Norman Public Schools – Serving Four Ideal Homes Communities
May 15, 2018
Nestled in the heart of a world-class academic community, Norman Public Schools is the eighth-largest district in Oklahoma. Located near the University of Oklahoma, NPS has earned a reputation for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential. Norman Public Schools provide an exemplary education for students through consistent curriculum, innovative partnerships and rigorous professional development for educators. The district has repeatedly been recognized for academic excellence in Newsweek, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and more. Norman residents continue to support public education, serve more than 16,000 students and invest in projects that enhance students’ learning environments. Since 1972, voters have approved $432 million in bond funds for capital improvements, instructional enhancements and technology upgrades, including:
- Freshman Academies
- College and Career Centers
- Unique Advanced Placement programs
- Hands-on STEM enrichment opportunities
- Robust Fine Arts programs at every grade level
- 6A Athletics for middle and high school students
- Competitive academic clubs, after-school programs and activities
- Special education programs that maximize opportunities for students
- Robust community partnerships that allow educators to serve the whole child
- Will succeed in rigorous curriculum.
- Will complete a rigorous college preparatory path.
- Will enter mainstream activities of the school.
- Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges.
- Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
- AVID is a program for “middle to upper middle” academic students. These students have the potential for advanced courses and AP courses in high school, but need academic and emotional support paired with the rigor. AVID combines rigor with support that includes the student’s own individual determination and the support of teachers, other AVID students, their families, the AVID teacher, and specially trained tutors.
- Elementary grades K-3
- Middle school who are taking high school courses
- High school grades 9-12