Jane Addams Business Careers Center

Jane Addams Business Careers Center

Infobox School
name = Jane Addams Business Careers Center

imagesize = 275px| image caption = Jane Addams Business Careers Center
motto = "A School that Means Business"
established = 1924
schooltype = Public high school
district = Cleveland Metropolitan School District
grades = 9-12
principal = Ms. Brenda Washington
address = 2373 East 30th Street
city = Cleveland
state = Ohio
zipcode = 44115
country = USA
information = 216.621.2131
campus type = Urban
enrollment = 586 (as of 2005-06) [NCES U.S. Department of Education] | faculty = 40 (on FTE basis [NCES U.S. Department of Education] | ratio = 14.6 [NCES U.S. Department of Education] | yearbook = The Mirror
team name = The Executives
mascot = Executives
colors = Green and Gold color box|Gold color box|Green
homepage = [http://www.cleveland.k12.oh.us/] |

[http://www.jaculinaryarts.com/JAinfo.html Jane Addams Business Careers Center] often referred to as J.A.B.C.C. is one of six Career and Technical speciality schools within Cleveland Metropolitan School District, [http://www.cmsdnet.net CMSD] . [ U.S.Department of Education.] It is known throughout the city for its exceptional student-operated restaurant, The Executive Grill. Visitors from throughout the city rave about the entrees and desserts, with their Creme Brulee being a proclaimed "the best in the city". Students apply and must be selected to attend Jane Addams.The school is named after Jane Addams, the first American Woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1931).

Jane Addams Business Careers Center is the only CMSD high school which has been recognized "(as a high school, not an elementary-turned into a high school)" by the State Department of Education as an Ohio School of Promise for seven consequtive years for meeting the state established goals in reading or math. [Ohio Department of Education Web PDF DOCUMENT http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=123&ContentID=13889&Content=38029] [http://www.www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=13901 School of Promise 2001-2007]


Between 1920 and 1930 Cleveland Public Schools, now Cleveland Metropolitan School District, built 35 schools one of which was the Girls' Opportunity School which was built in 1924 and is the school that evolved into the current Jane Addams Business Careers Center. The programs offered were for young women who had difficulty with academic study. The school offered class work in cooking, hygiene, home nursing, English, and math. [http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=CPS2 Also Miggins, Edward. "The Search for the One Best System: Education Reform and the Cleveland Public Schools, 1836-1920," in Cleveland: A Tradition of Reform (1986).] Girls' Opportunity School grew to an enrollment as high as 1,500 students over the next six years and changed its name to Jane Addams School. [http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=CPS2 Also Miggins, Edward. "The Search for the One Best System: Education Reform and the Cleveland Public Schools, 1836-1920," in Cleveland: A Tradition of Reform (1986).]

Additional name changes followed: Jane Addams High School, Jane Addams Vocational High School and finally Jane Addams Business Careers Center. In addition, the all girls school began admitting young men during the 1980s and added vocational classes leading to state certification in Dental Assisting, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Computer Repair, Finance and Credit, and Tailoring.

Originally part of the extensive vocational education program in Ohio [VocEd: Journal of the American Vocational Association January 1979] , Jane Addams is now a Career and Technical school where students may pursue both college preparatory classes and technology based careers in computer science, business and culinary arts. In 2008, Design Lab Early College was opened within Jane Addams as a separate high school. Design Lab is an early college public high school with a focus on Art and Industrial Design. [http://www.mc2stemhub.org/early-college.aspx]

Location Change

Jane Addams High School was originally located at 6200 Euclid Avenue, which is now the site where [http://www.pierres.com/history.shtml Pierre's Ice Cream] , a once local ice cream manufacturer, stands. It remained there until 1968 when it relocated to the new building at the corner of East 30th and Community College Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

Although In 1991 the original building was demolished when the property was acquired by Pierre's, in 1995 two members of the Jane Addams Alumni Association dedicated a corner stone and a salvaged brick to be placed in an obelisk on the site where the original Girls Opportunity School, Jane Addams School, Jane Addams High School, and Jane Addams Vocational High School once stood. [Cleveland Plain Dealer 19 Aug., 1995, pg.1 Sec. B]

Honors and Awards

From the 2001-2002 school year through 2006-2007, Jane Addams Business Careers Center has been named by the State of Ohio Department of Education as an Ohio School of Promise for meeting state set standards for reading.

In May 2008, Jane Addams was named to America's Best High Schools and awarded a Bronze Medal by [http://www.usnews.com U.S.News and World Report] . [http://www.usnews.com/listings/high-schools/ohio/jane_addams_business_careers_high_school] [ [U.S.News and World Reports May 2008] ]


Jane Addams offered a full of traditional academic college preparatory subjects in addition to [http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?page=2&TopicRelationID=695 post-secondary option classes] , so students may earn both high school and college credit at the same time. In addition to a high school diploma, students receive a state certificate in the chosen career block, providing they meet the state standards and requirements for the individual discipline.

Career and Technical Courses

Grade 9

Business Technology Foundations

During their first year at Jane Addams the ninth grade students take BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS which provides students with entry level computer skills required to enter business. Students will gain marketable skills that can be utilized in working toward advanced education. The training can lead to certification in IC3-Internet Core Computer Competencies. [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]

At the end of their first year, students experience an intense week-long experience in each of the various career disciplines, select and prioritize their choice of career study for grades ten through twelve.

