Broken Arrow Public Schools to move forward with 8th grade academy


Source: Broken Arrow Public Schools

As part of phase III of the 2015 bond issue, Broken Arrow Public Schools is updating its middle school configuration to include an 8th Grade Academy, which will be located on the campus of Sequoyah Middle School. The site will include a new standalone two-story classroom building, additional cafeteria space, an upgraded parking area, and a possible auxiliary gym and/or practice fields.

“With a new middle school approved within the 2015 bond issue, many factors were weighed to determine the best way to accommodate the growing student body, whether it be through a proposed 8th Grade Academy, the construction of a new, traditional middle school grades 6-8 or other configurations proposed by members of the public,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Supt. Chuck Perry said. 

“Factors considered for the academy include academic opportunities, fine arts access, athletics, transportation logistics, extracurricular activities, fiscal responsibilities, construction costs, and overall future population projections for the district.”

Many of these issues are discussed in this special “BA Behind-the-Scenes” episode, and the section below includes several of the frequently asked questions surrounding this project.

The new facility is scheduled to be finished in 2025.

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