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Pleasant Hill Academy
EDUCATE ENGAGE ENABLE EMPOWER

While students are at Pleasant Hill Academy they are on a "Journey to Excellence" — building a solid foundation so that they can be successful in life.

Children begin their journey in preschool, being nurtured and encouraged to grow in a caring environment. This atmosphere continues to build student confidence through the sixth grade, providing students with a supportive feeling of family.

Teams of teachers at each grade level work together to develop strategies to help every child learn. Small groups are used to reinforce new concepts; learning centers provide activities and games to improve skills taught in the classroom; and data is gathered and studied to provide teachers with information to individualize lessons meeting each child's needs.

Academics are enhanced by opportunities to develop active, involved students. Cincy After School provides enrichment activities, field-trips and tutoring. Community service projects help students understand the importance of giving back to the neighborhood and developing responsibility.

Parents and the community, in turn, improve the lives of Pleasant Hill's children and families. Mental health services are provided by Central Clinic. The Cincinnati Health Department has a full-time nurse on staff at the school. Area businesses mentor and tutor. Other organizations, such as M2SE help enrich students' life experiences. The school has an active Parent Teacher Organization and a Parent Center where parents can get involved in their children's education.

Students end their journey at Pleasant Hill Academy as well-rounded individuals with a solid academic background, ready to enter high school and continue on life's road.


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The Four Pillars 

Educate: Pleasant Hill provides education by formal instruction and supervised practice in all academic content areas, such as Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. We also strive to teach students how to be socially responsible at all times.

Engage: The ultimate engagement is to put the learner in charge of learning. Create a rich learning environment and a motivation to learn, and the students do all the hard work of learning, while the teacher merely facilitates.

Enable: Students are given the abilities or opportunities to problem solve tasks on their own so that they may draw their own conclusions.

Empower: We continue to empower our students to take ownership of the choices they make so that they will learn and grow from their own personal outcomes.