“Chickasha is proud to offer exceptional educational opportunities: A nationally recognized university, a growing technology center and seven sites of public education as well as a private elementary school.”
Chickasha has one Early Childhood Center which houses Pre-K and Kindergarten, three Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School. Gifted and Enrichment classes are available at every level, including advanced placement for Chickasha High School students. Each of the school sites are accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Chickasha Public Schools district also offers an Alternative School as well as an Adult Education Center.
Chickasha schools boast the following accomplishments: 41% of classroom instructors are working toward or hold a Masters Degree CHS was selected to “America’s Best High Schools” in May 2007 by Newsweek Magazine CHS offers foreign language curriculum that includes Spanish, French, German, and American Sign Language CHS offers a comprehensive advance placement program allowing student the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school. Students have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including football, basketball, softball, track, golf, tennis, swimming, wrestling, soccer, cheer, volleyball and others. Equally broad ranges of opportunities are found in marching bands and concerts, vocal music, drama and vocational agriculture. Many of Chickasha’s athletic and academic teams advance to district, regional and state levels.
The new Chickasha High School Activity Center, at 100 N. 19th street, with the capabilities of seating 1,500 people in the gymnasium and 1,000 in the auditorium, not only hosts multiple CHS events but also offers a quality facility for community concerts, theatrical productions, and meetings.
The patrons of Chickasha strongly support the schools in all its endeavors. Building upgrades, technology and transportation issues have all been supported through previous community bond issues. Chickasha has outstanding community support with many volunteers, PTO and Booster Club Members. Chickasha Pride is evident throughout our community which is evidenced by our recent initiation of Chickasha Junior Leadership. A leadership program aimed at 8th graders, this program garnered vast support from our local business community and promises to produce peer leaders for present and future Chickasha.
Epworth Christian School and Day School was founded in 1995 and offers non-denominational, private education for students in preschool through third grade. The school offers morning and afternoon kindergarten classes, as well as a fulltime childcare center and after school programs.
Named the highest-ranked public college in Oklahoma in U.S. News & World Report magazine for the sixth straight year, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) has built a reputation for quality education. As Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university, and the only state campus to be listed as a district on the National Register for Historic Places, USAO serves more than 1,200 students and offers programs in 23 different fields of study. USAO is one of the oldest public liberal arts colleges in America.
USAO is a member of the respected, national Council on Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) -- the only university in Oklahoma history to join the elite organization. COPLAC’s mission is to identifyand support high quality public liberal arts and sciences institutions across America. USAO also is named among the 240 institutions featured in the select, national Colleges of Distinction Guidebook and Website. Commitment to excellence is evident throughout USAO, from the nationally ranked programs in basketball, soccer and softball, to the perfect scores achieved by the Teacher Education Program from the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education. More than 80 percent of the faculty have earned a doctorate; more than 92 percent have achieved the highest degree available in their field. This figure, along with one of the lowest student-teacher ratios in Oklahoma, illustrates USAO’s commitment to quality education.
Located on 75 acres, USAO is one of the oldest public liberal arts colleges in America. The University of Science & Arts, formerly known as Oklahoma College for Women and Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, continues its centennial celebration in 2009 with events planned for alumni from OCW, OCLA, and USAO.
Canadian Valley Technology Center has served the high-tech educational needs of Grady County for 40 years. With a campus in Chickasha, El Reno, and now a brand new campus in the Mustang/Yukon area, as well as a training center in Tuttle, Canadian Valley Tech offers a wide variety of full-time career programs, short-term courses and corporate training.
Canadian Valley Tech’s mission is to serve you… when you want it, where you want it and how you want it. Whether you’re ready to focus on your education, career, goals, life… NOW you can at Canadian Valley Tech.
The tech center’s programs and services help you if you’re going to college, if you’re ready to enter the workforce, if you’re an adult ready to make a career change or simply ready to expand your skills. Canadian Valley Tech’s Chickasha campus offers 14 full-time programs for high school and adult students. Programs available include career education in the following fields: Architecture& Construction; Arts, A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Health Science; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing; and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.
In 2008, more than 500 students were enrolled in our full-time career programs and we were at 98% capacity. Half of those students were high school students and half were adults. Canadian Valley Technology Center also assists with economic development of Grady County by working with local companies to provide customized training and consultation services that make them more productive and profitable. Contact our Business & Industry Services to find out how we can help support and grow your business. Go to www.cvtech.edu because Canadian Valley Tech is ready to help you get ready to focus on you, NOW.
Chickasha Public Schools Administration 222-6500
Chickasha High School (9-12) 222-6550
Chickasha Middle School (6-8) 222-6530
Lincoln Elementary (1-5) 222-6520
Grand Avenue Elementary (1-5) 222-6524
Southwest Elementary (1-5) 222-6540
Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center (Pre-K & K) 222-6544
Quality Academy (9-12) 222-6507
Adult Learning Center 222-6562
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 224-3140
Canadian Valley Technology Center 224-7220
Epworth Christian Schools 224-5859
James Caraway Private School 224-1998
Pioneer Schools Administration (1-8) 224-2700
Friend Schools Administration (1-8) 224-3822