Advanced Studies is committed to equity and access for all students. Through OCPS, your student has access to a variety of advanced programs, including Advanced Placement, AVID, Cambridge, and International Baccalaureate.  We also believe that active minds require the development of healthful habits and lifestyles. We accomplish this through our K-12 health and physical education programs. 

Explore this page to find resources for Parents and Students, Learn About Our Programs, or Find A School with An Advanced Studies Program. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our programs.


TEACHERS: Secondary Highlights

To view the November and December Highlights, please clickhere.

ORANGE TIPS INFO: Summer Camp and SAT Testing

SAT Testing Parent Information:

Click here for PowerPoint Presentation with Information on SAT Testing.

Orange TIPs Summer Camp Information:

Please join us for Orange Tips Summer Camp! We will tour several colleges across Central Florida, offering your child the unique experience to visit and begin planning for his/her future!

The following schools will be hosting the Orange TIPS Summer Camp from June 3-7, 2019, from 8am-3pm:

Legacy Middle School - 11398 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando 32825 (CURRENTLY WAITLISTED)

Chain of Lakes Middle School - 8700 Conroy Windermere Road, Orlando, FL 32835 (CURRENTLY WAITLISTED)

Innovation Middle School- 13950 Storey Park Blvd, Orlando, FL 32832

Hunter's Creek Middle School - 13400 Town Loop Blvd., Orlando, FL 32837

Please note that there will be no pre- or afterschool on camp days. Please pick up your child on time!

Please click here to register for the camp!

Please click here for the Emergency Contact and TIPS Rules Agreement!

Please ensure to mail a $25 deposit by check (made out to Orange County Public Schools) to the following address:
Stacey Mancuso
Advanced Studies, Orange County Public Schools
445 W. Amelia St.
Orlando, FL 32801

If you would like to send the $125 fee for the camp in full, you may do that as well.

Please pay the deposit ASAP to secure your spot in the camp. The full $125 amount is due April 30, 2019, to the address above.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Stacey Mancuso ( or Matthew Nelson (

AP Human Geography Camp

AP Human Geography Camp has concluded. The information packet can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Program Specialist Ajay Bundey (


IB MYPOCPS offers a two-day MYP summer camp for students new to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  The MYP camps are offered at the following MYP sites: Carver Middle School, College Park Middle Middle School, Jackson Middle School, Memorial Middle School, and Robinswood Middle School.  During the camp, students will learn about the IB learner profile, will be exposed to the IB curriculum, and will engage in a service learning project.  This camp is provided at no cost to the student.  For more information, please contact the MYP coordinators at each school site.


School                                                                                        Coordinator

Carver Middle School

Debbie Villar
Jackson Middle School
Lynne Newsom
College Park Middle School
Wanda Alvarado
Memorial Middle School
Sara Kowalski
Robinswood Middle School
Vernalee Bickerstaff


IB Bound Summer Camp

IB Diploma ProgrammeOCPS is offering a 2-day summer opportunity in June entitled IB Bound Summer Camp to students from Cypress Creek High School, Evans High School, Jones High School, University High School and Winter Park High School.  The camp is open to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students who will be entering the eleventh or twelfth grade in the 2019-2020 school year.

For more information, please contact the IB Coordinator at your school site.

Helen Philpot

Cypress Creek High School

John Harrell
Evans High School

Kyra Brown
Jones High School

Leonardo Calderon
University High School

Don Blackmon

Winter Park High School




Meagan Peacock

Cypress Creek High School

The mission for Advanced Studies is to reduce barriers and to afford access and equity through a rigorous curriculum in a climate conducive to learning and achievement.


Matthew Nelson

Senior Administrator, Advanced Studies
(407) 317-3200 Ext. 2002634

Arthur Bundey
Program Specialist, Advanced Studies
(407) 317-3200 Ext. 2002735

Nicole Blackmon
Resource Teacher, Advanced Studies
(407) 317-3200 Ext. 2002716

Brenda Christopher-Muench
Resource Teacher, Health and PE
(407) 317-3200, Ext. 2002786

Stacey Mancuso
Resource Teacher, Advanced Studies
(407) 317-3200, Ext. 2002722