Career Center Programming
Matthew Misener, Director, Career and College Pathways
Career Center Programming
Under a cooperative program with Columbus Public Schools and Delaware Area Career Centers, Westerville students may take Career-Technical courses taught at career centers located nearby in Columbus and Delaware. In these courses, students learn skills so they can enter a job immediately after high school or continue in college. Students learn by practical, active experiences, similar to those found on the job, as well as by studying classroom theory.
Bus transportation is provided. The buses leave from Westerville North, South and Central High School, Central College Magnet School, Annehurst Elementary School, and Glengary Shopping Center. Students riding the career center bus will need to provide their own transportation to these pick-up points.
Most programs are two-year courses, taken during the 11th and /or 12th grades. Each course meets 3 hours daily and is valued at 3.0 credits a year. Senior-only programs are available to students in 12th grade.
Interested students need to take as many required subjects as possible during the 9th and 10th grades to have time available for these programs during the 11th and 12th grades. It is necessary to submit an application and to be accepted for all programs. Students apply for two-year programs in December-February of the 10th grade. Selection is generally based on high interest and good attendance.
Discover what programs and opportunities each career center has to offer by visiting the links on the right.
Current Career Center Students
COLUMBUS/DELAWARE CAREER CENTER INFORMATION
Transportation Request Form to the Career Centers is now open!
The WCS Career Center Transportation Request Form for the 21-22 school year is now available on our Transportation Website. Please complete this form if you would like to request bus transportation to and from the Career Center next school year.
- Click HERE to complete the online request.
- You WILL need the 6 digit Westerville City School Student ID number for your student in order to complete the request. This is accessible via WCS PowerSchool Portal.
- Requests received after July 23 MAY not be processed in time to allow for transportation to be in place for the beginning of the school year.
- Career Center transportation schedules will be available for review on August 4, 2021.
Yearly Schedule: Career Center students MUST ATTEND either Columbus, Delaware, and/or your Westerville High School when it is in session - even if the other system has a day off. Please visit the respective career center websites for updated 2021-2022 school calendars.
Absence from Career Center: If you are to be absent from your Career Center for any reason (even missing the bus), you are required to call the Career Center for each day of absence. Here are the phone numbers:
Columbus students: Contact your teacher directly
Fort Hayes 614-365-6681
Delaware students: Contact DACC Attendance Office at 1-740-203-2268
Bus Schedules for Career Centers: Students who attend Columbus Career Centers in the morning will need to have their own transportation to a pick-up point. Delaware Career Center students can ride their neighborhood bus to their home high school in the morning and then transfer to the Career Center bus. Find additional bussing information on WCS's Transportation page.
Career Center Questions? Contact your building's Career Center Liaison:
WNHS - Ms. Beebe, 614-797-6220 or email@example.com
WCHS - Mrs. Ackermann, 614-797-6831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WSHS - Mr. Ferguson, 614-797-6022 or email@example.com
Fort Hayes Career Center Information
- Fort Hayes Activity Excuse Letter
The number of excused home school activities is limited to five (5) per year. Submit completed forms at least two days prior to the activity to the career center office.
Career Center Program Information
- Columbus Career Centers Pathway Guide
A brief review of the career tech programs offered at Columbus Downtown High School & Fort Hayes
Career Center Webpages