Welcome to Oak Ridge School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Science where we are dedicated to helping learners explore their infinite possibilities.
Parents and guardians play a critical role in the education of their children. Students are successful when families and schools work together. We are committed to working with parents and guardians to ensure they have the tools needed to support student achievement. The information and resources linked below are designed to keep parents connected to their child’s academic success.
What is a school of leadership, environmental and health sciences?
At Oak Ridge magnet school, students learn inquiry skills where their questions and curiosity drive learning. Students are encouraged to observe, wonder, conduct research, and make discoveries on their own using our magnet theme as inspiration along the way.
Each aspect of our magnet theme is interconnected. As students develop in one area of the theme, their growth in other areas is magnified. As they grow as leaders, they recognize problems and implement solutions, such as organizing a trash pick-up day for Earth Day, or writing to the city about the cleanliness of the pond adjacent to our campus. When students spend time exploring and observing in our outdoor learning areas, they build empathy and understand connections between the health of the environment and their own health. As they learn about their own health through mindful movement and healthy eating partnerships, they are better able to learn in every area. Learn more >
Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals)
All District 196 families are encouraged to apply for the Educational Benefits Program (formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program) for the upcoming school year. A NEW application must be submitted each year.
The Educational Benefits Program applications not only ensure students have access to nutritious meals, it also provides critical funding for schools and access to discounted activities and Community Education courses. Learn more about how this application supports District 196 >
Free and Low-Cost Internet Access for Qualifying Families
The Emergency Broadband Benefits Program is part of the most recent stimulus package passed by Congress to assist families in need to get access to Internet services. There are several qualifying factors to be eligible for this program including qualifying to participate in the Educational Benefits Program (formerly called the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program.)
This program provides up to $50/month to cover the cost of Internet service to the home. Below are resources to help you determine if this program is right for you. If you find you don't qualify for this service and need assistance with Internet access at home to allow your child(ren) to complete their schoolwork, please contact your child's school. Learn more >