Signature Program Open House is Jan. 19

Signature Program Photo Collage
Shawnee Mission School District

The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) invites middle and high school students and their families to the annual Signature Program Open House, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st Street.

This open house offers an opportunity for students and their families to learn more about the district’s Signature Programs.

Signature Programs provide unique opportunities for students in the areas of:

  • Animation and Game Design
  • Biotechnology
  • Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking
  • Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Project Blue Eagle (EMS, fire science, and law enforcement)

Those attending the open house will have the opportunity to tour state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, speak with instructors and current students, and learn about options for creating flexibility in high school schedules to allow time for enrollment in coursework.

In addition to the Signature Program Open House, students and their families can learn more about these opportunities at

The website includes short video introductions and information about each program. School counselors also serve as a tremendous resource in helping students develop a dynamic and individualized high school experience to help them explore their areas of interest.

Signature Program Open House