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HIGH SCHOOL CATALOG 2021-2022

Discover Your Future!


Once you’ve seen our programs, you’re encouraged to apply online at www.polaris.edu/register. Applications will not be reviewed until February 2021. Acceptance into Polaris programs will be based on each student’s Polaris Success Rubric score. Enrollment is limited - apply early if you are interested in a specific program. Applications will continue to be accepted until the start of next school year on a space-available basis.

Polaris Board of Education Dr. Neal Postel Berea City School District

Mr. Joe Bertrand Olmsted Falls City School District

Mr. James Oper Brooklyn City School District

Mr. Greg Surtman Olmsted Falls City School District

Mr. Matt Hrubey Fairview Park City School District

Ms. Michelle Bissell Strongsville City School District

Mr. Thomas R. Herbster North Olmsted City School District

District Administration Mr. Robert Timmons Superintendent

Mr. Mike Robinson Treasurer

About Polaris Polaris provides real-world career-technical education in a high-tech learning environment. At Polaris, you can begin earning college credit before you ever step foot on a college campus - saving time and money. In addition, many Polaris programs provide you with access to industry certifications which open many doors to employment. After graduation, you can go directly into the workforce or capitalize on those college credits by continuing your education at a two- or fouryear school. All Polaris labs and classrooms have been completely renovated and feature the latest technology and training in a practical setting. Come DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE! It’s easy to apply! Do you already know what Polaris program you want? Visit www.polaris.edu/register and apply TODAY!

Enrollment Process – In December, you will participate in virtual sophomore visitations – a great chance to meet our teachers and get a quick introduction to our programs. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore Polaris in a virtual, 3-D setting. These virtual tours, which are currently in development, will allow you to experience our programs like never-before – from a computer or mobile device and from the safety of your own home!

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Stay Connected through Google Classroom! We have created Google Classroom accounts for each high school allowing you to interact with our teachers and enrollment staff. You can join your high school Google Classroom to complete forms, view pre-recorded enrollment/teacher messages and much more! See list with codes below and get connected TODAY! Berea-Midpark High School Brooklyn High School Fairview High School North Olmsted High School Olmsted Falls High School Strongsville High School

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Open Houses You’re invited to visit Polaris in smaller group settings beginning in January of 2021. These open house events will allow you to explore our labs and classrooms in-person and meet with our instructors. Each event will run from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Below are those events and dates: • Berea-Midpark Titans Night at Polaris Tuesday, January 12 • Brooklyn Hurricanes Night at Polaris Wednesday, January 13 • Fairview Warriors Night at Polaris Thursday, January 14 • North Olmsted Eagles Night at Polaris Tuesday, January 19 • Olmsted Falls Bulldogs Night at Polaris Wednesday, January 20 • Strongsville Mustangs Night at Polaris Thursday, January 21 Questions? Contact the Polaris Enrollment Office at 440.891.7732 or ccrisler@ polaris.edu with additional questions.

COVID-19 Update Thank you for considering Polaris Career Center. We are committed to the health and well-being of all students, faculty and staff. We have implemented important health and safety protocols that help ensure a safer learning environment. Please note that school schedules may be subject to change, due to additional COVID19 social distancing requirements. Please visit www.polaris.edu/updates for the latest information.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Career-Technical Programs (Middleburg Heights Campus)

2019-2020 Students of the Year Sarah Eifel and Lydia Rabne

Aeronautics................................................................................................. 4 Automotive Technology.............................................................................. 5 Baking & Pastry Arts.................................................................................. 6 Business Professional & Office Technology.............................................. 7 Computer Networking Academy................................................................ 8 Construction Trades................................................................................... 9 Cosmetology............................................................................................. 10 Criminal Justice........................................................................................ 11 Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management............................................... 12 Dental Assisting........................................................................................ 13 Digital Art & Design.................................................................................. 14 Emergency Medical Technician/Fire Training......................................... 15 Exercise Science & Rehab Therapy......................................................... 16 Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning................................................... 17 Medical Professions................................................................................. 18 Pre-Nursing.............................................................................................. 19 Precision CNC Machining......................................................................... 20 Welding Technology.................................................................................. 21

Special Admissions Programs

Building Services & Ground Maintenance............................................... 22 Deli & Food Production............................................................................ 23

High School Job Training Programs

Community Work Experience................................................................... 24 Employability Skills Lab........................................................................... 25 Retail Services.......................................................................................... 25 Transition to Employment........................................................................ 25

High School Satellite Programs

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Biomedical Science.................................................................................. 27 Engineering............................................................................................... 28 Broadcasting & Video Production............................................................ 29 Marketing & Entrepreneurship................................................................ 30

PLTW Middle School Satellite Programs........................................ 31 PLTW Gateway: App Creators, Medical Detectives, Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics Enrollment/General Information...................................................... 32 College Information.................................................................................. 33 Industry Credential Information............................................................... 34 Adult Education Information ................................................................... 35

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AERONAUTICS Career Options Flight Attendant Airport Maintenance Baggage Handler Sales Representative Ticket Agent Ground Attendant Air Cargo Handler

Future Opportunities with Further Education

Your career opportunities will soar in the Polaris Aeronautics program. Developed in collaboration with Kent State University, the Aeronautics program focuses on six areas of concentration: • Aeronautical Studies • Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology • Air Traffic Control

• Aviation Management • Flight Technology • Drone Operations

Aeronautical Studies is designed to give you a broad understanding of the aviation profession, including safety and security, airport management, aviation weather and flight theory.

Aviation Management prepares you for administrative and managerial careers in aviation. Aviation Management will give you exposure to both the technical and business side of the aviation industry.

Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology will prepare you to enter the field of aeronautical engineering and technology, providing a pathway to the manufacturing and production sectors of aviation.

Flight Technology is the pilot training portion of the Aeronautics program, including exposure to professional flight and ground instruction and commercial and instrument flight operations. Flight Technology provides theory and “hands-on” training in a flight simulator.

Air Traffic Control instruction includes theory and practical lab-based work in managing aircraft traffic both on the ground and in the air.

Drone Operations will provide instruction on the regulations and flight operations of commercial drones. You will develop your skills with real-world flying experience with local businesses.

“What makes Polaris and the Aeronautics program so great is that it’s a great environment with hands-on learning. In the program we are taught multiple subjects within the umbrella of Aeronautics, such as, being a mechanic, pilot and air traffic controller.” —Jacob Lambert, Olmsted Falls High School

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Air Traffic Controller Meteorologist Pilot Airport Operations Manager Aviation Mechanic Avionics Technician Aviation Photographer Airline Manager/Executive Aerospace Engineer Flight School Instructor

High School Credit Junior Year Aeronautics: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Aeronautics: 2.0 Physics: 1.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Upon successful completion of this program, you are eligible to take the written portion of the private pilot’s license and your FAA sUAS 107 Drone Pilot certificate.


