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Evening Courses Offered to High Schoolers
High schools students have the opportunity to go to class full time and take extra classes at night. Oklahoma City Public Schools will offer "evening high school."
Through the program, students take a class on Monday and Wednesday evenings, to earn the credit they may be missing to graduate. Students can take English, math, science, social studies and electives courses.
It's especially helpful to seniors, Felicia Jenkins, who coordinates the program, said.
"Becuase they are carying a full course during the daytime, without this class, this course, they wouldn't be able to meet those requirments, and so its easier for them to come in the evening, to make up that one or that two semester course that they need," Jenkins said. "Without this program, they wouldn't be able to march with their class."
Students and teachers say these courses are helpful and convenient.
"I know its really popular for the parents, becuase its in the evenings when most of them get off of work, so they're able to drop their students off and able to come back and pick them up," Jenkins said.
"Anything that gives a kid an opportunity to complete their education, and get a high school degree is important," said Ted Lemser, who has a daughter in high school.
Enrollment is October 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at U.S. Grant High School at 5016 S. Pennsylvania Ave in Oklahoma City. This is also the campus evening high school is offered.
Evening high school starts November 5.
Students do have to pay a tuition. It's $85 for students in OKCPS. Students outside the district can also attend for a tuition of $100.
For more information call Jenkins at 889-7985.
Posted: Tuesday, October 23 2012, 09:53 PM CDT
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Pace slows in testing after Tulsa health scare
May 24, 2013 12:51 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Additional tests reveal no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of running dirty clinics.
The pace of people seeking testing has slowed. About 3,900 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have gone to state clinics for testing. In March, health departments urged testing for 7,000 patients. Just 54 patients sought tests within the past week.
Inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions inside Harrington's clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.
So far, 70 patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV, but there is no indication the diseases spread at the clinics. Health experts say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.
Harrington is cooperating with the investigation.
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