Dear Middle School and High School Families,
On behalf of the administration and staff at Cuyahoga Heights High and Middle Schools, I want to welcome you back for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. I hope that your summer was restful, rewarding and memorable. My name is Matt Young and it is my privilege to serve as your new principal. This begins my 21st year in education and I am proud to be a member of this outstanding school district.
I am joined in the administrative office by another individual new to our school district, Assistant Principal and Co-Curricular Director George Burich, III, who brings an impressive resume from his 17 years in education. We have high expectations for our administration, our staff and our students, and we are devoted to delivering the highest quality programming is academics, arts and athletics in the safest and most effective means possible.
We are so fortunate at the high and middle schools to have a professional, veteran staff of teachers, counselors, secretaries, aides, custodians, food service and transportation employees all dedicated to the safety and education of our students. We continue to achieve above state and national levels on Advanced Placement (AP) tests, the ACT, the SAT and state assessments. In fact, our school was once again named a US News & World Report Silver Medal School for 2015.
Last year marked a significant time of change with the transition to many new state initiatives, including state report card modifications, end-of-course testing and graduation requirements. As modifications to these initiatives continue, we will ensure that our students adapt to the changes and challenges as smoothly as possible.
Cuyahoga Heights also offers a diverse curriculum designed to meet the needs and interests of our students. Along with our partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, we are able to offer courses and programs ranging from core level to advanced placement that meet virtually any college or career readiness ambition. Also, students can choose from over several extra-curricular sports, clubs, activities, and organizations to pursue their athletic, musical, artistic, and intellectual endeavors. In addition, opportunities exist for parental involvement by joining/supporting our music/athletic booster clubs or by supporting and attending student functions throughout the year. The support you provide to our students and schools is highly appreciated.
Thank you for being a part of our family and for choosing the Cuyahoga Height School District. I look forward to the coming year and to working with you in this educational partnership. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. Let’s have a great year!