Oklahoma City School District hosts information fairs for freshman academies

The Oklahoma City School District will host an informational fair for families to learn about the new freshman academies, which will kick off in the 2012-13 school year.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm •  Published: March 2, 2012

The Oklahoma City School District is hosting two information fairs about a new structure for high schools.

The Career Academy Showcase is designed to introduce eighth-graders and their families to the district's new career-themed freshman academies, which will kick off next year.

Students will be able to attend any of the academies beginning with the freshman class of 2012-13, said district spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin.

As that class ages, the program will expand.

The academies are designed to prepare students for specific careers.

Five academies are planned: engineering at Capitol Hill High School, finance at John Marshall High School, information technology at Oklahoma Centennial High School, health sciences at Northeast Academy and hospitality and tourism at Star Spencer High School.

Two events are planned for Saturday:

10 a.m. to noon at Douglass High School, 900 Martin Luther King Ave.

1:30 to 3 p.m. at Capitol Hill High School, 500 SW 36.

Representatives from each school will be on hand to talk with students and parents. Performances are planned, and refreshments will be served.


For more information about the Career Academy Showcase, go to www.okcps.org.

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