Hospitality Management Magnet



Vision Statement

The Hospitality Management Magnet Program provides sound academic experience while affording valuable career readiness in the field of hospitality management. Students will be immersed in a rigorous academic core complemented by electives in the areas of business, technology, entrepreneurship, and marketing. The curriculum is enhanced by student involvement in real-life work experiences such as site visits, mentor programs, and internships.

Endless Opportunities

Site Visits: Our field trips are strategically planned to enhance the student’s learning with inspiring and memorable experiences. Whether touring a magnificent hotel, observing behind the scenes of a theme park, or sitting side by side with hospitality students from other schools at a conference or symposium, stepping outside of the classroom offers new perspectives and exposure to diverse cultures.

Mentoring and Guest Speakers: Expect many guest speakers in this program that bring the industry to the classroom, such as hotel general managers, financial literacy experts, community service specialists, college recruiters, former students, and other industry professionals. In addition, our industry partners make themselves available to our students individually to provide guidance about careers, resumes, and interview techniques.

Internships and Work Experience: We partner with industry associations such as Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association to not only enhance the classroom experience but also to offer scholarships, internships, and/or job opportunities. On and off campus, students apply their learning to earn real-life work experience, on-the-job training, or college credit.

Hands-On Projects: Students build practical skills in communication and public speaking, marketing and public relations, leadership and conflict resolution, professionalism and business management, while cultivating strong character traits such as initiative, respect, flexibility, teamwork, and comradery.   

AHLAEI Hospitality & Tourism Management  

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is the world’s most reputable provider of hospitality training programs and credentials. In addition to aligning with national curriculum standards, the industry-driven content highlights the knowledge and skills that hospitality leaders are looking for in their employees today. The Hospitality & Tourism Management curriculum introduces high school students to the world of hospitality and the main segments of the industry: lodging, food and beverage operations, tourism, attractions and travel, and event management.  The curriculum focuses on generating interest in and providing a foundational understanding of hospitality segments and the world of career opportunities within the industry as well as presenting students with both career readiness and position-specific skills that will help them get started in the industry and set them on the path to success.

Serv Safe® and ESB Certifications

Students who participate in the Hospitality Management Magnet Program will have the opportunity to earn certifications in Serv Safe® Food Manager and Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

• The ServSafe® program is developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of industry experts with years of experience and inside knowledge of the foodservice industry. Course materials prepare students to manage food sanitation, proper storage, health risks, best practices, regulatory agencies, and more.

• Entrepreneurship and Small Business is a certification from Certiport that ensures tomorrow's leaders are prepared with core business principles, including the essentials needed to launch and maintain a successful business. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that students are college and career ready whether they will pursue additional postsecondary training or elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation.

Requirements for Admission

1. Complete the online OCPS Magnet application

2. Minimum 2.5 GPA

3. Strong school attendance record

4. Positive behavior record

Classes May Include:

Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Management

Hospitality & Tourism Entrepreneurship

Technology for Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism Internship


For more information about the Hospitality Management Magnet email:

Ms. Erin Mantor
Lead Hospitality Management Teacher
[email protected]

Ms. Kimeche Carmichael
Magnet Coordinator

[email protected]

Classes Include:

Intro to Hospitality
Lodging Principles
Lodging Applications
Hospitality & Tourism On The Job Training 

Curricular Documents

HTM Magnet Course Descriptions.docx