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College classes set at Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE — The third year partnership between Chesapeake schools and Ohio University Southern will be celebrated with a community block party Thursday.

“We are expanding the offerings during the day for high school students,” Chesapeake Superintendent Scott Howard said. “In addition to that, there will be a series of courses after school for students and members of the community.”

The party, to be on the parking lot between the middle and high schools, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

This fall Chesapeake High teacher Colleen Sexton will team up with OUS professor David Lucas to offer a speech class during the school day that will give juniors and seniors possible college credit.

Also on the college curriculum taught at the high school will be math and science classes by Chesapeake teachers, Dee Rucker and Alicia Spears, who because of their credentials and training are allowed to teach specific OUS courses at the school.

There will be free hot dog dinners, a live radio remote, inflatables and information displays about various school programs and activities including representatives from Headstart.

“It will be an evening of meet and greet and a way to learn about the school system and Ohio University,” Howard said. “The Parent Teacher Organization will be here to promote membership. There will be something for everyone.”