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Career Options Independent Service Garage Technician Auto Dealership Service Department Team Member (i.e. Service Writer) Specialty Shop Employee Department Store Auto Service Center Technician Tire Center Employee Local and State Highway Service Garage Mechanic Auto Parts Store Employee Service Center Apprentice

High School Credit Junior Year Automotive Technology: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Automotive Technology: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications ASE Student Auto Brakes ASE Student Electrical Systems ASE Student Engine Performance ASE Student Heating & Air Conditioning ASE Student Engine Repair ASE Suspending & Steering

Hybrids, electric engines, satellite navigation…the automotive profession is changing rapidly - the average car has six to thirty-six computers managing everything from traction control to the anti-lock braking system (ABS). Today’s Auto Technicians are high-tech master diagnosticians facing components and repairs unheard of a generation ago. In this program, you will learn the skills needed to diagnose, repair and maintain all types of automobiles, trucks and SUVs. The Automotive Technology program integrates hands-on training with academic studies allowing you to get a head

start on your college education. Successful completers of this program may earn credit from Cuyahoga Community College as well as ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. In addition, students who excel in the Automotive Technology program may obtain a paid internship during the summer of their junior year in an auto dealership through the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) program.

“What makes this program so great is the teacher, Mr. Y and the way he teaches the class. He puts every student before himself. He treats you as an adult.” —Garrett Kellogg, Strongsville High School

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BAKING & PASTRY ARTS Career Options Food Service Professional Baker Pastry Cook Assistant Pastry Chef Manager Barista Wedding Cake Designer Chocolatier

Future Opportunities with Further Education Head Baker Pastry Chef Pastry Shop/Bakery Manager Pastry Shop/Bakery Owner Hospitality Management Food Consultant/Designer

High School Credit Junior Year Baking & Pastry Arts: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Baking & Pastry Arts: 3.0

Potential College Credit

The Baking & Pastry Arts program is seeking artistic, creative and enthusiastic young foodies who are interested in a culinary career that will test the limits of their skills, knowledge and passion. Baking & Pastry Arts embraces both the oldest culinary discipline, baking, along with some of the most innovative and cutting edge techniques in the profession. This two-year program will prepare you for a profession in baking and pastry and a career in the food and beverage industry, by helping you build a foundation of basic culinary knowledge and culinary skills. From bread production to chocolates and candies, you will learn the ABCs of food and food preparation.

The Polaris bakery serves the public giving students an opportunity to put their customer service skills to the test. Students prepare baked goods to sell in the student-run bakery, Indulge, giving them experience in the production of a variety of baked creations. This real life experience prepares students for their future in the hospitality industry.

“The Baking & Pastry Arts program at Polaris is top notch! Polaris is an amazing way to meet new friends and have fun while learning skills that will prepare you for your future. I’m also extremely lucky to have an awesome teacher like Chef Hoegler.” —Brianna Luonuansuu, Brooklyn High School

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*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications ServSafe Food Handler ServSafe Food Manager OSHA 10-Hour


BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL & OFFICE TECHNOLOGY Career Options Administrative Assistant Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk General Business/Office Assistant Data Entry Customer Service Representative Human Resources/Benefits Administrator Billing Clerk Office Manager Corporate Office Accounting/Finance/Payroll/ Bookkeeper Administrative Offices of Local/State Government Insurance/Claims Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant Banker/Teller

High School Credit Junior Year Business Professional & Office Technology: 2.5 Finance: .5 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Business Professional & Office Technology: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications: Word Core, Word Expert, Excel Core, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook

Business professionals are in demand and this program will give you the opportunity to develop an understanding of current business concepts and practices. While learning the latest office management skills, you will become proficient in Microsoft Office, computer operations, business communications, Internet research, data entry, customer service, employability skills and professionalism. Business courses include: business foundations, finance foundations, office management, management principles and strategic entrepreneurship. You will work on simulated real-world projects as you learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. A career in business is not always straightforward so there are more opportunities for specialization than in most other fields. Choose a specialization that fits your personality and career goals. Students in this program can earn 20+ college credits.

Business professionals need to have strong technical and interpersonal skills, work well in a team environment, exhibit good work ethics and have strong management skills. Office environments are becoming more automated due to rapid growth of technology and students need to be able to meet this challenge with strong technical skills. You will have the opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

“The people and teacher make this program so great. Coming to school every day knowing I will enjoy every minute makes this experience so great. This program is going to help me expand my resume and learn to become more professional.” —Valerie Sanek, Strongsville High School

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COMPUTER NETWORKING ACADEMY Career Options Technical Customer Support Data Center Technician IT Support Tech Windows Systems Engineer Help Desk Analyst LAN Administrator IT Technical Support Specialist Service Desk Technician Desktop Support Incident Handler Web Developer Network Engineer Computer Network Technician Network Security Analyst

High School Credit Junior Year Computer Networking Academy: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Computer Networking Academy: 3.0

College Credit

The Computer Networking Academy at Polaris Career Center offers the latest in technology and instruction which will prepare you for the high wage, high demand fields of computer networking, programming and cybersecurity. The Computer Networking Academy is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of IT concepts including networking, programming and security. In addition to the opportunity to earn up to 24 college credits, students will also prepare for industry certification exams offered by Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco. Upon graduation, students may choose one of the following college or career paths: continue taking courses at a 2-year college to complete their Associate’s Degree;

apply their college credits to a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree program; complete additional training to obtain advanced industry certifications; or use their experience and industry credentials to launch their career in Information Technology. In addition to their coursework, students will participate in classroom activities and community partnerships aimed at developing crucial business and leadership skills.

“This program teaches you so many valuable things about technology. You explore different skills and professions in IT. I will graduate with multiple certifications and skills to help me get a better job after high school.” —Kayla Metzger, North Olmsted High School

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Students who successfully complete this program can earn up to 24 college credits.

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit agreements.

Potential Certifications Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) CompTIA Cisco


CONSTRUCTION TRADES Career Options Carpenter Concrete Mason Electrician Plumber Roofer

Future Opportunities with Further Education Company Owner Professional Builder Estimator Construction Foreman Construction Superintendent Construction Manager Building Inspector Building Manager Architect/Engineer

High School Credit Junior Year Construction Trades: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Construction Trades: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Forklift Operator License (5-year) National Carpentry Level 1 and 2 OSHA 30-Hour

Come to Polaris and build a career with a solid foundation. Explore a profession where teamwork, commitment and precision combine to form the construction industry. If you have an interest in building structures and have a willingness to work with others, you might want to consider the Construction Trades program. Students with solid math and reading skills, mechanical ability and spatial perception can be very successful in this field. Construction Trades teaches you how to maintain, repair, construct and remodel buildings in a real-world, practical setting. The program includes the fundamentals of blueprint reading, site preparation and hands-on training in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, roofing, machining, electrical wiring and site layout. During the junior year, students learn how

to safely use power tools associated with the construction industry. Junior students will also earn a 30-hour OSHA card. During the senior year, students will learn how to install electrical, plumbing and interior finishes. Senior students will take field trips throughout the year to construction-related businesses in the area.

