Our Vision Statement is for all students to graduate from our preK-12 educational facilities with 21st Century skills, knowledge, and behaviors that will enable them to successfully participate in the global economy as productive citizens. Ultimately, all students will graduate well prepared for success.
Our Mission Statement is to enable all students to become productive and resourceful members of an ever-changing world using a variety of strategies and technologies.
The Antwerp Local School District is a public school district located in Antwerp, Ohio, a rural community located between Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Defiance, Ohio. State Route 49 and US 24 intersect in Antwerp. Antwerp has several businesses and tourist points of interest (www.antwerpohio.com
The Antwerp Local School District is currently organized into an elementary school (PK-5), a middle school (6-8), and a high school (9-12). All of the district's approximately 700 students are housed in a newly built (2004), state-of-the-art PK-12 building located at 303 S. Harrmann Road. Antwerp High School, a four-year public high school, with an average enrollment of 350 students, is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education. Both the high school and middle school are on an eight-period schedule
. The school year consists of four nine-week grading periods.
A comprehensive guidance program is provided by two full-time, fully certified counselors, one in the elementary
and one in the middle/high school
. Our counselors are involved in educational, personal, and vocational counseling in groups and on an individual basis.
The high school curriculum includes many different course offerings, including Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus. Students design an individual academic program to meet their individual needs and interests with a plethora of elective courses in science, social studies, English, industrial arts, visual arts, computer science, engineering, and foreign language. Juniors and seniors are also offered 17 technical programs through Vantage Career Center
Class rank is determined on a non-weighted 4.0 scale.
Grade Point System
Academic Pride Cards
The Academic Boosters
sponsor the Academic Pride Card incentive program. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have a minimum 3.33 grade point average in high school or an average of 3.5 in middle school. Pride Card perks include early dismissal to lunch (with teacher permission) and free admission to Antwerp athletic events (two events for gold and one event for blue). High school students may also be able to exempt year-end exams (at administration and teachers' discretion).
Antwerp's extracurricular programs include student council
, quiz bowl, color guard, National Honor Society
, National Junior Honor Society (for middle school), band, choir, show choir, theater, art club, and yearbook
. Varsity sports programs include cross country, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track & field, and cheerleading.
The Antwerp Local School District has implemented a 1:1 take home laptop program for students in grades 9-12 in addition to an onsite Chromebook for each student in grades K-8. iPads and other devices are also available for preschool, kindergarten, and resource rooms. One fully-equipped computer lab is used for computer science classes and professional development. The K-12 computer science curriculum includes courses in coding (computational thinking), keyboarding, online safety, and system literacy, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A. The Student Technology Services (STS) program offers technology support to the entire district and course credit for STS students. Antwerp Local also has a state-of-the-art broadcast
studio and program, through which students provide daily live broadcasts for the entire school district and community through the ALSTV Archers Live YouTube channel.
These broadcasts include school announcements and information, student achievements and recognitions, interview clips, feature videos, and more.