Ohio Hi Point- Career Center

At Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, you will gain real-world experience for a successful future.

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Fast Facts

Programs Available

Allied Health and Nursing
Animal Science
Automotive Services
Automotive Technology
Culinary Arts
Diesel Technology
Early Childhood Education
Electronics Engineering
Multimedia Marketing
Outdoor Careers
Printing and Graphic Arts Technology
Structural Construction
Welding and Fabrication

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Did You Know?

Academics are infused into all programs

  • We serve 14 high schools in Auglaize, Champaign, Logan, Hardin, and Union counties

  • Students have the opportunity to hold a school-to-work position during their senior year, meaning students can work and earn a paycheck while still taking courses at Ohio Hi-Point

  • The recent graduating classes have earned around $500,000 each year in scholarships

  • Over 93% of students from the class of 2013 began their careers in the workforce, military or continued their education at a college or university

  • OHP services over 550 students each year on the Bellefontaine Main Campus

  • OHP adopted a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) plan and students are permitted to bring their own technology to school (approved by the tech. department)

  • Students can join Student Council, become student Ambassadors, and Leo Club

  • OHP students have the opportunity to compete in CTSO's (career-technical student organizations) like SkillsUSA, HOSA, BPA, FCCLA, FFA, FEA, and DECA

College Credit & Industry Certification

Clark State Community College at Hi Point
Columbus State Community College at Hi Point
Rhodes State at Hi Point
Sinclair at Hi Point

We have several partnerships with colleges and universities across the state to provide a jump start on your next level of education.

Approximately 64% of students from the class of 2017 graduated with one or more industry certifications

Get industry-recognized certifications

Earning college credit and industry certifications helps save you money after high school and connects you to opportunities for success!

Satellite Programs

CTE at your own school

This creates easy access for students who wish to explore careers, or vary their educational experience, while remaining in their own school. Programs are open to high school students as early as freshman year with the ability to take one course a year to complete the CTE program. They are offered as period classes rather than full labs. Students enrolled in satellite courses can "level up" in the program and take the affiliated two-year program on Main Campus.

There are programs available at:
Urbana High School
Grimes Airfield
Graham High School
Kenton High School
Marysville High School
Marysville STEM School
Riverside High School
Upper Scioto Valley
Triad High School
Benjamin Logan High School
Bellefontaine High School
Indian Lake High School

Click here to see which programs are available at your school!

By The Numbers

  • According to The Atlantic in 2012, 53% of students who graduated with a bachelor's degree were underemployed or unemployed. The college classes of 2014-15 had 51% of students working jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, according to Accenture Strategy.

  • For 2018, Harvard University predicts only 33% of all jobs will require a 4-year degree or more, while the majority of jobs will require skills and training at the credential or associate’s degree level.

  • The Institute of College Access and Success reports that the average undergraduate student borrower is facing $30,100 in 2015, up 4% from 2014. Americans are burdened by more loan debt than ever, owing $1.3 trillion among nearly 44 million borrowers, according to Student Loan Hero.

  • The true ratio of jobs in our economy is 1:2:7. For every job that requires a master’s degree or more, two jobs require a bachelor’s degree, and more than half a dozen jobs require a credential or two-year degree. This ratio is across all industries and was the same in 1950, 1990, and will be the same in 2030.

  • 80% of students taking college prep academic curriculum combined with career-tech met the standard for college and career readiness compared with just 63% of students enrolled in the same academic core without a career-tech component, according to Gallup

  • The average graduation rates are higher amongst career-technical students, 93% compared to 80% for non-career-tech students.

  • More than 75% of secondary career-tech students pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school, and four out of five of them had earned a credential or were still enrolled two years later.

  • More than 400,000 young people in the top half of their high school class go to college, and at least eight years later, they have not gained either a two- or four-year degree or certificate, according to the Center of Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

Ohio Hi-Point is designed specifically around addressing skills gaps and workforce needs.

More than half of all jobs (53%) in the U.S. today are middle-skill jobs that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. Many of these jobs are in technical fields such as:


information technology

& advanced manufacturing


What Are The Admission Guidelines?

Students who apply must have at least a 1.5 GPA, good attendance, and be on track to earn enough high school credit for graduation.

FAQ'S From Parents

  • My child wants to go to college. Is it possible with this education?

    • Of course! Many OHP students transition directly into college after earning college credit while attending Hi-Point. We have several college credit agreements with colleges and universities across the state, allowing your child to earn up to 30 credit hours depending on career choice and academics selected.

  • My child isn’t sure about what he/she wants to do after graduation. Why should they choose OHP?

    • Many students are interested in career fields, but don’t know if that’s what they really want to do with their life! OHP gives them an opportunity to explore a career field – at a much less cost than attending college and switching majors. If students go directly into a career, OHP can provide them with the training and certifications, again saving money on the same training and certifications a company would charge employees for. Most OHP students discover that their chosen career field is exactly what they want to do.

  • What would the typical day be like for my child?