“The Construction Trades program at Polaris is great because it has a lot of resources and teaches you about carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical in a hands-on setting.” —Justin Christ, North Olmsted High School

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COSMETOLOGY Career Options (State license required) Full-Service Cosmetologist Hair Stylist Color Technician Chemical Texture Specialist Haircutting Specialist Esthetician Nail Technician

Future Opportunities with Further Education Salon Owner/Manager Cosmetology School Instructor Inspector – State Board of Cosmetology Cosmetology School Owner Platform Artist Equipment Sales

High School Credit Junior Year Cosmetology: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Cosmetology: 3.0

Cosmetology presents many tremendous career opportunities for students who have an eye for beauty and enjoy working with people. Salons across the country are busier than ever and offer thousands of opportunities for licensed cosmetologists. Today’s hottest growth areas include spa treatments, skin care, nail care and innovative color techniques. The cosmetology training you receive at Polaris Career Center will allow you to be on the cutting edge of all salon services.

Potential College Credit

In the Cosmetology program, you will learn to care for hair, skin and nails and create style and beauty. This course incorporates extensive hands-on experience using mannequins and live models. Computer skills are stressed as they relate to the business aspects of the cosmetology industry. This instruction, plus the practical experience obtained in the new Salon Allure, qualifies you to take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology exam. During your junior and

OSHA 10-Hour Upon successful completion of this program and 1,500 hours, students are eligible to take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology exam.

senior year, you are required by the State to complete 1500 classroom/lab hours and earn a total of four academic credits. Three of these credits are earned through the math and English graduation requirements at your associate school. The fourth credit MUST be in anatomy, biology or chemistry. You must maintain good attendance, pass all academic classes and each semester of Cosmetology theory and lab to qualify to take the State exam.

“I really enjoy Polaris because it sets me up to have a career opportunity right after high school. I also think that it’s great because I have learned a lot of beneficial information about my future career.” —Cheyenne Gross, Olmsted Falls High School

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Certifications


CRIMINAL JUSTICE Future Opportunities with Further Education Local Law Enforcement Officer State Law Enforcement Officer Federal Law Enforcement Officer Crime Scene Investigator Forensic Specialist Communications Specialist

High School Credit Junior Year Criminal Justice: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Criminal Justice: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Certified Protection Officer APCO Telecommunicator 1 (911 Dispatcher) First Aid/CPR Individual Chemical Repellant Spray FEMA – Incident Command System (ICS) FEMA – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Ohio Department of Corrections Provision Certification

“To serve and protect”…this phrase will take on a new meaning when you enroll in the Criminal Justice program. This profession constantly demands thorough and up-to-date training for professional law enforcement personnel. The Criminal Justice program at Polaris Career Center is committed to providing you with the quality education and training needed to perform effectively in a wide variety of career positions within the criminal justice field. You will be trained in the enforcement of the law and the protection of life and property in both the public and private sectors. Dressed in uniforms, you will assist Polaris Career Center, associate schools and the community at special events. Successful completion of this program may also lead to certification as a Certified Protection Officer and 911 Dispatcher.

As a Criminal Justice student, you need to be physically fit, honest, respectful, caring and have good judgment. You should also be able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision. All students in this program must successfully pass a drug screen.

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CULINARY ARTS & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Career Options Chef Caterer Cook Dietary Assistant Institutional Kitchen Employee Host/Hostess Waiter/Waitress Server

High School Credit Junior Year Chef Training: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Chef Training: 3.0

Potential College Credit

Are you creative? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you thrive in a team environment? If so, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management might be your recipe for success. The restaurant and hospitality industry is looking for the country’s best young people to be its future stars. Restaurant and hospitality, a $1 trillion industry, creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs each year with enormous advancement opportunities and earning potential for those who have the right skills and attitude. The Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management program at Polaris is affiliated with ProStart. ProStart, a program administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), is a nationwide system of high school restaurant and foodservice courses linked with on-the-job experiences. This state-of-the-art program opens the door to many opportunities including industry certifications, college credit and college scholarships. As a ProStart program, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management is a two-year certification course that

provides you with basic culinary essentials and foodservice management skills including customer relations, cost controls, basic accounting principles, marketing, purchasing, inventory, teambuilding skills and communications. All of these skills are developed and refined in the new class-managed restaurant, Savour, and taught by an award-winning instructor. Also, students may compete in culinary and management based events that can lead to additional scholarships and potential employment opportunities.

“We learn to stay focused, dedicated and disciplined here all while working towards achieving our goal and having fun while doing it.” —Richard Norman, Olmsted Falls High School

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ProStart credit may transfer into college credit depending on which college you choose to attend. The amount of credit awarded depends on the college or university and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications ServSafe Food Handler ServSafe Food Manager OSHA 10-Hour ProStart Certificate of Achievement


DENTAL ASSISTING Career Options (as a Certified Dental Assistant) General Chairside Assistant Endodontic Assistant Orthodontic Assistant Pedodontic Assistant Periodontic Assistant Oral Surgery Assistant Prosthodontic Assistant Hygiene Assistant Hospital Dental Clinic Assistant Dental Lab Technician Circulatory Assistant Sterilization Assistant Insurance Manager Business Office Manager/Receptionist

Future Opportunities with Further Education Dental Hygienist (RDH) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Dental Sales Representative Doctor of Dental Surgery – Dentist Dental Equipment Repair Technician

High School Credit Junior Year Dental Assisting: 2.5 Technology: .5 Anatomy & Physiology: 1.0

High School Credit Senior Year Dental Assisting: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Certified Ohio Dental Assistant First Aid/CPR Dental Radiology Certification

No trip to the dentist office would be the same without a highly trained dental assisting staff. As a Dental Assisting student, you will learn to work chairside with the dentist in the care and treatment of patients. Along with the basic dental laboratory procedures, you will learn dental terminology, the use of instruments and equipment, x-ray procedures, preparation of dental materials and dental office management skills. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, you will find the Dental Assisting program to be a rewarding experience.

Upon completion of this program, you are eligible to take the Certified Ohio Dental Assisting Exam to hold the title of CODA (Certified Ohio Dental Assistant), to become Dental Radiology Certified and receive your CPR certification.

