Cincinnati Public Schools has announced that seven of its neighborhood schools will receive strengthened programming in the 2016-17 school year as part of the district’s commitment to heighten equity, access and opportunity for all of its students to attend great schools.
The seven schools, announced at a Cincinnati Board of Education meeting on April 20, will receive specialized curriculum tailored to the character and priorities of the neighborhoods in which they are located.
Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell said the initiative is part of a multiyear commitment to strengthen quality school options through the district’s Vision 2020: My Tomorrow comprehensive plan. “We intend to think big, start small and scale quickly,” she said. “We understand that vibrant neighborhood schools are part of a thriving community.”
New CPS neighborhood school programs for 2016-17 include:
- Arts and Culture
- Chase School, Northside
- Woodford Paideia Academy, Kennedy Heights
- Environmental Science
- Pleasant Hill Academy, College Hill
- High Technology
- Hays-Porter School, West End
- Cheviot School, Cheviot
- Student Enterprise
- Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, Over-the-Rhine
- Westwood School, Westwood
Vision 2020: My Tomorrow builds upon CPS’ groundbreaking My Tomorrow initiative to prepare students with the real-world knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the workforce.
Strengthening the district’s neighborhood schools emerged as the top ranking for improvement strategies in the CPS Priorities Survey conducted last fall.