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.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: November 2, 2012
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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.

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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AT A GLANCE

Six academies

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

Two academies will be added in fall 2013:

• Douglass Mid-High, law and public safety

• Northwest Classen, health sciences

More information

For more information, call 587-0000 or go online to www.okcps.org.

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