Founded as an alternative school in 1978, CAHS is designed to support highly academic and artistic students.  CAHS is rated an overall “A” by the state, and is named by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

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Summer Reading Assignments

The following list consists of PDF files provided, primarily by your English teachers, containing summer reading assignments.  If you lost yours, or failed to get one, please download and print the appropriate assignment to make sure you begin your CAHS career with success.

Grade 9 Summer Reading

AP US Summer Reading

Grade 11 IB HL Summer Reading

Grade 12 IB HL Summer Reading

Grade 12 IB SL Summer Reading

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Freshman Orientation: June 2nd & 3rd

Monday and Tuesday (6/2 & 6/3) we will have freshman orientation at CAHS starting at 6:15pm, with registration beginning at 5:30pm.

We hope to see all our future 9th grade students as we prepare for a successful 2014-2015 school year.

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Summer School Information

For those who have not been uniformly successful this school year, it is time to look into summer offerings to earn credits so you may be able to matriculate to the next grade level.  The summer school offerings and process involved to register, is detailed in the following PDF: Summer School Brochure 2014.

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CAHS in the news

At CAHS we aren’t usually happy to hear we’re number 4.  But being ranked as the fourth most challenging high school in Ohio is still pretty good.

The Washington Post has released the “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list.  We are proud to report that we are in 255th place nationwide, we increased both our rank and index score, and CAHS is now listed as the #4 Most Challenging High School in Ohio! GO PEGASUS! This recognition is determined by the number of graduating seniors taking and passing college level AP/IB courses along with consideration about students economic status. Check out the following link for more details:

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Teens for Tolerance Ideas Festival

CAHS will host the Teens for Tolerance Ideas Festival “A Voice for the Voiceless” on Thursday, March 27 from 12:30-2:30p and 5:30-8:00p and Friday, March 28th from 6:00-8:30p. The festival focuses on social issues, often those that impact teenagers. We would like to invite you your and family to attend the event filled with informational and panel sessions to raise awareness of LBGT+ issues, teen suicide and mental health issue, and other issues that are present in teens’ lives. We have so many wonderful speakers lined up including, Mr. Dodrill, our founder of the Teens for Tolerance Festival at CAHS, and our Superintendant, Dr. Good. Here is the agenda we have thus far:


Superintendent Dr. Dan Good will address the students during the Thursday afternoon session. On Thursday evening, Jimmie Beale will deliver the keynote address at 5:30 p.m. On Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., Mr. Davan Dodrill will serve as our keynote speaker. Notable events for Thursday evening include an International Potluck Dinner featuring music by DJ Michael Oettinger. Students are encouraged to bring a dish and wear regalia that represents their ethnicity. Speakers for Thursday will include Jacob Manser, a reresentative from the ACLU, Zakia Sultana, Anisa Liban and Horn of Hope, Buckeye Wheelers Wheelchair Basketball, Josie Wright and Caitlin Knight, Angie Wellman, and Mrs. Johnston (Mr. Johnston’s wife).


Notable events for Friday evening include club bake sales and DJ SRG (Sergio Orozco). Speakers for Friday evening include PFLAG, Kaleidoscope, Jayce Fryman, CAHS Poetry Slam Team, MORPC, Kim Maldonado-Torres, and a performance by Jenny Morgan. We hope to see you there!
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This week at CAHS

Yearbooks now available!

Yearbooks are now on sale. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors can pick up a purple order form in the office or library. Cost is $40 plus optional personalization. Deadline to order is April 18. See or email Ms. McElwain for more information.

Interested in going on the Humanities trip to Greece in June 2015?

If you are interested in joining the group of CAHS students Ms. Foley will be taking to Greece and England in June 18-29, 2015 be aware the tour fee increases April 1st. You can view the itinerary at: The trip is open to all year groups. Contact Ms. Foley with any questions you may have


Sign up here for next year’s classes…

Scheduling has begun for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades! Counselors have met with each grade level and all schedule requests as well as AP/IB course applications are due by Friday April 4 by 3pm. Students may now start filling out applications by following the appropriate link below

Current Freshmen (Class of 2017): Student website: Color: Blue

Current Sophomores (Class of 2016): Student website: Color: Rose

Current Juniors (Class of 2015): Student website: Color: Gray

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Trip needs 10 more students to make the trip

The Stratford Theater trip is at risk for canceling! We need 10 students to sign up. This is the 26th year our Humanities department will attend the festival. It will take place in September 2014. Any 9, 10, 11 grader is  welcome to sign up. Four hilarious comedies are scheduled for the tour. All you need is $150 deposit by April 1, which will be refunded if the trip is cancelled by the school. The total cost of the trip is $400. Pick up an information packet in the Main office or see Ms. Foley if you have any questions

Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio honours Paola Benefo

The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio has awarded our CAHS student Paola Benefo a “Beat the Odds” scholarship! She is only one of four Ohio high school students to receive this award. Paula and Ms. Thornburg tell her story in this video

Congratulations Paola, you are a true CAHSmic scholar!

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