OSU Women in Engineering

Good afternoon!

WiE Explore will be held on Feb 19, 2018 at OSU for female HS students in 9th and 10th grade. Limited space is available. Please see this link for more information and registration: https://wie.osu.edu/future-students/wie-explore

CAHS Parent Teacher Conference Links

Below are the links to the parent teacher conference sign up online forms. Conferences will be held on February 8th and 13th

Immigrant and Refugee Family Resources

Columbus is a welcoming and inclusive community.

Columbus City Schools reaffirms that this District is committed to supporting, educating, and keeping safe all of our students, regardless of where they came from or how they got here. Our schools and offices are places where children and employees should feel safe, supported, affirmed, and appreciated. We believe that all children have the constitutional right to equal access to education regardless of their immigration status or the status of their parents.


Visit CAHS

CAHS accepts approximately 250 students each academic year via a lottery system students choose to enter.

A Forty-five minute school tours are available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM.

Interested prospective families can call the office at 614-365-6006 to schedule a tour.

Below, is an overview of the school lottery process for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Ohio University Health Discovery Summer Program

Mark your calendar! Ohio University - Dublin will be hosting its third OU+REACH health discovery program on June 20-22, 2017 on its Dublin campus. Central Ohio junior and senior high school students interested in working alongside professional students in the university's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Health Sciences and Professions, are encouraged to apply to this selective program.


Support for Talented Students (STS)

Support for Talented Students (STS) is an organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships for summer enrichment programs for gifted and talented Central Ohio students currently in grades 3-11 whose families can not otherwise afford the costs. Scholarships are available for all qualified students regardless of gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, or country of national origin. STS has awarded scholarships for summer enrichment programs to hundreds of gifted and talented students in Central Ohio since 1983.

Students in the Columbus City Schools do not need to obtain the sponsor's written recommendation. STS will obtain the sponsor's recommendation through the Columbus Gifted program.

Click below for instructions and the application. Application forms must be submitted by March 9, 2018


Providing study skills targeted at increasing ACT scores and expanding opportunities

This a six session course which includes two practice test simulations, and 4 instructional sessions where you will learn strategies that will assist you in navigating the test. In addition to the 12 hours of classroom instruction, each student should complete a minimum of 3 hours per week of preparation at home. You will receive the following Cambridge Educational Services, Victory Series instructional material; Essential Skills, Victory for the ACT, and a customized learning plan.

Eastmoor Academy 417 South Weyant Avenue Columbus Ohio 43213

See Dr. Milligan ASAP and review the link for more information.


Ohio Department of Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has entered in to a contract with the national Crisis Text Line to provide Ohioans with this state-specific keyword of "4hope" to access its free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. This resource is intended to broaden the options available through current community crisis hotlines. Other states, cities or communities may have their own keyword. In addition, the word "HELLO" can be texted to 741741 in all area codes in the U.S.


Worthington Field Studies Program

Application is on the website as well as in promo video and handout with information.

Upon completion, students earn an elective science credit from Worthington Schools. Please see Mr. Freeland for additional information.


The 2018 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented

The 2018 Martin W. Essex School at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program comprised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities. Taking place in multiple venues throughout Otterbein’s campus, this residential program encourages social interaction and peer discussion so that students can be challenged intellectually and artistically and develop a better understanding of the role of their abilities
and talents in their lives and in society.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine Summer Program

MD Camp, sponsored by the Area Health Education Center at The Ohio State University, is looking for applications for our 2018 MD Summer Camp cohort. MD Camp is a three-week intensive summer camp designed to inspire and motivate students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, including medicine, biomedical research, and more! MD Camp is a great opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who might benefit from the intellectual challenge, academic and social development, and experience that it provides.


CAHS Celebrating the Journey- Past, Present and Future a Holiday Event.

All past, present and future students, families, teachers and staff are invited to attend

and celebrate what it means to be a part of CAHS. Alumni who participated in Jazz band and Chorale can join in the concert.


CAHSMIC Scholar at OSU

As a Cahsmic Scholar, Deja welcomed students to the CAHS learning community. She was selected to serve as an OSU Ambassador to do the same work.

Class of 2022 - Columbus Alternative High School Tours

Today was another great tour offered to 8th grade students by our CAHS Ambassadors. Please contact the main office, 365-6006, to schedule a tour of Columbus Alternative High School. Tours occur each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM.

Register for College Credit Plus Meetings

First CCP Meeting will be held at East High School this Thursday. Please review the link to register for one of the three district evening sessions.


Join CAHS Humanities Visit to Italy, June 04 ‐ June 12

What's included

Round‐trip airfare 7 overnight stays (9 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms Full European breakfast daily Dinner daily

Full‐time services of a professional Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours and city walks

Below is an overview of the program


Below is how to register for the program


Dr. Milligan

Central Ohio Leadership Academy

COLA strives to build a strong pipeline of effective leaders by selecting and convening a high-caliber cohort of like-minded high school students. COLA attracts the most promising young people who have the capabilities and interest in contributing to a stronger future.

The intensive six-day COLA experience sets itself apart from other high school leadership programs because of its caliber of guest speakers, one-of-a-kind culture, interactive and individualized curriculum and actionable learning outcomes. Must be a current 10th or 11th grade student. Program is free.

Join the CAHS Tradition..Seven years in a row?

Coumbus Alternative High School (CAHS)

Victoria Efetevbia, 2012

Danielle Jones, 2013

Akua Sefa, 2014

Polly Sy, 2015

Ward Boyd Jr., 2016

Astrid Long-Kellough, 2016

Jalisa McCreary, 2016

Nia Coffey, 2017

Levi Hairston, 2017

Clarisse Hoenshell, 2017


ACT Free Practice Tests

All CAHS 11th graders will be taking the ACT in February. Below are links offering ACT free practice tests.


Ohio State University Stone Laboratory Summer Experiecne

Please view the following links regarding OSU's Stone Lab Summer Program. The program is for advanced high school students. Please stop in to the school counseling office for more information or apply online.