Welcome to Ohio High Schools That Work!

High Schools That Work (HSTW) is a national school improvement model, organized around key practices and conditions that improve how students are prepared for work, careers, and further education. Ohio’s four regional centers provide services to 260+ high schools, middle schools, and career centers.

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  • Making Schools Work Conference, July 2023 – Orlando, FL  Register Now!

Spotlight on Educators in the Workplace: See what is happening in NW Ohio


Welcome Dennis Haft, our new HSTW/MMGW State Coordinator!

Dennis has a diverse background in public education as a classroom teacher, building administrator and most recently  a district superintendent. He fully supports the goals of High Schools That Work around creating high expectations and multiple pathways for all students.  Dennis will join the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Graduate Success beginning February 28, 2022.  We look forward to working with Dennis to improve the success of our Ohio students!


Ohio Making Schools Work 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

Lynchburg – Clay Elementary School

Ohio 2022 Gene Bottoms HSTW/MMGW Pacesetter Award Winners

Granville High School
Kettering Fairmont High School
Mapleton Middle School
Penta Career Center
Trumbull Career and Technical Center
West Clermont High School
Youngstown East High School
These schools were recognized at the July 2022 Making Schools Work Conference in Grapevine, Texas.


Congratulations, Debra Schneider!
2022 SREB Change Champion Award Recipient

Debra Schneider received the Change Champion award from SREB at the Coaching for Change Conference in Atlanta on May 26. Debra is a HSTW coach in the NW Ohio region and coaches Penta Career Center, a SREB Pacesetter Award Winner site.

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