would like to request a document review should contact your student’s OCPS school. 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.

Parents/Guardians of NON-OCPS (charter school, 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.

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.
  • Parents/Guardians of non-OCPS students who have been previously evaluated outside OCPS and who would like to request a document review should contact your student’s OCPS zoned school. This includes private evaluations, out-of-county evaluations, and out-of-state evaluations.
  • Parents/Guardians of non-OCPS students who have not qualified for gifted services and who wish to apply for the Orlando Gifted Academy and would like to request gifted evaluation should contact your student’s OCPS zoned school.