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1 Brett Lawson, Principal Greg Billings, Assistant Principal CAPA Academy Steven Broadway, Assistant Principal Professional Academy Michael Sizemore, Assistant Principal Freshman Academy

2 Focused study in the Fine Arts School-within-a-school design Safe and supportive learning environment Active and involved parent organization and community adopters Numerous academic, social, athletic, and other extracurricular activities Facility with fully-equipped science laboratories, specialized fine arts classrooms, and interactive whiteboards throughout the building

3 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Arts Schools Network Magnet Schools of America College Board All staff and specialized programs at Overton are affiliated with state, regional, and national professional associations

4 Bachelors Degrees100% Master / Doctorate Degrees68% Certified Staff91 % Highly Qualified Staff100%

5 School Enrollment CAPA Enrollment Grade Grade Grade Grade TOTAL1,334374

6 12- Advanced Placement Course Offerings 58 - Honors Course Offerings Enriched English, math, science and social studies classes for qualifying Optional students

7 Debate Team French Club Knowledge Bowl Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society National Forensics League National Spanish Honor Society Quill & Scroll Honor Society Spanish Club Thespian Society

8 Average ACT Score (CAPA) School-Wide Average Attendance Rate91.7% CAPA Graduation100% Graduation Rate77.8% 2010 & 11Memphis Prep Program Recipients17 students ( 99% were CAPA students) Overtons programs are consistently recognized with top honors and awards at the regional, state, and national level.


10 Art Band Broadcasting Creative Writing Dance Orchestra Piano Theatre Vocal Music


12 Marching Band Jazz Band Percussion Ensemble Chamber Orchestra Chamber Choir Show Choir Digital Art Painting and Drawing Photography Book Making Sculpture Black Box Theatre Technical Theatre Master Classes Extensive Community Performance Opportunities Collaborative Performances Regional and National Competitions


14 Collage Dance Collective Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Frank Shaffer Memphis Symphony Orchestra Spencer Bohren – Musician / Artist David Parks – Musician / Alumni Lana Chu – Ginko Glass Studio Cast of Memphis the Musical Voices of the South Richard Payne-International Opera Star


16 Indy Memphis Student Shorts Film Festival Presidents Day Choral Festival-(2011) ANNIE-(2010) All-School Musical The National Freedom Awards-(2010 & 2011) Carnegie Hall-(2010) Wind Ensemble Essentially Ellington Regional Festival-(2011) Messiah with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Rhodes College Choir Memphis Peabody Hotel Christmas Festival Mayor A C Whartons United Way Christmas Tree Lighting Germanton Community Chorus Youth Concert MCS Studio Jazz Orchestra Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade (2011) Overtons performance ensembles are recognized as first call appearances for prestigious local and regional events.

17 2011 TOTAL OFFERED $5,757, Academic 64 Total Students $2,229, Music and Art 26 total students $591, % of CAPA students who apply and audition for colleges and universities are recipients of a scholarship.

18 Academy of Art University Alabama A&M University Auburn University Austin Peay State University Ball State University Belmont University Bethune-Cookman University Bluffton University Bryan College Bryant University Christian Brothers University Clark Atlanta University Columbia College Chicago DePauw University East Tennessee State University Eastern Oklahoma College Emory College Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Georgetown College Georgetown University Illinois State University Jackson State University Lane College Lemoyne Owen Long Island University's-Brooklyn Campus Louisiana State University Lynn University Maryville College Memphis College of Art Mercer University Michigan State University Middle Tennessee State University Millsaps College Mississippi State University Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College Murray State University Nashville Auto-Diesel College Nova Southeastern University Oberlin College & Conservatory Oglethorpe University Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College Murray State University Nashville Auto-Diesel College Nova Southeastern University Oberlin College & Conservatory Oglethorpe University Purdue University Rhodes College Ringling College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Louis University Savannah College of Art and Design Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southwest Tennessee Community College St. John's University St. Louis University Temple University Tennessee State University The Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville The University of Memphis The University of Alabama The University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff The University of Cincinnati The University of Louisville The University of Miami The University of Mississippi The University of North Carolina-Chalotte The University of Southern California The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Tampa The University of Tennesse-Knoxville The University of Tennesse-Martin The University of Tennessee-Chatanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Tusculum College Union University University of Florida University of Minnesota University of Missori-Columbia University of Missori-St. Louis University of Northern Iowa University of the Arts Philadelphia Vanderbilt University Webster University Western Kentucky University Wiley College Xavier University of Louisiana


20 Ambassadors Anti-Violence Bridge Builders Facing History & Ourselves Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club FCCLA Future Business Leaders of America InkWell Interact Key Club PeaceJam Peer Mediation Science, Engineering, Communications and Math Student Government Assoc. Tracker Club

