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775 Rathmell Road
Columbus, Ohio 43207
P: (614) 491-8044
F: (614) 491-8323
Career Academy Planning
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We aim to renovate an existing district facility, our previous middle school building, so we can build the best college and career pathways for HLS students. The renovation project will provide at least two College Credit Plus classrooms; four college partner classrooms (during the day, twelve in the evening); six career tech classrooms; a STEM innovation lab; two office spaces; and a commons area that fosters creativity, collaboration, and responsibility.

The College Credit Plus classrooms give students on-campus opportunities to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Hamilton Local has identified logistics and teaching pathways for students as exceptional local opportunities to benefit the students, schools, and community.
The career tech classrooms will provide an authentic workforce curriculum and training. The organization of the campus will enable students to participate in apprenticeships and paid internships, arranged by community partner Obetz Jobs, with local companies and be trained to earn ODE-approved industry credentials for immediate job placement after high school.
The STEM Innovation Lab will give Hamilton students opportunities to develop innovative solutions to everyday problems and issues that perplex the scientific, technology, engineering, and mathematics communities. Providing space and equipment is crucial to their success. Community corporate partnerships will help us equip the lab with tools and material. The effort follows a five-year plan with the goal of transferring our learned best practices to the entire high school campus and providing a full STEM Innovation Campus.

This design will allow us to provide specific, individualized career pathways and eliminate the at-risk student safety net concept. Students will choose this alternate pathway rather than the pathway being chosen for them due to their academic or discipline circumstance. Our Ranger Pathways program will provide all of our middle school and high school students with individualized pathways, with many choosing the non-traditional route based on interest and skills toward a specific career field. Students will choose and own their education, keeping them interested and involved rather than distracted and discouraged.

One of the most important aspects or our plan extends beyond the district campus to our remarkably supportive community, with the help of our community partners. The college partner will not only provide College Credit Plus services to our students but also will give Hamilton Township residents priority opportunities for day and evening college classes on our campus. Our Obetz Jobs partnership provides us access to a fulltime jobs program president and a team that organizes our internships and corporate sponsors, while also ensuring complete business partner participation in developing our curriculum.

In short, the community partnership-driven HLS College and Career EPIC Innovation Campus will allow students and community residents to learn and train for careers in which they will be personally and financially successful, and give Hamilton Local the opportunity to build a STEM lab.

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District Administrative Offices
775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
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Hamilton Township High School 614-491-8044 x1800 614-492-1495 Hamilton Elementary School 614-491-8044 x1300 614-492-1499
Hamilton Middle School 614-491-8044 x1500 614-491-0260 Hamilton Preschool 614-491-8044 x1231 614-491-5564
Hamilton Intermediate School 614-491-8044 x1600 614-492-1059
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