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2013 Grad Receives Honor

Kevin Lowe, a 2013 graduate of Loudonville High School, was named August 2014 Student of the Month at Ohio Technical College (OTC) in Cleveland.   Kevin received his Career Passport in 2013 at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center where he completed the Automotive Technology program.  Lowe is pursuing training in diesel engines at OTC based on his personal career goal of working on large semi trucks and off road equipment.  Lowe has been a student at OTC for more than a year, and has not missed a single day of class, been late to class, or left early. He maintains 90% GPA and is always willing to help out his classmates or other students who are struggling.  For the rest of the story, click Read More.  

ACWHCC - The Place To Be!

ACWHCC offers many different Tech Prep career-technical programs for students who are interested in a career plus the opportunity to earn college credits.  ACWHCC received "A's" on its 2013-2014 State Report Card with a graduation rate of 94.3% based on students who graduated in 4 years and in post program placement at 90.4%, i.e. the percentage of students who are employed, in an apprenticeship, join the military, or are enrolled in postsecondary education.     

Bioscience Juniors Get to Know NCSC

Juniors just entering ACWHCC's Bioscience College-NOW program took their first trip to North Central State College (NCSC) to get their NCSC ID's.  While touring the campus they met the science department's cadaver and had a chance to see ACWHCC's Bioscience seniors in their college classroom.  Students in this program spend lots of time at the college as they take college-level classes in preparation for the associate degree in Bioscience they will receive when they successfully complete the program requirements. For more photos of the day, click High School Programs/Bioscience College-NOW/ Photo Gallery.  

Criminal Justice Works Mid Ohio Race

Students from ACWHCC's Criminal Justice program were once again invited to direct traffic for the annual weekend-long Mid Ohio Regional Porsche Club of America race at the Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington.  For more photos and video of a day at Mid Ohio, go to High School Programs/Criminal Justice/Photo Gallery.   

Cosmetology Salon Now Open

The ladies in the Cosmetology program are ready to help you toward a more beautiful you in the ACWHCC Cosmetology Salon.  The salon is open Tuesdays & Fridays from 9:30 am- 12:15 pm and the prices are right for you to get a complete makeover!!  Stop in for a new "do,", a facial, a manicure or pedicure.  

Teachers Show Appreciation

ACWHCC students were surprised at the end of the first two weeks of school as ACWHCC teachers threw a "thank-you-for-a-great-start" party when the first bell rang.  Dozens of luscious glazed treats were consumed along with gallons of milk and juice as teachers treated students in appreciation for their cooperation in a great start to the school year.  For more photos of the fun, click Photo Gallery.  

Important Info for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Click Student Resources tab at the top, then Notice for Students with Disabiities

Board of Education Hears Adult Education Report

   Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center superintendent Mike McDaniel says school officials are going to have to be prepared in the future to deal with changes in the market when it comes to offering adult education training programs.  McDaniel gave the Career Center Board of Education a heads up at its regular meeting August 21 as part of staff reports on the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  For more on this story, click Read More.

First Day for Jrs/New Students

August 18th was the first day at ACWHCC for juniors/new students.  For more photos of the day, click Photo Gallery.  

Student Orientation 2014 Draws Crowd

Students and parents flooded the ACWHCC Commons for the New Student Orientation on Thursday night.  Parents learned about ACWHCC rules and standards while students visited their program classrooms/labs.  For more photos, click Photo Gallery.  

STEM Camp Ends

ACWHCC's first summer camp with a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focus has ended and the organizers are already looking toward next year's camp. Thirty-nine middle schoolers spent three days learning about construction (popsicle stick bridges and lashing), compass reading, creative problem solving, duct tape/cardboard boat building, plus lots of other fun activities at the Zupan farm in northern Ashland County.  For pictures, click Photo Gallery.  For video, click Video Gallery.

Construction Tech Students Nab Summer Internships

Five students in the Construction Technology program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (ACWHCC) are good examples of the advantage career technical education can offer to students and to the workplace.  Students at ACWHCC and other career centers filled out applications for work with Kokosing Construction and Adena Corporation last spring and the “ACWHCC Five” were among the deserving few who were chosen to interview for summer internships.  Now they find themselves well on their way to possible careers in the construction industry. 

Bioscience College-NOW Students Collect College Degrees

A second class of ACWHCC Bioscience students has collected their associate degrees in Bioscience at North Central State College as result of the College-NOW program.  ACWHCC and NCSC collaborate in offering ACWHCC students college-level classes while they complete their high school program.

Seniors Show Off With Final Projects

ACWHCC seniors had all their ducks in a row to present their final projects which included a research paper and an oral presentation.  The projects were graded by community judges who came from various areas of expertise and also by academic teachers.   Photo: This student in Auto Body Technology worked with fiberglass to repair an automobile hood and she also painted the finished project.  For more photos, click Photo Gallery.  

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ACWHCC now on Facebook

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