Neighborhood schools are the foundation of Cincinnati Public Schools, providing strong college-preparatory curriculum and enriching after-school activities, and serving as gathering places and anchors for the community. Students attend neighborhood schools unless their parents choose to enroll them in magnet elementary schools.
CPS' magnet elementary schools offer programs aimed at students' different interests and learning styles. Started in the 1970s, CPS' nationally recognized magnet elementary schools offer parents many choices for their children’s education.
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. It envisions that, within six years, 100 percent of all seventh-graders will graduate prepared to actively pursue their chosen career paths. 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.
Through the My Tomorrow Intiative, CPS' comprehensive plan known as Vision 2020 is designed to enhance the programs in neighborhood elementary schools.
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 Ohio Department of Education Standards.
High School Course Guide
At CPS, we are providing our students with the foundation to dream big and the skills and knowledge to turn those dreams into reality. CPS' High School Course Guide includes more detail about the programs, opportunities and resources available to our high school students. The guide also includes information about grade reporting, report cards and grade level placement.
Ohio High School Graduation Requirements
Ohio's Senior Class of 2018 was the first to graduate under new course requirements put in place by the Ohio Legislature. The new requirements are aimed at ensuring that all students are ready for success in college and work.
College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio's dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students' career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.
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).