Eighth- and ninth-grade students in the Santa Ana Unified School District and their parents are invited to attend a meeting at 7 tonight to learn about how to apply for admission into the district’s special new “strand” programs next fall.
The special instructional programs will be available at four high schools.
District officials initially had sought to create a “technology application” program, a curriculum about the uses of high technology, at Century High School, which will open next fall. District board members then decided to create specialty areas of study at three other high schools as well.
Besides the high-technology program at Century, students will be able to choose among a performing arts program at Santa Ana High School, an information-processing program at Saddleback High School and an intensive academic program at Valley High School that will not be limited to gifted students.
Tonight’s meeting will be held at Sierra Intermediate School, 1901 N. McClay St.
Those interested in applying for a program may sign up on April 1, between 9 a.m. and noon, at the district’s main office.