Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center has three divisions: Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School Fort Hayes Career Center Arts IMPACT Middle School The school does not offer athletics. However, students can participate on athletic teams at their neighborhood school.The high school is a magnet alternative school for students interested in an intensive academic and arts curriculum. This curriculum brings the study of arts and academics together through innovative activities. The school day is 30 minutes longer than other Columbus public schools.Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center is a public magnet school located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. It is a part of Columbus City Schools. The school opened in 1976 on the site of Fort Hayes, a military base undergoing closure.Each year students apply for 180 freshman openings and are selected by lottery. But now if a student goes to Arts IMPACT Middle School, which is on the same campus as Fort Hayes, they can choose to go to Fort Hayes without going through the lottery. All students are enrolled in college preparatory classes and in courses relating to art history, appreciation, performance, creation, and criticism. Students may choose AP classes in biology, calculus, European history, French, Spanish, studio art, English, and music theory.The Career Center includes 18 intensive one- and two-year programs in the areas of Business, Health, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. Students apply for these programs for the junior and/or senior year and come to the center for half a day from any Columbus Public High School or other high school in Franklin County, Ohio.
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