    • Your child will spend 2.5 hours in their chosen lab, learning the tools of the trade and preparing for certification exams under the guidance of their instructors and skilled professionals who have worked in the field. The remainder of the day will be dedicated to academics, fulfilling requirements from the state and home school for graduation.

  • Do Ohio Hi-Point students receive a diploma?

    • The goal is to have students receive both their high school diploma from their home school for passing all academic requirements, and a Certification of Completion and Career Passport from OHP.

  • Can my child still participate in their home school activities?

    • Yes! Students are encouraged to gain the best of both worlds – remaining active in their home schools as well as becoming involved with OHP. Several of OHP’s students return to their home schools for athletics, music, and other activities. Becoming a well-rounded individual is all about taking advantage of the opportunities to be involved. OHP offers several organizations for students including FFA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, DECA, HOSA, BPA, FEA, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council, and CTSO Council.

  • How will Ohio Hi-Point help my child successfully connect with job opportunities?

    • If your child meets the grade and attendance requirements they will be eligible for OHP’s school-to-work program their senior year. This is an opportunity for students to complete their academic work during the school day and work in the job field during a lab time, gaining on-the-job training and earning a paycheck. Many of these opportunities will lead to full-time employment after graduation. In addition, several of the organizations at OHP will help you child build their network of professionals, beginning with their instructor.

  • Will my child earn any industry certifications?

    • Eligible students may earn certifications in their chosen career field after completing a certification test. Earning certifications will position your child in an ideal spot while job hunting because employers will look for candidates with the necessary qualifications instead having to pay for classes to earn them.

  • Is transportation provided to OHP?

    • Yes! Home schools provide transportation to OHP every day. However, with a purchase of a parking permit, students can drive to campus. For more information about busing, including half-day busing, contact your child’s home school guidance counselor.

  • How successful are OHP graduates?

    • Hi-Point grads are extremely successful. For the class of 2013, OHP achieve the following: 75% overall career/college placement rate and 43% of students advanced to college. The class of 2014 left Hi-Point with over $360,000 worth of scholarships to continue their education. Several of our graduates are successful business owners, teachers, doctors, police officers, chefs, engineers – the list goes on! There is no limit to what your child can become.

  • How much does it cost?

    • Well, free. Ohio Hi-Point is included as a free public education institution. The only costs of attending includes lab uniforms, any required safety equipment, technology fees, and potentially parking permit if they choose to get one.

  • How will OHP save me money?

    • Career-tech is an opportunity for your child to jump start their career. The training we provide saves you and your child because it is offered in high school, not after. In addition, OHP has several college credit agreements with universities and colleges, saving you anywhere between $7,000 to $30,000 depending on which program and academic classes your child completes.

  • Does my child have to attend main campus?

    • Nope! We offer several satellite programs located throughout our district in our partner schools where students get career-tech experience. You can find the program offerings here on the website!

  • Can my child attend half-day?

    • Yes! The half-day option is available for students who only want to participate in their chosen lab. Check with your home school guidance counselor to see if this option is available for your child.

  • What is the OHP culture?

    • You’ll find students interested in a particular career field and eager to explore it before graduating high school. Our students are hands-on learners and want to graduate with options to advance to college or their particular career. They have the freedom to build on their talents and skills while growing as a leader. Students at OHP work hard and support each other.

  • Does my child have to wear a uniform?

    • We are preparing students to be professionals, so yes! They will have to wear a lab program shirt or required lab attire. We also have dress down days, giving students a chance to express their personality.

Why Choose OHP?

CTE Prepares Students for Careers

Valuable Work Experience

CTE prepares students for careers.

Career-Tech FAQ's

Video Testimony

Video Series: Importance of Career-Tech

With a shared vision and passion for Career-Tech, our teammates at Tolles Career & Technical Center produced a video highlighting the success stories of CTE alumni. 

Alumni Success

College graduation no longer guarantees employment or a steady income, but for most, it does come with thousands of dollars in accumulated student debt.

What are we doing to prepare for this? Find out

The Job Market and the Future

Your Success Matters To Us

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We are dedicated to connecting students to success by aligning them with the best pathway; that that suites their interests, skills and aspirations.



Admissions Visits

Our admissions department comes to you. We will visit all of our partner schools.


Experience Days

Sophomores and some Freshmen come to us for just over an hour of intense program viewing and an overview.


Explore Your Options

Schedule a tour with our Admissions Team or attend our Fall Career Preview as a family.



Attend our "Go for the Gold" event on December 8th to be part of our first chance applications!

Admissions Team

TJ Bales, M.Ed

Special Education Coordinator
High School Support Services

Ashley Cook

Career Specialist
Communications Department

Melissa Gonglik

School Counselor
High School Student Services

Trista Hardwick

Paraprofessional- Instructional Support
High School Support Services

Ryin Oder

Student Services' Secretary
High School Student Services

Shelly Swaney

Career Assessment Coordinator
High School Student Services
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