Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined members of the Owensboro and Daviess County school districts as well as community leaders to cut the ribbon on the Owensboro Innovation Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre for Business and Research, 1010 Allen Street in Owensboro.
OIA is a small stand-alone high school that uses project-based learning with a technical, STEM and entrepreneurial curriculum. The school is affiliated with the national New Tech Network, a nationwide consortium of 134 schools in 34 states.
The school, part of Kentucky’s nationally recognized Districts of Innovation program, is a partnership between Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools in its inaugural school year with a newly admitted freshman class of 80 students.
The Innovation Academy is located in the Centre for Business and Research, which incubates technology-based companies that are all clients of the Kentucky Innovation Network.
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