Area Education

SIDNEY-SHELBY COUNTY CHAMBER FOUNDATION

The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Foundation that provides funds to Chamber member schools and organizations serving the youth of Shelby County.  Funded by donations from its membership, the intended purpose of these grants is to support programs that will enrich the educational experience of Shelby County children thereby better preparing them to enter the workplace of our members.

Each year in the September through mid-October time frame, Chamber member organizations are invited to submit grant applications for consideration by Chamber Foundation volunteers.  Grant decisions by this panel are then communicated to grant recipients by the end of December and funded by the end of January.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber Foundation grant application form.


SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS PROFILE

Shelby County contains eight public school districts, two parochial schools, a private school, and a school for students who are mentally retarded and developmentally disabled.

Shelby County schools offer a progressive and personal education program to meet the varied needs of today's students. Low pupil-teacher ratios and modern facilities make going to school a rewarding, enjoyable experience. The educational philosophy here has never strayed from the old and very basic goal to give young people the skills they need to become productive citizens.

Students may be active in theater, music, sports, leadership clubs and academic societies during their school years. Locally sponsored scholarships help send many graduates on to post-secondary education institutions.


UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER

High school students have the opportunity to attend the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua during their junior and senior years. The school serves 14 school districts in Shelby and Miami County providing clear and direct pathways to employment and post-secondary education.  Nearly 30 career specific programs are offered in the state-of-the-art facility where every student receives a laptop computer to accelerate academic and career-tech learning.  Apprenticeships, Advanced Placement, and Early Placement programs help students continue learning in the workplace during their senior year and beyond. Over 1,200 students annually participate in Career and Technical education provided by Upper Valley Career Center instructors at the associate schools.

High School and Adult Division (see Beyond High School) graduates with proven skills and abilities are a valuable assets for employers in the Sidney/Shelby County area.  Adult Basic and Literacy Education offers remedial assistance and review for job seekers and those pursuing a GED.

Website:  www.uppervalleycc.org

BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL

Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division offers programs for adults learners through year-round full-time and part-time training. The school’s post-secondary programing operates through the University System of Ohio by the Ohio Board of Regents. Full-time students may qualify for financial aid and earn college credit as they take the first step toward careers in manufacturing, HVAC, business or health care. Short-term training options within these fields as well as safety and leadership development multiply the options for adults and local employers seeking workforce training.


BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL

Edison Community College

Just eight miles south of Sidney, offers certificate, associate degrees, and university transfer opportunities in various fields of business, applied technology, math, science, human services, and the arts. The Business and Industry Center, housed within the college, is responsive to the economic growth needs of Shelby County by providing quality customized contract training, resource services, consulting, and professional development courses for the general public.

Website: www.edison.cc.oh.us

There are a total of 16 colleges within 50 miles of downtown Sidney. These include ten four-year institutions, two branch campuses of state universities, two technical schools, and two community colleges.The Ohio State University Extension in Shelby county is a joint project of federal, state and county governments. County Extension Agents are specialists in agriculture and natural resources, home economics, 4-H club work, youth development and community involvement. Public educational programs are conducted in these areas utilizing research based information.

SPECIAL LEARNING

For children who have special learning requirements, efforts are made to provide individualized learning programs. Sidney and Shelby County schools have a variety of programs to encourage mentally, physically, and emotionally handicapped students to achieve their full potential. The Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center and S&H Products offer programs ranging from early childhood development to adult employment training.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ANNA LOCAL SCHOOLS
One McRill Way
Anna, OH 45302
Website: www.anna.k12.oh.us

HARDIN-HOUSTON LOCAL SCHOOLS
5300 Houston Rd.
Houston, OH 45333
Website: www.houston.k12.oh.us

BOTKINS LOCAL SCHOOLS
208 N. Sycamore
Botkins, OH 45306
Website: www.botkins.k12.oh.us

JACKSON CENTER LOCAL SCHOOLS
204 S. Linden Avenue
Jackson Center, OH 45334
Website: www.jackson-center.k12.oh.us

FAIRLAWN LOCAL SCHOOLS
18800 Johnston Road
Sidney, OH 45365
Website: www.fairlawn.k12.oh.us

RUSSIA LOCAL SCHOOLS
100 School Street
P.O. Box 8
Russia, OH 45363
Website: www.russia.k12.oh.us

FORT LORAMIE LOCAL SCHOOLS
3640 St. Rt. 705
Fort Loramie, OH 4584
Website: www.loramie.k12.oh.us

SIDNEY CITY SCHOOLS
Board of Education Office
750 S. Fourth Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365
Website: www.sidney.k12.oh.us

PAROCHIAL/PRIVATE SYSTEMS

HOLY ANGELS SCHOOL
120 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH 45365
Website: www.HolyAngelsCatholic.com

LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL
2400 St. Marys Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365
Website: www.LehmanCatholic.com

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SCHOOLS
2151 W. Russell Rd.
Sidney OH, 45365
Website: www.christian-academy.pvt.k12.oh.us


SPECIAL EDUCATION


SHELBY HILLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
1200 Children's Home Road
Sidney, OH 45365
website: www.shelbymrdd.org

S & H PRODUCTS
1200 Children's Home Road
Sidney, OH 45365
Employment Division: 435 Stolle Drive, Sidney
website: www.sandhproducts.com

 

Sidney - Shelby County Chamber of Commerce - 101 South Ohio Avenue - Floor 2, Sidney, Ohio 45365
Phone: 937-492-9122 - E-mail: info3@SidneyShelbyChamber.com