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Choosing & Finding a School

Columbus City Schools (CCS) Project Connect Program

Provides a variety of services to ensure that identified children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to a free and appropriate public education by removing barriers due to homelessness. Services include school enrollment, school transportation, supplies and more.
(614) 365-5140
ccsoh.us/domain/4177

Great Schools

This website lists school ratings and reviews, as well as provide practical advice and information on raising successful, college-ready kids. Their E-ssential Guide to Assistive Technology provides an overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children.
greatschools.org

Heartland High School

Provides students in recovery from substance use disorders with a recovery-centered education and a safe and supportive environment. Heartland High School is a private school that provide education to students in grades 9-12 and under the age of 22; they award graduates with a state-recognized diploma. Visit the website for contact information.
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 947-1115
heartlandhighschool.org

Metro Schools

The Metro Schools including the Metro Early College High School (MECHS), the Metro Early College Middle School (MECMS), and the Metro Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and prepares Central Ohio students for college.
1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 259-6639
themetroschool.org

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

Supports military-connected children and addresses education challenges associated with military lifestyle. They offer professional development services, educational webinars for parents, and digital resources for families to plan for transitioning schools, mental health challenges, and more.
909 Mountain Lion Circle, Harker Heights, Texas 76548
(254) 953-1923
militarychild.org

Mosaic

Serves high school juniors and seniors from public schools in Franklin County. Students of the humanities program pursue in-depth research projects, engage with the local arts community and earn high school credit. Founded by the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact information.
escco.org/MosaicHumanities-BasedEducationExperience.aspx

New Story Schools

Serves: Students ages 5-21 experiencing social, emotional, educational, and behavioral challenges, Students with autism. 
Provides an academic learning environment with integrated behavior support services. Serves students with the goal of providing each student with the knowledge, skills, and tools for a successful return back to their sending district. Students can be referred by their home district or families can self-refer through the scholarship program. New Story provides small class sizes at schools that maintain Ohio Department of Education (ODE) charters, and offers Ohio high school diplomas. Students receive daily instruction in academics, adaptive behavior, communication, self-care, advocacy, life skills, social skills and more. They also have programs for in-home intervention or behavior consultation, ABA therapy, and a transition program for students over the age of 14. Find locations, program details, and enrollment information online.

  • Columbus: 7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    (614) 602-6473
  • Athens: 5196 Washington Rd, Albany, Ohio 45710
    (740) 249-1887
  • Sandusky: 514 Jackson Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    (614) 602-6473
  • Independence: 600 West Resource Drive, Independence Ohio 44131
    (216) 264-7240
  • Lancaster: 625 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (614) 602-6473

newstoryschools.com

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Community/Charter Schools

Charter or community schools are public schools of choice and operate independently of any school district. Any student eligible to attend public school in the state of Ohio is eligible to attend a charter school. The website provides an overview of community schools, community school report cards and a complete school list including a directory of Dropout Recovery and Prevention Schools.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7058
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Community-Schools

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Family & Community Engagement

Helps parents understand what children are expected to learn in school and how to help them succeed, so families can choose a school for their child, get involved in their child’s learning and get information about learners with special needs and talents.
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Family-and-Community-Engagement/Getting-Involved-with-your-Child-s-Learning

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Ohio School Options

Outlines the school options available in Ohio including, other than public or private schools, open enrollment, career-technical education, College Credit Plus (formerly known as PSEO and Dual Enrollment), community (charter) schools, home schooling, credit flexibility and scholarships.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Education-Options

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) School Report Cards

Parents can look up a district or school in their area and see the performance rating of that school based on state standards.
reportcard.education.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Higher Education (OhioHigherEd)

Their website has information about two-year and four-year programs, credit transfer, ways to help finance college and more. They also offer Ohio callers information on preparation for college, admissions, student financial aid, scholarship information and general facts about enrollment at colleges and universities throughout Ohio; visit their Contact Us page for those contacts.

25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-6000
ohiohighered.org/students
ohiohighered.org/contact-us

U.S. Department of Education College Affordability & Transparency Center

Provides information and tools to compare college tuition and fees, net price, and other characteristics to help students and parents/guardians make an informed decision about college.
collegecost.ed.gov


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