Academics

To Learn. To Lead. To Make a Difference.

Academics

Academics Document
  • More than 5,000 pieces of technology equipment have been distributed across the Orange Schools Campus. The entire area is Wi-Fi ready and open for guest access. Teachers and students can access the Internet from any area on campus, making the Orange Schools positioned for any time, anywhere learning.  

  • Orange is a Google Apps for Education district.  All classrooms in all schools have access to a variety of computing environments available including wireless mobile computer labs, multi-media labs, hands-on technology labs, and interactive whiteboards. Teachers use technology in daily lessons to engage, stimulate, simulate, and generate ideas and authentic learning across the curriculum.

  • With a 1:1 learning platform, students have even greater access to technology To Learn, To Lead, To Make A Difference.TM
     
  • Using data from the last eight years, OHS students consistently performed at a level much higher on Advanced Placement exams than other students across the state and the nation. OHS offers 24 Advanced Placement courses and 19 Honors courses

  • Brady Fab Lab showcases innovative and engaging learning opportunities for students and community 

  • Orange High School Robotics “Flying Circuits” Team qualified for the 2019 FIRST World Championship in Detroit. The team received the Design Creativity Award, held on to the number one ranked position through the seventh round, qualified for the playoffs, and advanced to the playoff quarterfinals. The OHS Team also won the WOW Robotics Alliance Championship

  • Have a problem that needs a solution? Moreland Hills School fifth graders may have the answer. More than 30 students innovated, designed and created 18 projects to make people's lives easier and better as part of the Invention Convention.

  • Family Math Night is an opportunity for parents and students to enjoy quality “one-on-one” educational time together through fun math games.  The evening is divided into sessions that are designed and facilitated by Moreland Hills classroom teachers. Parents are able to choose from a list of math sessions offered. In each session families learn how to play a game and enjoy it together. At the end of each session, game materials are provided to be taken home. 

  • Outdoor Science is a two day event for our fourth graders designed to spark interest in science and environmental awareness. Students participate in five different stations each day.  These stations are scattered throughout our 176-acre wooded campus

  • Moreland Hills School first graders’ Games of Strategy Day gives students an opportunity to practice problem-solving, visual-spatial thinking skills, and cooperation with others


2019 Academics

 
Academic programs provide opportunities for all students to reach beyond their full potential.

In this Quality Profile, we share some of our students' many academic achievement


  • The MHS Makerspace supports students' project based learning experiences. It is an incredible space for students to explore, problem solve, collaborate, and create. Student experiences include creating green screen videos, designing and printing 3D objects, designing and sewing costumes, robotics, coding, and building with LEGOS, Magnatiles, and pattern blocks

  • Intersession programs promote innovative learning outside the traditional classroom setting in order to provide opportunities that will enhance student engagement and 21st Century learning skills while still promoting the mastery of rigorous content

  • Eight BMS sixth graders had their winning original inventions showcased at the 2018 Invention Convention in Columbus

  • Outdoor Environmental Education Experience for BMS sixth-graders at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park explores hands-on learning

  • 10th year in collaboration with Dancing Classrooms, which focuses on formal dancing, physical activity, and brain growth while teaching eighth graders to gain an appreciation and respect for each other and the world

  • Brady Middle School students participated in the two-day Junior Model UN tournament at John Carroll University

  • Students use Virtual Reality through Google Expeditions to explore distant places that they would normally just learn about through their textbooks or online resources

  • At District Tournament, the BMS seventh and eighth grade Power of the Pen teams placed an impressive third out of all of the 16 competing schools. Four students qualified for State Competition at the College of Wooster. Power of the Pen teams brought home numerous trophies in the district, regional and state tournaments, including students advancing to the power round (top 1%)

  • At the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics problem-solving contest, several BMS students earned medals for scoring in the top 20%. Several students also received red and blue ribbons

  • Brady Middle School 7th and 8th grade Book Club participated in the 2019 Sixth District Compact Reading Writing Festival held at Kent State University. Club members are required to read six books throughout the year and meet for discussion and activities related to the books

  • BMS 8th Graders' annual Trip to Washington, D.C. fosters their U.S. History learning experience

  • Youth in Government competed at the Ohio Statehouse. Local Delegations worked together on debate practices, service-learning projects, fundraising efforts and State Assembly preparation prior to the State Conference.

  • Challenge Day is an empowerment program to challenge BMS students to support each other, stand up to bullying, and step outside their comfort zones. 

  • Students from Herning Gymnasium in Denmark visited Orange High School as part of the school's International immersion Partner schools which include in Denmark, China, Iceland, and Italy

  • Five Orange High School students were invited to the  “Think Big Entrepreneur Summit” at Case Western Reserve University. At this unique, one-day conference, students heard inspirational speakers who were young entrepreneurs that have successful businesses

  • Orange High School students in the Excel TECC program were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. These students had to achieve a 3.5 overall GPA and a 4.0 GPA in their program to be eligible for this honor

  • A total of 43 students were inducted into the National Honor Society at Orange High School.

  • Ten Orange High School students earned 18 awards in various Excel TECC programs for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • The Orange High School Oran Yearbook student staff was recognized for the seventh year in a row by The Herff Jones Publishing Company in its “Best of...Portfolio" publication.

  • Orange High School seniors were named semifinalists in the 2019 Innovating Imaging Informatics Challenge presented by the Society for Imaging Information in Medicine. Collaborating under the guidance of Dr. Po-Hao Chen of the Cleveland Clinic, the students presened their project, one of only eight selected, in Denver

  • The Orange High School newspaper, “The Orange Outlook” won First Place with Special Merit in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual Newspaper Review and Contest for the sixth year in a row


  • Senior Project allows OHS seniors to use their last four weeks of high school to pursue an interest of their choice. Students have shown diverse interests by selecting creative new projects such as assisting elementary school teachers and students, helping at local assisted living homes, volunteering for humane societies, interning at NASA, and exploring nature centers
    20th Annual Second Grade Community Day




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