7 Ohio Educational Organizations Guiding Students On Their Academic Journeys

Not everyone takes the same path through life, but too often our educational system is one-size-fits-all. These organizations are working to provide opportunities for students regardless of where they're from, their socioeconomic background, or their choices for the type of education and career they are working toward. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

7 Dedicated Educational Institutions in Ohio

Name Location
Lorain County Community College Elyria
Ohio School Boards Association Columbus
The Summit Country Day School Cincinnati
Mercy College of Ohio Toledo and Youngstown
TRECA Marion, Brecksville, Zanesville, Columbus, Springfield, Findlay
IRLAB Columbus
Eastern Gateway Community College Youngstown, Steubenville

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High School Graduation Rates By State

As of the 2016-17 school year, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics

State Graduation Rate State Graduation Rate
Alabama 89.3% Montana 85.8%
Alaska 78.2% Nebraska 89.1%
Arizona 78.0% Nevada 80.9%
Arkansas 88.0% New Hampshire 88.9%
California 82.7% New Jersey 90.5%
Colorado 79.1% New Mexico 71.1%
Connecticut 87.9% New York 81.8%
Delaware 86.9% North Carolina 86.6%
Florida 82.3% North Dakota 87.2%
Georgia 80.6% Ohio 84.2%
Hawaii 82.7% Oklahoma 82.6%
Idaho 79.7% Oregon 76.7%
Illinois 87.0% Pennsylvania 86.6%
Indiana 83.8% Rhode Island 84.1%
Iowa 91.0% South Carolina 83.6%
Kansas 86.5% South Dakota 83.7%
Kentucky 89.7% Tennessee 89.8%
Louisiana 78.1% Texas 89.7%
Maine 86.9% Utah 86.0%
Maryland 87.7% Vermont 89.1%
Massachusetts 88.3% Virginia 86.9%
Michigan 80.2% Washington 79.4%
Minnesota 82.7% West Virginia 89.4%
Mississippi 83.0% Wisconsin 88.6%
Missouri 88.3% Wyoming 86.2%

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In Depth

Education is immensely important for all of us and is a birthright owed to every child regardless of their background. An educated society is well poised to develop further both socially and economically. In no particular order, here are 7 organizations based in Ohio dedicated to helping students achieve academic success.

First up at #1 is Lorain County Community College. Chartered in 1963, the school's main campus is in Elyria, where it offers affordable and career-oriented learning to scholars on a path toward either advanced four-year degrees or associate degrees so they can get started with their careers.

LCCC aims to impact people and families by focusing on communal student academic success. It provides programs structured to help learners get work opportunities in various fields such as information technology, education, hospitality, engineering, and the creative arts, among many others.

LCCC aims to impact people and families by focusing on communal student academic success.

Coming in at #2 is the Ohio School Boards Association, a union of over 700 school boards across 5 regions representing Ohio's career and education service centers. OSBA began in 1955 with the vision of establishing itself as a recognized and respected voice of public education in a competitive, global environment. Its goal is to provide its members with the resources and services they need to prepare adequately for their duties.

OSBA works to achieve its goal of serving its members through effective advocacy, where the group represents school boards while discussing issues such as funding before the State Board of Education, the Governor's office, or any other related state or federal agencies.

For #3, we have the Summit Country Day School. The institution was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the Academy of Our Lady of Cincinnati. It was renamed to the Summit Country Day School 37 years later. Its founders believed that good teaching involved influencing a child forever and established the school with the mission of developing children's characters spiritually, socially, and academically.

Its founders believed that good teaching involved influencing a child forever and established the school with the mission of developing children's characters spiritually, socially, and academically.

The Summit works to develop culturally competent students using an academic curriculum that takes them through Montessori, Lower, Middle, and Upper School levels. The main campus rests on 24 acres in Hyde Park and has a 16-acre Athletic Complex where children engage in sporting activities. You can support the Summit by making a donation to its Annual Fund for Excellence and help it provide financial assistance to learners and faculty.

At #4 is Mercy College of Ohio, a private Catholic institution focused on providing healthcare education. This Toledo-based institution aims to prepare students to learn new healthcare delivery models so they can lead and serve in a modern, globalized world.

Mercy College offers a variety of courses across education levels, ranging from Certificates and Associate Degrees to Bachelor's Degrees and Graduate programs. These courses are designed to provide learners with skills, experience, and perspective to help them get careers in the medical field as community health workers, paramedics, nurses, and ophthalmologists.

Mercy College offers a variety of courses across education levels, ranging from Certificates and Associate Degrees to Bachelor's Degrees and Graduate programs.

Following at #5 is TRECA Education, a non-profit organization committed to delivering the convenience and flexibility of online learning without compromising quality. TRECA quickly became one of the pioneer e-schools in Ohio, serving over 700 students in its first year. The group believes that the academic success of learners relies on making education relevant, eradicating the barriers students face, and building meaningful relationships with them.

The organization runs the TRECA Digital Academy, a full-time online program that allows K-12 students to take all their coursework online. It also offers part-time solutions through TRECA Flex that make education very flexible for learners as they have the option of choosing courses running for either 8, 26, or 52 weeks. The group also offers a Summer School program that allows students to make up for a failed class or get ahead on a course before the school year starts.

For #6 is the Institute for Research and Learning in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology. The group was founded in 2014 with the mission of exploring and reconstructing human history through excavating ancient settlements and studying the artifacts and skeletal remains.

The group was founded in 2014 with the mission of exploring and reconstructing human history through excavating ancient settlements and studying the artifacts and skeletal remains.

IRLAB runs a Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology, an academic program aimed at exposing students to bioarchaeological investigations by training them in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It also offers an exclusively field-based program called Field Experience in Bioarchaeology. You can support the institute's goal of educating future generations of archaeologists by making a donation on its website.

Finally, at #7 is Eastern Gateway Community College, an institution that offers degree and certificate programs to help students harboring ambitions of advancing to a four-year institution. The school was founded in 1968 and has since served over 59,000 learners on two campus sites located in Youngstown and Steubenville.

The college offers career-oriented certificate programs to help students begin their careers in the health industry as paramedics, patient navigators, medical assistants, and medical scribe specialists, among other options. It also offers associate degrees in Biological Sciences, Arts, and Independent Studies. In addition, it provides free Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes to help learners upgrade their academic skills for technical training or college.