Magnet School for the Performing & Visual Arts | An International Baccalaureate School

OMS School Choice
  • Since 2016, Ortiz Middle School has been designated as a Magnet School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Since its inception, we have worked hard to build an exceptional program that offers a wide variety of performance and visual arts classes to help our students develop and grow in their choice of the arts. We currently offer the following: band, drum line, choir, piano, ballet folklorico, mariachi, dance, theater arts, and visual arts. Each program is designed to meet the needs of our talented students. Our goal is to have our students advance and excel in arts programs at the high school level and beyond while developing a lifelong appreciation for the arts. With various community partnerships, we offer our students real-world experiences and hold performances throughout the year, including UIL One-Act Play, winter concerts, Black History program, Noche Latina, and end-of-year concerts, plays, and dance showcases.   

    Interested in learning more about our programs? 

    Tours of Ortiz Middle School for prospective students and families will be conducted on Thursdays at 1:00 pm on the following dates:

    • November 17, 2022
    • December 1, 2022
    • December 8, 2022
    • December 15, 2022
    • January 12, 2023
    • January 19, 2023
    • January 26, 2023


    Important Information:

    • Reservations are not required.
    • The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
    • State-issued ID is required for all guests over 18.
    • Doors open at 12:45 pm.
    • For tours at other times, please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Mrs. Mendoza, at 

    Apply now through February 2, 2023 at Choose HISD!   

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