Columbus City Schools and the District's Farm to School Initiative joined forces with the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch for one great crunch... out of an apple!
Columbus City Schools is proud to shout-out and acknowledge the following achievements by its schools across the region, indicating advancement by students in several key areas of academic and personal development.
It's time to get those FAFSA applications in for the 2020-21 school year. Columbus City Schools seniors are now able to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The District's college access program, I Know I Can, is supporting the college dreams of every student by holding a series of FAFSA Workshops throughout October and November.
The 40th annual Kiwanis College Fair partnered with Columbus City Schools and I Know I Can, to bring hundreds of juniors and seniors from CCS high schools and neighboring school districts to visit with colleges and universities across the nation.
Principals Participate in a Data Walk Looking at Strategies to Improve Students' Academic Performance
Principals across the District came together for a Professional Development Day to dive deeper into a MAP Growth Action Plan. Using MAP Growth data to pinpoint the instructional areas students are ready to tackle—whether they’re on, above, or below grade level. Looking at information collected from the 2018-2019 State Report Card, District and Ohio’s State assessment tests.
Columbus City Schools Teams-up with Ohio State University Students and Community Partners to Grow Learning Garden Initiatives
School Garden Program sees growth with assistance from Ohio State University students. New this year, 44 learning gardens are getting a makeover, while 20 new gardens are in the process of being built this fall.
Columbus City Schools, I Know I Can, and the City of Columbus came together to celebrate the Class of 2020 during the “Reach Higher: All Seniors In” Convocation at the Columbus Convention Center on September 20. More than 2,100 students from the Districts 19 high schools attended the event aimed at inspiring all students to take charge of their future and complete an education past high school, serve in the military or start a career.
Columbus City Schools saw a letter-grade improvement on its overall score, in addition to gains made across various components, on its State Report Card which was released by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) on Thursday morning.
Independence High School will be hosting an AIR Test Bootcamp on the following dates................
Saturday November 10, 2018 9am to 1pm
Saturday November 17, 2018 9am to 1pm
Saturday December 1, 2018 9am to 1pm
This bootcamp is designed to provide your students with tutuoring and testing strategies to help them prepare for the AIR Test. There will also be a parent informational session explaining what the AIR test is and how parents can help prepare their students. Additionally, there will be an informational session for students to attend describing the importance of protecting the testing environment and ensuring it is not disrupted.
More information to follow
Dear Parents and Students,
The class of 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be participating in AIR retakes December 3 through December 21, 2018.
The AIR test replaced the OGT testing requirement.
Students must earn at least 18 points on seven end of course state tests. These test include:
Algebra I or Integrated Math I
Geometry or Integrated Math II
Each test score earns you up to 5 graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points between the 2 math tests, four points between the 2 English tests and 6 points across science and social studies. Four more points must come from somewhere over these tests for a total of 18 points.