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The details on Medford's new 'high school of choice'

The exterior entrance to a large store/office building. The entrance is a large, glass and triangular at the top. There are no signs on the building.
Roman Battaglia
Jefferson Public Radio
The future home of the new Medford High School, which was most recently a call center and multipurpose building for Asante

"North Medford" and "South Medford" have a certain ring to them. But the third public high school in town is temporarily stuck with the wobbly moniker of "High School of Choice."

A new name is in the works, to be chosen with student input. And students can choose to go to the new school, set up for young people in grades 9-12 who do well with hands-on learning involved with projects. It is expected to open in the fall of this year.

We hear more detail on the new school and its goals in a visit with Medford School Superintendent Bret Champion and Principal Cass Thonstad.

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