Aiken University High School Offers Career Opportunities in the Burgeoning Environmental Field
Aiken University High School is now the first environmental studies high school in Ohio! Their campus is uniquely suited to the study of the environment. Situated on 62 acres of woodland trails, they are also within walking distance of LaBoiteaux Woods, Mt. Airy Forest and other outdoor venues which will enhance their study of the outdoors.
Two years ago, Aiken University High School had the lowest scores in the state on the Science OGT. They have made dramatic improvements since that time, and view the conversion to Environmental Studies as a way to further invigorate and improve science instruction. Students will take on a more active role as learner, which the principal, Virginia Rhodes, believes will bring out the students’ strengths and get them more interested in school work. Projects will take place in school grounds, as well as in the community. Dr. Rhodes is excited about the many new career opportunities for students in the rapidly growing environmental field.
This unique project is being done cooperatively with assistance from many local organizations, including Cincinnati State and Central State. Aiken is partnering with the University of Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Sewer District in summer intern programs and co-op job opportunities. Greater Cincinnati’s Leave No Child Inside was able connect Aiken’s staff with the Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators, who are assisting in developing curriculum and projects.
Do you know a child who would love to do active projects based on issues like pollution, water quality, global warming, rainforest preservation, endangered species, wildlife habitat, lead poisoning, and the rising asthma crisis or recycling? Contact Aiken University High School. Call 363-6890 to reserve space in grades 9-12.