It’s known as the “summer slide” by experts and is far from being as exciting as it sounds. The summer slide is the result of young minds resting in idle during the three-month break from school, sometimes losing more than two months of learning.
To prevent the summer slide, Broken Arrow Public Schools is once again promoting its summer program called “Maintain the Brain,” which provides students with ongoing learning opportunities through free online learning platforms. Students do not need to sign-up to participate in this summer program.
“Research shows that high-quality summer programs make a difference in learning loss and closing educational gaps,” said Kristin Henness, the district’s executive director of teaching and learning. “Our students have shown growth using these programs throughout this year, and we want to maintain those gains over the summer. A student only needs to work on the program 20 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week to maintain their skills.”
The programs are provided free to all families by funds from the Reading Sufficiency Act and the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.
All programs can be accessed through the student’s Clever account.
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Broken Arrow High School's Class of 2022 can pick up their diplomas June 13 through June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch) in Broken Arrow High School's grand lobby. The student's photo ID must be presented by either the student or student's parent/guardian to receive the diploma. The parent/guardian must be listed in the student's official record.
Students completing requirements during summer school must give two business days to process before picking up their diplomas at the high school.
All books and other debts must be cleared before diplomas are released. Chromebooks will also need to be turned in before receiving diplomas.
The approximate date of when final official transcripts will be available is Friday, June 17. To request official transcript, please visit www.baschools.org/transcripts.
For more information, please contact the high school at 918-259-4700.
Amidst a number of achievements both inside and outside the classroom, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ Class of 2022 reported more than $6.2 million in scholarships.
Broken Arrow seniors received scholarships from universities across the nation, Florida State University, Howard University, Arizona State University, Harding University, University of Toronto, University of North Texas, University of Arkansas, and Washington University in St. Louis, and more.
Many also received scholarships from universities across the state, including Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma City University, the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Oklahoma Baptist University and many others.
Whether students seek post-secondary education or aspire to begin a career, the district ensures continued success beyond high school with a college and career center located on the high school campus. This planning facility is equipped with trained counselors who provide students with personal and academic guidance regarding college and career preparations.
Also housed within the college and career center is information about off-campus learning opportunities available to students, including programs at Tulsa Technology Center, military contacts, and internship opportunities.
“The Broken Arrow High School College and Career Center is excited to celebrate the Class of 2022 and their accomplishments,” said College and Career Counselor Michae Haas. “Our goal is to prepare students to be college, career, and life ready. We are so proud of our students as they take the next steps Beyond BA!
Broken Arrow Public Schools is participating in a summer feeding program that provides free meals to children age 18 and younger at various Broken Arrow school sites and locations. Students are required to eat on-side. USDA does not allow parents to pickup meals for children.
All meals meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines and are prepared with a number of locally-sourced ingredients.
Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. The USDA restricts adults from eating from a child’s plate, but parents/caregivers may purchase a meal for $4.50 at the school sites only. Menus are subject to change.
Questions? Please contact the BAPS child nutrition department at 918-259-4565.
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Intra-district transfers are approved for extenuating circumstances each year. Please be aware that there is limited availability, and if you choose to apply for a school site outside of your residence boundary, transportation is not provided. Applications can be denied due to capacity, discipline or attendance concerns.
Applications for the 2022-23 school year are due by June 1, 2022. Acceptance or denial status of applications will be sent via email by July 1, 2022. If your application is denied, please plan to attend your residence site. Intra-district transfer applications are not processed during the school year. You must reapply each year for an intra-district transfer. They do not automatically renew for the following year.
Applications and transfer information can be found at baschools.org/enrollment.
Since 1999, The Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association has been honoring outstanding Broken Arrow graduates for their impact on the community. Known as “Great Graduates,” the purpose of the program is to recognize those who have brought honor to their community and to their Alma Mater through their personal and professional accomplishments.
The BAHS Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for this year’s group of Great Graduates. To be eligible for the award, nominees must have graduated from BAHS at least 20 years ago, and display both the integrity and courage to motivate them to have a positive impact on their community. Though hard to measure, these qualities can be evidenced by a history of selfless giving of time and talent to community service and building a better future for others. As they continue to live out their commitment to excellence, they serve as a role model to the entire community.
Completed paper forms can be mailed to the address listed below or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAHS Alumni Association
210 N. Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
The awards reception for our Great Graduates will be held during the annual Homecoming football game.
Students in 9-12 grades who need high school credits through credit recovery or credit advancement can now enroll in summer school. Students may enroll in up to four classes (two at a time) for credit recovery and two classes (one at a time) for credit advancement. There will be two summer sessions:
Courses can be completed in-person at Broken Arrow High School, online, tutoring or blended format. Students will need to use their school-issued Chromebooks for summer classes.
This year, the cost of summer school is a flat fee of $45 and will cover up to two credit recovery classes. For students on reduced lunch, the cost is $35. For students on free lunch, the cost is $25. Credit advancement classes are offered at $75 per course ($45 for students on reduced lunch and $35 for students on free lunch). Parents should not pay for summer school until they have confirmed attendance with their child’s counselor.
To enroll, parents must complete the online enrollment form. Upon completion of the online enrollment form, the student’s counselor will contact parents to discuss and finalize course enrollment, as well as provide the parent with information regarding payment. All payments will be accepted online.
If you have questions, please contact your school site counselor.