NASD to host curriculum fair Tuesday

Published 12:39 am Monday, January 18, 2016

NATCHEZ — At the halfway point of the current school year and with the 2016-2017 school year approaching, future Natchez-Adams School District middle schoolers and high school freshmen will soon need to pick a new school to attend.

To help with that decision, NASD is hosting a Curriculum Fair Tuesday. Teachers, administrators and current students will be on hand to discuss what the different schools have to offer.

“We decided to have a curriculum fair so it could be like a one-stop shop for parents to find or help choose the school of their choice,” the district’s spokesman Steven Richardson said.

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Parents can also pick up and turn in application forms for the different schools.

Supporting documentation, Richardson said, including birth certificates and immunization records, can be turned in at a later date.

During elementary school years students attend schools based on their residential area. But when they get older, students have a choice of where they want to go.

Future middle-schoolers can choose from the three different Morgantown Academies (Leadership, Arts and College Prep) and Robert Lewis Magnet School. Future freshmen can decide between the Natchez Freshman Academy and Natchez Early College Academy.

Each of the different middle schools and freshmen options provide different choices and possible paths.

They’re not always exclusive though. Richardson said if a student picks one of the Morgantown Academies, they can change to a different academy for the next year if they didn’t enjoy it as much as they expected or if they wanted to have a diverse background.

Students preparing for high school can choose NFA and continue on to Natchez High School after graduating the ninth grade, or go to NECA and receive early college credit.

The event isn’t just for students and parents though. Richardson said the event is also for anyone who is curious to see how the district has changed over the years.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Steckler Multi-purpose Building.