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Principal's Message

Ty Cates


Welcome to Arcanum High School. I am excited to begin my 1st year as the Principal of Arcanum High School. We are looking forward to a great start to the 2023-2024 school year. As an Arcanum alumnus of '06, I am very excited, honored and humbled to serve the great community that I grew up in. Prior to becoming the High School Principal, I taught Social Studies for nine years and was an Intervention Specialist for two years at Twin Valley South High School, Covington Middle and High School, and Vandalia Butler High School. I also coached football, basketball, track and wrestling at the middle school and high school levels. It feels good to be back home and in the orange and black. My wife Rebecca and I reside in Arcanum with our children Khloe (17), Emma (5) and Luke (3). 

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Arcanum High School, we welcome you to one of the finest schools in southwest Ohio. Arcanum is a community of great pride, tradition, and success in its educational program. As a student at Arcanum High School, you will face many challenges and numerous opportunities for personal growth, intellectual development, social interaction and involvement in extracurricular activities. We encourage you to seize the opportunities offered here and to gain as much as possible from the high school experience. You will be more than a student in an ordinary high school. You are entering a school community filled with proud tradition and dedication to achieving only the best. As a student at Arcanum High School, you will represent yourself, your family, your school and the community in everything that you do.  

The student handbook is published so that all Arcanum High School students and their parents may have a ready reference to information that is necessary for understanding the daily operation of our school, and explanations for our school's policies and procedures. All parents and students should carefully read this handbook and retain it for future reference.

We encourage parents and students to contact us concerning any questions about the contents of this handbook, the school's policies, or the individual progress of a student. Our mission is to serve the students and community of Arcanum to the best of our abilities and to prepare students for future success while providing a caring and safe environment. For additional information/communication feel free to find us on Facebook under Arcanum Butler Schools as well as contacting the main office at (937) 692-5174 or send me an email using the address below. Go Trojans!

 We look forward to an exciting school year!                

Loyal and True, 

Ty Cates
Arcanum High School Faculty and Administration.