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District Profile

As we turn the page to the second half of the 2021 – 2022 school year, we have much to celebrate at Heath City Schools. We’ve weathered the pandemic well, serving our students, staff, and community by staying in-person throughout this challenging time and offering a remote option for families who needed it. 

 

We continued to provide opportunities for our students to participate in athletics, theater productions, band and choir concerts and competitions; all these activities contributing to students’ social-emotional well-being. 

 

When we look at our academic results, we are proud of how we weathered the 2020 – 2021 school year. We finished above the state average in all grades and subjects. Like other districts, we saw that our students who learned in-person performed better than students who were remote. 

 

This year, we’re focused on reading, specifically, advancing student literacy at all levels. When students are good readers, it helps them learn in all content areas. To support this, we’re teaching the science of reading. We have hired a Literacy Coordinator to provide teacher professional development, invested in new English Language Arts curriculum for grades K-8, and developed a framework for remediation in grades K-3.

 

We are not in the place of trying to “get through the pandemic”, instead we are charging ahead, continuing to grow academic performance, and developing our staff to support the long-term needs of our students. 

 

Thank you for your continued support of these efforts. Together we will help our students achieve great success.

 

Sincerely, 


Trevor Thomas, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Heath City Schools

[email protected] 

 
Preparing Our Kids for Life
Learning is a lifelong process. That is why we work to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and aesthetic appreciation. These skills support students’ success in school and throughout their lives.

As we develop the curriculum for the district we strive toward a balanced, integrated and sequential system that provides a strong foundation and grows students’ ability to learn independently. We consider the wide range of developmental needs, learning styles and abilities of all students. And we continually re-assess our offerings to increase opportunities for student growth and learning.
 
The Leader in Me
When asked what skills are most important in today’s workforce, business leaders say they are looking for people who work well with others, are innovative, solution oriented and open to feedback. To support our students in developing those skills along with subject matter knowledge, we are implementing The Leader In Me throughout the district.
 
The Leader in Me is a Franklin Covey program that teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.  https://www.leaderinme.org/
  • 2016 – 2017 Implemented Leader In Me at Garfield & Stevenson
  • 2017 – 2018 Implementing LEAD (the middle school and high school version of Leader In Me) at HMS; Connecting Leader In Me to curriculum at Garfield & Stevenson
  • 2018 – 2019 – Implementing LEAD at HHS; Connecting Leader In Me to curriculum at HMS
  • 2019 - 2020 - Continuing to make LEAD and the Leader In Me a part of our curriculum to develop leadership skills for all students 

 

 
Career & College Ready
We also offer opportunities that support our students in being both career and college ready:
  • Our C-TEC partnership begins is 7th grade with our Career Connections course and continues through 12th grade with opportunities to develop job skills 
  • Project Prepare allows students to explore local, skilled jobs that they can begin right after high school or after attending C-TEC
  • Project Search through Licking Memorial Health Systems enables students with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration
  • Our Personal Finance course for Sophomores helps them understand the cost of living and how to plan for expenses they’ll face when they graduate
  • College Credit Plus offerings allow our high school students to get a jump on college by earning college credit while they’re still in high school
  • Advanced Placement options challenge students who are headed to college, preparing them for college courses and workload
  • The College & Career Readiness (CCR) course for Juniors & Seniors teaches students to create resumes, complete job and college applications, interview and much more
Making Learning Real (and fun!)
We leverage unique application experiences to help our students understand how what they are learning in the classroom works in real life. These experiences also make learning fun. Why fun? You may ask. Learning requires repetition and dedication. If the experience is fun, students will stay curious and keep coming back for more. Some of the experiences we offer include:
  • At Camp Ohio, Seniors act as counselors for our 5th graders guiding them in completing challenges that build problem-solving, collaboration and team work skills
  • Our 8th graders get to experience history and government first hand on their trip to Washington, DC 
  • STEMfest at The Works science and technology center creates an opportunity for students to compete with others schools in science, technology, engineering, and math challenges each year
  • Through our C-TEC partnership, we offer a STEM exploration course for our 8th graders
  • Students explore careers through internships like our Communications Internship
  • We partner with Licking County Educational Service Center to create job shadowing and mentorship opportunities for students that allow them to experience careers in action
Well Rounded Students
Our extracurricular programs and clubs create opportunities for our students to leverage their individual talents and develop new skills. One of the great things about being a small school, is that our students have the opportunity to participate in multiple activities, rounding out their skillset and allowing them to excel in many areas. Our programs and clubs include:
  • Athletics: football, basketball, track & field, cross country, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, bowling, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, golf
  • Fine Arts: Theater, Choir, Band
  • Art Programs
  • Academic Clubs/Teams: National Honors Society, Quiz Bowl in partnership with Newark/Heath Rotary, Mock Trial
  • Social Clubs: Red Cross Club
Heath City School District
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7110 | Fax: 740-238-7053
Heath High School
300 Licking View Drive, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7150 | Fax:  740-238-7079
Heath Middle School
310 Licking View Dr, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7140 | Fax: 740-238-7072
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Stevenson Elementary
152 Cynthia Street, Heath, OH 43056
Phone:  740-238-7130 | Fax: 740-238-7066
Garfield Elementary School
680 South 30th Street, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7120 | Fax: 740-238-7060
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
P: 740-238-7110

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