Dohn Community Programs

If you can’t find what you need, please contact: April McArthur: 513-281-6100, x1009 email: amcarthur@dohnschool.org

Programs are listed in alphabetical order.

Enrollment Form Ages 14-21
Enrollment Form Ages 22+
Dohn Prep Academy
Student athletes are offered additional classes to help prep for the collegiate athletics program. Click here to learn more.
Young Men's Academy: 9th & 10th Grade
Dohn’s Young Men’s Academy represents the visionary leadership of our Director, Ramone Davenport, and his commitment to the full-spectrum success of our students.  In 2017-2018, Dohn opened the Fitness Academy where our freshman and sophomore students are educated.  At this location, 4100 Reading Road, students receive 90-minutes of physical fitness education, including physical fitness classes and a physical fitness elective of the student’s choosing.  These electives include gym, dance, boxing and weight room workouts, all under the supervision of our physical fitness educators. 

Healthy nutrition is another focus of our Fitness Academy, with nutrition and health classes as part of the academic curriculum, and a total banning of all unhealthy snacks for students.

The Fitness Academy is where our Athletic Department is based. There is a regulation-size basketball court on the first floor of this building, as well as areas for track and a gym.  Dohn holds school assemblies in this beautifully renovated location, that also houses our vertical tower garden for indoor, winter gardening by our Garden Club.

During the Academic Year 2018-2019, freshman and sophomore boys are educated at the Fitness Academy, while freshman and sophomore girls are educated at our Main Campus, 608 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206.

Catch a glimpse of our Fitness Academy below, and come visit us during one of our basketball season home games.

Learn more about our Fitness Academy Athletic teams here…

Young Women's Academy: 9th & 10th Grade
Dohn’s Fitness Academy represents the visionary leadership of our Director, Ramone Davenport, and his commitment to the full-spectrum success of our students.  In 2017-2018, Dohn opened the Fitness Academy where our freshman and sophomore students are educated.  At this location, 4100 Reading Road, students receive 90-minutes of physical fitness education, including physical fitness classes and a physical fitness elective of the student’s choosing.  These electives include gym, dance, boxing and weight room workouts, all under the supervision of our physical fitness educators.  Healthy nutrition is another focus of our Fitness Academy, with nutrition and health classes as part of the academic curriculum, and a total banning of all unhealthy snacks for students. The Fitness Academy is where our Athletic Department is based. There is a regulation-size basketball court on the first floor of this building, as well as areas for track and a gym.  Dohn holds school assemblies in this beautifully renovated location, that also houses our vertical tower garden for indoor, winter gardening by our Garden Club. During the Academic Year 2018-2019, freshman and sophomore boys are educated at the Fitness Academy, while freshman and sophomore girls are educated at our Main Campus, 608 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. Catch a glimpse of our Fitness Academy below, and come visit us during one of our basketball season home games.

Learn more about our Fitness Academy Athletic teams here…

College Credit Plus Annual Notice

Overview

College Credit Plus (CCP) became Ohio’s only dual enrollment program in the fall of 2015. Over 54,000 students have participated in the first academic year of CCP at 71 institutions of higher education. The purpose of the program is to provide to Ohio’s students rigorous academic options. CCP is one of the many strategies employed in Ohio to meet the Attainment Goal of 65% of Ohio’s citizens earning a degree, certificate, or other postsecondary workforce credential of value in the workplace by 2025.

CCP provides an exciting and valuable opportunity for eligible students in grades 9-12 to take advantage of college courses, which will allow them to earn dual credit for both high school and college. The state of Ohio has a partnership with all Ohio public colleges and universities to help with this educational initiative.

Costs

Students who participate in CCP do not have to pay for tuition, fees, or textbooks if they attend a participating public college or university. There are potential costs if a student chooses to participate in CCP at a private college or university. Dohn Community High School cannot charge economically disadvantaged students who choose to attend a private college or university.

General Criteria for Participation

Students and parents or legal guardians are required to attend a counseling session with their School Counselor prior to participation in the CCP program.

Students must submit a written notice of their intent to participate in the upcoming academic year by April 1st in accordance with section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, but may submit the written notice of intent to participate as early as February 15th.

Students desiring to participate in CCP in the summer are strongly encouraged to submit letters of intent and begin the admissions process starting in February and prior to the April 1st notice on intent deadline in order to improve chances of meeting summer registration timelines. If a student participates in a summer term and transfers to a new high school, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the college or university and the student’s prior and new high school of the transfer.

Students may be concurrently enrolled in multiple colleges or universities and may take CCP courses from more than one institution of higher education. Students can take CCP courses online or a combination of online and on campus. Students should review the course catalog of the college or university for a full listing of course offerings by the institution.

