In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to lifelong learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.



Students in most West Shore programs can earn college credit while in high school.  Students should begin this process in the beginning of their senior year. Students have one year from the date of their high school graduation to complete the application process.   


West Shore Health Career students learned about the seriousness of brain injuries this year.  Several students took this knowledge a step further by creating educational videos on the important subject. The videos were entered into the 2014 Teen Brain Health contest sponsored by Metro Health. 

Click here to go to Metro Health’s site to view the videos.  You’ll find our students videos under “West Shore Career” or “Lakewood High School.”


Congratulations to the West Shore students who received a Career Passport at the annual recognition and awards ceremony on Tuesday May 20th.  West Shore Educational Coordinator Mrs. Linda Thayer was joined by representatives from the four partner districts: Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky   River, and Westlake to celebrate the   achievements of their students. 


Linda Thayer and the West Shore Career-Technical District staff honored Terese Chevalier and her 25 years of service to the students of Lakewood City Schools during a luncheon today in the Ranger Cafe.  "Ms. Chevalier has continually strived to bring out the best in her students each and every day.  This has contributed to the success of her students and has had a positive impact on our entire West Shore district.  Congratulations Terese on your outstanding career," commented Mrs. Thayer.


Kyle Kasper, a senior in West Shore’s Electronics   Technology program has been named the Ohio Department of Education’s Class of 2014 Success Story for Manufacturing Technologies.  The state Office of Career-Technical Education selected one student for each of the fifteen career fields from over 100 teacher nominations. Click here to read Kyle’s story as well as the other students honored in the Class of 2014.  


 “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth,” but that’s not the  case for the West Shore culinary competitors at the FCCLA State  Competition held at Ohio State University from April 23rd – 25th.   Each participant placed at the top in regional competition so the  level of talent was very high.  However this didn’t shake Sahana  Petras’ nerves as she took first place and earned a Gold Medal in  the Garde Manger Category.  

NETWORKING PROGRAM PROVIDED SOLID FOOTING “The Cisco networking program gave me a unique opportunity to hit the ground running out of high school,” states Steve McMaster, a 2007 graduate of LHS & West Shore Career-Tech.  He took the knowledge he learned in the Networking /Cisco program and within a few short weeks after graduation, was employed by Hurricane Labs, a leader in information security.

Click HERE to read more about Steve's immediate career success.


West Shore’s Auto Technology program has been selected as one of Tomorrow's Tech's Top 20 programs in the nation and is now competing to be selected as the 2013 School of the Year. 

A Leg-Up in the Classroom and on the Job A Leg-Up in the Classroom and on the Job

The Health Careers Program at West Shore has helped set James McMahan (LHS/WSCTD 2013) up for short and long-term success.  Just a few months after graduation, James is employed at Fairview Hospital as a PCNA (Patient Care Nursing Assistant).  He works weekends at the hospital and dives into textbooks during the week at Cleveland State University where he is a freshman majoring in Nursing.James acknowledges the tremendous help and guidance the West Shore program and Mrs. Jackie Smith provided.  “Everything I do at work is a direct correlation to what Mrs. Smith taught in her class,” says James.

Click Here to read more about James.

Connections for Life Connections for Life

Dan Twardesky continues to walk the halls of LHS, but he doesn’t get asked for a hall pass anymore.   In June 2013, he graduated from Lakewood High School and West Shore Career-Technical District, but even before he graduated, he began working in the Information Technology Department of the Lakewood City Schools.

Click here to read more about Dan's West Shore experience and job opportunity.

Turning a Dream into Reality Turning a Dream into Reality

Andrew Schulte, 2010 graduate of LHS and West Shore’s Auto Technology and Pre-Engineering programs, is fueling his passion for cars in his position with Nissan’s Vehicle Engineering Quality Department near Phoenix, Arizona.  He credits the West Shore programs and teachers for giving him a “head start” on his industry peers, and a teacher/mentor relationship that has helped shape him into the person he is today.

To learn more about Andrew and other West Shore students success stories, click here.

Straight A's for West Shore Career-Technical District Straight A's for West Shore Career-Technical District

The West Shore Career-Technical District received top marks on the 2011 Ohio Career – Technical Education Report Card for 2012-13.  Out of 91 districts across the State of Ohio, West Shore was one of only 11 districts to receive straight “A’s” across all components.  Each district was measured on Technical Skill Assessment Passage Rate, Graduation Rate, Industry Credentials/Post-Program Placement, Academic Attainment, and Dual Enrollment