Clubs and Programs
WHHS Fire Tech Academy: The course is taught by Warrensville firefighters Mr. Crews and Mr. Barnes. The course is designed for 11th and 12th grade students. Upon course completion, students will be eligible to take the firefighters exam as well as take additional courses to become licensed EMTs.
WHCSD / Cuyahoga Community College Health Academy: Students have the opportunity to enroll in the program which has multiple course offerings in the health field. Classes are held at the high school and taught by Tri-C professors and industry professionals. Students who successfully complete the program can earn up to 23 college credits. See a school counselor for more details.
Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy: A national high school leadership program focused on impact through action. The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer. That’s why WHHS has partnered with the Chick-Fil-A at Harvard Park. The restaurant has pledged to sponsor the tuition of up to 30 students who want to join the program. These students will participate in leadership training activities and community service projects. See Mr. Rudolph, WHHS assistant principal, for details.
ACE Mentoring Program (2015-Present): This program provides mentoring opportunities for young scholars, male and female, who are interested in careers in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering fields. Scholars meet after school for two hours and work on project-based lessons. Scholars focus on building models, making presentations, and learning about the RFP (Request for Proposal) process. Anyone who completes the program and meets other requirements is eligible to compete for more than $100,000 in scholarships. Requirements include program participation, an essay, recommendation and enthusiasm. The culminating activity for scholars is participation in a presentation to other citywide ACE scholars. Corporate sponsors for the WHHS site are The AKA Construction Management Team and Whiting-Turner Construction. The WHHS ACE Mentors project is spearheaded by alumnae Ariane Kirkpatrick, owner of the AKA Construction Management Team, Jud Kline, president at CIVITAD Services, Glen Shumate, Vice President of Public Affairs and Education at CEA, Ms. Everhart, WHHS assistant principal.
Crown Kings Mentoring Program (2015 to present): This mentoring program focuses on working with young men from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds in order to facilitate academic and personal growth. The mentoring program also has a focus on community service which is extended to the scholars at Warrensville Heights High School. This mentoring program has also developed a scholarship contingent on alumni funding, which will be in the range of $5,000. The program was created by WHHS alumni Bradford and Brandon Cavanaugh (c/o 2007) and Myles Taylor (c/o 2013).
Day in the Life of a Buckeye (2015 to present): A Day in the Life of a Buckeye is a program that offers a one-on-one experience for area high school sophomores and juniors to experience life at The Ohio State University, and college in general, for a day. This visit, hosted by currently enrolled undergraduate scholars, often include attending classes, interacting with faculty and staff, eating in campus-area dining facilities, visiting the library and recreational facilities, attending student group meetings, and seeing a residence hall room. This program is being coordinated by College Now of Greater Cleveland (Mr. Ware) and WHHS Asst. Principal Ms. Everhart.
In-School Workshops/Seminars (2015 to present): This year, WHHS 8th graders have an opportunity to join other WHHS scholars as they plan for their futures. During quarterly workshops, 8th graders receive hands-on activities in small group settings, and hear advice from those in various fields including medicine, arts, and sports. Sessions are typically 50 minutes long, during ELA classes. Project leads are Mr. Ware of College Now and WHHS Asst. principal Ms. Everhart. Please contact them for more information on the fall and spring session calendars.
FAFSA for WHHS Seniors: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for scholars seeking government aid for college. The U.S. Department of Education uses the form to calculate your level of financial need. Most colleges also use the FAFSA as a starting point to determine how much financial support a student will need to attend. Any 12th grader who plans to attend college is encouraged to attend four sessions this school year in which experts will help scholars complete college applications and file financial aid paper work. Project leads are Mr. Ware of College Now. Sessions are as follows:
- Common Application Workshop – October 2016
- Scholarship Workshop – Mid-November 2016
- FAFSA (FSA ID) – Mid-December 2016
- FAFSA Completion - Mid-January 2017
- FAFSA Parent Night – Mid-February 2017
Impact the 216!: A free after-school program designed to provide high school scholars, grades 9-12, with ACT test preparation from 3-6p.m. daily. impACT the 216! is a computer-based course administered by College Now Greater Cleveland in partnership with Cleveland Public Library, Esperanza, Inc. and Warrensville Heights City Schools, and is funded by the ODE 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The primary goal of impACT the 216! is to help scholars achieve or exceed the college-ready benchmark of a 21 ACT composite score. Scholars who grow scores by at least two points are eligible for field trips and other incentives. All program participants get snacks after school, and upon program completion will receive a $100 stipend. Bus tickets may be available for scholars who need transportation. Three sessions are offered during the year: Fall (Sept-Nov), Winter (Jan-Feb) and Spring (March-May). See Mr. Ware of College Now for registration and other details.
OU-HCOM Aspiring DOctor’s Pipeline Program (2015 to present): The high school’s partnership with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine affords up to 75 ninth graders the opportunity to tour and experience hands-on clinical activities at the college’s Cleveland campus. The program also affords a shadow experience, campus tour and breakfast with a minority physician. The immersion program is aligned with WHHS Tiger Tracks, student-driven pathways to postsecondary education and career training. Tiger Tracks are: S.T.E.A.M., Health Sciences and Law, Early College, Business, and Career Technical Education (CTE). The overall goal of the program is to produce experienced, well-trained professionals for a fast-growing field. According to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, by 2020, the gap between our physician supply and demand will range from 50,000 to more than 100,000. The project is spearheaded by alumnae Terra Ndubuizu, OUHCOM, Cleveland Campus Director of Administration, and Ms. Everhart, WHHS assistant principal.
Students of Promise (SOP): With a focus on African-American and Latino male students, the Students of Promise (SOP) Program makes available its services to students, grades 8-12. SOP is an evidenced-based closing the achievement gap model which aims to provide targeted interventions in efforts to increase academic achievement, attendance and performance outcomes; retention and student promotion rates to the next grade level and increase high school graduation rates while addressing nonacademic barriers to success. In addition, SOP emphasizes social and emotional learning strategies, life skills development, positive affirmations, goal setting and planning, study skills enhancement, exposure opportunities, parent engagement and linkage to community resources. The Linkage Coordinator for this program is Ms. Nettis whose office is located at WHHS.
Students must complete community service hours during their senior year as part of their senior project, a graduation requirement.