Chatfield College Criteria for Participation

To be eligible to participate, a student must score remediation-free on the Accuplacer placement test. If a student scores within 1 standard error of measurement below the remediation-free threshold and the student has a 3.0 GPA, the student is eligible. If a student scores within 1 standard error of measurement below the remediation-free threshold and the student receives a recommendation from a School Counselor or principal, the student is eligible.

Deadlines

For Chatfield College:

  • The deadline for the fall term is May 3rd.
  • The deadline for the spring term is November 2nd.
  • The deadline for the summer term is April 12th.


Awarding of Grades

With careful selection of courses, students can earn college credit that can count towards a degree when they later enroll as college freshmen. Dohn Community High School will use the Carnegie unit scale in order to award the student on their high school transcript. 3 or more semester credit hour college courses satisfies 1 full high school credit. The grade a student receives from the college or university course will be the same grade the student receives for the high school equivalent.

Student Registration

Students can earn up to 30 credits per year, which includes high school only credits. A maximum of 120 credits can be earned throughout the program. The 30 credits include summer semester, which is considered the beginning of the academic year.

End of Course Examinations

CCP courses in the subject area will satisfy the End of Course graduation requirement of American History, American Government, and Biology. The college course grade earned under CCP test score may earn graduation points in place of the end of course tests. Dohn Community High School must administer the Biology end of course examination to all students per federal testing requirements. A student completing a CCP course in American History or American Government does not need to sit for the end of course examinations in the subject area and may earn graduation points based on their letter grade in the course

Underperforming Students

When students fail a CCP class, they will receive an F on both the high school and college transcripts. The course grade of F will be computed into the high school and college grade point average. Students may not be prohibited from participating in the CCP program as long as the students meet all eligibility requirements for the program. Students can continue to participate regardless of underperforming in previous classes.

Grade Dispute Appeal

If there is a dispute between Dohn Community High School and a participant regarding high school credits granted for a course, the participant may appeal the decision to the Ohio Department of Education. The decision regarding any high school credits granted under this section is final.

Athletic Eligibility

Student athletes must remain eligible in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association bylaws. To be athletically eligible, students must be passing 5, 1-credit courses or the equivalent per grading period with Dohn Community High School and college courses combined. Most CCP courses taken during a semester will equal 1 Carnegie unit, allowing students to earn more than the required 5 for athletic eligibility.

Model Course Pathways

Chatfield College: Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

•15 Credit Pathway

  • ENG 101 English Composition I           3 Credits
  • POL 113 U.S. Government                   3 Credits
  • MAT 125 College Algebra                     3 Credits
  • HIS 275 History of Christianity             3 Credits
  • SPE 125 Oral Communications            3 Credits
  • 1st Semester Total:                              15 Credits

30 Credit Pathway (Combined with the 15 Credit Pathway)

  • ENG 102 English Composition II             3 Credits
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology         3 Credits
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology       3 Credits
  • SCI 101 General Biology                            3 Credits
  • INF 125 Introduction to Computers        3 Credits
  • 2nd Semester Total:                               15 Credits

CCP Coordinator

CCP Coordinator: Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, M.Ed. She may be reached at 513-999-8849. She can answer questions of students, parents, and the community regarding the program’s operation. She is also the liaison to the state of Ohio to monitor future changes or amendments to the program.

College Credit Plus Program

Students who would like to earn high school and college credit at the same time called, “Dual Enrollment” can apply for the College Credit Plus program. In the CCP Program, the student may stay in their current building (i.e., Main, North, South, East, Fitness Academy) and program (i.e., Active, Transitions, etc.) They take college classes after school. Transportation to the college is not provided. Grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

Students must take a placement test called, “ACCUPLACER” and score “College Ready” to be admitted into the CCP program. The program is free. Students do not need to wear their school uniform while at the college.

Once admitted into the program, students will have full access to the resources and services available at the college such as tutoring, writing center, disability services, computer lab, library, etc. Students will have an official college student ID. They will be assigned an Academic Advisor who will help them choose their college courses in collaboration with Ms. Owusu-Korkor for the CCP program.

Textbooks are provided. A meal after school is not provided. Dohn Community High School has a partnership with Chatfield College. The deadline to apply to Chatfield College for the Fall Semester is May 3, 2019 and the deadline to apply for the Spring Semester is November 2, 2018. However, you may apply to any Ohio public college or university as well as participating Ohio private colleges or universities. You must meet the eligibility requirements and follow the admissions process of the college or university of your choice.

