School Profile

Lake Nona High School
12500 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, Florida 32832
Phone: (407)956-8300 Fax: (407)956-8315 CEEB Code: 102199
Principal Ms. Martha Chang
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

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The Community
The Orange County Public School System is located in the Greater Orlando area. It is the ninth largest school district in the nation and is the fourth largest in Florida with over two hundred thousand students. Orange County Public Schools consists of twenty high schools, thirty-seven middle schools, one hundred twenty-five elementary schools, five K-8 schools, and four exceptional education schools. Twenty of our public high schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students in Orange County Public Schools come from 194 countries/regions and speak 170 different languages and dialects. The student body is culturally and socioeconomically diverse and with a population that is 41% Hispanic, 27% White, 25% Black, 5% Asian, and 2% Multi-cultural, and 65.6% on free or reduced lunch. In 2017-2018 Orange County Public Schools had a 93.8% Graduation Rate.

The School
Lake Nona High School is located within close proximity to facilities that are on the cutting edge of medical research and development, as well as patient care.  Lake Nona High School has developed programs in partnership with Valencia College as part of the Collegiate Academy; with Sanford-Burnham Research Institute as part of the Science Research Cohort program and with Florida Hospital as part of the Health Academy program.  Through community partnerships, Lake Nona High School is working to provide the best possible educational opportunities for every member of the student body. The student body is culturally and socioeconomically diverse and with a population that is 57% Hispanic, 27% White, 8% Black, 5% Asian, 2% Multi-cultural and 1% Native American, and 48.6% on free or reduced lunch. 

In addition to academic opportunities, students have access to all the traditional high school athletics, a comprehensive performing arts program, and more than 50 additional clubs for every student interest.

The academic program is based on a traditional seven periods a day schedule.
The following Advanced Placement courses are offered:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Capstone Research,  Capstone Seminar, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History

*27 students received AP Scholar with Distinction Awards.  These students received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP Exams.

The following Honors classes are offered:

Algebra I, Algebra II, American Sign Language 3, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, Geometry, French 3, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Spanish 3, US Government, US History, World History (All Elective classes level 3 or higher are designated as Honors classes)


Our school has a dual enrollment articulation agreement with the following institutions:  Valencia College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida and Orange Technical College.  Students that meet the minimum requirements have the opportunity to earn college credits by taking courses at these institutions.

Magnet Programs and Academies

AP Capstone
Lake Nona High School offers AP Capstone which is an innovative diploma program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion.  AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two courses, AP Seminar and AP Research and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses.  It cultivates curious, independent and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decision.

Collegiate Academy
The Collegiate Academy at Lake Nona High School was developed in partnership with Valencia College.  This is an accelerated academic program providing Lake Nona High School students with a variety of opportunities that range from experiencing one or two college-level courses to completing a full Associate of Arts degree.  The level of participation in the Collegiate Academy is determined by student goals and academic needs.  The program available will encourage a combination of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment credit that allows students to build a highly competitive academic program that challenges them beyond the opportunities currently available through traditional high school programs.  This unique partnership with Valencia College provides Lake Nona High School students with unprecedented opportunities.

Digital Media Academy
The Digital Media Academy is designed for students interested in Information Technology, Graphic Design, Website Design, Digital Photography, TV Production, Animation, and learning Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator. Premiere Pro and InDesign. There are three programs of study within the academy: Digital Media, TV Production, and Animation.

Health Academy
The Health Academy in partnership with Florida Hospital is designed to prepare motivated students in health care related careers.  Students will be taking Health Academy electives during their freshman and sophomore years that serve as an introduction into many health care fields.  Students will then participate in an OCPS Career and Technical Education program during their junior and senior years in an area their chosen area of specialty.  Participation in this 4 year program can lead to certification in one or more of the following areas:  Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, and Patient Care.

Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way helps to prepare students for the global workforce and encourage student participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses and build interest in STEM degrees and careers.  The program leverages the success of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program and Project Lead The Way’s applied learning programs.

Grading and Ranking



Unweighted Courses

Weighted Courses (honors)

Weighted Courses AP/IB/AICE/ Dual Enrollment


89.5 - 100





79.5 - 89.4





69.5 - 79.4





59.5 - 69.4





0 - 59.4




Class rank is cumulative and based on a weighted grading scale. It is calculated twice a year (September and February) during junior and senior year.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation
GPA is computed using the above quality points. All high school level courses, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 24 credits are required for graduation. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in September and February for all grade levels.  The highest reported weighted GPA from our high school in 2017-2018 school year was 5.33.

Standardized Testing
98% of the Class of 2018 took the SAT


Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


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38% of the Class of 2018 took the ACT







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Advanced Placement Results

  • In May of 2018, 1,728 students took AP Exams
  • A total of 2,355 exams were taken in 29 subjects
  • 45% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 of higher

Post High School Placement

  • 32% matriculated to 4 year colleges
  • 49% matriculated to 2 year institutions
  • 1% military service
  • 18% Work or technical instruction

Awards and Distinctions, 2017-18

Collegiate Academy, National Honor Society, Digital Media Academy, OCPS MLK Humanitarian Award, Health Careers Academy, Project Lead the Way Engineering, NAF, four students were accepted to a total of 5 institutions that are ranked in top 20 colleges and universities in the U.S.

Collegiate Desinations