Howard Middle Academy of Arts

Howard 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, piano, dance, theater, musical theater, visual arts, and digital art.

All students must apply to attend Howard Middle School. The application window is November 1-February 15 and may be accessed at

Click here for HMS 2023-2024 Student Handbook

Questions regarding the Magnet Program can be directed to:

Jackie Drisgill
Magnet Coordinator/ Art Instructor
[email protected]

(407) 245-1780

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Lee Ramsey
Assistant Magnet Coordinator
[email protected]
(407) 245-1780 Ext. 5092303