Extracurricular Activities

After-school programs and extracurricular activities provide a richer environment to help students learn and grow. At Mt. Washington School, students have access to a variety of programs and activities to explore their interests.

After-School Programs

Children’s Home After-School Program

A full-time licensed after-school program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The Children's Home program includes homework completion, health and wellness programming, and child care. It operates onsite during the school year. The program accepts private pay and child care vouchers. A free dinner and snacks are provided for the students in the program.

Castle Connections After-School Enrichment Program

A unique program that has been named “Castle Connections” because the name encompasses the architecture of both the old building and the newly renovated building and the desired connections between school, after-school, families, and community. The program has won three Awards of Excellence from the Ohio Department of Education. It is funded by the Mt. Washington School Foundation.

The program offers free after-school enrichment clubs for our students. Clubs include art, acting, sports and choir. Programming varies year to year based on funding and is not full-time. 

Mt. Washington Recreation Center

Provides after-school care at their location behind Mt. Washington School. This program operates full-time year round including school holidays and summer. Recreation Center staff come to Mt. Washington School and escorts the students in their program to their center at the end of the school day. The Mt. Washington Recreation Center is private pay only.

Men Organized Respectful and Educated (M.O.R.E.)

M.O.R.E. is an after-school group for boys that is designed to strategically support and promote measurable improvements in academic achievement, promotion rates, graduation rates, and college readiness, with anemphasis on developing strong character.  The content of M.O.R.E. consists of Academic Support, Social Skills Development, College & Career Awareness, Financial Literacy, and Health & Wellness.

CPS Initiatives for Students, Families and the Community

Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)

Helps people prepare for the GED test, upgrade skills to prepare for college or other training programs, develop or enhance skills to succeed in the workplace and learn to speak English or improve English language skills. ABLE sites are offered in partnership with community agencies and are located throughout the city of Cincinnati. Classes are free and available year-round during the day and evening. Some sites offer free child care during classes.

GED (General Educational Development)

Offers a second chance to complete high school educations. Obtaining a GED-high school equivalency diploma will open doors to many opportunities in employment, and entry into technical schools and colleges.

The GED exam consists of four parts and takes about seven hours to complete. GED classes are designed to prepare adult students for the exam, including study of math, writing, social studies, science and literature. Instruction and materials are provided free to students. A GED Test Voucher is available.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Classes are available to assist adults who do not speak English as their native language. Group, individualized and computer-assisted instruction are available in:

  • Reading, writing and conversational English
  • American culture and traditions
  • Citizenship preparation

For more information or to enroll in classes contact ESOL New Student Intake at (513) 363-6100.

The Education Outreach Program

Aims to identify young people in our schools who have family members serving in the U.S. military, and to provide these youngsters with resources, information and opportunities to ensure success in school and in life.

Veterans’ Diplomas

Cincinnati Public Schools will honor with diplomas veterans from World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War who were called to military service before graduating from high school. The district is implementing the program through legislation adopted by the Ohio General Assembly.

To be eligible, veterans must have served in any branch of the United States Armed Services between September 16, 1940, and the end of the Vietnam War. They must have been honorably discharged and have never received a high school diploma.

To receive a diploma from CPS, the veteran must be a resident of Hamilton County but need not have attended a Cincinnati Public school. Veterans are not required to take any tests to qualify for the diploma. The school district may present a diploma to a veteran posthumously.

To begin the process, the veteran, or a relative, must go to the Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission, at Ninth and Sycamore streets downtown, to fill out an application for a veteran’s certification. Bring an original copy of the veteran's DD214 discharge document or other proof of service, so the commission can verify the veteran's service record.

CPS will issue either a diploma from the Cincinnati high school the veteran attended or a general diploma from the Cincinnati Public School District for veterans who were not CPS students.

For more information contact CPS' Public Affairs Department at (513) 363-0020 or Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission at (513) 946-3300.

Welcome Center for English-Language Learners

With 63 languages other than English being spoken by CPS' students and families, the Welcome Center for English-Language Learners is designed to make learners feel welcome and provide tools to help them achieve high academic standards in English.

Student Exchange Program

Cincinnati Public Schools is building an exciting relationship with New Taipei City, Taiwan, as part of Cincinnati’s Sister City Project.