Middle School Magnet Program

Arbor Ridge Middle School Magnet Program

***Scroll down for important dates and information about applying for our Magnet Program.***

The Arbor Ridge Middle School Magnet Program is for students in grades six to eight. Students have the opportunity to reach the highest intellectual and behavioral potential in a smaller learning environment. This setting allows students to gain academic success without the pressure of a large, traditional middle school, and will enable them to prepare for greater achievement beyond the eighth grade. This rigorous academic program emphasizes self-organization, responsibility, and leadership so that students are prepared to live as productive and successful citizens in an ever-changing, challenging society.  

Transportation will not be provided for this program for students who reside outside of the Arbor Ridge School zone. Middle School students who entered 2014-2015 and earlier and received transportation, their stops will remain intact. Once those students graduate eighth grade, the stop will be eliminated.

Participating students enter the program in the sixth grade and a limited number may enter in seventh and eighth grades depending on availability.

Specific Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate rigorous magnet classes and a 3.0 GPA and proficient levels on the Reading and Math FSAs are recommended. Academically motivated, well behaved students, with strong organizational and study skills are most successful in this rigorous program.

Every student (including Arbor Ridge Elementary School students who wish to attend the Arbor Ridge Magnet Program) must apply online through the below link in order to be entered into the lottery.

Dates for 2018-2019 Application Process:

Magnet Application Window
Window Opens
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Window Closes Friday, February 15, 2019

Magnet Fair- Elementary and Middle School Programs
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Wekiva High School, 5:30-8:00 pm

Magnet Fair- High School Programs
Thursday, November 8, 2018
University High School, 5:30-8:00 pm

1st Magnet Lottery
Thursday, February 21, 2019
RBELC Board Room, 10:00 am

2nd Magnet Lottery
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
RBELC Board Room- 10:00 am


Click here for Magnet Schools and Programs Brochure

Clic aqui para Folleto Magnet Version en Espanol

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Middle School Bell Schedule

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Period Time
1st 8:45 - 9:32 
2nd 9:35 - 10:22 
3rd 10:25 - 11:12 
4th 11:15 - 12:02 
5th 12:05 - 12:52 
Lunch 12:55 - 1:20
6th 1:23 - 2:10
7th 2:13 - 3:00

Period Time
1st 8:45 - 9:24 
2nd 9:27 - 10:07 
3rd 10:10 - 10:50 
4th 10:53 - 11:33 
5th 11:36 - 12:16 
6th 12:19 - 12:59 
Lunch 1:02 - 1:27 
7th 1:30 - 2:10