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Philosophy, foreign language and social studies courses help to expand students’ world view. College-level courses in calculus, physics, and chemistry hone problemsolving and research skills. As a result, we find accomplished Amherst alumni in a wide variety of fields, some entering the military or public service, others finding their way in business, healthcare and higher education. We reinforce the importance of good character, sportsmanship, and service through both academic and extracurricular programs. Our Comet P.R.I.D.E. programs at Powers and Harris cheer students who treat others with kindness and respect. Our staff incorporate service-learning in class and building-wide, guiding students as they raise money, collect items, and volunteer their time for a number of local and global causes. Our athletic coaches encourage students to band together in good sportsmanship and character whether their final scoreboards show a win or a loss. We offer students opportunities at all ages to work with new technology and get the hands-on learning that will make their lessons stick. Our youngest learners are learning how to type while they learn their ABC’s. Nord Middle School students have learned to code tiny robots and compete successfully against their peers. Medical Health Tech students test out careers in allied health by volunteering at local agencies and working with patients. Students in our theatre, music, and arts programs learn

COME DISCOVER YOUR CAREER at A Lorain County JVS career-technical education gives teens and adults the skills they need for the workforce and prepares them for college. Over 23 programs are available offering college credit, valuable industry certifications, and a connection to local employers.

Apply Online for High School Programs at Register Online for Adult Courses at

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Above left: Second graders at Powers enjoy the sunshine as they practice their reading comprehension skills. Above right: An English class collaborating in the Amherst Schools Education Foundation Creative Learning Center. Above: Amherst Junior High Students sorting food at the Lorain County Food Bank.

what it is like to be in the spotlight and build the confidence they need to present and perform in real life, whether they pursue careers in the arts or not. Each May, another Steele High class will graduate and make their way in the world. We are proud to have played a part in their success, and with the community’s support, look forward to doing the same for many Steele graduates to come.

The Lorain County JVS offers career-

technical training for high school students from 13 Lorain County School Districts in the following career areas: Building Trades, Business & Marketing, Culinary, Manufacturing & Pre-Engineering, Transportation, Community Service, and Healthcare. Program options are also available for students in 9th and 10th grades. Students receive individualized, hands-on learning experiences in over 23 programs. Programs offer advanced academics and college credit, industry certifications, and a connection to local employers. Annually, hundreds of adults receive comprehensive training and retraining for new

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jobs or advancement opportunities in the JVS Adult Career Center. The programs and services are designed to help adults obtain the confidence and skills they need to reach their career goals or just enjoy the experience of learning something new. For more information, visit JVS at 15181 St. Rt. 58 in Oberlin, call 440-774-1051 or go Dr. Glenn Faircloth, to Superintendent

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