Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

UA Schools launching new educational pathways for high school students

Updated March 4, 2024

Upper Arlington Schools is fortunate to have an exceptional high school program that offers a wide variety of opportunities to students. Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year Upper Arlington High School will be launching new educational pathways for students that build on the successes of existing district programs led by UAHS educators and harness partnership opportunities with colleges, universities and organizations locally and across the state.

These new programs would represent a portion of the student’s school day and would continue to allow them to have the Upper Arlington High School experience while gaining college credit, real-world experience and/or professional credentials, offered tuition-free to students. The new programs include:

UC IT Microschool Powered by PAST, in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati

Open to students entering grades 10 and 11

Upper Arlington Schools is thrilled to be the initial partner in Columbus in a revolutionary educational experience that blurs the line between high school, college and the workforce. This pathway will allow students to gain industry credentials as they prepare for high-value careers in information technology.

College Jumpstart in Partnership with Columbus State Community College

Open to students entering grades 11 and 12 

This program will allow students to get a jumpstart on college requirements and graduate high school with 24 college credits — the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree — at no cost through on-site classes in Upper Arlington Schools.

Semiconductor Pathway in Partnership With Columbus State Community College

Open to students in grades 9 through 12

This program will allow students to earn professional credentials for future workforce opportunities as a semiconductor manufacturing technician and can be a jumping-off point for further education for in-demand careers at organizations like Intel. 

Upper Arlington High School’s Teaching Professions Pathway  

Open to students entering grades 9-12

Through this two-year program, students will gain knowledge and experience to pursue a career in education — including opportunities to observe and work in classrooms within the district.

You can find out more about these opportunities in the high school’s 2024-2025 Program of Studies under “Course Descriptions.”

How to express interest

If you are a student, or you have a student, in grades 8 through 11 and are interested in learning more about these programs, please complete this form. This will ensure you will receive additional communications about these options for your student.

Upcoming information sessions

Upper Arlington High School will be hosting three opportunities for students and families to learn more and ask questions about these programs.

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