High School News
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.