|Aiken High School|
5641 Belmont Avenue
5641 Belmont Ave,
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Cincinnati Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Athletics conference||Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference|
|Athletic Director||Paul Brownfield|
|Website||Aiken College & Career,|
Aiken University HS
Aiken High School is a public high school located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school, which opened in 1962, is part of Cincinnati Public Schools. Aiken houses two programs: Aiken College & Career High School and Aiken University High School.
Starting with the 1995–1996 school year, the school began a pilot program for Cincinnati Public Schools that keeps student classes together from grade 9 to grade 10. Teachers reported higher retention of ninth-grade students.
Aiken high school was founded in 1962 and is one of the several Cincinnati public high schools. The schools culture has changed severely overtime from the early sixties through the eighties. Aiken was a predominately white school, however, looking at present day demographics, the school is highly diverse. Aiken once housed two educational programs 'Aiken College and Career high school' and 'Aiken University high school', students had the option to learn a trade program such as cosmetology, welding, nursing, and more. Since the school was rebuilt and opened in 2014 in College Hill it is now known as 'Aiken New Tech High School'- focusing primarily on technological skills as technology continues to advance in children's lives. Aiken high school serves children grades 7-12 of multiple ethnicity, disabilities, and backgrounds.
In 2014 along with rebuilding the school, its culture, and its overall name Aiken became partners with New Tech, a partnership that promotes the idea of project based learning, better known as (PBL), project based learning is used in order to encourage self-regulation in students. Project based learning focuses on five overall areas