Principal's Message

Ms. Despenza
Welcome To Orlando Gifted Academy!

“Where we value respect, creativity, and collaboration”

FSA Testing Information Session for Parents from 3/31/2021 & 4/1/2021
3rd-5th grades     Middle School    FAQs
OGA 3rd - 7th graders will soon be taking Florida Standards Assessments. The following letters have been sent to the parent email on file. Please see for additional information: 3rd grade     4th - 5th grades     Middle School

Per the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), no remote administrations are available for any statewide summative assessments. For current LaunchEd students, please bring your student to school at 8:30 on testing day. We will have your child escorted to their testing room. We are following District Covid safety guidelines by practicing social distancing and temperature checks upon entry. All students are required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth while on campus. Sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout campus including in each classroom.

The Virtual Orientation for parents of rising 6th graders is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, at 4pm. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be uploaded to the school website by April 14 for you to review. 
Course selection forms are available on Canvas in the Guidance and Counseling course. Forms should be uploaded to the Canvas assignment and are due April 9, 2021.
Virtual Middle School Orientation - 4/7 @4p
Hello OGA families! It's not too late to purcahse your yearbook! Our Journalism students have been hard at work! To purchase your yearbook, go to

OGA Yearbook Flyer
Updated Traffic Flow Map (beginning Monday, March 22, 2021)

Single-riders (one child)
: Follow black dotted route to the Oregon St. pick-up area. Take Marks to Morris and turn north. Turn left on Oregon towards the pick up area. To exit, continue on Oregon to Fern Creek.
Multi-riders (siblings, carpools, & after school activity vans): Follow blue dash route to the Morris Ave parking lot. Take Hampton to west on Oregon. Turn north on Hardy and follow around to the Morris Ave parking lot on your right. To exit, turn right on Morris, left on Oregon.
Traffic Flow Map effective Monday, March 22


One of our 6th graders (Xavier V.) is partnering with @SecondHarvestFB for a food drive. Now through 4/23, you can drop off non-persishable food items in the donation bin inside the sick clinic before or after school. Together, we can made a difference! Thank you!

Families in housing transition now have the ability to identify for the McKinney-Vento Program (MVP) via a digital Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) found at this link.


OGA - Orlando Gifted Academy PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education! There is no more clipping logos - all you need is your smartphone! Download the BoxTop app on your phone, enter Orlando Gifted Academy as your school of choice and scan your grocery receipt. Any grocery item that is associated with BoxTops will automatically get added! It is easy and free to do! All proceeds go to OGA PTA. 
Do you shop on Amazon? Visit and type in "Orlando Gifted Academy PTA". Select it just once, and then every time you shop on Amazon, use the website (instead of just OGA - Orlando Gifted Academy PTA will be gifted 0.5% of your purchase totals. It really adds up!

Student Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:45 AM-3:00 PM
8:45-2:00 PM


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