The 2022-23 Lorain County JVS school year kicked off with record enrollment for the district with just over 1,500 students starting the school year.
“The word is out,” said Tina Pelto, Lorain County JVS high school principal. “LCJVS offers amazing opportunities for students across the county. This year we added two more ninth and tenth-grade programs so we could get students off the waiting list and into our classrooms.”
Lorain County JVS now has eight 9th-grade and eight 10th-grade programs for its students. As freshmen, students are placed in a structured lab setting and use different types of equipment, work on unique projects, and career modules, learn appropriate safety procedures, and obtain a variety of skills that will help them focus on a successful career choice. Sophomore students rotate through different career tech labs to help them gain knowledge for acceptance into one of the two-year career tech programs during their junior year.
Kloey Helms, 9th-grader from Wellington, has loved her experience at Lorain County JVS so far. “It has been amazing at LCJVS. I’ve made a lot of friends, I love how it is so diverse and there are so many different types of people here, and there is really something for everyone. Mrs. Greer, my 9th-grade lab teacher is amazing, and everyone in my class is so nice.”
“Our programs give the students skills they can use to build a life upon,” shard Pelto. “We are excited for this school year and the successes our students will have.”