Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio)

Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio)
Hilliard Davidson High School
5100 Davidson Road
Hilliard, Ohio, (Franklin County), 43026
 United States
Coordinates 40°2′59″N 83°9′25″W / 40.04972°N 83.15694°W / 40.04972; -83.15694Coordinates: 40°2′59″N 83°9′25″W / 40.04972°N 83.15694°W / 40.04972; -83.15694
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Hilliard City Schools
Superintendent Dale McVey[1]
Principal John Bandow[1]
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Royal Blue and White [1]         
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference[1]
Team name Wildcats[1]
Accreditation(s) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic Director Mark Princehorn[1]

Hilliard Davidson High School is the first high school in the Hilliard City School District in Hilliard, Ohio. It is one of three high schools in the district along with Hilliard Darby High School and Hilliard Bradley High School. The school is located at 5100 Davidson Road, just north of Hilliard Weaver Middle School. The mascot is the Wildcat, and the school's colors are royal blue and white.

Hilliard Davidson High School was originally called Hilliard High School. It was renamed in 1997 when Hilliard Darby High School opened.

The current principal is John Bandow. The school also retains four assistant principals (one for each grade level), and five guidance counselors who each manage a percentage of the student population (determined by alphabetical placement).



Davidson offers Advanced Placement courses, as well as honors courses. The Advanced Placement courses are weighted into students' GPA's accordingly.


Hilliard Davidson requires a minimum of 21 credits for a student to graduate. There are 4 credits required in English, one of which must be writing and one of which must be reading; 3 credits in mathematics; 3 credits in science; 3 credits in social sciences; 1/2 credit in health and 1/2 credit in physical education; and 7 elective credits, one of which must be a half-credit course in Integrated Computer Applications.[3]

Online education

Hilliard Davidson has an e-campus system, to each his own on which students can take several classes that are offered by the district online. Hilliard Davidson also makes use of independent online study programs from Brigham Young University and Indiana University.

Freshman Focus Program

Every year, Hilliard Davidson freshmen are enrolled in a program in which they are adjusted into the high school environment. The purpose is to aid students with the transition between middle school and high school.

Hilliard Davidson Theatre

The theatre program at Hilliard Davidson has been on the receiving end of several awards and accolades. The school's theatre troupe has also taken part in several national and international programs.

Kennedy Center Award

In 1999, Hilliard Davidson High School received the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award from the Kennedy Center.[4] It was awarded to the theatre program through the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education. Hilliard Davidson's application video for this award may be viewed on YouTube. A documentary video of the school's trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. may also be found on YouTube. A "Golden Ticket" plaque may be found in the high school's lobby.

Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame

In 1996, the troupe and technical director at Hilliard Davidson High School, Mrs. Diana Evans Vance, was inducted into the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame. This honor is given to individuals, schools, and theatre programs who work to produce quality theatre.[5] It is bestowed upon individuals who have devoted themselves to promoting educational theatre, and who have given 20 years or more to said cause.[5] The honor is featured on the Educational Theatre Association's About Us page, and on the official Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

In the summer of 2007, Hilliard Davidson High School attended the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through the American High School Theatre Festival.[6] The Edinburgh Fringe is an international festival featuring performances from an enormous variety of groups and performers. Davidson brought their production of School House Rock to the Fringe Festival, performing in Blueside Venue 103.[6] The production was detailed on the Edinburgh Fringe website. Hilliard Davidson's 2002 application video may be found on YouTube. Their 2003 application video may also be found on YouTube. They have also been invited again to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the summer of 2010.

Charitable events

Invisible Children's Concert

On November 28, 2007, the Chamber Orchestra at Hilliard Davidson High School held a benefit concert for the children of Uganda, which are suffering from a twenty year war that has ravaged their country. The concert was free of cost, but donations could be made to benefit the children through the care of Invisible Children Inc. The Chamber Orchestra performed songs from several classic rock bands, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors. The concert featured several videos from Invisible Children. The concert was featured in the article "Dancer finds way to help Ugandan children" from ThisWeek Community Newspapers on November 27, 2007. Because of the success of the Invisible Children's Concert in 2007, Davidson hosted their second concert on March 19, 2009 and most recently on March 17, 2010.

Clubs and activities

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[7] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[8]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". http://www.cdab.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=716. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". http://www.advanc-ed.org/schools_districts/school_district_listings/?. Retrieved 2010-02-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ HDvHS. "Hilliard Davidson High School Course Catalogue". http://www.hilliardschools.org/dvd/pdf/REG_BK_07_08.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ Kennedy Center. "Kennedy Center National Creative Ticket Award". http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/kcaaen/recognition/ctsap_past_win.html. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  5. ^ a b EdTA. "Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame". http://edtaregistration.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Hall%20of%20Fame&category=EVENT%201&PHPSESSID=26624061f65c333827e5eb630740ff4d. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  6. ^ a b Edinburgh Fringe. "Edinburgh Fringe Festival". http://www.ahstf.com/AHSTF/2007festivalschedule/GS_BS_2007.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-13. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070617024347/http://ohiojcl.org/prefile.shtml. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. http://web.archive.org/web/20020721140258/http://www.ohiojcl.org/resources/constitution.html#c31. Retrieved August 16, 2010. "... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 
  9. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". http://www.ohsaa.org/. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  10. ^ Beck, Aaron (2010-02-23). "Destiny lands Ohioans jobs with Tenacious D". The Columbus Dispatch. http://columbusdispatch.com/features-story.php?story=dispatch/2007/02/08/20070208-C1-03.html. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  11. ^ Wolf, Daniel (2009-05-14). "Mike Furrey Is Versatile and a Team Player". Bleacher Report. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/175242-eric-mangini-wants-team-players-versatility-wr-mike-furrey-is-a-fit. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  12. ^ Vance, Robert (2007-12-03). "Jesscia Grove, Broadway Comes Home Benefit Concert". proVanceTek. http://provancetek.com/blog/2007/12/03/jessica-grov%C3%A9-broadway-comes-home-benefit-concert. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

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