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 is for students in grades six to eight. Students have the opportunity to reach the highest intellectual and behavioral potential in a small, nurturing 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 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. Participating students enter the program in the sixth grade and a limited number may enter in seventh and eighth grades.

Transportation is provided for this program for students who reside within the Arbor Ridge Elementary transportation zone.

Specific Eligibility Requirements: Applicant’s schedule must be able to accommodate magnet classes and a 2.5 GPA is recommended.

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 2019-2020 Application Process:

Magnet Application Window
Window Opens
Friday, November 1, 2019
Window Closes Saturday, February 15, 2020

Magnet Fair- Elementary and Middle School Programs
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Edgewater High School Gymnasium, 5:30-8:00 pm

Magnet Fair- High School Programs
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Jones High School Auditorium, 5:30-8:00 pm

1st Magnet Lottery
Thursday, February 20, 2020
RBELC Board Room

2nd Magnet Lottery
Thursday, April 2, 2020
RBELC Board Room


Click here for Magnet Schools and Programs Information

Clic aqui para Folleto Magnet Version en Espanol

Link to OCPS Digital Learning Webpage


Middle School Bell Schedule

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Period Time
1st 8:45 - 9:35
2nd 9:38 - 10:25
3rd 10:28 - 11:15
4th 11:18 - 12:05
5th 12:08 - 12:55
Lunch 12:55 - 1:20
6th 1:23 - 2:10
7th 2:13 - 3:00

Period Time
1st 8:45 - 9:29
2nd 9:32 - 10:10
3rd 10:13 - 10:51
4th 10:54 - 11:32
5th 11:35 - 12:13
6th 12:16 - 12:54
Lunch 12:54 - 1:19
7th 1:22 - 2:00