Chickasha is proud to offer exceptional opportunities: A nationally recognized university, a growing technology center and seven sites of public education as well as private elementary school.
Chickasha Public Schools
serve over 2,500 students from Pre-K through 12th grade. The district has approximately 200 certified and 150 non-certified personnel helping to ensure the best education opportunities for Chickasha’s young citizens.
Chickasha has one Early Childhood Center which houses Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade, two Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School. Gifted classes or enrichment programs are available at every level, including advanced placement for Chickasha High School students. Each of the school sites are accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Chickasha Public Schools district also offers an Alternative School as well as an Adult Education Center.
Chickasha schools boast the following accomplishments: 35 percent of teachers are working toward or hold a Master’s Degree. CHS was named to “America’s Best High Schools” in May 2010 by Newsweek Magazine. CHS offers foreign language curriculum that includes Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. CHS offers a comprehensive advance placement program allowing students the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school. Students have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including football, basketball, softball, track, golf, tennis, swimming, wrestling, soccer, cheer, volleyball, archery, and others. Equally broad ranges of opportunities are found in marching bands and concerts, vocal music, drama, robotics and vocational agriculture. Many of Chickasha’s athletic and academic teams advance to district, regional and state levels.
The Chickasha High School Activity Center
at 101 John P. Cowan Dr., has the capabilities of seating 1,500 people in the gymnasium and 1,000 in the auditorium. This facility is used to host multiple CHS events and also offers a quality facility for community concerts, theatrical productions, and meetings.
The patrons of Chickasha strongly support the schools in all its endeavors. Building upgrades, technology and transportation issues have all been supported through previous community bond issues. Chickasha has outstanding community support with many volunteers, PTO and Booster Clubs and the Chickasha Public School Foundation. Chickasha pride is evident throughout the community.
Epworth Christian School and Day School
and Day School has continually been recognized by the Chickasha community as the “best daycare center” in the area. Providing excellent care for infants through 4 year olds, children receive quality care while learning early childhood developmental skills. Epworth’s After School Program provides age-appropriate activities and tutoring for students from Bill Wallace and Grand Elementary School.
James Caraway Christian Academy
offers an alternate choice for parents with student’s pre-K through 12th grades through their private Christian-based educational programs. Visit www.jccachickasha.org for more information.
unusual status and performance as a public institution has attracted extensive independent and unsolicited recognition from multiple national observers of higher education. Together, they praise the value of the school’s combination of academic quality, accessibility and affordability, and its record of especially enhancing the social, economic, and financial prospects of its graduates. The Washington D.C. education think-tank, American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) annually reviews and evaluates the required core curriculums of over a 1000 colleges and universities nationwide. Grading its content and quality from A to F, USAO is one of only 23 institutions in the United States on which ACTA bestows an “A” grade.
Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine lists USAO on its exclusive 2014 national roll of the 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” in America. Based on a combination of academic quality and cost, Kiplinger also ranks USAO first on its national list of the “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year, 2014”.
USAO is the only school in Oklahoma that US News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges assigns to an institutional category, “National Liberal Arts Colleges,” that includes many of the most prestigious and expensive private colleges and universities in the nation. Only five percent in this group, which includes the three major military academies, are public. In recent years, US News has also included USAO on its roster of “Least Debt” for graduates.
Using US News institutional classifications in its “2015 College Rankings,” the national journal Washington Monthly ranks USAO fourth in the country for “serving the public good” by encouraging “upward social mobility” – a rank based on a formula that factors a school’s graduation rates of lower income federal Pell Grant recipients to net price.
CanadianValley Technology Center
has served the high-tech educational needs of Grady and Canadian counties for more than 40 years. With campuses in Chickasha, El Reno, and Yukon, CV Tech offers a wide variety of full-time career programs, short-term courses, and customized business & industry training. CV Tech’s mission is to prepare people to succeed through quality career and technical educational programs and services. Whether you’re going to college, ready to enter the workforce, making a career change, or simply ready to expand your skills…we’ve got what you need at CV Tech.
CV Tech’s Chickasha campus offers 15 full-time programs for high school and adult students which include career education in architecture; arts, A/V technology & communications; business management & administration; health science; human services; information technology; manufacturing; and transportation.
The Chickasha campus proudly serves high school juniors, seniors and adults from the following in-district communities: Alex, Amber, Pocasset, Chickasha, Ninnekah, Rush Springs, and Tuttle.
In addition to serving high schools and adults in our community, CV Tech also assists with the economic development of Grady County by working with local companies to provide customized training and consultation services that make them more productive and profitable. Contact our business & industry services group to find out how we can help support and grow your business.
Visit www.cvtech.edu or call 224-7220 today, and let CV Tech help you reach you career and educational goals!