Teays Valley High School
|Teays Valley High School|
|3887 State Route 752
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Teays Valley Local School District|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Mid-State League|
Teays Valley High School is a public high school located at 3887 State Route 752 in Ashville, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Teays Valley Local School District. The school mascot is the Viking.
The mission of Teays Valley High School is for all students to graduate and be prepared for college and career.
As of the 2013-2014 school year, Teays Valley High School offers courses in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science (physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and anatomy), social studies (world history, US history, US government, and psychology), information technology, foreign language (Spanish, French, and German), and physical education. In addition, electives such as newspaper, yearbook, music (choirs and bands), art (four years), and food classes are offered. The curriculum requires a minimum of four years of English, four years of mathematics, three years of science, three years of social studies, two years of foreign language, one year of info tech, one year of physical education, and several credits of electives.
Honors classes are offered in English, mathematics, and science. The Honors programs of the first two subjects conclude with AP English Literature and Composition and AP Calculus AB, respectively; these are the only two AP classes offered at the high school. The Honors science program typically ends with Honors Physics, a conceptual course, but may include a second year of chemistry and a year of anatomy as well as three years of agricultural science.
Many students opt at the end of their sophomore year to attend the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools. These allow students to focus on one area or even a specific career path. These students are for all purposes attending the career center, but are eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities that Teays Valley offers, as well.
In addition, students are offered the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), which allows them to take college classes through an accredited university while in high school. Many students, particularly seniors, choose this option, sometimes going "full-time PSEO," meaning that all classes taken in a given year are through a university and none through the high school itself. Common choices are Ohio Christian University and Columbus State Community College.
All students are highly encouraged to pursue an education or career after high school. Many graduating students join a branch of the US Military. Many more go to college, around 90% of them attending an Ohio public or private college.
Sports offered at Teays Valley High School include: football, volleyball, soccer, golf, cross country, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, softball, track, tennis, bowling, and cheerleading. In addition, music-related activities play a large part at the high school. These include: marching band, concert band, color guard, wind ensemble, jazz band, show choir, concert choir, symphonic choir, and men's and women's chorus. Other activities include foreign language clubs, student council (consisting of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and representatives for each class as well as a Student Body President and Vice President), newspaper (The Current), yearbook (Viking Voyager), a chapter of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America, mock trial, academic quiz bowl, Science Olympiad, Key Club, and FOR Club.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
Within the 2010-2014 school years, technology has come to play a more prominent role in student life.
- E-mail accounts are given to students as well as teachers
- Guest Wi-Fi has become accessible to all students and visitors
- Students have been allowed to use their cell phones in "non-academic" periods
- TVHS Student Handbook.
- http://www.tvsd.us [District Website]