Orem High School Principal M essage O
rem High is an incredible school and a great place to be. With “student achievement [being] our... only business,” Orem High has seen continuous improvements in graduation rates, ACT scores, AP pass rates, as well as the opportunity to take Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment courses to enhance learning while earning college credit. Along with academics, our athletic and other extra-curricular activities continue to be great examples of excellence. With our focus on student achievement, our faculty and staff meet often to discuss how they can support and help improve student learning. Every Monday, departments work collaboratively to assess and make adjustments so that we can better serve the students at OHS. Orem High provides many opportunities for students to get involved in their school. OHS offers over 50 clubs, athletic programs, and extracurricular groups where students can take part. The faculty and staff are impressed with the positive impact these opportunities have on our school, community, and especially our student body.
It is rewarding to see all the great things happening here at Orem High. OHS is an exceptional school with great students, teachers, and patrons. Thank you!
Orem High School 175 South 400 East Orem, Utah 84097
Student Achievement is Our Business... Our Only Business
OHS Tigers Orem High School
175 South 400 East
Orem, Utah 84097
Principal - Mike Browning Asst. Principal - Eric Loftin Asst. Principal - Brett Robertson Asst. Principal - Megan Menlove
COMMUNITY COUNCIL very public school in Utah has a School Community Council (SCC). These councils are comprised of parents (who are elected by parents of students attending the school), the school principal, and school employees (who are elected by employees). Elections for the SCC at Orem High School are held at the beginning of each school year. There is always a minimum of two more parents on the SCC than school employees. Membership terms are two years.
The main purposes of the SCC are to develop, approve, and assist in implementing the School Improvement Plan, and to allocate LAND Trust funds based on this plan. The council reviews and prepares this plan and allocation of funds each year. All plans are reviewed for final approval by our district school board. The SCC also acts as an advisory committee to the administration. The School Community Council meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you are interested in learning more or in joining the SCC, please contact the SCC Chair, Aerwyn Whitlock at [email protected]
Information such as minutes of the meetings, the names and contact information for council members, dates and times of meetings, and previous LAND Trust plans can be found at http://ohs. alpineschools.org/ptsa-and-scc-information. For those who cannot access this information via the internet, SCC information is available in the Main Office upon request..
Accountability 2015-2016 School LAND Trust Report Amount Allocated: $84,461
ach year, the School Community Council, comprised of patrons and teachers, meets and determines how the school LAND Trust funds are used based on the school improvement plan.
A high school’s grade is based on a score that measures student achievement (language arts, math, and science), academic growth, and the percentage of students who meet all college and careerready benchmarks (graduation & ACT).
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Even without state measurement tools, teachers at Orem High School continue to work to improve academic performance and raise achievement in all subjects. With our continued efforts as a School Community Council, Orem High School will continue to increase graduation rates, improve teacher development, and raise all student’s academic performance and achievement.
ACT EXAM INFORMATION On February 28, 2017, all Orem High Juniors will be offered the opportunity to take the ACT exam for free. For information regarding prep classes, practice tests, and other testing dates, visit http://www.ohscounseling.org.
ACT Pass Rate
Year Percentage English 66% Algebra 42% Soc. Science 47% Biology 43%
ACT Subject Tested Areas We plan to continue to look at the progress of our ACT scores and focus on the areas of needed improvement. With this direction, we hope to increase the number of students that take the ACT, their overall scores, and to be college and career ready.
College & Career Readiness
# of Students 1111 1128 1179 1163 1173 1218
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Scholarship information is regularly updated at http://www.ohscounseling.org/ scholarships--financial-aid.html. If you have questions or need assistance, call the counseling office or talk to a counselor.
2017 GRADUATION WILL BE HELD AT UVU IN THE UCCU EVENT CENTER ON FRIDAY, MAY 26 @ 10:00 AM.
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
funded three student advocates to work closely with student progress in class and in graduation credit
funded one aide for guided studies program which allows students to recover lost credit during the school year,
funded professional development for teachers, funded materials and supplies for the science department,
funded ACT preparation material, and funded computers for our Career Center.
The 2015-16 School Improvement Plan focus was on raising achievement levels of students below proficiency. The prime goal of the School Improvement Plan was to increase our graduation rate by 0.5%. The School LAND Trust funds also: •
Percentage 86.0% 88.0% 94.0% 94.0% 91.5% 93.5%
OHS Wall of PRIDE Robert Steele
SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee
The goal from our School Improvement Plan is to increase the percentage of students who graduate. To reach the goal of continuous improvement in the number of graduates, our staff has worked hard to remediate earlier, improve instructional teaching, increase student retention rate, and improve communication.
Music Educator of the Year
Utah State Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year
Track & Field 4A State Champions
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
ith the overall consensus that students should have education and career goals which prepare them to be active citizens and to be successful in a competitive economy, Orem High School is committed to help our students become college and career ready by building a stronger academic foundation and mastering a broad range of knowledge and skills. This focus has led to an increase in students taking AP exams, improvements on ACT scores, and an increase in college credit earned prior to graduation. Currently at Orem High School we offer 13 Advanced Placement courses, 46 Concurrent Enrollment courses, and 20 Distance Education courses through Utah Valley University (UVU). In College Credit addition, we offer, over 48 Career Technical The results are based off the number of credits earned by 11th and 12th grade students from the 2015-16 school year. Education sections and a work-based learning program that provides on-the-job training. As College Credits Earned a result, last year, 24 students took MATC Concurrent Enrollment 1292 courses, 575 students took Concurrent Advanced Placement 774 Distance Education 189 Enrollment and Distant Education courses, MATC (Tech) Courses 90 and 396 students took Advanced Placement courses, earning a total of 2,345 college credits.
OHS Track and Field had a tremendous year bringing home the gold. Not only were they region champions, they were the 4A state champions. Way to go TIGERS!!!
Boys tennis finished off the season 2nd in Region and 4th in state. Go TIGERS!!!
SkillsUSA competed in Welding, Cabinet Making, Robotics, News Broadcasting, and Audio/Radio events. They had one state winner in Audio/Radio who placed 11th at Nationals.
Girls tennis hit it right, taking 1st in region and 3rd in state. Go TIGERS!!! What a season! Orem High baseball dominated region, taking the gold and ending the season 2nd in the state.
FCCLA continues to grow. 12 students competed at state, with four taking 1st place in their event.
OHS CAREER CENTER
In the OHS Career Center, we help students and parents understand the wide variety of options they have regarding higher education. This includes the types of schools available, various career options, and all the requirements, both academic and non-academic, needed to qualify for higher education. We also address financial requirements and resources available, including scholarships, grants, and loans. To schedule an appointment or find more information about the career center, call 801.610.8165 or email Angela Kirkby at [email protected]
The OHS Choir sang their hearts out this year. At region, they received Superior Rating in four categories. They also placed Gold at the WorldStrides Festival.
At the State Orchestra Festival, Orem High Orchestra received Superior Rating.
OHS Soccer worked hard this year finishing out the season 4th in region and 2nd in state.
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Golf ended their season 3rd in region and 3rd in state.