NEWS

“High School Options” Presentations – Middle School Parents

Parents can attend the informational presentations at ANY of the middles schools to fit into the family schedule.  The presentations are geared toward 8th grade parents, but any middle school parent may attend.  Presentations will discuss the three options of 21st Century Academies, OATC 2-Year CTE Programs, and CTE pathways.

Sept. 26 – Summit Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 1 – Santa Fe Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 2 – Frontier Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 8 – Chisholm Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 9 – Pioneer Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 10 – Oregon Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 15 – Prairie Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 17 – California Trail 6:30pm
Oct. 18 – Indian Trail 6:00pm
Oct. 22 – Mission Trail 6:30pm

Career Expo – at JCCC

On Oct. 23rd, all 8th grade students will attend a field trip to the Career Expo at JCCC to find out more information about career fields and high school options including the 21st Century Academies.  Each academy will have an informational booth for students to gather more information.

21st Century Academies Open Houses

Each of the academies will hold an open house for students and parents to attend in order to visit the facilities and find out more details about the academy.  They are all on different dates and families can attend as many as they choose and fit into their schedule.  If a family is unable to attend the scheduled date, please email the academy facilitator for more information.

Animal Health, Geoscience, Medical Professions, Sports Medicine
Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm
– Olathe North

600 E Prairie Street, Olathe, KS 66061

BIOengineering, Business Finance, Computer Science
Monday, November 5, 6-8pm
– Olathe South

1640 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062

Distinguished Scholars
Wednesday, November 7, 6-8pm
– Olathe North
600 E Prairie Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Civic Leadership, Design, Future Educators
Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm
– Olathe East

14545 W 127th St, Olathe, KS 66062

Green Tech, Public Safety
Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm
– Olathe West

14545 W 127th St, Olathe, KS 66062

e-Communication
Wednesday, November 14, 6-8pm
– Olathe Northwest

21300 College Blvd, Olathe, KS 66061

Engineering
Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm
– Olathe Northwest

21300 College Blvd, Olathe, KS 66061

 

EVENTS

21st Century Application Dates

August
21st Century Academy Draft Application Available

September & October
High School Options Presentations to the 8th grade students during the day
High School Options Presentations to the 8th grade parents during the evening – any parent can attend any schools evening presentation.

October 23rd – 8th Grade Career Expo – all day
October 24th – 21st Century Application link goes live at 8am  -interviews begin being scheduled

November
Ongoing – 21st Century Academies Interviews
November 1st – Program Planning Guide delivered to schools and available online
November 30th – 21st Century Applications closes at 10pm

December
Ongoing – 21st Century Academies Interviews

January
Ongoing – 21st Century Academies Interviews
January 14th – Academy Invitation notification placed in US mail after 3:30pm
January 15th – Academy Invitation notification sent via email to both students and parents after 3:30pm
January 28-29 – Counselors visit Middle schools for enrollment
January 30th – 8th grade HS transition day – students visit their HS during school day
January 31st – 8th grade HS Enrollment Night Parent Meeting – all HS’s

February
February 7th – 8th Grade Enrollment finalized

21st Century Academies Coordinator: Angela Epps
21century@olatheschools.org
913-780-8175