Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West


On January 1, 2012, the Lucas County Educational Service Center changed its name to the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. Located in the heart of Toledo and established in 1913, the ESC of Lake Erie West is one of the largest educational service centers in the StatePhoto of outside of Lucas County ESC offices. of Ohio. The highly qualified professionals on our staff serve students in eight school districts including: Anthony Wayne, Maumee, Oregon, Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Sylvania City, and Washington Local Schools.

Many state programs such as preschool accreditation, community schools, ongoing education, gifted education, public preschool, and others have been piloted through the ESC of Lake Erie West. Board members, staff members, programs, and materials have received local, state, and national recognition for outstanding achievement.

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We are a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center

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Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West (click the logo).

Challenger Center for Space Science Education is a global nonprofit organization created in 1986 by the families of the Challenger 51-L crew tragically lost during the Challenger’s tenth mission. The Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West is part of a network of centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. 

A visit to the Challenger Learning Center is not just a field trip. It’s a unique hands-on learning experience, transforming you into a scientist, engineer, or researcher on a simulated space mission, complete with mission control and a spacecraft! From the moment of lift-off to the completion of the mission, you become a critical member of one of eight teams.

Using College and Career readiness skills like Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity; teams work together to successfully complete the mission.

Sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.