Broken Arrow School Board Votes To Add New Facilities To High School
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - The Broken Arrow School Board accepted the recommendations made by the High School Configuration Steering Committee at its meeting that just wrapped up.
The committee is recommending that an Innovation/ STEM Center be built near the High School's campus to allow students additional resources with it comes a state-of-the-art AG center. The recommendations include re-purposing the space within the high school where AG classes are taught.
"It's a 3/5 year process to get to this point. so, to flip a switch and have all that work magically happen. That's not realistic but it's a great starting point, it's a great roadmap that we can hopefully engage our entire community, not just current parents and students," said Charlie Hannema with Broken Arrow Schools
In 2017 the community made it clear they didn't want another high school. So the committee looks past the building and into the classrooms to brainstorm ways to offer more internship and real job training--focusing on career pathways at a younger age and helping students get into fields that interest them.
"It's going to help us retain students that are disengaged, that drop out. It's going to help show them that there is potential for their future where maybe those students don't see that potential right now," said parent Amanda Westcott.
Educators are also hoping that students--who are college bound can earn 15 credits toward college before graduation.
There are three proposed sites for the Innovation Center. You Can Read Those Proposals Below.