By Rita Cook / The Ellis County Press
RED OAK – Parents and students in grades eight to 11 will want to attend Thursday’s Red Oak High School Expo Night.
The event will highlight all the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available at Red Oak High School.
Information sessions will be held to inform parents and students of graduation plan options. Overall, school representatives said the goal is to provide an opportunity for students and parents to talk directly with high school teachers, counselors, and staff members before spring course selection begins.
Rachel Jones, Executive Director of Secondary Learning at Red Oak High School, the primary host of the event said, “We are excited to invite families to come and experience all the opportunities available at Red Oak High School for the 2018-2019 school year.”
This is the first year for the Expo. In prior years and Elective Fair for incoming freshmen only, was held. This year it was decided to expand the event to all incoming high schoolers and to include academic opportunities.
The hope is for at least 750 families to attend and it is a come-and-go event. There will be no college representative at the Expo since this event is primarily for incoming students in high school, but Red Oak High School also holds a separate college advising night.
There will be colleges on hand who partner with the high school for dual credit for students. These colleges include UTArlington, Navarro, and TSTC.
The parent sessions will focus on the Foundation plus Endorsement high school graduation plans.
“Whether you are an incoming freshman or planning for your senior year, we can discuss course and graduation endorsement opportunities, student organizations, and campus groups,” Jones concluded. “We desire for every student to benefit from an individualized path in high school, and the Expo is a great way to get first-hand exposure to all that Red Oak High School has to offer.”
The event will be held January 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Red Oak High School.