The Goshen Board of Education and administrative team met for their annual Retreat and Planning Meeting on Saturday, April 7th. Every school year is an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful work our staff does with our students and community and to embrace newly-identified challenges. Many celebrations were highlighted from this school year. The Board is very proud of the work of our staff and students and the great things they are accomplishing!
Meeting the needs of all of our students is the top priority of Goshen Local Schools. Graduation and a plan for life after high school is our ultimate goal for every student. As part of our pursuit of this goal, we are excited to announce the creation of the Ascend Academy.
Not every student succeeds in the traditional school setting. The Ascend Academy will provide selected students with an innovative, flexible, student-centered learning environment. By embracing a blended learning model, we can provide a more suitable environment for students who have struggled to be successful in a traditional high school setting.
The Ascend Academy will be offered for students in grades 9-12 in the 2018-2019 school year.
We are also excited to announce that Mr. Nick Inabnitt was hired at the April Board of Education Meeting as the educational leader of the Ascend Academy.
Mr. Inabnitt will provide leadership and direction to Ascend Academy staff and students. Under his leadership over the last six years, Goshen High School led Clermont County in test scores, increased Advanced Placement and Dual Credit offerings, and added technology curriculum such as Project Lead the Way and the University of Cincinnati Information Technology program. Goshen High School received many national and state accolades during this time, including being named a School of Honor, a School of Promise, a National Blue Ribbon School, and earning a spot on the ACT Honor Roll.
“Mr. Inabnitt’s passion for our students and the Goshen community are powerful tools, and they allow him to have a real impact on students’ futures. In an ever-changing educational landscape, Mr. Inabnitt understands the demands that Ohio’s new graduation requirements place on students and is the perfect person to help Ascend Academy students negotiate their own specific paths to their college or career goals,” said Superintendent Darrell Edwards.
With his time as principal of Goshen High School and his understanding Goshen’s students as building blocks, we are confident that Mr. Inabnitt brings the experience and expertise necessary to ensure that every Ascend Academy student does, in fact, ascend to new heights.
As a result of this transition, Goshen Local School district will be in search of a new educational leader for our Blue Ribbon High School. The position of Goshen High School Principal will posted during the month of April, with the goal of naming a replacement at the May 21 Board of Education meeting.