High School

Overview

Shroder High School is a college-preparatory school that takes pride in graduating students who are lifelong learners equipped for success in life.

The curriculum provides a rigorous liberal-arts education that builds the critical-thinking skills students need to do well in college, earn a good living and grow into responsible citizens.

Community service is an important and required part of the high school experience for every Shroder student. Shroder’s students are encouraged to become active learners and thinkers, with an emphasis on building strong skills in mathematics, reading, writing and speaking.

The method of teaching uses on-grade level curricula for students at all learning levels to develop a focus on critical-thinking skills.

Shroder uses a three prong approach that involves:

  • Didactic — Acquiring knowledge
  • Coaching — Developing the skills of learning by applying knowledge
  • Advisory Seminars —Thinking critically, understanding ideas and improving communication skills

Higher-level questioning and discussion are encouraged.

Students do hands-on, service-learning activities and must complete 50 hours of community service before graduation.

All seniors are required to complete a Senior Exit Project that involves extensive research, a research paper, and a public presentation to parents and the community.

Pharmacy Tech Course

Shroder High School offers a Pharmacy Technician course for seniors that can lead to pharmacy jobs after graduation.

The goal of this course is to prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) test.

Coursework is provided through the Pharm Tech University Therapeutic Research, a nationally recognized preparatory course that is approved for use by our partners at Kroger and the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion, students will have 127 credit hours and the opportunity to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Test, a 12-point credentialing exam that counts toward graduation requirements.

Once certified with PTCB, students are guaranteed a Pharmacy Technician position with Kroger.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History

College Credit Plus Courses In-school Options Composition (college-level classes)

  • English

Industry Credential

  • Pharmacy (seniors only)

College Pipeline

  • University of Cincinnati — IT Early College

Foreign Language

  • Spanish

High School Course Guide

Our CPS High School Course Guide includes more detail about the opportunities and resources available to our high school students. Students and their families are encouraged to use the High School Course Guide to plan their educational pathway. The guide includes course descriptions, information about early college credit and alternative credit programs, and more. Graduation requirements, grade reporting, report cards and other policies and procedures are also included in the guide.