Entering middle or high school next year? Secondary Showcase Night is for you!

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Natomas Unified wants you to attend a middle or high school campus that fits your interests and needs. The choice is yours.

So if you’ll be entering 7th or 9th grades next year, mark your calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 3, to attend NUSD’s Secondary Showcase Night from 6-8 p.m. at Leroy Greene Academy, 2950 W. River Dr. Elementary students and parents also are welcome. 

The one-stop-shopping event helps students weigh their options by hearing about unique academic programs and pathways at each NUSD middle and high school.

A spotlight, not a completion, Secondary Showcase Night is designed to help students and parents get all their questions answered , in one place, at one time, as families decide which secondary school their student will enroll in next year.

Key leaders from each middle and high school will provide a brief overview of their program, then participants can wander from table to table, asking questions and gathering information about whatever academic pathway, elective course, extracurricular activity or campus characteristic interests them.

Compare, contrast and kick the tires a little bit. Each NUSD secondary school has a special academic program or career-oriented class to consider.

Inderkum High, for example, can tout its International Baccalaureate program, its Broadcast and Media Arts pathway, its award-winning music program, its Bike Tech class, and its California Early College Academy program (CECA) that enables high school students to take college classes at American River College.

Natomas High offers a prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma Program that allows students to earn college credits, acquire vital critical-thinking skills, and assist the community through service learning projects. The school also offers a robust AP program, and academic pathways in Engineering and Health, including an Emergency Medical Technician course that trains students to be professional EMTs.

Leroy Greene Academy, NUSD’s only district-operated charter, offers dual academic pathways in Visual Arts/Technology and in Business/Entrepreneurship.  Every member of its senior class last year qualified to enroll in a four-year college or university.

Discovery High School is known for its Hospitality Pathway, a career-oriented program for students who enjoy cooking and want to learn how to run and manage a restaurant. This year, a new demonstration teaching kitchen and comfortable dining areas – indoor and outdoor – were added to the campus.

Among middle schools, Natomas Middle School has an IB Middle Years Programme – a partnership with Inderkum – that offers challenging academic courses, promotes 21st century analytical skills, and models community service. Natomas Gateways Middle School provides a robust robotics program encompassing both design and creation.

For more information about Secondary Showcase Night, call 567-5430.