The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 12, 2013

New University Center at Enid High School will inspire dreams of future education

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The ceremonial ribbon-cutting Thursday at the new University Center begins an exciting chapter on the Enid High School campus.

The University Center, with 20 classrooms, is home to a full slate of advanced placement and dual-credit course offerings.

The high school has formed partnerships with Northern Oklahoma College, Autry Technology Center and the College Board to enable students to earn enough credit to be college sophomores before they leave high school.

Students taking these classes can save up to $30,000 in higher education costs and be introduced into the college experience. We hope that translates to more college degrees for Enid students.

The district is celebrating two new partnerships that will enhance the new facility’s academic offerings: the Vicki and Kevin Davis Scholarship and the National Math and Science Initiative.

Through the Enid Public School Foundation and the Ray Davis Family Trust, EHS seniors in financial need will receive assistance with college-related fees.

The scholarship program is named in honor of the late Vicki and Kevin Davis, who believed in the importance and power of education.

EHS is one of only three schools in the state selected for a NMSI grant this school year. The program offers national-caliber professional development training for teachers, and provides support and incentives for students taking Advanced Placement coursework.

Hopefully, this academic emphasis will maximize the chances of success for students throughout the district. We hope the new UC will inspire future education dreams for many years to come.