Bond Hill Academy has one goal: doing what it takes to make sure all our students reach high standards of academic achievement in core subjects by sixth-grade graduation.
Our students’ rising academic achievement has earned an Ohio Report Card rating of Continuous Improvement for Bond Hill. With support from staff, parents and the community, our vision of academic excellence for all students is becoming a reality.
What we offer:
- Close monitoring of each student’s progress against the standards
- Extra instruction for students who fall behind to help assure academic success
- Extensive after-school program focused on academic achievement, social development and club activities
- All-day preschool and kindergarten classes
- Art, music and physical education classes for all students
- A state-of-the-art school building serving as a Community Learning Center
- Strong partnership with FamiliesFORWARD, for after-school programs, parent center, parent workshops, home visits and counseling services
- Tutors provided by Partners in Education — Messer Construction, GE Aviation, Rhodia Inc.
- Parental involvement encouraged, including Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)
- Consistent enforcement of school rules and dress code
- Enrichment activities including Fuel Up to Play 60 (be active at least 60 minutes daily), and 25 Book Campaign (read minimum of 25 books)
What is Bond Hill doing to prepare students for the future?
Introducing students to the latest technology in the classroom — Core subjects as well as foreign language courses are integrating laptops and tablets into the curriculum. This exposure to technology in the classroom will help students acquire the skills needed to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based economy. With technology tools and a project-learning based approach, students are more likely to stay engaged and on task, reducing behavioral problems in the classroom.
Building strong, supportive adult relationships — Bond Hill partners with a variety of volunteer organizations who tutor and build relationships with our students. These positive relationships build confidence, increase academic achievement and improve social skills among the students who choose to participate. Young people who have these types of supportive relationships with adults set higher educational goals and are more likely to attend college.
Giving students and parents access to digitally monitor academic achievement and progress — Parents and students can monitor grades and homework through PowerSchool. This access allows parents to be an active part of their child's education.
Career and education planning activities — Students complete a variety of activities that assess their interests and skills to aid them in selecting a junior high school that is relevant to their intended career path. Activities also include calculating how much more money one would make over a lifetime after graduating high school and again after graduating college.
United Youth for Change
The United Youth Program is a tutoring/mentorship program that will help our youth to grow to be lifelong learners who are productive, positive and successful in school and in life. This is a "give back" program meaning that our older students will be tutoring younger students throughout the year in both academics and school policy. The older students who mentor our younger students will also have mentors from the University of Cincinnati and other local agencies. For your student to be a mentor he/she must have good grades as well as school spirit and knowledge of school rules.
Contact: Mr. Lewis Smith, (513) 363-7900