MIDWEST CITY — Through a partnership between the Midwest City-Del City School District and Rose State College, seniors in the Mid-Del district have a chance to get a free college education.
The district established the partnership three years ago as a way to provide students a head-start on their post-high school career, school officials said. Any Mid-Del graduate with a 2.5 grade-point average or above can take part in the Ticket to Rose program. The program provides Mid-Del grads with two free years of college. The partnership is one of several ties the district has to the community. The district encompasses 77 square miles across parts of eastern Oklahoma County. With more than 14,000 students and 1,500 teachers and staff members, it is one of the largest districts in the state. The district serves students living in Midwest City, Del City, Forest Park and parts of Oklahoma City, as well as students at Tinker Air Force Base. It has 17 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. The district also has its own technology center, which offers 19 full-time programs to juniors and seniors who can learn trades such as carpentry, cosmetology and computer electronics. West Side School houses the district’s gifted and talented program in two branches: Mid-Del Academy for elementary students and the Academic Center for Enrichment for secondary students.