The Howard Middle School Foundation raises dollars to address unmet needs at OCPS’s first all-magnet performing and visual arts school. With your help, Howard can grow its world-class offerings and distinctive performance opportunities to foster students’ creativity and love for the arts.
Whereas many OCPS middle schools offer about 7 electives, Howard stretches the same budget to offer a full arts curriculum to its students. Howard’s extensive course selection includes 37 electives in band, orchestra, chorus, guitar, piano, dance, theater, musical theater, visual arts, digital art, law, and STEM.
Through teacher submitted grants, the HMS Foundation supplements funding gaps. The HMS Foundation Board works closely with the Principal to prioritize objectives and cultivate long-term community partnerships.
Donations to the Howard Middle School Foundation are tax deductible. The Howard Middle School Foundation is a member of The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools. The Foundation can receive gifts via credit card, cash, or check (payable to Foundation for Orange County Public Schools or FOCPS). In the memo section, please list Howard Middle School. Checks should be mailed to the The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, 445 West Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801.
“I knew that my gift would go directly to fund great opportunities for these kids. As a Howard piano student, our daughter plays every day in class and no longer takes outside lessons. So we decided to allocate that monthly expense to the Howard Foundation.”
Current Howard Father
“The Howard Foundation brought in international choreographer Jon Lehrer for a week to help us expand our dance choreography and learn from a working expert who danced in New York City. It was my favorite week of dance.”
Howard 8th Grader
The link below will take you to the Howard Fund page on OCPS Foundation's Website. There are varying levels of giving from the $25 Artist Level to the $200 Prima Ballerina Level - or feel free to give what you wish.
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