Olentangy Liberty High School
|Olentangy Liberty High School|
Olentangy Liberty High School
3584 Home Road
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Opened||August 24th, 2003|
|School district||Olentangy Local School District|
|Campus size||116 acres|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver|
|Fight song||Silver and Blue|
|Athletics conference||Ohio Capital Conference|
|Team name||The Patriots|
|Yearbook||The Silver Bullet|
|Feeder schools||Olentangy Liberty Middle School, Olentangy Hyatts Middle School|
Olentangy Liberty High School is a public comprehensive high school located in Powell, Ohio. The school was established in 2003 and is the second of four high schools in the Olentangy Local School District. Olentangy Liberty was rated "Excellent" on the 2013/2014 State of Ohio report card. In 2013, the school received a gold medal ranking as the 5th best high school in the state of Ohio and the 175th best high school in the U.S. by US News and World Report. In 2014, the school was ranked as one of America's most challenging high schools by The Washington Post.
Construction on Liberty began in 2002. The district hired Turner Construction to construct the school, designed by Fanning Howey. Liberty features a number of facilities, including eight athletic fields, a football stadium, two baseball fields, two softball fields, four tennis courts, a 1,800-seat main gymnasium, an auxiliary gymnasium, a choir rehearsal room, a band rehearsal room, and an 815-seat theater. The building has two academic wings, two stories tall, that fork out from the rest of the building. At the center of these two wings is a two-story library. Through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, students are able to look into the library while passing by in the hallways on the first and second floor. The building's center houses the student services and administration area and is flanked on its east side by a reception area with many windows above, providing natural light. The buildings Visual Arts hall provides a connection to the academic wing and houses four studio classrooms, a kiln room, a photography lab, and a digital imaging lab. Another major space of the building is The Commons. This large space is mainly used for the Stars and Stripes cafe, the school cafeteria. The Commons also serves as a breakout space for school events. The school is painted in a color scheme of browns, yellows, and grays. The school colors of blue, silver, and white are incorporated throughout all areas of the building. Olentangy Liberty was officially opened on August 24, 2003.
The curriculum at Olentangy Liberty High School is comprehensive including advanced placement, honors, occupational, and vocational programs. Specific requirements include elective courses as well as required courses. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Literature, English Composition, American Government/Politics, American History, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1, Music Theory, Spanish, French, German, and Art History.
Sports offered at Liberty include:
- Baseball (boys)
- Basketball (boys & girls)
- Bowling (boys & girls)
- Cross-country (boys & girls)
- Fast-pitch softball (girls)
- Field hockey (girls)
- Football (boys)
- Golf (boys & girls)
- Gymnastics (girls)
- Ice Hockey (boys)
- Lacrosse (boys & girls)
- Soccer (boys & girls)
- Swimming & diving (boys & girls)
- Tennis (boys & girls)
- Track & field (boys & girls)
- Volleyball (boys & girls)
- Wrestling (boys)
- Softball (girls)
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
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