Discover the 21st century education for 21st century jobs.
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 that stretches far beyond graduation.
Our application for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Apply Today!
Not quite sure which program is the best choice for you? That's ok! We invite you back to campus for a personal tour to see what a typical day looks like for our students.
Arrange a personal tour (usually scheduled on Tuesdays) through your partner school counselor or email our Director of Communications, Kelsey Webb, at email@example.com.
Learn more about Ohio Hi-Point and the opportunities available to you by checking out our Intro to OHP booklet.
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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:
- Animal Science
- Automotive Academy
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Technology
- Education Academy
- Engineering Academy
- Graphic and Media Arts Academy
- Health Careers Academy
- Outdoor Careers
- Structural Construction
- Welding and Fabrication
Ohio Hi-Point also offers one-year programs (for high school seniors) in the following areas:
- Automotive (ASE Certifications)
- HVAC (NCCER Certification)
- Ohio Certified Nursery Technician
- Outdoor Careers (NCCER Certification and Equipment Operations)
- Robotics Certification
- Structural Construction (NCCER Certification)
Students applying must be on track to earn enough high school credits for graduation (8 credits for sophomore status, 12 credits for junior status) and meet one of the following:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 1.5 out of a 4.0 scale
- Less than 36 missed days of school in the past two years
Applications are reviewed and ranked based on the above criteria. The state limits career-technical class sizes to 25 students per teacher. Our programs may have more students apply than can be accepted so it is important to apply early to your chosen program. If you’re not accepted, you may be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available.
Satellite programs are located within 11 of our 14 partner schools.
Satellite programs provide easy access for students (as early as middle school) 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, students can choose to apply for a two-year program on the Bellefontaine Main Campus.
Learn More About Career Technical Education
College Credit & Industry Certification
We have several partnerships with colleges and universities across the state to provide a jump start on your next level of education. Earning college credit and industry certifications helps save you money after high school and connects you to opportunities for success!
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.
Choosing Career-Technical Education is an important decision. We want to provide you the most accurate information about trends and outcomes of CTE students. Take a look at the below information discover the benefits.