New Eagles Welcome Page
Welcome to Ortiz Middle School, home of the Mighty Eagles!
We are excited for the upcoming school year, and looking forward to seeing you soon. This page will provide you with helpful information as you begin navigating your first year of middle school. You have a dedicated team of administrators, teachers, and staff ready to help you through the next few years, providing you with a quality education and opportunities for you to grow and develop into a life-long learner.
2020-2021 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION:
Returning HISD students that are Ortiz Magnet or currently zoned to Ortiz do not have to register. We will check for proof of residency in August and all other paperwork will be requested through the first-day packets.
Only those students NEW to Ortiz or zoned students NEW to HISD need to register. See notice below for required information.
REQUIRED COURSES FOR SIXTH GRADERS:
As an IB World School and a Magnet for the Performing and Visual Arts, Ortiz offers a variety of courses for our students. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme requires students to take eight courses each year of the program. Our Magnet program provides the opportunity for students to learn music, dance, theatre arts, how to play an instrument, and various forms of visual arts. See below for more information about required and offered courses.
Please select your choices for electives by completing the Course Selection tool below. Be sure to submit your choices at the end to complete the process. We will make every effort to assign you to your first choice, but class sizes are limited. You may be placed in your 2nd or 3rd choice, so choose wisely.