Q How can I apply?
A Applications can be found in the guidance office of your high school or by clicking here. Click "How to Apply" under the Admissions tab for details on the application process and admission requirements.

Q When should I apply?
A You should apply during your sophomore year and submit your completed application to your school counselor as soon as you choose a program. There is no application fee. Applications are accepted from late November through the summer and are processed over three rounds. Submit your application by early February for Round 1 consideration, mid-March for Round 2 consideration, and through the summer (as space permits) for Round 3 consideration. Students interested in open enrollment to apply to the Career Centers are automatically considered in Round 3 along with applicants who are currently at Junior level status. See your school counselor for specific deadline dates or more information. Remember that many programs fill up fast, so don’t delay!

Q Does it cost to attend Eastland-Fairfield?
A Eastland-Fairfield is an extension of 16 Central Ohio public school districts. There is no tuition as long as you reside in one of our associate school districts. Fees for uniforms vary by program, but everything you buy is yours to keep and use once you’ve graduated.

Q What will my school day be like?
A On an average day, Eastland-Fairfield students spend half of their day in their program lab. Students spend the remainder of the day completing academic coursework. The required courses are determined by the program you choose—and your academic plan for graduation.

Q Will I graduate from Eastland-Fairfield?
A While enrolled in an Eastland-Fairfield program, you remain a student of your high school and will graduate from there. In addition to your diploma, you will also receive a Career & Technical Certificate and a career passport (a portfolio that contains your resume, attendance, career plans, transcript, career & technical program competencies, career goals, and certificates).

Q I heard Career Center students get laptops. Is this true?
A All full-time students attending either Eastland or Fairfield Career Center will have access to a laptop computer to use while enrolled at Eastland-Fairfield.

Q What if I want to participate in activities at my home school?
A We encourage students to be involved in their home school as well as Eastland-Fairfield. We have many students enrolled in our programs that are involved in athletics, clubs, band, or other activities at their home school.

Q Is transportation available?
A Yes! Each associate school district provides bus transportation from your associate high school to the career centers each day. Contact your district’s bus garage for details in your area. Transportation is NOT available to satellite programs housed at area high schools.

Q Are there programs and services for students with special needs?
A Yes! Eastland-Fairfield offers a wide range of educational options for students with special needs. See page 13 of our course catalog for details.

Q How does placement into programs work?
A Applicants are placed into programs when they meet all admission requirements and there is space available in the program. Programs often fill quickly; so it is important to apply early.
All students should be striving for the best GPA and attendance possible during their 9th and 10th grade years.

Q How will I know if I’m accepted?
A You will be notified by your school counselor and by mail at the close of each round of applications if you have been accepted into a career center program. See “When Should I Apply?” for details on each round of application. Status letters will be mailed in late March (Round 1), mid-April (Round 2), and every two weeks beginning in May (Round 3).

Q How can I find out more information?
A Talk to your high school counselor. You can also contact your Eastland-Fairfield representative at 614.836.4530.
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