EVSC Plans Options Fair October 11

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Area eighth graders and their families have an opportunity to learn more about the innovative options available in the EVSC at the EVSC Options Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, 1901 Lynch Road.

The enrollment process for high school begins in November and the fair will give students 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 the programs.

The EVSC’s innovative options include five half-day programs: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; Randall T. Shepard Leadership & Law Academy; Medical Professions Academy; Early College High School 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 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.

·  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.

Program information:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 schedule conflicts.

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.

For additional information on any of the EVSC’s innovative programs, visit www.evscschools.com and look for Innovative School Programs under the Academics and Programs tab.

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