“The Dental program is a great opportunity and hands-on learning experience where you meet great people along the way. It is preparing me for the future and keeps me on the right path.” —Nimeh Salti, North Olmsted High School

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DIGITAL ART & DESIGN Career Options Animator Production Artist Design Assistant Layout Artist Studio Apprentice Printer’s Apprentice Photographer’s Assistant Photo Lab Assistant Multimedia Technician Museum/Gallery Worker Advertising Salesperson Web Designer

Future Opportunities with Further Education Advertising Designer Publications Designer Production Artist Illustrator Graphic Designer Fashion Illustrator Interior Designer Photographer Multimedia Specialist

High School Credit Junior Year Digital Art & Design: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year

You are creative and artistic. You are looking for a profession where you can apply your talents. Look no further than a career in digital art & design. From logos and ads, to commercials and websites, graphic design appears in many media forms. This program attracts aspiring artists with various talents and multimedia skills who come together to learn the techniques needed in this industry and the corporate world. In the Digital Art & Design program, you will study commercial art and advertising design. You will learn design fundamentals, layout, graphic drawing and production techniques, Web page

design, computer animation and three-dimensional design. Working on iMac computer systems, you also gain hands-on experience in integrating audio and video production.

“What makes this program great is that it gives me the opportunity to pursue a career I know I will enjoy. It gives me the chance to see what the career field I am going into really looks like.” —Jada Woods, Brooklyn High School

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Digital Art & Design: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Training Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign


EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/FIRE TRAINING Career Options Emergency Medical Technician (EMT prerequisite to Paramedic training) Emergency Medical Dispatcher Emergency Room Assistant Private Ambulance Fire Department EMT and Firefighter Military Corpsman

Future Opportunities with Further Education Paramedic Registered Nurse Physician Physician’s Assistant Emergency Management Worker Hazardous Materials Team Specialist Fire Safety Inspector Fire Investigator Airport Emergency Management

High School Credit Junior Year EMT/Fire Training: 2.5 Technology: .5 Anatomy & Physiology: 1.0

High School Credit Senior Year EMT/Fire Training: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications APCO 911 Dispatch (Police, Fire and EMS) First Aid/CPR OSHA 10-Hour EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Firefighter I & II National Incident Management Systems 100c & 700b

Are you resourceful? Are you quick on your feet? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? Do you have an interest in a medical, public safety, dispatching or fire service career? If so, a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or a Firefighter might be just what the doctor ordered. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed to provide you with the Department of Transportation Emergency Medical Technician curriculum which is a combination of lecture and practical skills. You will participate in shadowing experiences with local emergency rooms and local fire department rescue squads. The curriculum includes basic anatomy, foundations of fire and EMS, medical terminology, vital signs, patient assessment and medical report writing. Upon completion, you will (provided you meet all requirements of the program) take the National Registry EMT Exam which is the certifying exam for the state of Ohio.

The 260-hour Firefighting course provides the highest level of fire training that is required in the state of Ohio. You will learn all aspects of firefighting. Upon completion, you will (provided you meet all requirements of the program) take the state certifying exam. Successful completion of this program may also lead to certification as a 911 Entry Level Dispatcher. This program is offered in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College. During the second year of this course, students must provide their own transportation to the Tri–C Public Safety Training Academy. *Students MUST be 16 years old by August 1 to enter this program.

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EXERCISE SCIENCE & REHAB THERAPY Career Options Positions are available for qualified employees in: Health centers Hospitals Nursing care facilities Athletic organizations Certified Personal Trainer (upon obtaining certificate)

Future Opportunities with Further Education Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/ Paramedic Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Physical Therapy Assistant Physical Therapist Radiology Technician Certified Personal Trainer Certified Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine Physician

High School Credit Junior Year Exercise Science & Rehab Therapy: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Exercise Science & Rehab Therapy: 2.0 Science: 1.0

Potential College Credit

You strive to promote healthy living. You have a desire to help people meet their performance goals. You are interested in physical therapy. This program will open the door to the exciting field of sports medicine. While in this program, you will learn the basics of preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise. Exercise Science & Rehab Therapy

is designed to prepare students to transition to college and pursue a career in the athletic training, fitness or health care fields.

“This program is not only a stepping stone but the first stepping stone towards my career. Attending Polaris gives you the opportunity to experience the career you think you want to be involved in before spending thousands of dollars at college.” —Bailey Sharp, Olmsted Falls High School

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Certifications First Aid/CPR OSHA 10-Hour NASM – Certified Personal Trainer Physical Therapy Aide


HEATING, VENTILATING & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) Career Options HVAC Repair Technician Parts Representative Maintenance Worker Service Technician Installer Salesperson

Future Opportunities with Further Education Service Manager General Manager Superintendent of Maintenance Crew Business Owner Engineer

High School Credit Junior Year Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit agreements.

Certifications Forklift Operator License (5-year) ESCO Environmental Protection Agency 608 ESCO Refrigeration System exam OSHA 10-Hour

Some may call us an HVAC Technician. We like to think of ourselves as Comfort Engineers. This cool profession is heating up year round. After all, what would we do in Cleveland without heat in the winter? And what would Miami be like without air conditioning? The HVAC program teaches you the skills you need to service and install temperature, humidity and air quality control systems in both commercial and residential settings. HVAC systems consist of many mechanical, electrical and electronic components such as motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats and switches. Technicians must be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout the entire system. Students enrolled in this

program learn to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair residential and commercial comfort control systems. This class offers the opportunity to work on gas and electric furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and more.

“I love coming to Polaris because the learning is endless. Every day I leave, I know I just learned something new. The HVAC program is a great class to attend. From the great teacher, to the hands-on activities, you couldn’t ask for much more.” —Connor Sweeney, Olmsted Falls High School

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MEDICAL PROFESSIONS Career Options Positions are available for qualified employees in: Physicians’ Offices Hospitals Ambulatory Care Centers Extended Care Facilities Insurance Companies

Future Opportunities with Further Education Laboratory Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Assistant Physician Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomist Registered Nurse Respiratory Therapist/Assistant Radiographic Technician Sterilization Technician Ultrasound Technician

High School Credit Junior Year Medical Professions: 3.0 Technology: .5

You enjoy multitasking. You have a caring personality. You work well under pressure. You might want to consider a career in the medical field. Modern technology and medicine have added years to people’s lives and have improved their quality of life. As a result, the healthcare industry is one of the major growth areas in employment. As a Medical Professions student, you will learn to perform routine administrative and clinical procedures to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists running smoothly. In addition, you will receive hands-on instruction in providing nursing care in skilled nursing facilities and/or hospitals.

Medical Professions 2.0 Science: 1.0

You will also be given the opportunity to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Coursework includes instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, medical terminology, office procedures, medical records, laboratory skills and personal healthcare.

