Many high school students in Oklahoma City Public Schools will soon need to travel across the city to get to the school of their choice. It is the result of the new academy system that will be implemented for the first time next school year whereby high school students will begin going to specialty schools that offer courses based on their chosen career paths.
Despite the changes, students traveling to farther areas will still need to take a bus to get to and from school each day. Some students will need to catch the bus as early as 6:00 in the morning, while others won’t have to leave until 7:15. Around 200 students will need to get to a cross-town high school.
Metro Transit has offered its services to alleviate the problems of transportation for students. The company’s buses will bring students to their respective high schools every morning, and three buses will even go off the route so they can bring students directly to their school. Students who need to take the bus will have to go to a Metro Transit hub to catch a bus that directly goes to their school. The services will be provided to the students free of charge.