Howard Middle School Fund

Our Mission is to raise money and foster community relationships
in support of Howard Middle School's unmet funding needs.  
Please join us in making our Visual and Performing Arts School a success
and an enriched environment for students and teachers.
 

The Howard Middle School Academy of Arts Fund raises dollars to address unmet needs at OCPS’s first all-magnet performing and visual arts school. 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 Fund supplements funding gaps. It has already financed a broad range of grants including a Mac lab, display cases, wireless microphones, costumes and sets, annual repair of instruments, master classes from acclaimed instructors, a grand piano, drones, and more. With your help, Howard can grow its world-class offerings and distinctive performance opportunities to foster students’ creativity and love for the arts.

The HMS Fund Board works closely with the Principal to prioritize objectives and cultivate long-term community partnerships. Membership and/or gifts to the Howard Middle School Fund can be made at any time and will be tax deductible and will qualify for an employer match (if your employer has that program). And since the Fund is an all-volunteer organization with modest administrative expenses, essentially all of your gift (98%) is spent on our mission. The Howard Middle School Fund is a member of The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools.

The Foundation can receive gifts via credit card (see below), 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.” Steve Davey, current HMS middle school dad. 

“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.” Ovella Ariail, HMS 8th grade

Yes, I want to help!

Visa, MasterCard, or Discover: the three-digit card verification number can be found on the back of the card.

American Express: the four-digit card verification number can be found on the front of the card.

Mock Courtroom Gift from Howard Middle School Fund

The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools respects the privacy of our donors and will never sell or share donor information with other organizations.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY  VISITING WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 OUTSIDE FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.