Huber Heights City Schools (HHCS) serves more than 5,800 students in grades PK-12 at one pre-school, five elementary schools, one junior high school, and one senior high school. The district's mission statement, "Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff, families, and community partners," directs our efforts to provide our students with a wide range of educational opportunities.
Wayne High School offers a variety of classes to challenge students academically. Students can take Honors classes and they also have the opportunity to earn college credits by taking Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus classes. Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a STEM career development program, is also offered at Wayne with students being able to take courses in Engineering, Biomedical and Computer Sciences.
Weisenborn Junior High School offers advanced level courses as well as a select number of classes for high school credit. Weisenborn offers PLTW with course listings including computer science, Medical Detectives, and Gateway to Technology.
The five elementary schools in the district, Charles Huber, Monticello, Rushmore, Valley Forge, and Wright Brothers, are exposed to art, physical education, music and technology. Elementary students continually get a head start on developing their computer literacy skills. Students in grades PK-12 also have access to technology including SMART Boards in every classroom. Our youngest students attend a five-star rated preschool (the highest rating from the State of Ohio) and then enter all-day, every day kindergarten.
In the fall of 2018, elementary students will have the opportunity to engage in a course that aids their understanding and management of social and emotional learning. Essentially, the course will enhance their capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to effectively deal with tasks and challenges.
HHCS has unique class offerings for students with specific interests. The district partners with Miami Valley Career Technical Center to offer two year vocational and technical programs so students can earn an entry-level job after graduating high school. Training is available in 40 areas including business ownership, health occupations, and industrial technology. In addition, gifted services are available for students meeting the criteria. A Resource Room is accessible to students in grades 2-6 for superior cognitive abilities and students in grades 2-8 can be cluster grouped in specific academic areas. HHCS provides services to meet the needs of students with a disability and English language learners.
HHCS also has numerous extra-curricular activities to suit practically every interest. Students can join the Air Force Junior ROTC where they can explore aviation, space, physical training, or military drills. There are 24 sports teams at Wayne and 12 at Weisenborn for students to join. Aside from sports, there’s a variety of clubs available for students starting in elementary school through high school. HHCS students have the opportunity to participate in different levels of band and choir at Wayne and Weisenborn as well as having band and choir available to elementary students as a club.
In addition to music education, HHCS enriches its students artistically through its Fine Arts Department. Elementary and junior high students have access to classes on the fundamentals of art. Students at Wayne can explore more specialty subjects in art including Advanced Ceramics and Drawing.
With all of the academic opportunities available at HHCS, the district is no stranger to being recognized for special awards. Awards during the 2017-2018 school year include:
- Wayne’s class of 2018 earning more than $6 million in scholarships for college;
- A group of Wayne students taking home a first place trophy at the 2018 Tech Prep Showcase for creating a box with a dynamic lock;
- Weisenborn being one of two middle schools in Montgomery County and one of 110 middle schools across the nation to be named a PLTW Distinguished School for having an outstanding STEM career program;
- Weisenborn earning the Harold C. Shaw Outstanding School Award reflecting a ratio of students participating in State Science Day and Superior ratings earned;
- Five buildings (Rushmore, Valley Forge, Wayne, Weisenborn, and Wright Brothers) earning the prestigious Purple Star Designation from the Ohio Department of Education for being a military-friendly school showing a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces.
HHCS acts on its mission statement every day: from the wide variety of academic opportunities, to numerous extra-curricular activities for just about every interest, and to being recognized for going above and beyond academically. HHCS graduates learn how to work together, how to lead, and how to advocate for their ideas. They know how to responsibly use the technology that powers the 21st century. They have been taught how to think critically and creatively. At HHCS we proudly display our Warrior Pride by having our students learn today so they’re prepared for tomorrow.