Join a community of problem solvers and go-getters. At Ohio Hi-Point, you'll find hands-on learning in hi-tech labs, strong academics that blend with your career program, and a commitment to your success far beyond graduation.
Learn more about Ohio Hi-Point and the opportunities available to you by checking out our Intro to OHP booklet.
Robots, animals, tool belts, stethoscopes, chef coats, and DSLR cameras help create our educational atmosphere. The Ohio Hi-Point Bellefontaine Main Campus offers the following programs:Allied Health and Nursing
Early Childhood Education
Graphic Design and Printing Technology
Smart Technology Engineering
Welding and Fabrication
When will I find out if I'm accepted?
Students who apply during First Chance Application Night and have a completed application by Jan. 1 (transcript included) receive the benefit of early notification and priority consideration for waitlisted programs. Students who apply by Jan. 1 and have a completed application receive their admission decision by late February. Students apply and have a completed application after Jan. 1 receive their admission decision on a rolling basis beginning in mid-March.
I want 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 Ohio Hi-Point. We have several college credit agreements with colleges and universities across the state, allowing students to earn up to 30 credit hours depending on career choice and academics selected.
I'm not sure about what to do after graduation. Why should I choose OHP?
Many students are interested in career fields, but don’t know if that’s what they really want to do! OHP gives you an opportunity to explore a career field – at a much less cost than attending college and switching majors. If you decide to go directly into a career, OHP continuously works with business and industry to provide the in-demand training and certifications, saving you money on the same training and certifications a company would charge employees for.
What would the typical day be like if I attended OHP?
You'll spend about 2.5 hours a day in your 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?
We work with your partner schools so that when graduation day comes, you'll receive your high school diploma from your home school, and a Certification of Completion and Career Passport from OHP.
Can I still participate in my 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, student organizations, and other activities. Becoming a well-rounded individual is all about taking advantage of the opportunities to be involved. OHP offers several activities for students including FFA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, DECA, HOSA, BPA, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council, and Elements of Harmony (OHP's A Cappella group).
How will Ohio Hi-Point help me successfully connect with job opportunities?
If you meet the grade and attendance requirements, you'll be eligible for OHP’s School-to-Work program your senior year. This is an opportunity for you to complete your academic work during the school day and work in the job field during 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 build your network of professionals, beginning with your instructor.
Will I earn any industry certifications?
Eligible students may earn certifications in their chosen career field after completing a certification test. Earning certifications will position you in an ideal spot while job hunting since employers look for candidates with the necessary qualifications instead having to pay for classes to earn them.
Is transportation provided to OHP?
Yes! Your home school provides 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 home school guidance counselor.
How successful are OHP graduates?
Extremely successful! For the Bellefontaine Main Campus class of 2016, OHP achieved the following: 92.1% overall career/college placement rate by Fall 2016 (based on survey responses from the 2016 convocating class), nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies, and 323 industry certifications were earned. Several of our graduates are successful business owners, teachers, doctors, police officers, chefs, engineers – the list goes on! There is no limit to what you can become.
How much does it cost?
Ohio Hi-Point is a free public education institution, and there are no program fees. The only costs of attending include additional lab uniforms not included in the provided uniforms and a parking permit if you choose to purchase one.
Do I have to attend the Bellefontaine Main Campus?
No, we offer several satellite programs in our partner schools. You can find the program offerings here.
Can I attend half-day?
Yes, the half-day option is available for students who want to participate in their chosen lab, but return to their home school for academics. Check with your home school guidance counselor to see if this option is available for you.
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.
Do I have to wear a uniform?
Yes, you'll wear a program shirt/required lab attire every day. Dress down days, or jeans days, happen monthly and additional days may be earned throughout the year.
Satellite programs are located within 12 of our 14 partner schools.
Satellite programs provide easy access for students (as early as freshman year) the opportunity to explore careers or vary their educational experience while remaining in their own school. Students take one course a year to complete the CTE program. As sophomores, student can choose to "level up" in their satellite program and take the affiliated two-year program on the Bellefontaine Main Campus.
- 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.
We are dedicated to connecting students to success by aligning them with the best pathway; that suites their interests, skills and aspirations.
Our admissions department comes to you. We will visit all of our partner schools in September and October.
Sophomores and some freshmen come to us for just over an hour of eye-opening program overview in November.
Fall Career Preview Night
Bring your family to meet our staff, tour the labs, and ask any questions you may still have about career-technical education during Fall Career Preview Night on November 30.
Attend our First Chance Application event on December 7, 2017.