Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center was among 11 state vocational centers that scored all As on its 2012-2013 career tech education report card.
The CTE report is a first for the 92 career technical districts in Ohio. The report, released Thursday in conjunction with other Ohio school district reporting data, is based on information from the 2011 graduating class.
The report focuses on five components including achievement, prepared for success, graduation, post-program outcomes and federal accountability results.
However, only three components fall under the A-F letter grades. Those are four-year and five-year graduation rates and post-program placement.
For Hi-Point, the percentage of students graduating in four and five years was 95.6, and 97.2, respectively.
Finally, post-program outcomes aim to measure the percentage of students who enter the workforce, military or are enrolled in post-secondary education six months after leaving the school. Hi-Point had 88.6 percent of students obtain post-program placement. The state average was 90.7 percent.
Hi-Point had about a quarter of its students earn industry credentials, compared to the state average of 20 percent.
Of the 2011 Hi-Point graduating class, 67 percent of students earned credits in courses, such as advanced placement and career technical education programs, that qualify for postsecondary or college credit. This is above the state average of 55 percent.
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 OHP.