Cardinal High School

About CHS

CHS houses grades 9-12 with an average enrollment of 250 students, with an average of 91% graduating in 4 years.  Traditional period scheduling, 30 hours of College Credit Plus (CCP) courses from Lakeland Community College, Hiram College and The Ohio State University, and a state of the art distance learning classroom all help provide a quality educational experience. In 2017, CHS received a National Ranking of Bronze from the U.S. News & World Report in their Best High Schools rankings. In the most recent graduating class, 28 students took CCP courses earning a total of 386 college credits, 20 students earned 46 AP credits, 57 students took the ACT, and 8,232 hours of community service were completed. The Class of 2017 also earned nearly $400,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education.

Bell Schedule 2023-2024




1st Period

7:25 A.M.


2nd Period

8:19 A.M.

9:07 A.M.

3rd Period

9:10 A.M.

9:58 A.M.


10:01 A.M.

10:31 A.M.

4th Period

10:34 A.M.

11:22 A.M.

5th Period

1st Lunch 11:25 A.M.
1st Class 11:25 A.M.

2nd Lunch 12:16 P.M.
2nd Class 11:58 A.M.

1st Lunch 11:55 A.M.
1st Class 12:13 P.M.

2nd Lunch 12:46 P.M.
2nd Class 12:46 P.M.

6th Period

12:49 P.M.

1:37 P.M.

7th Period

1:40 P.M.

2:28 P.M.

Clubs and Organizations

There are a wide variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in throughout the school year.

Save the Date!

Upcoming events coming soon!

High School Testing-

  • Any 10th, 11th or 12th Grade students interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), please contact Mr. Floyd. The ASVAB is a test that measures future occupational and academic success in the military. The test is also a great career aptitude test for those not interested in the military. The ASVAB will be held Tuesday, October 17th at Cardinal High School. There is no cost for the test.

  • Any 9th, 10th or 11th grade students interested in taking the PSAT, please contact Mr. Floyd. The PSAT is a great barometer to gauge college readiness and several national scholarships, including the National Merit Scholarship use the PSAT for qualification. The PSAT will be held Thursday, October 26th at Cardinal High School. There is no cost for the Test

Homecoming 2023- The Homecoming Dance is Sept. 30th from 7-10pm at the CMS Cafetorium. Tickets are $25 each and are being sold during homeroom and lunch periods. The theme is "It's a Barbie World". King and Queen will be crowned during the game on Sept. 29th. 

HOCO '23

  • School pictures Thursday, October 05th

    • Picture forms are available in the office

    • Pictures need to be taken even if a purchase is not made

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 12th, 2023 (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

    • Online signups will begin on Tuesday, October 3 @ 8:00 a.m.

  • Senior Parent Meeting Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m.

    • We will be discussing senior year events, college applications, graduation information, honors diplomas transcripts and anything else our Seniors may need. There will also be a Josten representative that will be in attendance to help with cap and gown orders.

Principals' Corner

Mr. Paul Gerycz

Mr. Paul Gerycz
High School Principal
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A Message From the Principal

Hello Cardinal CHS Families, Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! My name is Paul Gerycz. I am so excited to be the Cardinal High School Principal! It is an incredible honor and privilege to be able to serve our CHS families in this role, and I am extremely excited about this new opportunity. This year will begin my thirty-fifth year in education where I have been a principal, athletic director, teacher, and coach. My wife, Sally, and I have been married for thirty-one years. We have been blessed with two daughters, Allison and Emily. We are Ohio natives and life-long Cleveland sports fans. At Cardinal High School, everything we do is based on our core belief of Huskie P.R.I.D.E. (Productive, Respectful, Involved, Determined, and Empathetic). CHS – let’s work together to make the upcoming school year the best it can be! I look forward to sharing with you in all of the amazing experiences that are in store for us. Proud to be a Huskie, Paul J. Gerycz, Principal

Paul Gerycz  

   Cardinal High School Principal

Brian George

Mr. Brian George
High School Assistant Principal
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A Message From the Assistant Principal

Dear Cardinal Family, I would like to welcome you all to the new school year at Cardinal High School. The staff is excited to work with each and every student to help them achieve all of their academic goals. We work extremely hard to support every student and to build and develop a culture and climate of excellence. I’m proud to say that the 2023-2024 school year will be my 15th year at Cardinal Local Schools. I have been at Cardinal from the beginning, completing my student teaching here, working as a building sub, head varsity coach and classroom teacher. I am excited to begin my new position as assistant principal and continue to serve the Cardinal community. Education is about people, and as Woody Hayes once said “You Win with People!” We value communication, collaboration and the connections we make in our community. Please reach out to us at any time and we will help you in any way possible. Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Jack Cunningham and the Board of Education for selecting me for this position and I am excited to start this new journey at Cardinal Local Schools. GO HUSKIES! Proud to be a Huskie, Brian George, Assistant Principal

Brian George  

   Cardinal High School Assistant Principal