Article: Vantage Hosts Over 900 Sophomores!

Vantage Hosts Over 900 Sophomores!



Over 900 sophomores from our 13 associate school districts came to Vantage on Friday, Jan. 31, for the annual “Sophomore Day”. Each sophomore was given an opportunity to experience two different career technical programs of interest to them.  During each one-hour visit, sophomores participated in hands-on activities, experienced student led demonstrations and connected with employer’s who prepared presentations especially for them. 

The Vantage Carpentry program stepped away from the Paulding County Habitat for Humanity house to give sophomores the opportunity to build a stool using materials and power tools a Carpenter would use. Visitors to the Auto Body program were introduced to careers such as Auto Collision Repair Technician or Metal Fabricator by bending metal to form customized name plates and using professional painting equipment. Health Information Management students led patient data entry demonstrations for sophomores in their custom triage room. Students visiting the Interactive Media program became familiar with Photoshop as they brought images to life using digital enhancing techniques. In Construction Equipment Technology, students were able to operate a backhoe, excavator and other large machinery and in Industrial Mechanics students were able to operate the FANUC robotic systems and electrostatic powder coating station.

This year, sophomores were introduced to the new Sports Exercise Therapy program. Students who chose to visit this program were able to experience activities related to career fields such as, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sport medicine and overall physical rehabilitation of the human body. 

Here are a few frequently asked questions – and answers - about coming to high school at Vantage.

Q:  Can I go to college after Vantage?
Vantage prepares not just career ready students, but also those who are college bound. About 42% of Vantage graduates continue their education immediately after high school graduation at a two or four-year college. Students are urged to check with their school counselor to be sure that all requirements for college entrance are met.

Q: Can I receive college credits through my high school class at Vantage?

A:  YES! Many programs have articulation agreements with local colleges which provide some college credit for Vantage coursework. Some courses are College Credit Plus.

Q:  Can I participate in home school sports and activities?
YES!  Students are encouraged to stay involved in extracurricular activities at their home school, such as sports, pep band, drama, etc. 
  What is the tuition to attend Vantage?

A:  There is NO tuition to attend Vantage. Each program has a fee of $100, which covers the cost of tools, supplies, equipment, and one full uniform. 

Q:  When are applications due at Vantage?

A:  Sophomore and junior students who are considering attending Vantage should be aware that the priority application deadline is March 4, 2020.  Interested students may complete and submit an online application form by using this address to access the application form.  Students may continue to enroll throughout the spring and summer however, first choice programs may already be filled. Visit the Vantage website for complete information

Vantage offers 18 different high school career technical programs. If you have any questions, please talk to your school counselor or call Student Services at Vantage at 419-238-5411 or 1-800-686-3944 ext. 2060. Explore the new Vantage website, like and follow us Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @vccstudents and download our new mobile app for upcoming Vantage events and enrollment times!

We invite all students and parents, as well as associate school staff to join us as we celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month on Monday, February 24, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. All high school and adult education labs will be open for tours. There will be special student led demonstrations and many local employers linked to the program your student is interested in throughout the building. An important Parent Information Session will be held in the Community Room from 6:00 to 6:30 pm designed to answer questions about your student’s career and college opportunities at Vantage. Area restaurants will be onsite @ “A Taste of Vantage” for you to sample their food for a minimal cost, with proceeds going to the Vantage Student Activity Fund. 

Whether you are a sophomore or junior interested in applying in one of our 18 high school programs or a graduating senior looking to further your education within our adult education programs, we hope you can make it to our Open House, Monday, February 24!

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