Principal's Message

Principal Kimberly Beckler

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.

We are currently a lottery based system, with all students applying through the Orange County Schools School Choice office.    At this time, we are at capacity for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our offices are open this summer by appointment only, from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Please contact our main office with any questions. 407-245-1780.

We are looking forward a fantastic school year ahead, and are looking forward to hopefully having our students back with us again in person soon!  To all of our existing and incoming students, we will be communicating updates about our return to school through the school messenger system, so please make sure your email contact information is up to date in order to ensure you are getting the most up to date communication.  


Kimberly Beckler