21 Football Basketball Baseball Softball Soccer Track Volleyball Golf Bowling Cheerleaders Pom Squad

22 2.0 overall GPA for each semester No grade lower than a D for the semester or final grade Scores at or above the 50 th percentile on the Reading/Language Arts subtest AND on the Mathematics subtest or its equivalent on a current nationally normed or TCAP Achievement Test Satisfactory conduct and work habits Satisfactory attendance, including promptness to school and each class (a total of more than 15 absences and/or tardies is considered unsatisfactory) All applicants must successfully complete an audition and agree to stay an extra hour each day in specialized CAPA programs Agree to meet all program requirements of the students major department

23 Students currently enrolled in an 8 th grade CAPA course at Colonial Middle School can complete a RENEWAL APPLICATION to Overton High School for the continuation of the same CAPA program. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to transition to the high school setting with ease.

24 Testing Year Reading / Language Math 7 th Grade Current 8 th graders 757 and up759 and up 8 th Grade Current 9 th graders 758 and up762 and up These scale scores equate to the 50 th percentile of the TCAP scores.

25 8th graders Testing Year EXPLORE TEST Reading – Language - Math 50 th Percentile

26 PLAN 10 th and 11 th graders ACT 10 th - 12 th graders PSAT 11 th and 12 th graders SAT 11th and 12 th graders 50 th Percentile on the most recent test.

27 In-District Students Live within the boundaries of Overton High School Out-of-District Students Live outside the boundaries of Overton High School MCS Students Students currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools Can be In-District or Out-of-District County Students Students attending any Public School in Shelby County or Tennessee Private and Parochial Students Students attending schools other than public institutions Out-of-State Students Students living beyond the boarders of Tennessee

28 Parents of students who are in-district and qualify for our Optional program need to complete the application and submit all proper documentation to Overton High School. In-district parents and students do not need to go through the online application or the in-person application process at the Board of Education

29 On-Line Process In-Person Process Mail Process

30 To submit an online application, the student must currently attend a Memphis City School in the 1 st – 11 th grade NOTE: Charter School students may not apply on-line Parents of eligible students for the online application process can pick up a bar-coded ticket application January 30 th from 6:30am to 5:00pm at the Board of Education-Auditorium and January 31-February 2 nd from 7:30am until 5:00pm at the Board of Education-Room 106 If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an application online by going to the Optional Schools website and it will provide you with a receipt If you complete the online application, you do not need to return to the Board of Education on February 3rd In order to use the bar-coded application online, the online submission must occur prior to February 3 rd at 5:00 pm

31 The on-line application process is NOT available if you choose to have your child privately tested. Private testing documents must be submitted in person through the regular application process.

32 You may submit an application in person if you do not have web access or you prefer not to submit an application online You must apply in person if you choose to have your child privately tested or use a test other than the 2010 TCAP Achievement Test results You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently a non-Memphis City Schools student (i.e. county, private, independent or parochial) or attends a charter school You may pick up a bar-coded application January 30 th from 6:30am until 5:00pm or January 31st-February 2nd from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Then, to apply in person, you must bring the application with all proper documentation on February 3 rd between 6:30am and 5:00pm to Board of Education Auditorium After February 3rd, applications may be submitted to the Division Optional Schools and Advanced Academics. However, bar-coded ticket applications may not be used after 5pm on February 3rd

33 Applications for Optional School with proper documentation attached may be mailed to: Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics Memphis City Schools Board of Education 2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106 Memphis, TN Applications received in the mail will be processed at the end of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be mailed but must be received by February 3 rd at 5:00pm. Bar-coded applications will be processed in numerical order, with the last four digits of the bar code number holding your place in line.

34 Pick-up your bar-coded application on Wednesday (Feb 1) or Thursday (Feb 2) If you are a current MCS student, register on- line by entering your bar-code number. If you ARE NOT a current MCS student submit your application by mail or in-person.

35 Applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis using the following procedures: 1. Sibling Preference for Memphis City Qualified students with siblings in the same Optional Program who are maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a brother or sister who lives at the same address. 2. Memphis City qualified students 3. County Optional students who are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools 4. County qualified siblings 5. County qualified students 6. Tennessee qualified students 7. Out-of-state qualified students

36 Completed Optional Application Current Comprehensive Report Card Copy of most recentAchievement Test Scores Proof of Residence (if In-District Student) Successful Program Audition & Interview (to be scheduled by the school after all other requirements have been met)

37 Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics Linda Sklar, Director Brett Lawson, Principal Greg Billings CAPA Coordinator Ashley Tipton, Professional Counselor

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