The quality and diverse educational opportunities of Kokomo-Center Schools are Tuition Free to ALL students. We encourage parents to visit our schools and give Kokomo-Center the opportunity to provide your students with a quality educational experience this 2012-2013 school year.
The 2012-2013 enrollment sessions for Kokomo-Center K-8 students are scheduled July 24-26, and interested parents and guardians of prospective students are invited to tour our schools. Kokomo-Center Schools enrollment sessions are: Tuesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the benefit of your child, all K-8 students are encouraged to enroll during these sessions.
Kokomo-Center Schools includes 7 elementary (K-5) schools and 2 middle (6-8) schools, and each school offers unique opportunities. At the elementary level, the following programs – Traditional, 1-to-1 Technology, International, High Ability, Integrated Arts – are available, while our middle schools offer Traditional, International, High Ability, and Career programs.
Our two Traditional elementary schools – Boulevard on the west side and Elwood Haynes on the east side – provide a rich traditional curriculum, including reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Our two 1-to-1 Technology elementary schools – Bon Air and Pettit Park – will provide personal computing devices for all students to use during the school day. Our International elementary schools – Lafayette Park and Sycamore – allow students to experience real-world projects with a global focus. Our Integrated Arts elementary school at Wallace offers a curriculum that includes dance, keyboarding, and guitar, as well as other opportunities to enhance academic learning through the arts. Our High Ability program (KEY) at the elementary level is located at Sycamore and is designed for students who have been found to be eligible due to exceptional gifts, talents, motivations, or interests.
At the middle school level, a Traditional program is available at both Central and Maple Crest. The International and High Ability programs are housed at Central, while Maple Crest offers selected 8th graders a Career School. Parents should enroll their students at the school building where they will attend classes in 2012-2013. Out-of-district, non-registered, students may report to any of Kokomo-Center’s elementary schools (K-5) or either middle school (6-8) for assistance. The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 9, 2012.
At K-8 enrollment, Kokomo-Center parents will be asked to review, or complete, a Registration Report for their children. Information concerning Transportation services will be shared at these enrollment sessions. Students who are eligible for bus transportation, either to their school of residence, or to their school of choice – International, 1-to-1 Technology, High Ability (KEY), or Career – will receive their bus information during these enrollment sessions.
Students in grades 9-12, who attended and completed the 2011-2012 school year in Kokomo-Center Schools, are already enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents of other students who are interested in enrolling their children at Kokomo High School are asked to call the high school office (455-8040) to make an appointment. A parent or guardian must accompany high school students enrolling for the first time at KHS.
KHS offers 17 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, while many dual credit courses are available at the high school and the Kokomo Area Career Center. The International program expands to the 9th grade this school year as all 9th graders will be provided with a personal computing device for use during the school day. A new alternative education program at the high school – Twilight School – offers supervised employment experiences and high school courses. Twilight School is in session in the evenings Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays.
Orientation sessions for ALL students interested in attending Kokomo High School and those new students (especially freshmen) already enrolled will be conducted Tuesday, July 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., in the KHS auditorium. International students are asked to attend the 9 to 11 a.m. session. In addition, a Technology Orientation for all freshmen is set for Thursday, August 2nd at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
During Tuesday’s (July 31st) orientation sessions, students and parents will have an opportunity to meet administrators and counselors, as well as tour the KHS facility, including our technology-rich classrooms, our athletic facilities, and our Kokomo Area Career Center.