Kelsey Giesler 

Ohio Hi-Point district earns A’s and B’s on report card

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio- Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Career Technical Planning District received three A’s and one B on the 2013-2014 career technical education (CTE) report card.

Ohio Hi-Point’s planning district not only includes the Bellefontaine main campus, but also all career technical education within the partner school districts of Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Graham, Indian Lake, Kenton, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Ridgemont, Riverside, Triad, Upper Scioto Valley, Urbana, Waynesfield-Goshen and West Liberty-Salem.

This is the second year the Ohio Department of Education released CTE report cards for career technical planning districts in Ohio.

The report focuses on six components: achievement, prepared for success, graduation rate, post-program outcomes, federal accountability results and financial data; however, only three categories with four line items fall under the A-F letter grades: achievement, four-year and five-year graduation rates and post-program placement.

In 2015, a new line item of industry credentialing will be added to the report card.

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Technical Planning District received A’s in the four and five-year graduation rates and post-program outcomes, while earning a B in achievement.

The percentage of Ohio Hi-Point students graduating in four years was 96.4 percent, an increase from last year’s 95.6 percent, and 95.3 percent of students graduated in five years, a decrease from last year’s 97.2 percent.

Ninety-one point nine percent of Ohio Hi-Point’s students had post-program placement. The post-program outcomes measures the percentage of students who enter the workforce, military or are enrolled in postsecondary education six months after leaving the school. Ohio Hi-Point’s placement numbers increased from last year’s 88.6 percent.

In terms of industry credentialing, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center measured 37.2 percent of students earned industry credentials.

Ohio Hi-Point was also graded on the level of technical skill attainment, or achievement, of the students. Ohio Hi-Point earned a B with 74.9 percent of students passing assessments that measured the skills and knowledge learned in a career technical program.

Eighty-three point four percent of Ohio Hi-Point students were dual enrolled.

The final component was the federal accountability results, which includes eight targets for the career center to meet, including academic reading and math attainment, placement and graduation rate.  All targets were met by the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.


Kelsey Giesler 

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center begins search for superintendent

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education announced the search procedure to hire a new superintendent for the start of the next school year after Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Price announced his resignation, effective July 31, 2015, at the July Board of Education meeting for the purpose of retirement.

The district school board has designated the search process to occur within the next 60 days with a decision date of November 7, 2014. The new hire begins employment August 1, 2015.

The application deadline is October 15 at 4 p.m. Ohio Hi-Point must receive all materials by this date or applications will not be considered. The search timeline is as follows:

  •  - Application deadline:  October 15, 2014 at 4 p.m.
  •  - Interviews begin:  October 20, 2014
  •  - Reach decision: November 7, 2014
  •  - Begin employment:  August 1, 2015

Visit Ohio Hi-Point’s website at for more information and necessary materials for the application process.

All applications must be sent to Ms. Beth Kennaw, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, 2280 St. Rt. 540, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

About Ohio Hi-Point

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center develops our most valuable resource, people, by providing quality career-technical and academic education programs. Our High School and Satellite Divisions serve juniors and seniors from 14 partner school districts and offer more than 30 career training programs, while our Adult and Continuing Education Division has a strong focus on customized training, providing businesses the training needed to strengthen, and prosper in, the community.


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