We Are UA video transcript

Paul Imhoff

Superintendent

0:04: Upper Arlington Schools offers what our community values - excellence and an exclusive education that you can't find anywhere else.

0:11: Our schools are national leaders in education, and our students go on to be leaders in both college and in their careers.

0:19: Time and time again our graduates returned Upper Arlington to raise their own families. Why? Because Upper Arlington is more than just a legacy of academic excellence.

0:30 Upper Arlington Schools is a vibrant community committed to preparing our students to serve, lead and succeed.

Upper Arlington Vocal Ensemble

0:38: [singing] The gold and black will bring us back, to dear old Arlington, dear old Arlington, our dear old …

Molly Plasket

UAHS Class of 2015, Stanford University student

1:00: It's just an Incredible community, so supportive, so encouraging, and the thirst for excellence, like I said, is unparalleled.

Tracy Peters

Upper Arlington parent

1:09: Upper Arlington was the choice because of the schools. There is no question about it. And I think we continue to stay here because of that, and we want to stay involved in the community because of the schools.

Lisa Martyn

Upper Arlington parent

1:22: We looked all over the country, and without question, Arlington provided just a really great environment for our kids to grow up in.

Bill Hosket

Upper Arlington parent, former OSU/NBA player

1:35: All three boys graduated from Upper Arlington High School, and now all three have families of their own and homes in Upper Arlington. And I think the school system was a huge part in their decision-making process.

1:49: They like the community, but they also realized as they're raising their own families that the schools were going to be so important to them, and their experience was so good that they want to duplicate that for their children and our grandchildren, which is great.

Dr. Kathy Moore

Upper Arlington High School College Counselor

2:03: So student-centered, and I think that as educators K to 12 we are meeting students where they are at and we are taking them to the next level. And as a parent and as an educator, you know, if you're looking at every student as a person and as a whole we can't ask for anything, anything more.

Scott McKenzie

Upper Arlington parent

2:20: There isn't a day that my daughter doesn't come home from school and isn't inspired by something that a teacher says to her.

Molly Plasket

UAHS Class of 2015, Stanford University student

2:29: The culture in our school is irresistible. Literally anything they want to do, there's a niche for them here. There's people that share in their interest. There's teachers that share in their interests. There's a club to promote their interests. The opportunities here are so endless.

Bill Hosket

Upper Arlington parent, former OSU/NBA player

2:44: Well in my athletic career, I was honored to play on some championship teams and have been involved with some very successful business operations. And I realized what it takes to win, and the Upper Arlington school system has certainly proven to me that they know what the secrets are for a winning combination.

Paul Imhoff

Superintendent

3:02: Learn more about why Upper Arlington schools is a national leader in education. Visit our website to learn more about the strategic plan that drives our work and the educational experiences that prepare our students to serve, lead and succeed.