Pathway to College

Did you know?  Twenty-three Polaris High School programs provide you access to free or reduced cost college credits.  Many of our students begin earning those credits before they ever step foot on a college campus.  In fact, nearly 70% of our students who complete their two-year program pursue higher education.

If you maintain a “B” or above grades you can articulate or test out of post-secondary courses based on your knowledge and skills.  This saves you time and money!

A few of our higher education partners:

Kent StateHocking College
Stark State
Lorain County Community College

College Tech Prep

Beginning August 2013, all Polaris career-technical programs will be designated College Tech Prep.  College Tech Prep programs prepare you for high-skilled technical occupations, while allowing you to earn free college semester hour credit during high school.  Once enrolled in a College Tech Prep program you can choose to enter the workplace after high school or continue your education at a two- or four-year college or university.  College Tech Prep programs require that you maintain a “B” average in your career-technical program and pass Algebra II.  Call 440.891.7640 or visit http://www.techprep4u.com/partnership/students-parents/articulation-agreements.htm for additional information.

Career Technical Assurance Guides  (CTAG)

Students who successfully complete specified high school technical programs are eligible to receive technical credit at Ohio’s public community colleges or universities. Review the college credit you may be eligible to receive. https://transfercredit.ohio.gov

Contact Ned Barnett, Counselor, at nbarnett@polaris.edu, 440.891.7640 or Renee Wargo, Counselor, at rwargo@polaris.edu, 440.891.7724 with additional questions.