Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will hold its annual Showcase of Schools this weekend, offering parents and students a convenient opportunity to visit with JCPS staff and representatives of each school and get information about optional and magnet programs before deciding which school the student will attend next year.
The Showcase will feature all grades – elementary, middle and high – during both days of the two-day event. The Showcase will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. This year, the Showcase will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B, 937 Phillips Lane. The Showcase is relocating temporarily while the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville is under renovation.
Representatives from the Optional, Magnet and Advance Programs Office; Student Assignment; Transportation; Parent Teacher Association (PTA); and Demographics will also be available to answer questions and explain application procedures to parents.
“We’re proud of the many choices that JCPS offers and we want all of our students engaged in the choice process,” said Dr. Donna Hargens, JCPS superintendent. “The Showcase is an excellent way for parents and students to learn about JCPS, get an overview of the district and compare the program offerings designed to address the varied interests of our diverse student population.”
The online registration/ application period for the 2017/2018 school years is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 to Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Regular day-of-event parking rate of $8 per vehicle will apply. For more information on the Showcase, call 485-3323. For more information on the online application process, call 485-6250.