FAQ’s for Future Students

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Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Maplewood Career Center’s High School programs. If you cannot find an answer to your question listed below, please contact us at:  info@mwood.cc 

What are the qualifications to attend Maplewood Career Center?

Maplewood Career Center’s High School program accepts students from the following school districts: Crestwood Local School District, Field Local School District, James A. Garfield High School, Mogadore Local School District, Ravenna School District, Rootstown Local School District, Southeast Local Schools, Streetsboro City School District, Waterloo Local School District and Windham Exempted Village Schools.

Admission is granted through an online application process. The application is started by the student and completed by your home school guidance counselor. Students who are sixteen (16) years of age, who have earned four (4) credits toward graduation, and who have attended at least two (2) years of high school are eligible for admission providing they meet the requirements of the particular program in which they wish to enroll. Home school academic requirements still apply while attending Maplewood.

How do I apply?

Visit our website at mwood.cc to begin your application.

How many different programs does Maplewood Career Center offer?

Maplewood Career Center offers 21 different Career and Technical programs for high school students. Visit our website at mwood.cc for more information.

How long is the school day?

The school day begins at 8:12 a.m. and concludes at 2:26 p.m.

How do I fulfill my academic class credits while attending Maplewood Career Center?

All students are required to take two English and two math credits, one credit each of government/social studies and science. Several academic classes are customized to the individual program as well as meeting the graduation requirements for the state of Ohio.

Does Maplewood provide transportation?

Bus transportation to and from Maplewood Career Center is provided by each home school district.

What are my meal options at Maplewood?

Maplewood offers breakfast and lunch, daily. Breakfast is served at 7:45 a.m. each day and costs $2.00 Lunch entrees cost $3.25 for students. Students may qualify for free or reduced meal prices. Reduced prices are $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

Are there any costs to attend Maplewood Career Center?

There is no tuition cost for high school students who are enrolled in one of the participating school districts. Some students will need to purchase tool kits, uniforms, and/or pay for certification tests. A payment plan and financial aid is available, for students who qualify, to help make the programs affordable.

Can I participate in clubs, organizations or sports?

Yes, students are encouraged to participate in sports, clubs and organizations at their home schools. Additionally, Maplewood offers a number of professional clubs related to the career programs and coursework including, SkillsUSA, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Family, and Careers and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Eligible students may also become members of the National Honor Society and Award of Merit.

Can I earn college credits while attending Maplewood?

Yes, Maplewood Career Center has Articulation Agreements for Post-Secondary Credits with local colleges and universities. Additionally, Maplewood participates in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Maplewood students who participate in the CCP program will need to arrange their CCP schedule around their lab and related academic classes. Students who are interested in participating in the CCP program must complete and submit their intent form to their Maplewood Career Center counselor prior to April 1, of the previous year.

What do I do if my home school is canceled due to inclement weather, but Maplewood is not closed?

If your district is closed due to inclement weather, you do not have to attend Maplewood.  You will be expected to make-up any missing work for that day when you return.

What do I do if my home school’s calendar does not match Maplewood’s calendar? What calendar do I follow?

You will follow the Maplewood calendar. If Maplewood is in session, you must attend. Your home district will provide, at a minimum, transportation to and from Maplewood on those days. Contact your district’s transportation office for more information.