Who can attend Auburn Career Center?

Auburn Career Center serves juniors and seniors from over 10 associate school districts. These districts include Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Fairport, Harvey, Kenston, Kirtland, Madison, Perry, Riverside. Online schools, charter schools and private schools may also attend Auburn Career Center if the district they reside in is within our associate school district area. If a student resides outside of our associate school district area, Administrative approval is required.

Auburn Career Center also serves students for sophomore and junior years, in participating associate school districts. Check with your school counselor to determine if your school participates in this Option. 

In addition, a few programs are available to qualifying Lakeshore Compact students. 

When can I apply to attend Auburn Career Center?

The online application portal opens on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year.

How do I apply?

Just complete the Auburn Career Center application through our online application portal

How do I know which program(s) to apply to?

The Auburn Career Center website has information on 23 high school programs available - check out the Auburn Experience section for more information. You will find program videos, program information, 360 degree tours, and so much more! You will also find Recommended Technical Skills suggested for successful completion of the program. Take some time to check these out.

What are the minimum requirements for placement?

A sophomore must be “on track” for graduation and have taken and passed 2 math courses; 2 English courses; 2 science courses and 2 social studies courses by the end of the academic year.

A freshman must be “on track” for graduation and have taken and passed 1 math course; 1 English course; 1 science course and 1 social studies course by the end of the academic year.

What if I have credit deficiencies?

Students who have credit deficiencies will need to enroll in an online course through their associate school or sign up for a summer school course for the course in which they are deficient. See your associate school counselor for assistance. 

What is the deadline for applications?

Priority Deadline: February 2, 2024

General Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024

Late Registration: February 24, 2024 through the first 10 days of school

How are students placed at Auburn Career Center?

Applications received between November 15, 2023 – February 2, 2024 will be considered Priority applications. A randomized selection process will occur and will determine which applicants will be placed in the first 12 seats of each program. 

Those Priority applications NOT placed in the first 12 seats, will automatically be placed into the General Registration applicant pool.

Applications received between February 2 – February 23, 2024 will enter the randomized selection process in order to determine seats #13 - #24. This randomized selection process will also include Priority waitlisted applications. This randomized selection process will occur after the February 23, 2024 deadline.

Applications received after February 23, 2024 will be directed to the Enrollment Office, who will work with students one-on-one in order to discuss available seats and which programs have a waitlist. 

Applications will continue to be accepted through the first ten days of the 2024-2025 school year. Placement in each program will be based on available seats at the time.

The District’s guidelines are to randomly select Sophomore students from our 10 associate schools (as well as online, charter and private school students residing in our partner districts) first for their junior/senior years. The next available seats are randomly selected for qualifying Freshman students from our 10 associate schools (as well as online, charter and private school students residing in our partner districts). Next, applicants applying for one of our Senior Only options are randomized for placement into available seats. If there are still available seats, qualifying students from Lakeshore Compact may participate in the pre-selected programs available.

When will I find out if I have been accepted to Auburn Career Center?

All placement letters will be mailed by the end of February 2024 and will include placement letters, waitlist letters and ineligible letters. 

What happens if I receive a waitlist letter?

If an applicant has been placed on a waitlist and a seat becomes available at a later time, a change in placement email is sent to the student and one parent.

What is the daily schedule at Auburn Career Center?

First-year students attend Auburn Career Center from 8:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. each day. Second-year students attend Auburn Career Center from 10:55 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day.

Do I have to have my own transportation every day?

Transportation is provided by each partner high school. Parking permits are available to both first year and second year students, for $30, once all required information has been completed online. Apprenticeship, Internship, and Open Enrollment students must provide their own daily transportation. 

What does it cost to attend Auburn Career Center?

There is no tuition, however, each career technical program has a program fee of $25 per year. There is also the cost of a program uniform, and in some cases, tool kits. If a student has financial needs and qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the program fee and 2 uniforms will be provided, free of charge. A class set of tools will be provided, also, only to be used in the lab.

Will I earn my high school diploma from Auburn Career Center?

Students can earn three (3) elective credits each year at Auburn Career Center, which are awarded through the associate school. They receive their high school diplomas from their associate high school. A student must have passing grades, good attendance, and demonstrate competencies in the career program to successfully complete their Auburn program. Additionally, a student will create an electronic portfolio during their time at Auburn, which will display various professional and personal accomplishments. 

Can I still go to college if I attend Auburn Career Center?

Auburn Career Center prepares students for a seamless transition from high school to college by providing several opportunities to earn college credit and scholarship money towards a post-secondary education. 

What is the difference between College Credit Plus, CT2 credits and Articulated College Credits?

College Credit Plus, otherwise known as CCP, allows high school students to earn credits through Ohio institutions of high education. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Auburn Career Center currently offers CCP in several of our career-technical programs.

Also known as CT2, the Ohio Career-Technical Credit Transfer Initiative is a response to the Ohio General Assembly (House Bill 66) mandate that commonly agreed-upon, industry-based secondary/adult career-technical coursework receive college credit for parallel courses by state-supported colleges and universities. This is a joint collaborative of the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

An articulation agreement is an agreement between the Auburn Career Center and a college or university. It grants college credit to a student where the material learned in a secondary technical program matches that taught in a college course.

  • Check out a complete list of Auburn articulation agreements by program on our website.

  • Your associate school counselor must send your final transcript to the appropriate college(s).

An Auburn Career Center student can participate in any one or all of these options combined in order to maximize their credits toward college. 

Can I still participate in sports at my home high school?

Since you will still be a student at your home high school when you attend Auburn Career Center, you can continue to participate in your extra-curricular activities, including sports.

What if my parents would like a tour of your school?

If you would like a personal tour of our campus, just contact the Enrollment Department, at (440) 358-8013 to schedule a tour.

What are some of the benefits of attending Auburn Career Center?

Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • With hands-on training, you receive a head start into a career of your choice

  • Receive college credit for program coursework

  • Meet many new friends from surrounding schools

  • Spend half of the school day in your hands-on career-technical program and return to your school or a community college in order to complete your academic graduation requirements. 

  • Earn industry-recognized credentials

  • Participate in extracurricular activities at your associate high school

What skills do I need for each program? 

To help determine which program would align best with your skills, click here: Suggested Skills for Students in Career and Technical Programs-2023.pdf

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