  1. CCP Program Application Process:
  2. Submit an Intent to Participate Form to Ms. Owusu-Korkor.
  3. Meet with Ms. Owusu-Korkor to review qualifications, expectations, consequences, benefits, high school graduation requirements, etc., and to conduct an interview.
  4. Complete the online application at https://chatfield.edu/admissions/future-students/application/.
  5. Provide all official previous high school transcripts to Dohn Community High School.
  6. Take and score “College Ready” on the ACCUPLACER placement test.
  7. Receive acceptance into the CCP program.
  8. Attend a CCP Orientation.
  9. Meet with the college Academic Advisor to schedule classes.
  10. Receive textbooks and give a copy of your class schedule to Ms. Owusu-Korkor.

Contact Information:

School Counselor: Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, M.Ed.

Email: eowusu-korkor@dohncincy.org

Phone: 513-999-8849

GATE Magnet Academy

GATE MAGNET ACADEMY – 2018-2019

GATE Magnet Academy is a new exciting college experience program being offered in partnership with Chatfield College. Students express interest or are recommended for the program. Students who earn “A’s” and “B’s” are encouraged to apply. Students must meet the qualifications to be considered for a spot in the program. Space is limited. The program is free.

Students must take a placement test called, “ACCUPLACER” and score “College Ready.” The program is open to all 9th-12th-grade students. Students will be admitted into the program twice per school year—once for Fall Semester and once for Spring Semester.

Students will take two Chatfield College classes three days per week. Students will be dismissed from Chatfield College on those days. Two days per week, they will take their high school courses at the East Campus located at 2601 Melrose Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Transportation to Chatfield College is provided. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students will meet every day at the East Campus. The program runs from 7:45 AM to 1:00 PM for the Fall Semester and from 7:45 AM-3:00 PM for the Spring Semester.

Students will earn high school and college credit through a process called, “Dual Enrollment.” Students will have full access to all of the resources and services offered at Chatfield College. In collaboration with Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, the student will work with an Academic Advisor to choose their college courses.

Support is provided by Mr. Rodney Norwood, Transition Coordinator, in the form of study groups. He accompanies the students to Chatfield College and is with them during their classes. Textbooks are provided.  Students must wear their school uniforms only on the days they attend their high school courses. The deadline to apply for the Fall Semester is May 3, 2019, and the deadline to apply for the Spring Semester is November 2, 2018.

GATE Magnet Academy Application Process

  1. Have a staff member submit a recommendation on the curriculum website.
  2. Obtain an admissions application from any Dohn staff member and your cumulative grade point average from your School Counselor. A completed admissions application includes an essay and your official high school transcript.
  3. Give the completed admissions application to your School Counselor for submission.
  4. Within one week of submission, you will be notified, in writing, as to whether you are qualified to complete an interview with Ms. Owusu-Korkor.
  5. After the completion of the interview, you will receive a letter containing the admissions decision within one week.
  6. After acceptance into the program, you will take the ACCUPLACER placement test at Chatfield College.
  7. In order to take college level classes, you must score “College Ready.” Otherwise, you will take remedial courses upon which you must earn a grade of a “C” or better in order to qualify for college level courses the following semester.

