Who we are
Founded in 1974, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center (Bellefontaine, Ohio) is a two-year career-technical school district serving 11th and 12th grade students in 14 partner school districts covering five counties.
Logan County | Union County | Champaigne County | Hardin County | Auglaize County
Develop our most valuable resource -- people -- by providing quality career-technical and academic education.
By connecting these People to their Passions, we are shaping a Productive workforce for a Prosperous community.
- Bellefontaine High School
- Benjamin Logan High School
- Indian Lake High School
- Waynesfield-Goshen High School
- Upper Scioto Valley High School
- Riverside High School
- Graham High School
- Mechanicsburg High School
- Triad High School
- Kenton High School
- Ridgemont High School
- Urbana High School
- Marysville High School
- West Liberty-Salem High School
Students & Curriculum
We serve 11th and 12th grade students from 14 partner school districts. There are 13 career training programs offered on our main campus. Student can also opt to remain at their partnered school and enroll in one of Ohio Hi-Point's 52 satellite programs!
The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, located in the city of Bellefontaine, sits atop Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio, at 1,549 feet (472 m) above sea level. Because this is now a school campus, the highest point is accessible to the public seven days a week.
Many of the original buildings of the Air Force Station still remain and have been renovated to house career training programs or office space. Ohio Hi-Point became a school district in 1970, when local and state officials created the Ohio Hi-Point Vocational-Technical District, and appointed a nine-member board to govern operations. The school did not open its doors to students, however, until September 1974, after voters approved a levy.
New programs were added to the six original offerings, and 700 students enrolled when the school moved into its new main building in 1975.
A $1.9 million addition to the main building in early 1995 brought more classroom space and a state-of-the-art technology center. Later that same year, the school's name was changed from Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School to Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The purpose of the change was to give a clearer meaning of opportunities for young people and adults still pursuing an education with a career goal in mind.
For many years the highest point in Ohio served as home to the Bellefontaine Air Force Station. Personnel of the 664th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron manned the site during the 1950s and 60s, during the peak of the Cold War, watching for attacks.
Currently, OHP is undergoing some big changes to grow our campus, our programs offerings, and our community!