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, magnet and career programs before deciding which school the student will apply to next year. The first 500 people to attend will receive a backpack filled with school supplies sponsored by Metro United Way.
The Showcase will feature all grades—elementary, middle and high—during the event. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Showcase will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C, 937 Phillips Lane. The event 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); Academies of Louisville and Demographics will also be available to answer questions and explain application procedures to parents.
“JCPS is a district full of outstanding choices for students and families, and we appreciate the opportunity to show our community all of the great options that are available here,” said JCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio. “In addition to the Showcase, JCPS has also produced video tours of every school, which are available on the district’s website and school profile pages. Our goal is to make information about our schools easily accessible to all families and students, so they can make an informed choice about their educational experiences.”
The online registration/application period for the 2018-19 school year opens Monday, Oct. 30.
The regular day-of-event parking rate of $8 per vehicle will apply. For more information on the Showcase, families may call 485-3323. For more information on the online application process, families may call 485-6250.