School officials hope to reorganize the city’s six public high schools into specialty magnet schools designed to connect students with real-world experiences and increase their chances for success after graduation.
The proposal presented to the community on Friday calls for partnering with businesses, increasing the number of rigorous classes and strengthening existing programs.
“Our high schools aren’t broken,” said Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson. “They’re just not as good as they need to be.”
Officials plan to have public meetings to solicit input from the community and to meet with business leaders about possibly funding portions of the plan. Each high school will offer a different program of study, and students can take courses based around the subject to give them a taste of the career path.