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Columbus Alternative High School

Good Afternoon,
The link below offers the 2017-2018 Student Directory of Assistance. You can search by subject area, teacher name and availability to ensure you have the opportunity to receive additional support.


Remember...Math, Science and Humanities have open labs mods 7 and 8 as well.

Welcome Class of 2021

My name is Dr. Milligan. I will serve as your School Counselor for the next four years. I look forward to supporting you throughout your CAHS experience. Over the next four years we will work on your social emotional, academic and college/career readiness skills.

Starting a new school, or experience, can be rewarding, challenging and also stressful. CAHS is a supportive learning environment. However, you should be proactive! This is a new experience for each of you. Here is some advice to successfully transition to CAHS.

· On the first day of school you will receive The CAHS Student Directory of Assistance. This lists each teacher, subject area, available periods during the day and contact information. Each day during lunch, there are labs for Humanities, Math and Science. This information will be in the directory as well. You will know specifically where, when and how to get academic help.

· Start Strong. Do not avoid the new challenge. Avoidance causes more stress and you are better off placing your energy into learning.

· Stay organized. Use your daily planner to write down assignments.

· Get involved. CAHS is a wonderful place. It is important that you find different ways to become involved in the school. Look at joining a student group, any extra-curricular activity or various clubs and organizations. Keeping a healthy balance will be helpful to you.

· The counseling office is located in room 117. This is down the hall from the main office. Come see us!

· Visit www.schoolcounselor.today. Frequently, unique opportunities are posted on this site.

Once again, welcome to your new school. CAHS is full of new peers, teachers and opportunities. I am excited to work with you. Reach out and try hard.

In Support,

Dr. Milligan




Columbus Alternative High School New Student Orientation

Welcome Class of 2021!
On Thursday, August 17th, CAHS will host a new student orientation. Please select the link below to review the new student orientation schedule.

Dr. Milligan

Introduction to the Humanities Class of 2021

Please select this link to access the list of required books for Introduction to the Humanities.

Books for Dr. Murray's British Writers 2017-2018 for Class of 2018

Ian McEwan ISBN-13: 978-0385721790

The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy ISBN-13: 978-0812979657

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens ISBN-13: 978-0141439563

Lord of the Flies
William Golding ISBN-13: 978-0399501487

William Shakespeare ISBN-13: 978-0743477109

George Bernard Shaw ISBN-13: 978-0486282220

Silas Marner
George Eliot ISBN-13: 978-1522999492

Small Island
Andrea Levy ISBN-13: 978-0312429522

Ohio State 3 Week Medical Summer Program

OSU offes a three-week residential summer camp for 2017. The program providesparticipants an experience in the rigors of medical school. It is open to rising Juniors, Seniors and newly graduated high school students (summer between high school graduation and university matriculation) who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, including biomedical research.


Columbus Alternative High School Spring Student Orientation

Welcome Class of 2021!

May 9th 5:00-7:00


May 16th 6:00-8:00

Sign Up Genius for Families:


Franklin County Youth Council

The Franklin County Youth Council is a leadership program for local high school students to provide leadership and improve services for youth in Franklin County. The FCYC is seeking high school students between the ages of 14 – 18 to become actively involved in the council for 2017-2018.

Apply online


Columbus Alternative High School Community Updates

Please utilize the link below to provide your contact information for our CAHS Parent Consultant Tina Scheer. She sends out important announcements, updates and a monthly newsletter.


Ohio State Upward Bound Program

The Ohio State University Upward Bound Program is more than just a program, it is a mission. Those individuals who are accepted into the program are expected to attend and meet with Upward Bound staff during weekly in-school advising sessions, attend Saturday Academy sessions, traveling classroom experiences, cultural events, community service projects, a six-week Summer Institute held on the campus of The Ohio State University.


The Ohio State University Summer Programs


Miami University Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program.

The 2017 Summer Scholars Program will take place during two sessions:

Session I
July 2-14, 2017

Session II
July 16-28, 2017

Below is a link to the program


IBelieve Foundation Summer Workshops

The IBelieve Foundation is partnering with CCS. Please review the link below for this unique summer opportunity.

Ohio University-Dublin Health Career Discover Program

As detailed in the link below the OU+REACH Summer Discovery Camp will be held this summer on June 20-22, 2016 on the Ohio University-Dublin campus with its state-of-the-art learning technologies, clinical simulation center, high-tech clinical examination rooms, and anatomy laboratory. This competitive program is being offered as a 3-day camp to high school students selected from schools in central Ohio and is offered at no-cost to the students selected to participate. [FLYER ATTACHED FOR YOU TO POST and DISTRIBUTE]

READ MORE: http://www.ohio.edu/medicine/about/campuses/dublin/reach.cfm