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'TPS Fest' aims to enroll students in district high schools

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

In a push for enrollment, Toledo Public Schools held "TPS Fest," on Thursday. The program showcases what district high schools have to offer students and parents.

Toledo Public is competing with charter schools and other public districts for state funding, which is partially allocated on a per-student basis.

Representatives of all six TPS high schools were at the event, along with teachers and administrators from career technology programs.  

"This allowed all the learning communities to come together - where the parents could have a one stop shop. If I want to take a look at the program at Woodward, if I want to look at the Early College, Start High School, if I want to take a look at the Agricultural Center, you can do all that right here," said TPS Superintendent Dr. Romulus Durant.

Seventh grade student Zanaye Chandler was at the event Thursday, even though she has another year to make a decision on where to attend high school.

"I kind of want to go to Scott. But I'm thinking of going to Toledo Early College though," said Zanaye.

Dr. Durant says Zanaye has the right idea.

"Kids should begin to start thinking about high school as well as plans after high school, whether it's college or a career. We want to make sure it's our personal mission is that they are college and career ready, but more importantly providing them and introducing them to one," said Dr. Durant.

Durant says the Toledo Early College High School is a great option for many students.

"When you're talking about a child being able to graduate high school at the same time have the status of a junior in college - that becomes much more affordable in regards to going to school," said Durant.

For more information on Toledo Public School and the options they offer for high school students, visit http://www.tps.org/.

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