Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is a career-technical school district serving 14 partner schools in five counties.
Ohio Hi-Point is a school of choice for students to gain a hands-on education in a specific career path. The Bellefontaine Main Campus serves juniors and seniors in high school while the district’s satellite programs, which bring career programming directly to students in their home schools, serve seventh through 12th grade students at 11 out of the district’s 14 partner schools.
Students who attend Ohio Hi-Point have additional opportunities to prepare themselves for careers or higher education before graduation. Students receive professional certifications and specialized credentials needed for 21 st century careers as well as earn college credit for Ohio Hi-Point coursework, making higher education more affordable for today’s families.
Redefining what it means to pursue CTE
Students apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world application. From building houses to cooking meals for customers, our students run businesses, design, repair, build, market and are fully engaged in real-world learning.
College credit and industry certifications
Ohio Hi-Point has several partnerships already secured with colleges and universities for students to earn college credits through options such as College Credit Plus, articulated credit, and CTAG credit. During the 2017-2018 school year, our students earned 144 College Credit Plus credits.
Our teachers challenge our students and celebrate the “eureka!” moments. They push our students to unlock their potential and provide guidance when the day gets tough. They believe in a hands-on education and cultivate the critical thinking skills to breakdown problems and create solutions.
Ohio Hi-Point allowed me to try many new and exciting technologies. From building electrical systems to learning the basics of programming, I was able to experiment to find a passion in computer science and get a leg up towards succeeding in the future. I received my Bachelor’s in Computer Science and am now using the skills I learned from OHP and Miami University at Amazon.
- Robert Smayda ‘10
Software Engineer at Amazon, working on the personality of Alexa
21st century education for 21st century jobs
Our students are finding success in and out of the classroom. From our Experiential Learning Program (formerly School-to-Work) to our business and industry partnerships, students have the ability to dive deeper into career and college exploration and be set up for success from a strong network of professionals.
Business and Industry Partnerships
Ohio Hi-Point’s business and industry partners are actively involved in the career programs. They guide curriculum development, provide classroom demonstrations, judge local skill events, provide internship sites for students, and serve as mentors. The support from Ohio Hi-Point’s business partners help provide a pathway for success for students.
College and Career Exploration
Several colleges and universities have articulation agreements with our programs, and many classes take study trips to those colleges and universities to give students a look at multiple campuses and programs. Our school counselors also provide students ACT and SAT resources and keep students up-to-date on the latest application deadlines and scholarship opportunities.
I completed the Allied Health and Nursing program and passed the state test to become a State Tested Nurses Assistant (STNA) before I graduated high school, giving me a jumpstart on career and college pathways.
- Alexis Christon ‘18
Attending Wright State University majoring in Nursing