OUR MISSION
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.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

STATE RATINGS SHOW WEST SHORE CONTINUES TO EXCEL

The West Shore Career-Technical District continues to shine with its state ratings. West Shore received all A’s and one B across all measures for its 2013-2014 Report Card. Ohio career-technical districts are graded on Achievement, 4-Year Graduation Rate, 5-Year Graduation Rate, and Post-Program Outcomes.


NEW STAFF AT WEST SHORE

West Shore Career-Tech welcomes new teachers, Alex Zimmerman and Lynn Patton, to the district this school year. 

 


WEST SHORE GARAGE ON HOME TOUR

 A West Shore Construction Trades project   will be featured in the Lakewood Historical Society’s Home to Lakewood house tour on Sunday, Sept 7th.  During the 2012 – 2013 school year, the senior construction trades students built this two-story garage on Riverside Drive.


GUIDE TO EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT

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.   


CONCUSSION AWARENESS

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 2014 WEST SHORE GRADUATES

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. 


HONORING TERESE CHEVALIER'S COMMITMENT TO 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.


ELECTRONICS STUDENT SHARES STATE SPOTLIGHT

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.  


PETRAS TAKES TOP SPOT AT STATE


 “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.

AUTO TECH IS AMONG TOP 20 IN U.S.

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.