Education

Tulsa Public Schools hosts Enrollment Expo on Saturday, Jan. 11

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Greenwood Leadership Academy principal, Michael Carter and three of his scholars pose on September 4, 2019. | Photo by Nehemiah D. Frank 

Published 01/08/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 53 sec

TULSA, Okla. – As part of their efforts to improve the student enrollment process, Tulsa Public Schools is hosting an Enrollment Expo on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cox Business Center (100 Civic Center).

At the Enrollment Expo, students, parents, families, and community members can meet school leaders and teachers from each of the district’s 81 school and charter partners and learn about the many options available for Tulsa children from pre-kindergarten through to high school. Families can even enroll their children on-site at the Expo and choose from up to six different school communities using the district’s new enrollment process. Interpretation and translation services will be available for Spanish speakers.

“We are so excited to welcome Tulsa to our Enrollment Expo this weekend,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “There are amazing things happening in our schools, and we are looking forward to working with families to help them find the school community that best meets the needs of their child.”

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In addition to 81 booths featuring each of the schools and charter partners in the district, the Enrollment Expo will include representatives from a number of community organizations and district teams:

  • CAP Tulsa
  • City Year Tulsa
  • The Opportunity Project
  • Reading Partners Tulsa
  • Tulsa Educare
  • Tulsa Public Schools Athletics Office
  • Tulsa Public Schools Child Nutrition Services
  • Tulsa Public Schools Language and Cultural Services
  • Tulsa Public Schools Student and Family Support Services

Each Expo attendee will receive a free food ticket redeemable for one meal and drink. Families can purchase additional food at the concession stands. The Tulsa Health Department Caring Van will also be on-site to provide free flu shots and to provide immunization records for families enrolling students during the event.

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Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage at the Cox Business Center and the parking lot to the west of the building. The district is encouraging attendees to take advantage of free shuttle service available for families leaving every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. from the following schools:

  • Booker T. Washington High School, 1514 E. Zion St.;  **Handicap accessible bus available** 
  • East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St.;  **Handicap accessible bus available**
  • Memorial High School, 5840 S. Hudson Ave.;
  • Webster High School, 1919 W. 40th St.; and
  • Will Rogers High School, 3909 E. 5th Pl.

The district’s improved enrollment system for the 2020-2021 school year has one application and one application period that runs from Dec. 9, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. Families can enroll their children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Regional Library, Rudisill Regional Library, Tulsa City-County Library, and Zarrow Regional Library; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tulsa Public Schools Enrollment Center; or online at //tulsaschools.org/enrolltulsa. Interpretation services are available at these locations. For additional details on the district’s improved enrollment system, visit tulsaschools.org/enrolltulsa.

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