While it seems like only yesterday our students were arriving through our doors for the first time in the 2016-17 school year, it is rapidly coming to a close.
We have seen a lot of growth during what has been a great school year at Princeton City Schools. A large part of the credit for all the great things we have done goes to our teachers and other staff members. They help provide many great opportunities for our students.
It is our mission to make sure that a Princeton education means something significant. We offer our students more opportunities while still providing a great value for our residents. We spend less per pupil on administration than the state average, putting as much as possible into the classroom.
In many ways, the world is becoming a smaller place. Jobs are now often viewed globally meaning competition for them comes from more than just a small region around Cincinnati. Princeton students are able to compete because of the opportunities provided in our schools.
Princeton is one of only nine high schools in Ohio that offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Since its inception in 1985, the program gives students the ability to develop an appreciation and a kinship of the entire world. It takes subjects offered in the school’s regular curriculum and adds an international community’s perspective.
Our focus this year is to make each individual student a priority. By doing this, a student feels the worth we place on each child. It is our desire that anyone who has an interest in becoming part of the Princeton community can do so. We pride ourselves in making sure each individual student’s needs are met.
As a way to continue learning, or to make up what was missed during the regular school year, we will offer several summer enrichment programs to our students. Please visit the district’s website in the coming weeks for more information or give my office a call. We can get your student ready to thrive for the 2017-18 school year.
It truly has been a pleasure seeing the growth of our students this year. I am often taken aback by the hard work and dedication of our staff, and I know we will continue to grow and improve as we turn the page to next school year.
Thomas Tucker, Ph.D.