history since the sport began at OHS in 1895.
While football feats will play center stage, the school district is also taking a few minutes to recognize the great partnerships that are taking place between OHS and the Owensboro Community and Technical College.
OCTC President Dr. Jim Klauber will attend the game along with many members of the college's leadership team. At halftime the vintage Cobra car will make an appearance on the field. The car was restored by OCTC's Automotive Technology program as part of a statewide partnership with multiple agencies allowing students to learn about and work with alternative fuel options. Eight Owensboro High School students were among the OCTC group to work on the restoration of the car.
This is just one of many examples of OCTC-OPS collaboration. The following are some other ways OCTC and OPS are working together to help students in the community reach their educational goals:
- Discover College- OCTC offers a range of dual credit programs open to Owensboro students to earn both high school and college credits. OCTC general education courses such as English 101, Biology, and College Algebra are offered at OHS. Several other OPS students take technical programs such as automotive technology, welding, and advanced manufacturing on one of the college's three local campuses. Nearly 100 OPS students are enrolled in Discover College.
- Gateway Technical Program- a new pilot program established with OCTC this year has enrolled 40 OPS students in a construction and trades program while they are working to become college ready in math and reading. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible for Discover College.
- Early College Academy- another brand new program that allows students to earn a two-year associate degree at the same time they are completing their high school diploma. Students must have met their college benchmarks to be eligible to apply for this program. Most of the courses are offered on OCTC's Main Campus. Currently, nine OHS juniors have begun this fall working toward their associate degree.
- Community Campus- this program is a partnership among several area high schools and OCTC that have created workforce-aligned academies where students work toward high school and college credit. The Life Science Bio-Medical Academy is currently offered at OCTC. Other academies offered at local high schools, including OHS, are Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Information Technology.
The Owensboro Public Schools would like to thank OCTC for being a great partner in the education of the students of this community.