My Tomorrow Initiative
A Future-Focused Vision of Education
My Tomorrow*ed (My Tomorrow for short) is a new vision of education that we're embracing in Cincinnati Public Schools that envisions, within six years, 100 percent of all seventh graders will graduate prepared to actively pursue their chosen career path. My Tomorrow reimagines schools in a way that we believe will fuel an enhanced student experience by combining increased rigor, the latest technology and supportive adult relationships. Our aim is to do the best job possible preparing our students for success in the real world.
Ready for College and Career
Cincinnati Public Schools provides strong academic and college-preparatory curriculum in all of our schools. All academic programs are rooted in the new Common Core State Standards.
New Ohio High School Graduation Requirements
Students who are ninth-graders in Fall 2014 (Senior Class of 2018) will be the first students to graduate under new requirements put in place by the Ohio Legistature. The new requirements are aimed at ensuring that all students are ready for success in college and work.
Ohio Department of Education: Details on Ohio's new high school graduation requirements
Common Core Academic Standards
The Common Core State Standards are being implemented in Ohio and in most other states, and CPS has been recognized for being an early adopter. The new standards were introduced into CPS' classrooms under the district's Vision i5 Campaign.
Also called the Common Core Academic Standards, these new standards are designed to be relevant and rigorous. This new approach to learning will help students develop the skills necessary for success in college and in careers within a global economy.
The new standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well — and to give students opportunities to master them.
Cincinnati Public Schools' educational opportunities extend beyond the traditional school day. CPS understands there are unique circumstances which surround each individual, and we are here to help provide support.
We provide a range of opportunities for adults, such as Adult Education and preparation for the GED, to honoring our veterans with high school diplomas (for World War II and Korean Conflict veterans who joined the military before finishing high school).