OCPS Magnet School
Students (grades 6-8) in Orange County, Florida, can apply to attend the school and participate in its advanced arts based curriculum.
HMS Fine Arts Policy
At Howard Middle School we believe the fine arts are a universal language and that all students should develop their creativity. Students are provided quality, sequential, standards based instruction in Dance, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts to prepare them for successful futures enhanced with creative understanding.
●The Visual Arts major is an innovative and rigorous program for students who are interested in pursuing the visual arts in high school and college or for students who wish to increase their creative and critical thinking skills. Students choosing this major will hone their skills in studio areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, videography, and digital animation. Students will also learn the art critique process, investigate art careers, and study art history and aesthetics.
●The Performing Arts major is a rigorous program for students who are interested in pursuing vocal or instrumental music in high school and college or for students who wish to increase their creative and critical thinking skills. Students do not need prior musical experience to participate. Students will develop their musical performance ability through Chorus, Band, Guitar, Strings, and Jazz Band, and Music Theatre. Students will also explore music theory and composition.
●Standardized test scores where placement in remedial/intensive courses is not a requirement
●Signed Terms of Agreement for Enrollment
●Excellent conduct and citizenship
The application for the magnet program is at OCPS School Choice
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