The Owensboro Innovation Academy will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Jan. 10 at the school located at 1010 Allen Street.
The open house is specifically for eighth-graders and their parents to come check out what OIA is all about. OIA currently serves students in Daviess County and Hancock County.
“Right now we are in the recruiting phase at our school. Myself and current OIA students have been visiting area middle schools to tell students about OIA. Hosting an open house is even more beneficial as it allows the students and their parents an opportunity to come check us out,” said Beth Benjamin, OIA director.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy is a small stand-alone high school where students learn through project-based learning. OIA is in its second year of existence and is the only New Tech Network affiliated school in Kentucky. You must start at OIA your freshman year. New students are selected using a stratified lottery that reflects the population of their home high school. If you’re interested in applying to be a student, you can pick up an application at your middle school or call OIA at (270) 686-1085 and the school will send you one via email.
“Traditional high school isn’t for everybody. I’m thankful to get the opportunity to attend a school that’s designed to best meet how I learn,” said Hannah Clark, OIA student.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy opened its doors for the first time today, welcoming just over 80 freshman students. As the first high school in Kentucky to be a part of the national New Tech Network, OIA focuses on project-based learning where students immerse themselves into hands-on projects as a way to actively learn valuable subject material.
Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College cut the ribbon on the new Owensboro Track and Field on Wednesday, August 16, located between the Owensboro Middle School South and the Owensboro Middle School North campuses on South Griffith Avenue. OPS, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College put their financial resources together to make the track possible.
Sutton Elementary School hosted an open house to showcase the school’s new gym/performing arts center.
Thanks to some guideline changes in community eligibility provision, all Owensboro High School and Owensboro Innovation Academy students will receive a no cost breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year. OPS students preschool through eighth grade and Gateway Academy students already receive a no cost breakfast and lunch.
The Owensboro Public Schools will be launching a new innovation model targeting middle school students for the 2018-2019 school year.