The Vanguard Academy of Broken Arrow is the district's new state-of-the-art STEM facility scheduled to open in August 2021. The following is enrollment information:
An online application is OPEN for students currently in grades 8 and 9 who want to apply for XPO and BAd Lab programs for the 2021-22 school year. The deadline to submit applications for current 8th grade students is Friday, March 12. The deadline for current 9th grade students is Friday, March 26. Students will be notified of acceptance decision in early April.
High school students will have the opportunity to enroll in a number of Vanguard electives during enrollment. More information about these electives and can be found in the high school course catalog.
“The Vanguard Academy is ideal for students who seek opportunities to follow their passions, strive to help people and the world become better versions of themselves, and crave an active learning environment,” Vanguard Director Jason Jedamski said. “The Vanguard Academy provides innovators (that's what we call students) with educational experiences that are interdisciplinary and competency based while infusing a high degree of student voice and community engagement.”
The Vanguard Academy will include a number of labs, a makerspace, a workshop, a build shop, numerous outdoor classrooms and more. In addition, the vocational agriculture center will include animal pens and show barns for those students pursuing careers in agricultural production, agribusiness and other agricultural related occupations.
Vanguard will open school next school year by offering two full-time programs for 9th and 10th grade students as well as elective class offerings for 10th-12th grade students.
Vanguard Academy programming is open to all students and possesses flexibility to serve most students who need to take a class on the high school campus, including fine arts and athletics.
Please view the flier for more information about the programs being offered at Vanguard Academy. A recorded video of a previous forum is available at www.arrowvision.tv or the district’s YouTube channel.
Please contact Jason Jedamski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities and community involvement, Broken Arrow High School seniors Kurt Lemai-Nguyen, Abigail McNabb and Brady Read are the recipients of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-State Award. This prestigious honor is given to the top 100 public high school seniors from 77 schools in 69 Oklahoma school districts.
“Broken Arrow High School is proud to have three Academic All-Staters this year,” Broken Arrow High School College and Career Counselor Kristin Carr said. “Being chosen as one of only 100 students in the state of Oklahoma is an impressive accomplishment, and it is so exciting to get to celebrate these successes with our students.”
The 2021 Academic All-State class is the 35th to be chosen by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence since its establishment in 1987.
David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.” To be nominated, students must meet one of the following criteria: an ACT composite score of at least 30, an SAT combined critical reading and math score of at least 1370, or selected as a semifinalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship.
Each All-Stater receives a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion, and will be recognized at an awards banquet this spring.
For more information about the Academic All-State Scholars, please visit www.ofe.org.
The Virtual Academy of Broken Arrow Public Schools is hosting an “All Things Virtual Academy” parent forum via Zoom at 6 p.m. on March 30. This forum will discuss the nuts and bolts of the Virtual Academy, while also giving families the opportunity to learn important strategies for student success. Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year will be made available on April 1 until April 16.
“The Virtual Academy is an ideal option for students who prefer a smaller learning environment, one-on-one communication with teachers and the flexibility to choose when and where they work on their courses,” Virtual Academy Principal Caleb Starr said. “Whether your child is currently enrolled in the program or if you just want to learn more, we encourage you to tune in as we go over the day in the life of a BAVA student.”
In response to the global pandemic, Broken Arrow Public Schools expanded its full-time virtual education program to ALL Broken Arrow students in grades Pre-K through 12 last fall.
"Broken Arrow Public Schools was pleased to be able to provide Virtual Academy to all students in response to the pandemic,” Starr said. “It was in those early pivotal months where we took critical notes on improving hiccups and addressing any shortcomings, knowing our approach would evolve and change considerably through input from our patrons. We hope this forum will help address any questions or concerns for anyone interested in the Virtual Academy."
This program allows students to enroll in multiple ways:
Online elementary curriculum includes English, social studies, math, science, and interactive courses like art and physical education. Middle school curriculum includes English, social studies, math, science, Spanish, art appreciation, study skills and health. Middle school students may also be able to participate in unique electives such as band or orchestra. Students in grades 6-12 can complete 100% of their classes online or can take advantage of the blended enrollment option.
The Virtual Academy meets all graduation requirements.
If you are unable to attend the scheduled Zoom forum, a recording will be placed on the Virtual Academy website at www.baschools.org/VirtualAcademy on the following day.
For more information, please contact the Virtual Academy at 918-505-5270 or visit with your child’s school site counselor.
For the 2021-22 school year, online enrollment is now open for Broken Arrow Public Schools’ Pre-K program. To enroll in Pre-K, parents/guardians do not have to visit the enrollment center if required documents are uploaded correctly. Details are listed below.
Early Childhood Center placement is dependent on ECC geographic boundaries and site availability. Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. Please review the ‘frequently asked questions’ document (English, Spanish) for Pre-K. The following is the link to the Zoom virtual Pre-K meeting that was held on Feb. 25, 2021. The passcode is "AllThingsPreK2021!"
The enrollment office is open by appointment only. Appointment hours will be Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last appointment being at 3:30 p.m. Parents/guardians may schedule an appointment online. Note: An account must be created prior to scheduling an appointment.
How to enroll:
Student must be four years old by Sept. 1, 2021 to enroll in Pre-K.
Step 1: Gather required documents (pdf) (PLEASE NOTE: The enrollment center does not obtain your required documents for you. The school site will only request a student’s cumulative file from the previous school after the student is enrolled. Therefore, you must provide your student’s birth certificate and immunization record at the time of enrollment).
Step 2: Please access the online application link (English | Spanish) from any device with internet access. Enrollment Services will email the parent when the registration is submitted. Then the parent will also receive the approval email stating the student’s enrollment is completed and the student may attend school.
In addition to the required documents list (pdf), if the following applies to your child, please upload or provide the these documents when you enroll.
For more information or if there are any questions, please contact Enrollment Services at email@example.com.