Potential College Credit

*Please note: students applying to this program will be placed in either Medical Professions or Pre-Nursing based on their transcript and other criteria.

State Tested Nursing Assistant First Aid/CPR OSHA 10-Hour

“Polaris is an amazing place that allows you to learn the basic medical skills in the best way possible. This program prepares you for the real medical world in a way where you can come out of high school with a great understanding for your career.” —Jon Siudowski, Olmsted Falls High School

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High School Credit Senior Year

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*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications


PRE-NURSING Future Opportunities with Further Education BSN (Bachelors Degree in Nursing) Laboratory Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Assistant Nurse Practitioner Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomist Physician Registered Nurse Respiratory Therapist/Assistant Radiographic Technician Sterilization Technician Ultrasound Technician

High School Credit Junior Year Pre-Nursing: 2.5 Technology: .5 Chemistry: 1.0

High School Credit Senior Year Pre-Nursing: 2.0 Science: 1.0

Potential College Credit Anatomy and Physiology (potential College Credit Plus) Nursing I and II Medical Terminology

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Certified Medical Assistant State Tested Nursing Assistant First Aid/CPR OSHA 10-Hour

Successful nurses are compassionate caregivers, effective communicators, team-players, lifelong learners and patient advocates. Explore this fast-paced, rewarding career and become part of something special! Nurses are the backbone of every hospital, doctor’s office and clinic – they provide vital patient care and are the unsung heroes of every practice….and they’re in-demand like never before! As a Pre-Nursing student, you will learn to monitor patients’ conditions and assess their needs to provide the best possible care and support; observe and interpret patients’ symptoms and communicate them to physicians; collaborate with

physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients; perform routine procedures (blood pressure measurements, administering injections, etc.); and many other important responsibilities. All of this will take place in our new state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. *Please note: students applying to this program will be placed in either Medical Professions or Pre-Nursing based on their transcript and other criteria.

“This program is the perfect fit for me because of the hands-on learning experience as well as the group activities that keep us engaged. This program has given me a real feel of what it is like to be a part of the medical field.” —Stephanie Shrum, Brooklyn High School

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PRECISION CNC MACHINING Career Options Precision Machine Apprentice Tool and Die Apprentice Mold Maker Apprentice Machine Operator CNC Operator CNC Programmer Machine or Tool Room Supplies Salesperson

High School Credit Junior Year Precision CNC Machining: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Precision CNC Machining: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Explore a world where imagination, automation and manufacturing meet to form the exciting field of precision machining. Join this innovative, high-tech career and secure your future in a highdemand/high wage profession. Feel the satisfaction of making your own components from concept to completion using state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control (CNC) production technology and equipment. Whether machining components for the aerospace, automotive or medical industries, you will enjoy this self-satisfying profession. You will utilize a laptop loaded with CAM software to create 2D and 3D models. These models are then manufactured using fully-automated CNC machines as well as conventional machining applications. In addition, you will use Tooling-U, an online virtual resource, to compliment this exciting curriculum.

During this two-year program, you can earn nationally recognized certification from the National Institute of Metal Forming Skills (NIMS). During the second year, you may be placed in a part-time position at a member company; hours worked may apply toward an apprenticeship. This program is a practical step in acquiring a two- or four-year technical degree.

“Polaris has given me opportunities that will help me in college and the workforce. This class is very productive and helpful for students wanting to become a machinist.” — Tyler Houghton, Strongsville High School

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Available Level I Performance Credentials: Precision Layout Drill Press Vertical Milling Precision Surface Grinding Turning Between Centers Turning Chucking CNC Milling CNC Turning


WELDING TECHNOLOGY Career Options Production Welder Welder/Fitter Robotic Technician Inspector Welding Foreman Welding Technician Equipment Salesperson

Future Opportunities with Further Education Welding Engineer Welding Inspector Robotics Technician Welding Teacher Welding Shop Manager Owner of Welding Business Equipment Salesperson Fabrication Shop Owner Welding Instructor

High School Credit Junior Year Welding Technology: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Welding Technology: 3.0

Potential College Credit

*See your Polaris counselor for more information on college credit opportunities for this program.

Certifications Forklift Operator 5-Year License D1.1 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3G, 4G D1.1 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P 3G, 4G D1.1 Fluxcore Arc Welding-G 3G, 4G Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3F Mild Steel Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3F Aluminum Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3F Stainless

Other Possible Certifications American Society Mechanical Engineering 6G 2-inch and 6-inch SMAW - GTAW American Petroleum Institute 6G in 6-inch SMAW

Nothing sparks the imagination like a welding torch. The pulse of welding beats strongly in the 21st century according to the American Welding Society. Welding has an impressive track record in technology and process advancements. Because of its strength, welding is used to construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, spacecraft and thousands of other manufactured products. Welding is used to join beams when constructing buildings, bridges and other structures. The Polaris Welding Technology program will teach you the fundamentals of welding, the most common way of permanently joining metal parts, and the processes used to fabricate metal. You will receive training in gas, arc,

fluxcore and MIG and TIG welding. Along with blueprint reading and welding symbols, you will also learn how to use a grinder, drill, plasma arc cutter, burning torch, arc welding machines and more.

“Polaris provides job opportunities to get into the trades. Welding especially is skill based, which means if you are good enough and willing to learn, you can get a job before you leave high school.” — Christopher Cassano, Berea-Midpark High School

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BUILDING SERVICES & GROUND MAINTENANCE

Special Admissions Program (Counselor Recommendation Only)

Skills Outside Lawn Care • Push mower operation • Edging • Weed eating • Leaf blowing Building Care • Floor care and cleaning • Wall care and cleaning • Mechanical floor machine operations • Chemical safety and care

Building Maintenance • Basic drywall installation and repair • Basic electrical wiring and fixture repair • Operation of small power tools • Basic plumbing repair External Building Care • Small utility vehicle operation • Zero-turn mower operation • Tow motor training and certification

Career Options Carpenter’s helper Electrician’s helper General custodial worker General ground keeping Light maintenance worker Lawn maintenance Plumber’s helper

Future Opportunities with Further Education

Do you enjoy making repairs around the house? Do you have an interest in maintenance? If so, the Building Services & Ground Maintenance program might be a perfect fit. Building Services & Ground Maintenance is a multi-skill program that teaches the fundamentals of building and ground maintenance. Instruction will emphasize the skills necessary for you to be competitive for employment in this industry. You will be trained in the basics of carpentry, electricity, plumbing, drywall installation, custodial services, lawn care, lawn equipment operation and other power tools. In addition, you will practice safe work habits and learn job site procedures.

Custodial Supervisor Lawn Care Supervisor Maintenance Engineer Property Manager Salesperson

High School Junior Credit Building Services & Ground Maintenance: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Senior Credit Building Services & Ground Maintenance: 3.0

Certifications

“I like the teacher and this class because it provides you with the skills you need to work in the field.” —Ryan Perry, Berea-Midpark High School

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Forklift Operator License (5-year) OSHA 10-Hour


Special Admissions Program (Counselor Recommendation Only)

DELI & FOOD PRODUCTION

Skills Basic cooking and baking skills Catering business-related skills Commercial food equipment operation Cashier procedures Customer relations Sanitation and safety

Career Options Assistant Cook Dietary Aide Short-Order Cook Cashier Baker’s Assistant Catering Server Food Service worker Busing Attendant

Future Opportunities with Further Education Chef/Head Cook Banquet Manager Caterer Baker

High School Credit Junior Year Deli & Food Production: 3.0 Technology: .5

High School Credit Senior Year Deli & Food Production: 3.0

Certifications ServSafe Food Handler

Do you have an interest in the restaurant and foodservice industry? Place your order and enroll in the Deli & Food Production program. This two-year program is designed to offer you experience in the actual operations of a deli and food production establishment. While operating the new student-run Center Café at Polaris, you have an opportunity to demonstrate skills that include food preparation and presentation, cash handling procedures, customer relations and sanitation. The state-of-the-art equipment and individualized approach to learning help you prepare for entry-level employment in the industry. Small classes allow for maximum teacher-to-student contact. Students in this program can earn the ServSafe certification.

“I love this class so much because you learn so many different skills and how to make different foods. In the future I would like to own my own restaurant so I can use the skills Chef taught us in the program.” —Nellmarie Galarza, Strongsville High School

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HIGH SCHOOL JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS Polaris offers a variety of special admissions job training programs that are designed to help prepare students for the world of work. The continuum of programs is tailored to the specific needs of students and provides training in the following areas: •B  asic employability skills •S  pecific job skills •C  ommunity work experience •A  ctual on-the-job training and support

Special Admissions Program (Counselor Recommendation Only)

Each program is unique in addressing the needs of individual students. High School Job Training programs include: • Community Work Experience • Employability Skills Lab • Retail Services • Transition to Employment For additional information, contact Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 440.891.7666 or dxander@polaris.edu.

COMMUNITY WORK EXPERIENCE The Community Work Experience program is a Special Admissions program designed to prepare students for entry into competitive employment and paid supported employment positions. Students in the Community Work Experience program will develop employability skills and traits necessary for succeeding in the workplace while gaining non-paid work experience within the community. Some of these employability skills and traits include: • Maintaining good attendance • Displaying a positive attitude • Working independently and as a team member • Following instructions •  Interacting appropriately with supervisors and co-workers • Taking pride in workmanship (quality) • Displaying flexibility • Working safely • Enhancing problem-solving skills/ability •  Working at an acceptable/competitive work rate • Enhancing work stamina • Staying on task • Working under pressure/stress and managing frustration

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Community Work Experience students gain authentic work experience through opportunities provided by local business establishments. These opportunities include hands-on experiences both on-site as well as in-house at Polaris Career Center. Some tasks students will experience while participating in the Community Work Experience program might include: • Assembling informational packets • Filing • Working in a cafeteria/restaurant dishroom • Basic food prep • Packaging • Stocking •  Cafeteria/restaurant maintenance • General light duty cleaning • Linen services • Shipping and receiving tasks • Retail services • Light duty manufacturing assembly and disassembly tasks For additional information, contact Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 440.891.7666 or dxander@polaris.edu.


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HIGH SCHOOL JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS LAB Polaris Job Training Programs include an in-house Employability Skills Lab for students who require more intense training in pre-vocational skills including both basic employability, vocational and social/life skills. The program’s goal is to build more independent skills through authentic work settings. The skills lab provides instruction for students who require the most support to learn specific employability skills such as following directions, staying on task, being flexible, time management and accuracy. Students will have the opportunity to job train in the community while enrolled in the program in order to offer the student extensive career exploration.

RETAIL SERVICES

For additional information, contact Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 440.891.7666 or dxander@polaris.edu.

Held at Polaris, this one-year course leads to experience and training in a mock retail/pharmacy store.

the opportunity to job train in the community while enrolled in this program.

This one-year program is offered during the afternoon session at Polaris. Students learn employability skills while working in a mock retail store where they practice communication skills, decision-making skills, professional dress, acceptance of constructive feedback, accuracy, speed and the ability to stay on task. The state-of-the-art equipment and individualized approach to learning helps students prepare for entry-level employment opportunities in the retail industry. Students have

Skills: •C  ash register training •C  ustomer service • Inventory control •S  tocking

TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT

Transition to Employment is the last step in the continuum of program options. It is a job placement program that matches individuals to desired and realistic employment in the community through unpaid and paid internships and competitive employment. It is designed for students who are in a position to seek and attain competitive employment in the community. It may begin with non-paid job sites in a variety of local businesses. The student does not report to Polaris, but only to his or her non-

Some typical work experiences could include: • General office skills • Laundry • Mailroom • Basic custodial • Recycling/Shredding • Food service/food prep • Packaging • Proper food handling • Hospitality skills • Customer service • Banquet set-up • Cash handling • Dishwashing • Stocking/Inventory

• Basic marketing/distribution • Product placement • Store set-up • Retail policies/procedures

For additional information, contact Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 440.891.7666 or dxander@polaris.edu.

paid worksite or his or her place of employment. Students may be provided with travel training opportunities to help further build their readiness for work. A student in this program needs supported job placement services. Students must ultimately display a desire to work and be willing to accept supervision. Skills that are needed for maintaining successful competitive employment are required. For additional information, contact Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel, at 440.891.7666 or dxander@polaris.edu.

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HIGH SCHOOL SATELLITE PROGRAMS Polaris Satellite Programs prepare students for exciting careers in biomedical science, engineering, marketing and video production. Currently, we serve approximately 4,000 students at all of our partner high schools and middle schools. High school programs include: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science, PLTW Engineering, Broadcasting & Video Production and Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

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Offered at Berea-Midpark, Fairview, North Olmsted and Olmsted Falls High Schools Schools

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (PLTW)

Biomedical Science is a four-year PLTW program designed to introduce you to the in-demand field of medicine and biomedical science. Each biomedical course gives you the opportunity to solve real-world problems using the latest equipment and technology. This program includes the following courses: • Principles of Biomedical Science • Human Body Systems • Medical Interventions • Biomedical Innovation

PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (PBS)

(Recommended 1st course) In this introductory course, you will explore biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, you will examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Activities and projects introduce you to human physiology, basic biology, medicine and research processes while allowing you to design your own experiments. PBS is open to 9th and 10th grade students. Students in 11th and 12th grades need permission from the instructor and school counselor.

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS (HBS)

Examine the interactions of human body systems as you explore identity, power, movement, protection and homeostasis in the body. Exploring science in action, you will build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®, use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action and respiration, and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases. HBS is open to 10th grade students with a prerequisite of PBS and/or having passed biology with a C average. Students in 9th, 11th and 12th grades need permission from the instructor and school counselor.

MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS (MI)

BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION (BI)

Follow the life of a fictitious family as you investigate how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. You will explore how to detect and fight infection, screen and evaluate human DNA code, evaluate cancer treatment options and predict organ failure. Through real-world cases, you are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics.

In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, you build on the knowledge and skills you have gained and design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. You will address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology and have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor/advisor from a university, medical facility or research institution.

MI is open to 10th-12th grade students with a prerequisite of one previous PLTW Biomed course passed with a C average.

BI is open to 11th and 12th grade students with a prerequisite of two previous PLTW Biomed courses passed with a C average.

Honors credit option and college credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities. For additional High School Satellite Program information, visit www.polaris.edu, call 440.891.7666 or email dxander@polaris.edu.

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ENGINEERING (PLTW) Engineers design and build virtually everything around us. Career opportunities in this field are endless – there are thousands of engineering jobs available nationwide every year. Engineering is a four-year PLTW program that will introduce you to this challenging career. This program includes the following courses: • Introduction to Engineering Design • Principles of Engineering • Digital Electronics • Computer Integrated Manufacturing • Engineering Design and Development • AP Computer Science Principles

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED)

(Recommended 1st course) Dig deep into the engineering design process applying math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects. You will work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software. Offered at Berea-Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville High Schools IED is open to students in 9th and 10th grade. Students in the 11th and 12th grade need permission from their instructor and school counselor.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE)

Through real-world problems that engage and challenge, you will explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. You will develop skills in problem solving, research and design, while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration and presentation. Offered at Berea-Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville High Schools

Offered at Berea-Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville High Schools

POE is open to students in 10th-12th grade. Students in 9th grade need permission from the instructor and school counselor. Successful completion of Algebra II recommended.

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE)

From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics or circuit design. You will study topics such as combinational and sequential logic, and will be exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits and programmable logic devices. *College credit available for this course. See your Counselor for more information on college credit agreements. Offered at Berea-Midpark, Brooklyn, Fairview and Strongsville High Schools DE is open to students in 10th-12th grade. Students in 9th grade need permission from the instructor and school counselor.

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (CIM)

Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most people have not been introduced to the hightech, innovative field of modern manufacturing. Computer Integrated Manufacturing will introduce you to manufacturing processes, product design, robotics and automation. While enrolled in the program, you will have the opportunity to earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge System. Offered at Olmsted Falls High School

CIM is open to students in 10th-12th grade. Students must have taken IED or POE. Students in 9th-12th grade need permission from their instructor and school counselor.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD)

The knowledge and skills acquired throughout the PLTW Engineering program come together in Engineering Design and Development, as you will identify an issue and then research, design and test a solution which is ultimately presented to a panel of engineers. Apply the professional skills you have developed and complete this capstone course ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. Offered at Berea-Midpark, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville High Schools

EDD is open to 11th and 12th grade students. Students must have taken IED and earned a passing grade. Tenth grade students may enroll with permission from their instructor and school counselor.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (CSP)

Using Python® as a primary programming tool, this course will develop your computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing and foster creativity and collaboration. Computer Science Principles will help you develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity and simulation. Offered at Brooklyn and Fairview High Schools AP-CSP is open to students in 11th and 12th grade. Students must have earned a passing grade in one PLTW Engineering course. Students in 9th-12th grade need permission from their instructor and school counselor.

Honors credit option and college credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities. For additional High School Satellite Program information, visit www.polaris.edu, call 440.891.7666 or email dxander@polaris.edu.

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BROADCASTING & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Offered at Berea-Midpark High School They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If that’s true, how many words is a video worth? This program will introduce you to the exciting field of Broadcasting and Video Production with an emphasis on studio production and programming. Foundation skills include script writing, lighting, camera operation, audio, editing and much more. While enrolled in this program, you will participate in on location shoots and in studio productions to create a variety of programming. This program includes the following four courses: • Intro  to YouTube & Video Creation (recommended 1st course) • Video  Technology, Production & Editing • Video Broadcasting & News Journalism •D  igital Cinema & Film Making

INTRO TO YOUTUBE & VIDEO CREATION

(recommended 1st course) The worlds of art designers, performers and media artists intersect historically, culturally and aesthetically. In this introductory course for the Arts and Communication career field, you will learn the basics of performance, design, audio and video. You will also review and critique brochures, photographs, news stories, videos and other products common to the visual media and performing arts industries.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTION & EDITING

This course focuses on video production for commercial use. You will plan and coordinate work with clients to produce projects on a tight timeline and learn how to read and interpret a script, select and maintain equipment, and combine graphics, text and special effects. Key skills attained include pre-production documentation and planning, in-production audio and video recording and postproduction editing and distribution. *College credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities.

VIDEO BROADCASTING & NEWS JOURNALISM

This course focuses on video broadcast for the journalism field. Skills attained include interviewing, image capture, color manipulation, audio and video blend, lighting and editing. Throughout this class, you will critique news broadcasts and research content. You will also plan and shoot video for live and recorded use in a specific time slot while adhering to laws related to defamation, libel, copyright and privacy.

DIGITAL CINEMA & FILM MAKING

Inspiration, technique and trends are the focus of this single-camera, cinema-style course. During this hands-on class, you will engage in creative storytelling through concept development, scriptwriting and storyboarding, and achieve the look of film through lighting and camera techniques, as well as double-system audio capture. This class also focuses on legal and ethical issues including copyright and fair use guidelines. *College credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities

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MARKETING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP – POLARIS SIGNPRO SHOP Offered at Berea-Midpark High School There are countless businesses across the U.S. employing tens of millions of Americans. Marketing & Entrepreneurship will introduce you to the dynamic field of business in a practical setting. This innovative program combines business concepts, sales and marketing and graphic design to create a one-of-a-kind experience. While enrolled in this program, you will apply your new skills in the student-run “Polaris SignPro” sign shop located at Berea-Midpark High School. This program includes the following four courses: •S  ignPro Business Foundations (recommended 1st course) • SignPro  Management & Operations • SignPro Professional & Technical Sales • SignPro  Strategic Entrepreneurship

SIGNPRO BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

(recommended 1st course) This is the first course for the Business and Administrative Services, Finance and Marketing career field pathway. You will obtain knowledge and skills in fundamental business activities and be introduced to business processes, economics and business relationships. Throughout this course, you will use technology to synthesize and share business information. Employability skills, leadership and communications and personal financial literacy will be highlighted.

