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.
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.
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
Here are a few frequently asked questions – and answers - about coming to high school at Vantage.
Q: Can I go to college after Vantage?
A: 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
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?
A: YES! Students are encouraged to stay involved in
extracurricular activities at their home school, such as sports, pep band,
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?
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 https://tinyurl.com/yd2yad66 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 vantagecareercenter.com
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 vantagecareercenter.com, 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!