Taft High School
Cincinnati Bell and CBTS employees have been helping Taft High School students aim higher and achieve more for 13 years.
Cincinnati Bell and CBTS employees have been helping Taft High School students aim higher and achieve more for 13 years. In 2014, nearly 70 employees volunteered as tutors to help students pass the Ohio Graduation Test or improve their scores on the ACT.
It was also a record year for academic incentives at the school. Nearly 60 juniors and seniors earned laptops and cell phones by achieving strong grade point averages during the school year. This year, the high school expanded to include 7th and 8th grade students, who joined freshmen and sophomores in earning WalMart gift cards based on their grades.
Every year, a few Taft High School students join Cincinnati Bell and CBTS as summer interns and learn real world job skills in different capacities. Cincinnati Bell and Taft teachers also join to select each year’s scholarship winners, who will receive financial aid to offset college tuition and fees.
“I feel blessed to be in a partnership that is so intimately involved with the overall school and the individual students,” said Taft Principal Michael Turner. “Everyone from Cincinnati Bell has been so helpful and so willing to work with our hectic schedule at Taft. The scholarship committee said that this was the toughest year to date when having to narrow the number of students down to 10. Wow! This is a great testimony to the work that is occurring in connection to the Taft/Bell Partnership.”