We’ve officially broke ground on the UCF/Valencia College Downtown Campus at Creative Village, an innovative, high-tech educational center in the heart of our city. In doing so, we have taken another step toward solidifying Orlando as a nationally-recognized education leader. Even more importantly, we have strengthened the pathway to opportunity for our community.
Located in Parramore, the campus will be a monument to the idea that opportunities are created through education and innovation. The children in the neighborhood will be able to attend school at the new Orange County Public Schools’ Academic Center for Excellence, opening in the fall, then go to high school, attend Valencia and UCF in Downtown and then graduate.
Our city has proven itself to be a place of evolution, constantly growing and improving alongside its residents. We have worked together to build a strong network of creativity, innovation and education. This campus is a demonstration of the power of partnerships our progress as a community as well as a sign of how much further we can grow when we work together.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor