Welcome to Pickaway-Ross
High school juniors and seniors pursue academics and focus on one of more than 20 career tracks. Pickaway-Ross students can participate in Student Council, Student Ambassadors, newspaper, prom, Physics 500 and career-technical student organizations.
PRCTC High School
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center (PRCTC), a regional hub of secondary career and tech-prep education, serves juniors and seniors from 10 high schools from Pickaway and Ross counties in south-central Ohio.

Our secondary education programs provide complete academic, career and technology training to give students a foot up on the economic ladder. We also energize the regional economy as 80 percent of our graduates enter the local workforce.

Please review our Web site for more information.
At right, below the calendar, is a link for the 2015-16 application.
To schedule a visit or learn more about PRCTC,
(740) 642-1254.
To reach the attendance office, call (740) 642-1266.
To reach Off-Campus Programs, call (740) 642-1267.
To reach Adult Education, call (740) 642-1264.
Legal Notice




Notice is hereby given that the Pickaway-Ross Joint Vocational School District, will offer for sale at public auction at Granite Cliff Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio, commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the following described property:

Granite Cliff Drive, AGR 53-35-161, Lot 45, Slate Creek Cove Block B (Chillicothe, Ohio)

but subject to all legal highways, conditions, easements, and restrictions of record.

Method of Sale: Subject to the right of the Board to reject all bids, the sale shall be made to the highest bidder, but shall not be final until written notification of the acceptance of the bid is given by the Board.

Terms of Sale: Cash (in the form of cash, or a certified or cashier's check) within the time provided in the conditions of sale referred to below.

Non-refundable Deposit: Cash, or a certified or cashier's check payable to the Board, or a combination, in the amount of $1,000 will be required at the time of the public auction from the highest bidder as security for faithful performance should the bid be accepted, which amount will be applied on the purchase price in the event the bid is accepted by the Board.

Additional Information and Conditions of Sale: Information concerning the auction sale and a copy of the "conditions of sale," in accordance with and subject to which all bids shall be made, may be obtained at the Office of the Treasurer. Minimum bid is $225,000.

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

By order of the Board of Education:

Ben Vanhorn, Treasurer

Advertisement date: July 2, 2015, and posted on the Pickaway Ross CTC Web site:  www.pickawayross.com.

News & Information
Third Annual Craft Show
Children and youth younger than 18 can get free lunches during the summer.
Student of the Year: Maxwell Owen Krebs
Congratulations to Maxwell Owen Krebs, the 2015 Student of the Year.
Max, whose home school was Southeastern, will attend Hocking College in the fall and pursue a degree in industrial ceramic engineering
While at Pickaway-Ross, Krebs was a member of Student Council for two years, serving as president his senior year and vice president his junior year; on SkillsUSA, serving as president his senior year and parliamentarian his junior year; and was a PRCTC Student Ambassador.
At his home school, Max, a tuba player, was active with marching band, jazz band, pep band and participated in the District 16 Honors Band.
Max delivered the student address at Pickaway-Ross' Senior Ceremony, held May 21.
To see more pictures from the Senior Ceremony, click here.
Students compete in speech contest
Jaluv Bartley, left, a senior in Cosmetology, and Max Krebs, a senior in Engineering Technologies, represented Pickaway-Ross at the District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest last night, held at Ohio University - Chillicothe.
Congratulations to Jaluv, who won third place for her speech.
Commercial Foods student lauded
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Brown, who was awarded the Distinguished Student Achievement Award from Pioneer Center.
Kaitlyn is a senior in Commercial Foods and her home school is Unioto. She was nominated for the award by two of her teachers at Unioto.
ODE starts statewide tip line

On Dec. 15, 2014, a free anonymous tip line became available to all Ohio school districts.

This new tool, called SaferOH, is designed to allow students, parents, teachers and community members to report suspected threats to safety in schools, whether directed toward a single student or a group of students and hopefully deter school violence.
Calls and texts can be sent 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be answered by trained analysts from Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit will immediately forward information to school officials and/or local law enforcement.
Schools can sign up by logging on to saferschools.ohio.gov.
2014 Physics 500
The winter Physics 500 brought out more than 80 students to
show off how fast their derby cars can go. Students build a car
that can't exceed 250 grams,
then compete in a double-
elimination tournament.
This years winners, from left, are Ryan Gregory, who took Best
of Show honors; Max Krebs won first place, maintaining his
undefeated title from his junior year; Aaron White came in
second; and Casey French took third.
Blizzard Bags

In preparation for calamity days this school year, Pickaway-Ross will be using Blizzard Bag assignments. In the event of a calamity day, students will be directed to access their Blizzard Bag assignments from Progress Book. Blizzard Bags can be found under the homework section in each of their assigned classes.

Students who have Internet access will be able to access the coursework online. Lessons are to be completed and returned to the classroom teacher upon the student’s return to school. If, however, Internet access is needed to complete the online lesson, students who do not have Internet and a working computer will have two weeks to complete the work. Due dates will be posted at the time a calamity day is called.

All students are required to complete the assigned blizzard bag assignments. Failure to complete the assignments will result in a zero (0) for each assignment not completed and they will also be counted absent for that assignment date.

Letters were sent home earlier this year with log-in information to Progress Book. If you need this information again, please have your student come into the attendance office.

If you have any questions about the blizzard bag assignments, please contact your student’s teacher.

Frequently asked Questions

How do I know if this is a Blizzard Bag Day?

Answer: The superintendent will announce the Blizzard Bag Day during the call system announcing a calamity day.

Is every day that school is called off a Blizzard Bag Day?

Answer: No. We will only use three days as Blizzard Bag Days.

Will all assigned lessons require Internet and computer access?

Answer: Some lesson will be completed as paper/pencil assignments. Follow the posted instructions.

Is completion of the assignments mandatory?

Answer: Yes. Students are counted absent if work is not completed and will receive a zero for the assignment.

When is the assignment due?

Answer: The assignment is due the following school day.

What if my child is ill on a Blizzard Bag Day?

Answer: They must bring a parent excused note the next day and complete the assignments as dictated by guidelines for absences.

Alumni Wall of Fame
Happy anniversary, Pickaway-Ross!
The 2014-15 school year marks Pickaway-Ross' 40th anniversary.
Purchase this special anniversary throw that celebrates the connection between Pickaway-Ross and its home schools.
The cost is $55 and proceeds go toward a scholarship. 
Download an order form here.
PRCTC Honor Roll
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