Summer reading will count towards our school-wide 20 Book Challenge this coming school year. Happy Reading!
The state of Florida requires proof on immunization on all students entering, repeating, or transferring into the 7th grade. Please call your child’s doctor or health department for details.
HMS is pleased to offer a free after-school program that provides academic and personal enrichment opportunities, before-school, after-school, and during the summer. Student activities are designed to complement the daily school curriculum while also providing educational and personal development opportunities to parents and/or adult family members.
Just Take 20 (JT20) is a Florida initiative to improve student achievement in reading and literacy by recognizing that literacy begins at home! JT20 gives parents an awareness of their essential role as well as knowledge and skill to deliver daily activities that promote literacy.
Please keep in mind that the definition of a Magnet Student has evolved. Our entire campus is a Magnet School based upon the programs that we now offer - The International Baccalaureate (IB) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) programs. These programs are integrated into all of our classrooms; hence, all of our students are Magnet Students. Students who are eligible for advanced placement classes (formally known as Magnet Students under the AAIT Magnet Program) will still be eligible for Advanced Level classes based upon their state test scores and classroom performance. “What are Magnet Schools.”
All HMS students must qualify for the Advanced Level classes. This may be attained by scoring a 4 and/or a 5 on their FSA (state test scores), as well as holding A's and B's within all of their classes for the preceeding school year. A FSA score of a 3 will also be considered if the Scale Score is within the higher end of the spectrum. HMS has the ability to hybrid student schedules - Students may have different level courses based upon their abilities. Students will be placed into course levels where they may experience their best educational successes.
For our current students: All of our current 6th or 7th grade students who are not zoned for HMS and who were previously accepted into HMS through the AAIT Magnet Program, will not need to reapply. To continue attending HMS they must continue to have good attendance, maintain the required FSA Test scores, and have no discipline issues to stay in their Advanced Level Classes.
The HMS Student Handbook contains our expectations for students. The handbook supplements information included in Marion County Public Schools’ Code of Student Conduct, and addresses topics such as dress code, attendance, and parent involvement.
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