Learning for global lift-off.
Quarterback in the NFL? Or astronaut for NASA? Troy High School graduates have gone on to both professions. The sky really is the limit in a system that promises to “empower students to dream big, work hard and succeed,” a system, more importantly, that prepares all students for the challenges of today’s competitive global marketplace.
Global preparation begins with a high-caliber teaching team (75% hold Master’s degree or higher), along with strategic staff professional development helping faculty to develop, implement, and assess 21st century skills. To that end, Troy students are also encouraged to hone their critical thinking through personalized, project-based, and student-led learning opportunities and expanded STEM activities.
And while average Troy High School ACT scores already lead the region, the concept of college- and career-readiness is now taking on added meaning. First, dual college enrollment is offered in conjunction with Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC), which boasts 29 different career-technical programs and a 96% college/career placement rate; 43% of UVCC graduates advance immediately to college while others head to immediate careers. The Troy school system is also embracing a new goal for all students: By December of their graduating year, seniors must have applied to at least two college or technical schools, have updated resumes listing career pathway experiences, or to have met with military recruiters. College- and career-ready? By graduation, Troy students will be career- and college-bound.
The Troy School system is also readying for the future with broad-based cooperation and community support exhibited through fruitful collaborations with local businesses.
In addition to Troy City Schools, the area is well served by the Miami East Local School District. Rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the state of Ohio, Miami East has also been ranked #28 out of 608 districts by Niche.com for “Districts with the Best Teachers.” Troy’s private school options are equally exemplary, including the K-12 Troy Christian Schools, Miami Montessori (ages three through grade 6), the Reggio Emilia-inspired Overfield School (18 months through 8 years), and St. Patrick Catholic School (PK through grade 8). Troy is also home to Western Ohio Japanese Language School.
Post-graduation options in the immediate area offer varied pathways to success:
- Upper Valley Career Center: UVCC is a proven state and national leader in career and technical education with 25 industry-driven, career-focused programs for high school students. The Career Center has built and maintains a strong regional network of industry partnerships focused on addressing current and future employment needs. Apprenticeships and career-based learning are a focal point of this process and continue to expand.
Adult students are also powerfully served through full-time certificate programs, short-term training, and licensure preparation options. The Adult Division serves area employers directly through customized training options in the industrial and healthcare fields that assure employees are prepared to meet the demands of global employers.
- Hobart Institute of Welding Technology: Founded in 1930, the nation’s leading welding school has a long history of providing bright futures for students who graduate with unrivaled welding skills.
- Edison State Community College: Ohio’s very first technical college, ESCC offers more than 40 associate degree programs as well technical certification and baccalaureate transfer options for four-year college degrees. Also, Franklin University’s new co-location at Edison means that Edison State students can complete a four-year healthcare degree right here in Troy. Regardless of the goal—immediate employment, career advancement, or a college degree--Edison has an option that works.
Whether students are heading for outer space or the upper rungs of business, ready to make their mark on the athletic field or on the shop floor, Troy has the learning they need for lift-off.