Will Rogers College Junior High
At a glance
Since 2011, Rogers has been the district’s flagship early college academy. Our school focuses not only on helping students get into college but also preparing them to successfully graduate with a degree. All junior high students are enrolled in either Mastering the Middle Grades, a specialized class focused on helping students cultivate the self-regulatory skills necessary for college and career success, or athletics. In addition, students select another elective, such as art, drama, band, orchestra, chorus, Spanish, Russian, French, German, PE, or technology.
All students at Will Rogers must apply to be accepted to Grade 7 and then again apply in Grade 8 to be accepted to Grade 9. Good grades and an above-average reading score are considered. The window to apply for acceptance for 2020-21 is December 9, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
Junior High students have the opportunity to take several classes in Grade 8 for High School credit, including Algebra I, Drama, Art, languages, and technology.
At Rogers, we celebrate diversity and value multiple languages. Junior High students are a member of one of two “teams” per grade level. The 125 students on a team share the five common content teachers, traveling together through the day as a community. Named the 7th Grade Blue and Golds Teams and the 8th Grade Blue and Gold Teams, these communities are a source of pride and support for our students and teachers.
In addition to academics, languages, and the arts, after school clubs, our many community partners, and Our 21st Century Grant partner provides our students with numerous opportunities to be engaged in after-school activities at no cost to their families. Currently, these groups include: Academic Bowl, Baila Tulsa, Camp Fire Pride, Chef Club, City Year Tutoring, Crime Scene Investigation, Debate and Drama, Gardening, Girls’ Club, Hip-Hop Dance, Poetry, STEM, Stop Motion Animation, Tech Club, and Yarn Club.
AT Will Rogers College Junior HIGH SCHOOL, STUDENTS CAN:
- Experience a wide range of academic, elective, and athletic offerings;
- Create a vision for the future which includes post-secondary education;
- Develop life skills that apply to school and beyond and become responsible and involved citizens.
OUR 2019-2020 goals at will rogers college junior high are:
- Continue to create a culture where there is an expectation of academic discourse;
- Continue building a culture of pride and a sense of belonging through school spirit;
- Continue creating a culture where students take ownership of their own learning.
I love the fact that we learn about and celebrate each other’s traditions. When I’m at school I feel like I’m around a big family. Will Rogers Junior High School student
Extra-curricular activities or clubs
- Academic Bowl
- Baila Tulsa
- Camp Fire Pride
- Chef Club
- City Year Tutoring
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Debate & Drama
- Girl Power
- Hip Hop Dance
- Ropers for Christ
- STEM Club
- Stop Motion Animation
- Tech Club
- Yarn Club
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Soccer
- Boys Track
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Track
- Girls Volleyball