Making learning fun and engaging is paramount in the EVSC which is why the district is hosting an Options Fair for area eighth graders and their families to learn more about the innovative options available in the EVSC. The EVSC Options Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, 1901 Lynch Road.
Enrollment for high school begins in November and the fair will give students and families a better understanding of the options that are available to them in which they can enroll. Informational booths will be set up and students will be able to speak with teachers and current students in a variety of programs.
The EVSC’s innovative options include five half-day programs: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme; Randall T. Shepard Leadership & Law Academy; Medical Professions Academy (MPA); Early College High School; JROTC as well as the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. Other options include New Tech Institute and EVSC Virtual Academy.
Students who participate in one of the half-day innovative programs can still maintain their allegiance to their home high school and participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities at their home school.
In addition to informational booths, each program will conduct two, 20-minute presentations. Presentations will be made at the following times:
International Baccalaureate Degree Programme (IB): 5:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
EVSC Virtual Academy: 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Randall T. Shepard Leadership and Law Academy: 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Medical Professions Academy: 5:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
Early College High School: 5:55 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.
JORTC: 6:15 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.
Southern Indiana Career and Technical Education Center: 5:55 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
New Tech Institute: 5:55 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.
International Baccalaureate: Housed at Bosse High School, EVSC’s IB program is one of only 22 in the state. It is a comprehensive liberal arts program that includes a rigorous college preparatory experience. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/ib.
Shepard Academy: Housed at Harrison High School, Shepard Academy is for students interested in leadership, law and social justice. The Academy is named after the former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard who takes an active role in the program. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/shepard.
Medical Professions Academy: MPA gives students the skills necessary for future medical professions. Housed at Central High School, MPA features hands-on learning, internships and shadowing experiences. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/mpa.
Early College High School: Early College students can earn up to an associate’s degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Classes are on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/
New Tech Institute: New Tech Institute is a stand-alone, full-day high school. It is one of only 180 new tech schools in the United States and one of the elite schools to receive the “Exemplary Demonstration Site” designation from the New Tech Network. It also is a STEM certified school by the Indiana Department of Education. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/newtech.
EVSC Virtual Academy: EVSC Virtual Academy is open to students from kindergarten through grade 12. In the upper grades, students often take supplementary courses for credit advancement and schedules conflicts. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/evscva.
JROTC: EVSC’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, housed at Harrison High School, is rated as a “gold star unit” by the U.S. Army, the highest honor that can be awarded to a JROTC program. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/jrotc.
Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center: SICTC is a half-day program open to juniors and seniors. It is rated among the top five career and tech schools in the nation and serves approximately 900 students from five area counties. It also is distinguished as a STEM certified school and has received the State Award of Excellence twice. To learn more, visit www.evscschools.com/sictc.