About Our District
The Hamilton City School District prides itself on providing a comprehensive educational experience for our student population. We offer a full range of educational programs and services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of our students. These programs include traditional and rigorous academic content offerings, as well as career technical programs designed to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce. Hamilton City Schools maintain strong ties to the community by providing access to adult education courses and a variety of community educational workshops and recreational facilities.
The Hamilton City School District will prepare students for college, career, and life.
Grow all students and maximize individual potential.
Build professional capacity and a culture of collaboration.
Engage and communicate with families and community.
Special Education Services
The Hamilton City School District has a knowledgeable and caring staff who are dedicated to their profession and work individually with students to achieve their academic potential. Listed below are the programs and services that the district provides:
- Cognitive Disabilities (CD)
- Mental Retardation (Developmentally Handicapped)
- Deafness and Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
- Multiple Disabilities (MD)
- Orthopedically and/or Other Health Impairment (OH/OHI)
- Emotional Disturbance (ED)
- Visual Impairment (VI)
- Adapted Physical Education
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
AP & Honors
The Hamilton City School District is proud it offers many Advanced Placement and Honors programs at Hamilton High School and Hamilton Freshman School. They are available in a variety of subjects. AP classes are designed for students who wish to take college-level courses while applying the credits toward graduation. Students enrolled in AP classes have the option to take national tests that may allow college credit. Due to the advanced nature of the classes, AP students receive weighted grades.
Gifted Education Services
Gifted students are identified in the following areas – superior cognitive ability (high intelligence), specified academic ability (math, science, reading, writing or a combination of these skills, and social studies), creative thinking ability and visual or performance arts ability.
Various service options are available which include large group, small group, and/or individual instruction in the regular classroom, self-contained gifted classrooms for grades 4-6, and small group and pullout sessions. Students participate in various enrichment activities such as Destination Imagination, Future Problem Solving, and Junior Ohio Model United Nations.
The Hamilton City School District provides a well-rounded program for ESL students. Each year, students are tested for English Language Proficiency as required by law.
Tech Prep Program
Hamilton High School was a trailblazer for other high schools in working with Miami University and The University of Cincinnati to start Tech Prep programs. With Tech Prep, students start following a specific “road map” of coursework in the eleventh grade. Once they graduate from Hamilton High, they continue on to Miami or U.C. to complete a two-year or four year degree in Engineering Design or Business Technology.
Teachers at Hamilton High developed the Tech Prep coursework, working collaboratively with college professors and business leaders. Our students are well prepared to meet the challenging need of the future work world.
Parents of Students Attending Title I Schools
Under the federal law, No Child Left Behind, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, including the following:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status;
- The college degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification;
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualifications.
You may access this information by contacting the building principal of the school where your child attends or by contacting the district’s office of Human Resources (887-5000).