LORAIN, Oh. - Clearview High School in Lorain is the home of the Clippers. It is a school of excellence and a school of promise. It has also been name a Fox 8 Cool School.
Clearview has been recognized for making substantial progress in the high achievement of its students. It has partnered with Lorain County Community College to allow students to take classes for college credit. “If you're a junior and you go to post-secondary classes you can graduate with an associate's degree,” senior Aaron Alston said.
Some students take a vocational path. Sport, Health and Fitness is one of the career tech classes at Clearview. "We learn about anatomy, anything that has to do with the medical field and we do a lot of hands on activities -- like we just did spine boarding and we also work on CPR our first year and we get certified for two years," senior Emily Ramirez added.
The scholastics team takes a competitive approach to academics. "We compete amongst other schools in the county, we go to their school and they come to our school and answer questions back and forth competitively about different subjects,” junior Kyle Rosser said.
At Clearview, students also learn about caring for others. Youth 4 Youth is a service oriented group that builds a positive attitude at school and in the community. "High school can be rough sometimes and it's always good to bring that positive energy," Youth 4 Youth member Josiah Carrion said. "We combined with the student council and we did a food drive this year and we fed forty families and we raised over a thousand dollars," he added.
And, from that sense of community to that sense of belonging, the Presidents’ Club gives the student body a voice. "I feel Presidents' Club is important because the students' suggestions get to actually be heard and we can help improve clearview," senior Lyric Aquino said.
Senior Samantha Hatfield summed up why Clearview is deserving of its latest recognition. "I say what makes Clearview a Cool School is that we're all a family and we all really care for each other," she said.