Grade 10-12

Beginning the sophomore year, students spend as many as three forty minute class periods within the career block they have chosen to study.

Business Administration Management

Business Administration Management (BAM) is designed for students interested in related data processing professions. Students receive instruction in keyboarding, data entry, accounting, flowchart logic and internet applications. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and automated accounting applications are integrated into the curriculum. This [http://www.techprep4u.com/ Tech Prep] program provides an opportunity for 13 hours of college credit. Grades: 10, 11, 12 [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]


Part of the Cisco Networking Academy the Network and Programing course at J.A.B.C.C. begins with "Business Information Technology and Web Design", one year foundations course for this program. Students learn basic computer skills as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Web design. During the next two years, this program delivers web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, and preparation for industry standard certifications such as CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). CCNA professionals can install, configure and operate LAN, WAN and dial access services. College credit can be earned by taking this program. [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program at JABCC prepares students for today's workforce. The onsite student-operated restaurant, The Executive Grill, creates a real-life food service industry experience for the students. Emphasis is placed on a positive work ethic, professionalism, customer service, sanitation/safety, cooking and baking production. Each student during their three year job training education will work in the following capacities: Front-of-the-house service;To-go, fast food service; Back-of-the house prep and cooking stations; Buffet Specialty stations: Carving, Omlet, Flambe; Baking and pastry production; Sanitation/dishwashing/clean-up; Floater/roundsmen. [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ] [Personal Interview: 19 June 2008. Renee Mueller, Culinary Arts Department Chair, Jane Addams Business Careers Center.]

Marketing Technology

This program places emphasis on merchandising and financial principles. Students study sales, free enterprise and economic systems, advertising, marketing, human and customer relations, and financial math. These skills are applied to the worlds of entertainment; travel and tourism; e-commerce; international business; and management. Senior students participate in a cooperative training experience in local business. Grades: 10, 11, 12 [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]


In the Oracle (Programming and Software Development) courses first year students take Business Information Technology and Web Design as a foundations course. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Web design make up the curriculum. During the following two years, the program, in partnership with the Oracle Corporation, provides educational opportunities in database fundamentals and programming. Students will learn data modeling for businesses, design and build the database structure, and become skilled in Java and SQL programming. Industry standard certification opportunities are available as well as opportunities to participate in international data modeling and Java competitions. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students have an opportunity to earn up to 30 college credits. Grades: 10, 11, 12 [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study. Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]

Professional Administrative Technology

In Professional Administrative Technology student may choose a Legal or Medical focus. This program is designed for those students interested in careers in the legal and medical administrative fields. In the first year, students master legal terminology, legal documentation, computer skills, and general office procedures. Students learn the legal concepts of a trial by competing in the mock trial at the Justice Center. The introductory course in court reporting from Cuyahoga Community College may be included for college credit. In the second year, students study medical terminology, medical procedures medical coding and billing, and the accounting cycle. Professional ethics are stressed throughout the program. In the senior year, students choose to continue training in either legal or medical. Seniors are placed on internships by second semester. Students can earn up to 13 college credits by taking this series. Grades: 10, 11, 12 [2007-2008 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Course Catalog and Program of Study.Available on line [http://www.cmsdnet.net/students/HighSchoolCatalog/index.htm Course Catalog] ]

The Executive Grill

The Restaurant and Menu

The Culinary Arts Program operates [http://www.jaculinaryarts.com/Grille.html The Executive Grill Restaurant] , a student-run, in-school restaurant, that is open to the public. Working in every possible role within the restaurant field, the students spend two hours of their day in an intern-like position gaining valuable work experience. Decorated in a sleek, modern style, The Executive Grill seats up to 85 and features an impressive [http://www.jaculinaryarts.com/menu.html menu] of American Fare which includes special dishes created by the students in addition to appetizers, homemade soups, gourmet salads, gourmet pizzas, as well as featured entrees and of course 1/2 pound steakburgers and fries. In addition, international weeks feature entrees, desserts, and salads, that focus on the cuisine and culture of chosen nations.

pecial Events and Fund Raisers

To help raise money to support the restaurant and program, culinary students sponsor three fund raisers throughout the year: a pie, cheesecake, and cookie sale at Thanksgiving and the Holidays; and the Thanksgiving and Holiday Buffets which feature a carving station for roast beef and a flambe station for Chicken Marsala. The buffets offer a wide variety of salads, entrees, and desserts. [http://www.jaculinaryarts.com/06pictures.html Students] from Jane Addams' Culinary program have gone on to attend and graduate from some of the best culinary schools in the country.

ExtraCurricular Activities

Jane Addams Buiness Careers Center offers students the opportunity to participate in the following activities: Basketball, Bowling, Business Professionals of America, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Drill Team, Environmental Club, Golf, High Steppers, Intermurals, Key Club, Mediation Team, Mock Trial Team, Soccer, Student Council, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Yearbook.


Grades: 9-12

Type: Public

Enrollment: 564

Address: 2373 E 30th StCleveland, OH 44115Cuyahoga County

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