Changes for Fall 2012
While the current school building will close, a new $46.5 million, 221,000-square-foot high school is being constructed at the site of the former Finney High School. The new school, which will feature, eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, a performing arts section, and an athletic complex with a community health clinic, will be named East English Village Preparatory Academy and will accommodate up to 1,200 students. Students in grades 10-12 from Finney and Crockett high schools will attend the new building.
All incoming 9th grade students must complete an application to attend, hold a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and undergo an interview with the Admissions Committee. Applicants must have a strong interest in one of the EEVPA career pathways including:
- Career and Technical Education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Career pathways under this program include:
- Business Management, Marketing and Technology
- Heath Sciences
- Engineering/Management and Industrial Technology
- Middle College
- Middle College students will have the unique opportunity to take college courses while they are in high school.
- Students who complete the program can earn an Associate’s Degree or enter a four-year university as a sophomore or junior depending on the amount of credit hours they complete.
- Fine & Performing Arts career pathways include:
- Instrumental Music
- Theater Arts
- Choral Music
- Visual Arts
The facility will include eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, a performing arts section, and an athletic complex with a community health clinic. Special programs will include a Summer Bridge Program for all incoming 9th graders; a double dose of English and Mathematics for all 9th and 10th graders; ACT preparation courses and more. The new school stadium will have a multi-seasonal, synthetic field for track, football, soccer and other athletic programs. East English Village Preparatory Academy is among the 18 new or renovated schools that are part of the $500.5 million DPS Capital Improvement Program.