Principal's Message

Welcome to Howard Middle School!


Kimberly BecklerHoward Middle School Academy of Arts is a visual and performing arts magnet, located in the heart of downtown Orlando.   Our program is designed for students who are seeking a challenging academic focus, and who have a demonstrated interest or ability in the arts.   In addition to a strong core curriculum, we offer beginning to advanced coursework in band, orchestra/strings, chorus, guitar, dance, theater, musical theater, visual arts, and digital art.

We are currently a lottery based system, with all students applying through the Orange County Schools School Choice office.  Please visit for more information about the lottery process. The application window is Nov. 1 - Feb. 15.

To sign up for a  Open House tour, or for more information about our program, please contact Lee Ramsey ([email protected]). 

Thank you to all of our families, both current and incoming, for your continued partnership in making Howard Middle School Academy of Arts the very best place for students to grow and learn, both academically, and in the arts!


Kimberly Beckler

Howard Middle School Academy of Arts Building


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