Universal Education Center

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Universal Education Center

Bell Schedule
        8:00 am – 3:00 pm          

Assistant Principal
Amy Smith

Orange County Public School's School-to-Work program has a twenty seven year partnership with Universal Orlando, which provides an alternative approach to traditional high school. Universal Education Center (UEC) is located on the grounds of Universal Orlando Resort (UO), and students work either side of their academic core classes in the morning or afternoon. Students are paid $15 an hour during their shifts.

A key highlight of UEC is the Mentoring Program, as each student is paired with a successful employee within Universal’s management team. Mentors meet weekly with their mentees, and these relationships cultivate further learning beyond the workplace or classroom.  With very small class sizes in our brand new learning space, individualized and focused attention can be given to all students from our OCPS teachers to help them reach their graduation & post-secondary goals.

To enter the program, students must meet these basic requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Grade Point Average of at least 1.7
  • Flexibility to be successful in a non-traditional school setting
  • Commit to working 3 hours a day, Monday - Friday, 15 hours a week
  • No major discipline referrals

How can I learn more, or register my interest in enrolling at Universal Education Center?

Students may reach out for more information by calling the School-to-Work Recruiter at (407) 318-3150 ext. 6382231, or email: [email protected]. Message us on social media @School2WorkOCPS with the icons listed below.

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Universal Education Center
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Building B2, Suite 346
Orlando, FL 32819


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