The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools.
The camp partners with the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute to teach students about the fundamentals of forensic practices.
The program will enable high school students to graduate with their associate’s degree.
Museum visitors participate in real-world experiences in hands-on exhibits.
The zoo’s programs educate the public about conservation efforts and establish the zoo as more than a tourist attraction.
In Oklahoma, remediation costs $22.2 million annually in extra tuition, according to a Center for American Progress report.
“We talk about reading being at the heart of what we do, but learning is really at the heart of what we do,” Rogers said.
School leaders want to focus on STEM education, community service, work experience and restoring academic excellence.
Engage Learning gives middle school students experience working on real-world projects.
“They may not have Internet access at home or a computer to use,” said Cox. “We have all the tools at their disposal here.”