Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
|Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center|
|546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio, (Franklin County), 43215
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Columbus City Schools|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center has three divisions:
- Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School
- Fort Hayes Career Center
- Arts IMPACT Middle School(AIMS)
The school does not offer athletics. However, students can participate on athletic teams at their neighborhood school.
The high school is a magnet alternative school for students interested in an intensive academic and arts curriculum. This curriculum brings the study of arts and academics together through innovative activities. The school day is 30 minutes longer than other Columbus public schools.
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center is a public magnet school located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. It is a part of Columbus City Schools. The school opened in 1976 on the site of Fort Hayes, a military base undergoing closure.
Each year students apply for 180 freshman openings and are selected by lottery. But now if a student goes to Arts IMPACT Middle School, which is on the same campus as Fort Hayes, they can choose to go to Fort Hayes without going through the lottery. All students are enrolled in college preparatory classes and in courses relating to art history, appreciation, performance, creation, and criticism. Students may choose AP classes in biology, calculus, European history, French, Spanish, studio art, English, and music theory.
The Career Center includes 18 intensive one- and two-year programs in the areas of Business, Health, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. Students apply for these programs for the junior and/or senior year and come to the center for half a day from any Columbus Public High School or other high school in Franklin County, Ohio.
A 2007 study by U.S. News and World Report ranked the high school branch of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center amongst the top high schools in the United States. The school was one of the 405 high schools to win a silver medal, ranking it below the 100 schools that won a gold medal and above the 1,086 schools that won a bronze medal. A total of 18,790 high schools were surveyed.
Notes and references
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-02-17.[dead link]
- 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215. http://www.fthayes.com/. URL accessed 17-April-2007.
- "Fort Hayes Metro Education Center High School: Best High Schools". Retrieved 2008-01-10.