Comet Connect

Classen School of Advanced Studies HS @ Northeast

The Principal's Desk

I am excited to share the first edition of our Comet Connect newsletter with you. The goal of this monthly publication will be to share news, information, and celebrations with our Classen family. There are numerous great things going on every day at Classen and we want to make sure to share as much of it with you as possible. We also post up to the minute news and celebrations via our official Twitter page and would like to invite you to follow us @ClassenSASOKC as well.


Scot McAdoo

CSAS@NE Principal

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OKCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist

We are in full celebration mode over the selection of our Strings teacher and VPA Coordinator, Kimberley Banz, as a finalist for the OKCPS Teacher of the Year. Kim is one of nine teachers receiving this recognition and will be recognized at the annual Stars of Education event sponsored by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation.
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Our application window is open from December 17th through February 25th. If you know of outstanding students that would be interested in applying to attend Classen please direct them to visit our application website below. This website provides detailed information about the applications, campus tours, recruiting visits, and audition dates.

Our CURRENT Classen SAS Middle School 8th graders are automatically accepted into the high school and do NOT need to apply. We are developing plans to meet with our 8th graders this Spring to complete course requests and set up campus tours.

All other new applicants MUST complete the entire application process in order to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our main number at 405-587-5400.

Click on link below to visit our application website

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We just returned home from a fantastic OKMEA All State Convention!

We had 15 Classen students who auditioned and were chosen to participate in band, choir, and orchestra. They represented us so well with the best from all over the state! Please help us congratulate the following students:

Orchestra - Alaina Brady - Hummingbird, Sean Wu, Gerson Estrada, Jordan Fletcher, Hazel McBride, Amy Effinger, Dacey Tietz, & Xavier Vongphakdy

Band - Michael Pulliam & Aubrey Ketch

Choir - Robert Cochrane, Nia Sier, Ella Kuykendall, Carys Mannin & Sara Lopez

Attention Piano Majors

District and State Rehearsals for piano majors:

Wednesday, February 2

Wednesday, February 9

An Announcement From Mr. Denman, our Guitar Program Director

In an effort to provide the highest quality educational and artistic opportunities for guitar students and to foster a thriving, positive, and challenging artistic ecosystem, I have led the charge in creating the National Guitar Adjudication Council. This organization will allow students to be adjudicated in a prerecorded, virtual, or in-person format by top-tier professionals. The competitions will feature clear multilevel-based rubrics, substantive feedback, and in time may even grow to have its own state, regional, and national orchestras with guitar education conventions. I have asked some of the very best in the world to oversee our first trial run on April 15th, 2022: Dr. Isaac Bustos (UT San Antonio), Dr. Matthew Cochran (Interlochen), and Dr. Celil Refik Kaya (New Jersey City University).

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Please see a counselor if you believe you have a class to make up.


11th Grade State Testing will be April 5th-April 14th. Each 11th grader will take the graduation requirements of one ACT, one science assessment, and one US history assessment in this two-week window. Specific dates will be released shortly.

Need 11th graders who are 1st generation college to see counselors for the scholarship through OCCF, deadline is March 1.


Students can now apply from 8th-11th Grade

The income level was raised to $60,000

Please visit for more information or to apply.

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2/1 @ Grant

2/4 @ Star Spencer

2/11 Western Heights (Home)

2/18 Basketball Districts

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Valentines Day Crushes

Student Council will begin selling Crushes on February 2nd! The Crushes will be $1.50 for just the soda, $3.00 for the Crush and chocolate, and $5.00 for a bear, a Crush and chocolate! Make sure to bring money to buy one! See infographic below.


As you might know, this year we kicked off our mentorship program for our Freshmen and Sophomores! Our upperclassmen have been leading them in lessons to help them be successful in High School! They have learned everything from stress management to remembering things you can control and can't control.

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The yearbook staff wants to remind everyone to purchase a yearbook now! Yearbooks are on sale now at until April 22nd. There will be a limited number of extra books for sale after the online sale is over. To ensure that you get a yearbook, be sure to pre-order as soon as possible.

For yearbook sales and Senior Ad sales questions please contact Ms. Petty .

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