SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic High School is the only state-chartered, Roman-Catholic comprehensive institution that provides secondary education for the students of Auglaize, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby Counties in West Central Ohio. The school is dual accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.
“Students at Lehman Catholic High School average an ACT composite score of 24.2, which exceeds the state ACT average score and includes the testing of their entire student body,” said Melissa Bennett, Lehman’s executive director.
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Students have the opportunity to complete comprehensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) coursework, as well as advance placement classes that provide dual high school and post-secondary credits. Lehman has been recognized for the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM education consecutively since 1988.
In 2016, 40 students graduated from Lehman Catholic High School. The graduates were awarded $2,272,152 in college scholarships with 80 percent of the class received scholarship recognition for their entrance into a two- or four-year college. All of the graduates pursued a two- or four-year institution of study.
The school offers 18 varsity sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, cheerleading, fastpitch, football, golf, swimming track and field and wrestling opportunities.
There are 14 academic clubs and co-curricular activities and five service clubs. Students have the opportunity travel abroad and to do missionary work in the United States.
Lehman has been busy finding the best ways to move forward with enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Medicine and Manufacturing (STEM+MM) curriculum at Lehman Catholic High School.
We currently have five of the 11 rooms scheduled for renovation vacated and once the diocese and architects have bid packages ready; we hope to start the conversions and updates.
Curriculum Handbooks are currently being updated to include new offerings for Fall 2017.
The overall goal of STEM+MM remains: Increase exposure and awareness of thriving technical careers in our local area, with the hope that our young people will find a field of interest to fit their vocation and be encouraged to pursue any additional education to meet the ever increasing technological needs of industry.
Lehman Catholic High School is in their third year of instruction of The Teen Leadership Corps class, which is a national curriculum, designed to build and enhance leadership qualities. Teen Leadership Corps is an Academic Service Leadership Program for high schools.
Electronic portfolios have also been included in the freshman and sophomore curriculum. Every freshman and sophomore has established an electronic portfolio that will follow them throughout their high school education. They also have a faculty/staff mentor working with them on these portfolios. The portfolio addresses both academic and faith goals. Students will utilize these portfolios to create a roadmap for their life beyond Lehman. Students can utilize their portfolios to build resumes for college applications and to set life goals intertwining both their knowledge and faith.
The mission of Lehman Catholic High School is to educate the whole person – body, mind, and soul – for the glory of God and service to others. LCHS was established by the Sisters of Charity. The school is growing academically, as well as spiritually. Lehman welcomes all walks of faith to join in the Lehman experience.
Open house was Feb. 8. Registration for 2017-2018 begins in February. Be a part of an education that celebrates God and educates the person to reach their fullest potential. Come join our Lehman Catholic Family!