Polaris Facts & Figures


  • Polaris opened in 1975
  • Building Size – 225,000 square feet
  • Acreage – 47 acres
  • Polaris high school programs serve 11th and 12th graders from Berea-Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville High Schools.  Polaris satellite programs include students in grades 7 through 12 in all six associate high schools plus Albion, Center and Olmsted Falls Middle Schools and Middleburg Heights Junior High.  Polaris Adult Education students come from all over Greater Cleveland.

High School/Satellite Program Facts

  • 2015-2016 high school enrollment (Middleburg Heights campus) – 916
  • Number of career-technical programs – 17
  • Number of programs that currently provide students access to college credit – 15
  • Post-secondary education participation – 62%
  • 2015-2016 satellite (high school/middle school) program enrollment – 1,899
  • Select higher education partners – Cuyahoga Community College, Hocking College, Johnson & Wales University, Kent State University, Lorain County Community College, University of Cincinnati
  • New Programs for 2015/2016 – Pre-Engineering (@ Strongsville High School) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway (@ Albion, Center and Olmsted Falls Middle Schools and Middleburg Heights Junior High)

Adult Education Facts

  • Number of adults served on average  – over 8,000 students
  • New Programs and Classes of Interest  – Automotive Service Technician – Job & Career Training program, Office Administration – Job & Career Training program, Introduction to Residential Construction & Maintenance Series, Basic Automotive Technology Series, Business Management & Leadership Series, Web Design Series, Graphic Design Series and Accounting/Payroll/Certified Bookkeeper, Organizational Leadership, Security#, Administrative Professional Package, MCSA, C#, SQL, 3-D Printing, Adobe Captivate, PLC, NEC.
  • Adult Education registration is available 24-7 via www.polaris.edu
  • Did you know?  Polaris provides hundreds of open-enrollment courses and offers customized training services for businesses.
  • Clients & Partners of Polaris Adult Education – Advanced Manufacturing Corp., ArcelorMittal Steel, City of Bay Village, City of North Olmsted, Cleveland Clinic, Darice, Empire Die Casting, General Motors, Hitachi Medical Systems, Interlake Steamship Co., MetroHealth Medical Center, Mr. Rooter, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Ohio Turnpike Commission, Parma City Schools, QSR – Quality Synthetic Rubber, Salvation Army, ScottCare, Southwest General Health Center, Swiger Coil, System Seals,  Univar, University Hospital Systems, and Vitamix.