OKCPS Moves Alternative School To Putnam Heights Location

Friday, July 26th 2019, 5:41 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Public Schools' alternative school will be in a new location and will have a delayed start this school year.

Seeworth Academy terminated its charter with the district earlier this year after a state investigation found that teachers had five times the legal caseload for special education and that dozens of students did not have a clear individualized education plan on file.

The Seeworth board still has not given up its lease on the land, though.

“We thought that maybe this could happen,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel said.

Neither News 9 nor the district has received a response from Seeworth as to why they had a change of heart.

The school will now be moved to Putnam Heights campus located at 1601 NW 36th Street. Its new name is Putnam Heights Academy.

The district is currently outfitting the school to accommodate 5th to 12th grade students. As a result, the program start date has been delayed to Aug. 21.

OKCPS will host an open house event for Putnam Heights Academy families from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Parents with questions or concerns are asked to call the school's principal, Shane Nelson, at 405-587-2700 or email swnelson@okcps.org.