SIGNPRO MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

This class will introduce you to vital techniques used to manage people and information in a business setting. You will learn to build relationships with clients, employees, peers and stakeholders and to assist new employees. You will also manage business records, gather and disseminate information, preserve

critical artifacts, and become familiar with contracts, internal controls and compliance requirements. Business office tools and applications will be emphasized. *College credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities.

SIGNPRO PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SALES

In this course, you will demonstrate sales processes and techniques used in a businessto-business environment. You will learn how to develop, grow, and maintain positive business relationships, and monitor trends in the business environment to determine the impact on sales, customers and competitors. Throughout this class, you will manage sales activities and territories, and negotiate and adjust prices and sales terms. Technology, employability skills, leadership and communications will be incorporated into all classroom activities.

SIGNPRO STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

During this highly interactive class, you will get the creative juices flowing to generate ideas for new products and services, evaluate the feasibility of those new ideas and develop a strategy for commercialization. You will use technology to select target markets, profile target customers, define the venture’s mission and create a business plan. You will also take the initial steps to establish a business, calculate and forecast costs, breakeven and sales. Establishing brand, setting prices, promoting products and managing customer relationships will be emphasized. *College credit available for this program. See your Instructor for more information on college credit opportunities.

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PLTW MIDDLE SCHOOL SATELLITE PROGRAMS PLTW GATEWAY

Middle school is a time of exploration a time when you are figuring out what you are passionate about today and how that relates to what you’ll become tomorrow. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway sparks a joy of discovery and opens the door to a range of paths and possibilities you can look forward to in high school and beyond. These fun and engaging classes will introduce you to an exciting world of STEM possibilities. Our middle school classes include: App Creators, Medical Detectives, Design and Modeling and Automation and Robotics.

APP CREATORS

App Creators will introduce you to the cutting-edge field of mobile app development. This class will give you the opportunity to customize your experience by choosing from one of the following areas of interest: health, environment, emergency preparedness, education, community service and school culture. Since many of these involve real-world problems with a health, wellness and public safety focus, the unit will introduce you to important biomedical science concepts. Offered at Fairview and Olmsted Falls Middle Schools

MEDICAL DETECTIVES

This hands-on class with give you the chance to play the role of reallife medical detective as you collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. You will solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, dissect a sheep brain, investigate

disease outbreaks and explore how a breakdown within the human body can lead to dysfunction. Offered at Brooklyn, Fairview, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville Middle Schools

DESIGN AND MODELING

Design and Modeling will give you a platform to discover the design process and develop an understanding of how creativity and innovation lead to many scientific advancements. You will then be challenged and empowered to use and apply what you’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. Offered at Brooklyn, Fairview, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville Middle Schools

AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

This high-tech class will enable you to trace the history, development and influence of automation and robotics as you learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. You will use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths and robotic arms. Offered at Brooklyn, Fairview, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Strongsville Middle Schools

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ENROLLMENT/GENERAL INFORMATION It’s easy to apply! • Participate in virtual Sophomore Visitation Days • Take part in our interactive, 3-D virtual tours • Connect with us via Google Classroom • Apply online at www.polaris.edu/register Contact the Polaris Enrollment Office at 440.891.7732 or ccrisler@polaris.edu with additional questions.

Open Houses You’re invited to visit Polaris in-person beginning in January of 2021. Each smaller school event will run from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Below are those events and dates: • Berea-Midpark Titans Night at Polaris Tuesday, January 12 • Brooklyn Hurricanes Night at Polaris Wednesday, January 13 • Fairview Warriors Night at Polaris Thursday, January 14 • North Olmsted Eagles Night at Polaris Tuesday, January 19 • Olmsted Falls Bulldogs Night at Polaris Wednesday, January 20 • Strongsville Mustangs Night at Polaris Thursday, January 21

Registration Interested students can apply online now by visiting www.polaris.edu/register. Applications will not be reviewed until February 2021. Acceptance into Polaris programs will be based on each student’s Polaris Success Rubric score. A copy of the rubric can be found on our website. Applications will continue to be accepted until the start of next school year on a space available basis.

Career-Technical Enrollment Limits The vast majority of Polaris career-technical programs can enroll up to 25 students. When more than 25 students select a specific program, it is deemed over-subscribed. Students who select an over-subscribed program will be placed on a waiting list for future enrollment consideration.

Student Fees There is no tuition cost to attend Polaris. However, all programs will require fees to cover the cost of tools, uniforms, workbooks, etc. Payment plans can be established through the Polaris Treasurer’s Office.

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Transportation Busing to and from Polaris is provided by your school district. A $25 Polaris parking permit must be purchased if you plan to drive to school.

Disclaimer In accordance with Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Polaris Joint Vocational School District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, ancestry, economic status, military status, or age in its educational programs, activities, services or employment policies. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of legally acquired genetic information. If you are having a problem or have questions or concerns regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504, contact: Assistant Superintendent Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator 440.891.7643

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PATHWAY TO COLLEGE Did you know? 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. This saves you time and money! In fact, over 70% of our students who complete their two-year program pursue higher education.

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College Credit Polaris programs prepare you for high-skilled technical occupations, while allowing you to potentially earn free college semester hour credits during high school. Once enrolled in a program with a pathway to potential college credit, you can choose to enter the workplace after high school or continue your education at a two- or four-year college or university. For each Polaris program with college credit potential, there may be specific requirements. Please feel free to contact the program instructor

or guidance counselor for more information about pathways to college credit at Polaris. College credits can be earned through: • Career Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG) • College and University Articulation Agreements Contact Mr. Ned Barnett, Polaris Guidance Counselor or Jamie Bollinger, College and Career Coordinator at 440.891.7600, with additional questions.

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INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS Career Portfolio The Career Portfolio is a credentialing tool that documents the skills and achievements of students who have completed a comprehensive careertechnical education program in Ohio. It is designed to assist employers in identifying, screening and evaluating applicants, while helping careertechnical students market their skills.

Industry Certification Many Polaris programs offer you access to industry-specific certifications. These certifications are recognized throughout various industries as documented proof of your skills and abilities. Providing you access to these credentials gives you a competitive advantage. The following is a partial list of the industry certifications available at Polaris: • ASE • Cisco • First Aid/CPR • Forklift Operator License • Microsoft Office Specialist • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) • OSHA • ServSafe • State Tested Nursing Assistant

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ATTENTION PARENTS! Adult Education at Polaris Career Center provides education and training programs that will inspire you to achieve personal success. We offer Job & Career Training programs, Customized Training for employers, as well as Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment classes, so there is something for everyone. Course offerings and content remain current with today’s interests, changing technology and job market.

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