Great Oaks accepting applications for fall; open houses scheduled

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Area parents and high school freshmen and sophomores will have the chance to get a first-hand look at more than 30 career majors available for high school juniors and seniors at the four Great Oaks Career Campuses during upcoming open houses.

Each of the campuses will have instructors and students on hand to talk with visitors and demonstrate the work being done in the career labs.

Great Oaks Director of Student Services Nancy Mulvey said the annual open house is an important step.

“Families tell us that they didn’t really understand just what Great Oaks has to offer until they visited a campus,” said Mulvey. “The state-of-the-art labs, hands-on learning, opportunities for a future career, college options—it all made sense once they saw the school and talked to teachers, students, and community members.” About half of Great Oaks graduates go directly to college.

Students can apply to one of 30 programs—from animal science to robotics to surgical technology to welding—and would attend during their junior and senior year. A complete list of programs is available at

Applications are now being accepted, and Mulvey said that students who know which of the 30 career programs they want should begin the application process right away.

“Most programs only accept 25 students,” she said. “We begin reviewing applications on February 11—so this is the time to decide.”

Current high school sophomores who live in one of the 36 school districts served by Great Oaks can apply. Great Oaks Career Campuses is a public school district offering a free public education for those who qualify and are accepted. For more information, visit

Open house dates and times:

Thursday, Jan. 30

5– 7 p.m.

Diamond Oaks Career Campus

6375 Harrison Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Thursday, Jan. 30

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Laurel Oaks Career Campus

300 Oak Drive

Wilmington, OH 45177

Thursday, Jan. 30

5 – 7 p.m.

Live Oaks Career Campus

5956 Buckwheat Road

Milford, OH 45050

Thursday, Jan. 30

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus

300 Scarlet Oaks Drive

(use 3254 E. Kemper Road for GPS directions)

Cincinnati, OH 45241

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