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Harwood Program Moving to EVSC High Schools


Students at the non-traditional school off First Avenue will move to their home schools

A non-traditional high school in Evansville is closing its doors and moving its program to other high schools. WNIN’s John Gibson explains:

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation says students at Harwood Career Preparatory High School will attend new “Harwood Centers” in the five EVSC high school buildings, starting in August.

The school off First Avenue offers a non-traditional learning environment for students seeking credits to graduate with a Core 40 Diploma.

EVSC spokesman Jason Woebkenberg says the transition to students’ home schools will individualize the process, offer support to more students, and increase opportunities for credits.

Woebkenberg also says Harwood teachers can transfer to the high schools, and no job losses are expected.

The action was not presented during a public school board meeting and former board member Ann Ennis says she wants to know why it was decided in executive session.

Woebkenberg said the school corporation didn’t want students and staff to learn about it through social media.

He says there’s no decision on what will become of the Harwood school building.