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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 achievements.

  • BMS Passion Project explores students' interests through Project-Based Learning in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge

  • The OHS Class of 2018 college admission highlights included Ivy League, Tech, State, and Liberal Arts institutions, along with many other top-tier colleges and universities

  • The OHS Guidance Department offers many college placement services, including student meetings, parent meetings, essay workshops, help sessions, and Twitter (@CollegeOHS) and e-mail alerts 

  • 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 including World History, U.S. History, European History, Macroeconomics, Government, Psychology, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics C Mech, Physics C Elect/Mag, Calculus AB & BC, Statistics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Latin, Spanish Language, Chinese Language and French Language

  • Moreland Hills School's annual Family Math Night allows parents and students the opportunity to play some new Math games together, including Speed, Leap Frog, New Math Methods, Four’s a Winner, Domino Number Battle and Treasure Hunt

  • Orange Schools participated in the "Hour of Code." The idea is that computing serves as a foundation in transforming the way a student thinks about the world. Students across the District had the opportunity to learn to code or advance their skills

  • Students across the District challenged themselves to think outside the box in various intersession opportunities
  • The annual "Outdoor Science" intersession engages fourth graders in scientific study

  • Brady Middle School & Orange High School offer 1:1 Chromebook initiative

  • Numerous pieces of technology have been distributed across the Wi-Fi ready Orange Schools Campus which positions students and teachers for "anytime, anywhere learning"

  • Technology enhances authentic learning opportunities through various computing environments, including portable wireless stations (laptops, Chromebooks and iPads), multi-media labs and interactive devices such as white boards, projectors and document cameras

  • 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. This is the sixth year "The Orange Outlook" achieved this designation

  • 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

  • Orange Schools students successfully compete in the annual Future Problem Solving State Bowl each spring

  • Many Brady Middle School students competed and were recognized in the 37th annual Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM) Problem-Solving Contest

  • Five Orange High School sophomores were presented awards from the Cleveland Clinic eXpressions™ Language Program for their writing

  • Orange High School Mock Trial Teams competed well in the Regional Competition at the Old Courthouse in Downtown Cleveland. Four teams represented Orange in the Regional Competition. Two were selected to advance to the State Competition
  • Several Brady Middle School sixth graders displayed their winning original inventions at the state 2018 Invention Convention

  • Orange High School’s Academic Challenge team placed as a top 10 school during the 2017-2018 season of the WEW-TV5 television show
  • Two Orange High Schools students were recognized at the International Future Problem Solving Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 

  • Moreland Hills School first graders’ ability to strategize was put into play as they participated in the annual Games of Strategy Day intersession
  • A total of 15 Orange High School juniors and seniors in the Excel TECC programs were recognized for their accomplishments in the 2017-2018 Excel TECC Awards

  • Orange High School yearbook, the “Oran,” was featured in the “2018 Herff Jones Portfolio Yearbook.” Orange won based on excellence in design and journalism
  • Two Orange High School seniors finished in the top six in the 2018 Student Model Home Design Contest
  • The Brady Middle School Youth in Government Team excelled at the Ohio Conference in Columbus with 50 students participating

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