Contact Information

Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, M.Ed., School Counselor

Email: eowusu-korkor@dohncincy.org  •   Phone: 513-999-8849

High School: Ages 14-18
Dohn is a dropout recovery school with open enrollment. These means that students can start anytime throughout the academic year. Many students are starting to come to Dohn as freshman, as we create a community that is responsive to the needs of inner-city youth. Another way that Dohn distinguishes itself is that grade promotion is determined by student effort, rather than age or grade level. We offer credit recovery options, for both the student who needs to recover credits due to dropping out, and for students who want to accelerate their learning. Read about one student who accelerated her high school education here. For the first time in Dohn’s 17-year history, Dohn is segregating freshman and sophomore classes by gender.  Freshman and sophomore girls will attend school at our Main Campus, 608 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.  Freshman and sophomore boys will attend classes at our Fitness Academy, 4100 Reading Road, Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. We make this change to gender-segregated learning to support our youth with an enhanced focus on academic and life-skills development.
Independent Learning
Dohn now offers an online curriculum that allows students to work from home.
Special Classes & Activities
More information coming soon.
Success Academy: Ages 19-21
Students who have dropped out of high school before completing all credits needed for graduation can recover missing credits, working at their own pace, and with a schedule that is flexible to accommodate work and family requirements. Our Success Academy students study with other students their age and are guided by teachers and tutors dedicated to their academic and life success.  Success Academy classes are offered at three locations, our Melrose Campus in Avondale, our North Campus in Roselawn, and our South Campus, Downtown, Cincinnati.
Traditional Program: 11th & 12th Grade
Students are in a traditional learning environment with smaller class sizes. Credit recovery for students is built into the school day. More information coming soon.
Transition Program
Students with family or job responsibilities can take advantage of a shorter school day. Homework assignments contribute to the full school day experience, required by the Ohio Department of Education.  Our Transition Academy students enjoy a blended learning atmosphere, with self-paced learning and direct instruction guided by teachers and tutors dedicated to their academic and life success. Students study with students their age and with life responsibilities similar to their own. Transition Academy classes are offered at three locations, our Melrose Campus in Avondale, our North Campus in Roselawn, and our South Campus, Downtown, Cincinnati.
22+ Program
Students 22 years of age or older earn a fully accredited high school diploma. There is no cost to the student. Dohn Community High School’s 22+ Adult Diploma Program is one of twenty such programs in Ohio and the sole provider in Cincinnati. This innovative program is offered, at no cost to the student, to all persons 22 years of age or older who wish to earn a fully accredited high school diploma. The 22+ program honors all previously earned credits, state testing results, and may award credit for work experience. Students must fulfill the requirements of the State of Ohio that were in effect at the time they entered ninth grade. This allows learners to complete coursework that they were unable to finish during high school without redundancy. To ensure a smooth transition into college or career pathways, both guidance and support are personalized for each individual graduate, empowering them to realize their dreams as they exit the program. Between our winter and spring 2018 graduations, Dohn’s 22+ Adult Education Program has graduated 298 students.
Vocational Pathways
Over the past few years, Dohn has developed vocational pathways that help students become work-ready and identify options for their post-secondary life success.

For more information about vocational pathways, contact Ms. Anteia Greer, Vocational Coordinator, 513 281-6100, x1021 or agreer@dohnschool.org

Vocational/Work Program at Dohn Community High School

Dohn has many opportunities outside of a traditional high school and charter school to help put you on the road to success. Education is always our first priority at Dohn, and we now have a vocational and work program that helps you develop skills you to jumpstart your dream career.

Students enrolled in Dohn have a unique opportunity to participate in several programs. The steps to access these programs include an application, interview, and a job readiness course. This programming is designed to help you get a job and keep it.

Admittance into each of the following programs requires excellent attendance, behavior, attitudes, dedication, and motivation.  Your teachers, life coaches, and Vocational Training staff support you in your success.

SOAR – Successfully Overcoming All Roadblocks to employment. This job readiness class is a pre-requisite for all other programs.  In this class, you learn interview skills, how to fill out applications (online/paper), budgeting, appropriate dress, what will get you hired, what will get you fired, attitudes, and work ethic.

Independent Living – An elective that assists you in becoming self-sufficient.  In this class you learn how to budget, find apartments, and how to live independently.

Work – Local businesses employ students while in school. These businesses range from fast food restaurants, offices, retail, nursing homes, and more.

Job Corps – You can choose from one of five trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Culinary Arts
  • Auto repair
  • Facility maintenance

Your academic work takes place at Dohn from 8:00am until 12pm. From 12:00pm until 3:45pm you learn your trade at Job Corps. Transportation between Dohn and Job Corps is provided. Upon successful completion of the academic work, and education in your trade, you are eligible for your high school diploma and trade certification.  

STNA (nursing) – In this four week course you learn the skills needed to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant. STNA is provided onsite at our Melrose location and must be at least 17. This program involves classroom work, skills, and clinical. The student is responsible to pay for one pair of scrubs everything else will be provided by Dohn. Upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible to sit for the State Testing Nursing Assistant exam. Upon successful completion of that test, you are eligible to be employed as a State Tested Nursing Assistant with employment opportunities available in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices and on private-duty cases.

Youthbuild – Easter Seals sponsors this popular program that helps you build skills in construction. You are paid for on-the-job training in house rehabilitation. Successful completion of this program allows you to earn credentials in OSHA, forklift, and other construction skills.

Community Service – Each graduating student is required to have 20 hours of community service.  You can choose an area of community service that aligns with your vision and purpose. For instance, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, CMC, Walnut Hills Gardening, and Freestore Foodbank all offer community service opportunities for Dohn students. You can also fulfill your community service requirement by helping out at Dohn events.

Drivers Training – Dohn partners with KMR driving school to offer driver’s education training for students at a significantly discounted rate of $200.  Classes include 24 hours of training in a classroom, over a two-week period and eight hours of driving time.

First Aid CPR – Dohn’s goal is to have all students’ CPR certified.  Red Cross approved CPR and First Aid classes are offered once a week at our main campus, 608 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

 

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