Oklahoma City school district to host school academy fair
Oklahoma City Public Schools will host a preview night for middle school students and their families to learn about the district's academy system.
Middle school students will have the chance to learn about the Oklahoma City Public Schools academy system at an event next week.
The Career Academy Showcase for seventh- and eighth-grade students and their families will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at John Marshall High School, 12201 N Portland Ave. The event is come-and-go.
AT A GLANCE
The district has six academies at five high schools:
• Capitol Hill, engineering
• John Marshall, finance
• Oklahoma Centennial, information technology
• Northeast, health sciences
• Northeast, engineering
• Star Spencer, hospitality and tourism
• Douglass Mid-High, law and public safety
• Northwest Classen, health sciences
For more information, call 587-0000 or go online to www.okcps.org.
Students can attend the academies for free, and transportation is available. Students participate in traditional classes and also have career-specific courses. Academy coursework begins in the ninth grade.
“We want our students to be ahead of the curve when leaving high school,” Oklahoma City Superintendent Karl Springer said in a statement. “This program will do that and offer them an opportunity to learn about stable and growing career fields.”
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