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Grades 7-12 High Schools

High Schools of Choice — Grades 7–12

Today’s students are the region’s future employees, entrepreneurs, and business and community leaders. Cincinnati Public Schools ensures that students graduate with the knowledge needed to confidently pursue chosen career paths. Students can select from a variety of high-school programs with special focuses that lead them into careers and higher education.

The High School Guide booklet provides detailed information about each CPS high school and the application process.

2018-19 CPS High School Guide — English
Guía de escuelas secundarias para 2018-19 — Spanish
2018-19 Guide des écoles secondaires — French
Arabic — 2019-18 الدراسي العام الثانوية المدارس دليل 

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All high schools in Cincinnati Public Schools serve students in grades 7–12 (as of August 2013). Moving our middle-school students into the high school buildings allows them to begin high school-level work earlier, gain skills faster in demanding subjects such as math and earn high school credits sooner.

Why did CPS adopt a 7–12 high school model?

Students choose their high schools

There’s an added excitement to reaching high-school age in Cincinnati Public Schools — students get to pick their high schools.

Students may live anywhere in the CPS district and select from among all CPS high schools. CPS does not assign students to high schools based on their home addresses. To enter some high school programs, students must meet specific requirements. (For example, students may have to pass a test, audition, or have previous experience in a subject or teaching style.)

There are many choices within Cincinnati Public Schools' high schools, which offer dozens of career-interest and college-preparatory 

What do all CPS high schools have in common?

  • All prepare students for college. A diploma from CPS is recognized at all colleges and universities.
  • All offer sports and extracurricular activities (except Virtual High School).
  • All are open to students with disabilities.

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