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.”
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.