Ohio Hi-Point offers the Work-Based Learning program (formerly School-to-Work) for students to gain additional hands-on experience in their chosen career path and earn a paycheck while still attending classes at Ohio Hi-Point.

There are multiple levels a student can be a part of the Work-Based Learning program, and students can choose the level that best fits them and can participate in a short- or long-term internship.

In addition, apprenticeships may also count as points towards graduation. To learn more about this option as a pathway to graduation, please talk with your school counselor.

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Work-Based Learning offers students:

  • On-the-job training

  • Real-world experience

  • A paycheck while learning a trade

  • Networking and mentoring

  • A jump start on a potential careers

  • An easier transition to full-time employment after graduation

One x One Program

OHP is launching a new program for the 2023-24 School Year. Students, after going through an application and interview process, will operate on a one week on, one week off schedule for school and work. Students will report to work each day for one week. Then, the following week, they will report to school each day for one week. We are excited to provide this program to give students additional time in the industry while providing business consistency and training time.

If you're interested in participating in the 1x1 program, please contact Bob Newland at bnewland@ohiohipoint.com.

Program Levels

Eligibility for all programs include: no disciplinary infractions, recommendations from teachers and administrators, and students must have reliable transportation to and from the work site. Students must also be on track to achieve an Ohio High School diploma.

Selection for this program takes place through an application and interview process. In addition, the employer must be registered through the Ohio Apprenticeship Council and complete the district's ELP document.

  • Hours worked during school hours will count toward the apprenticeship program

  • 120 documented hours equals 1 credit, max of 4 credits

A student can begin working at the conclusion of their junior year, and establish a schedule that fits the needs of the employer/sponsor and student.

Advanced Job Placement
Students must obtain a job position by the end of their junior year at an approved work site to begin working their senior year.

Job Shadow/Mentoring Program
Provides opportunities for students to observe work settings, learn the requirements of various jobs, understand the type of work-related tasks required in the chosen career field, and experience the flow of a typical workday. Students may complete these work hours anytime during their time at Ohio Hi-Point.


If you’re interested in learning more about the Experiential Learning Program and how an apprenticeship may also count as points towards graduation, talk to our Work-Based Learning program coordinator, Mr. Newland, or our school counselors, Mrs. Gonglik and Mrs. Gessler.

For Employers

Ohio Hi-Point wants to create lasting partnerships and relationships with community, business, and industry leaders. We aim to create a group of advocates that work together to push our region to the forefront of economic growth. As a business leader, you are a critical component of tackling the workforce needs in our communities. By partnering with education, you become a champion for career planning and preparation, showing our students what success in the field could look like when skill and work ethic are applied to their goals. Join a coalition of businesses teaming up with education to prepare students for successful careers while building a prosperous workforce.

Senate Bill 166

A recently passed piece of legislation, Senate Bill 166, was created to provide additional workforce opportunities to students while benefitting employers providing the learning and mentorship experiences.

Under SB 166, employers participating in the Work-Based Learning program can offer WBL positions to students under 18 and will not be penalized under the Ohio’s Minor Labor Law or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Businesses may also receive a tax credit. The tax credit goes up to $5,000 per student, per year. In addition, businesses may be exempt from workers’ compensation claims if the claim is based on a student’s injury.  

Any employer who is a taxpayer that employs a WBL student as well as provides an experience that is associated with an approved career technical education (CTE) pathway is eligible to receive the benefits of SB 166.

More information on SB 166


Bob Newland
Title: Work-Based Learning Program Coordinator (OHP District)
Email: bnewland@ohiohipoint.com
Phone Number: 937.599.3010 x 1372

Tammy Cooper
Title: Internship Coordinator (OHP-Marysville-ECHS Location)
Email: tcooper@ohiohipoint.com
Phone Number: 937-578-7305