My name is Mark Andrus the proud principal of Boulevard Academy. I would like to share with you the rich history of our building that was built in 1924, and how we service our students.
Over the years, what is now Boulevard Academy has served multiple functions and has been a building where many patrons of Edmond have attended school during the 1920’s through our present day. It was Edmond’s only high school until what is now Central middle School was built in 1956. Through the years it has served as an administration building, a mid high school and a grade level school for elementary students, and in the early 1960’s it was a satellite kitchen for all the schools in the district. With the building in need of a renovation the district went to the voters in 2011-2012 and asked for a 3.3 million bond issue to renovate the 1924 built building. The building has such a historical tie to Edmonds history the bond issue was highly supported. With the exception of Old North Tower and other buildings on the University of Central Oklahoma’s campus, Boulevard Academy is the second oldest free-standing building in Edmond with the Territorial SchoolHouse on Second Street the oldest. In the summer of 2015 the Edmond Historical Society and Museum recognized Boulevard Academy with the Historic Preservation Award.
Currently Boulevard Academy is an alternative education program that focuses on academic credit recovery in a learning environment that is more personal and conducive for student school success. All students’ learning styles differ, and Boulevard Academy offers a unique opportunity for them to discover what personal path works best for them. Our program focuses on the “BA WAY”: Academics, Attitude, Attendance and differs from the other three Edmond high schools by having six-weeks semesters, block scheduling, smaller class sizes, direct instruction as well as online learning opportunities. Also, response to intervention(RTI)counselling and club components are built into our weekly schedule..
Our mascot is the “BEAR”(Be Excellent Active Resilient Strong)and we are exceptionally proud of our hundreds of graduates over the years.
“We Would Love The Opportunity To Bring Hope Back To Your High School Journey”