Mifflin
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Mifflin High School Vision Statement

Mifflin High School is a student-oriented community dedicated to academic excellence, pride, leadership, service and respect.

Mifflin High School Mission Statement

Punchers have a responsibility to strive for excellence through our service, sacrifice, scholarship and personal accountability to ourselves and our community.


 
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Academic Brief

Mifflin High School is a Diplomas Now School. Diplomas now is an innovative school transformation model designed to work in partnership with Mifflin High School to help students stay on track, or get back on track, to graduate and succeed in post-secondary education. The Diplomas Now model is a collaboration of three organizations-John Hopkins Talent Development, City Year and Communities in Schools-each one with proven track records of improving student achievement. The Diplomas Now Program begins with the Freshman Success Academy which eases the transition to Mifflin High School for incoming 9th graders by keeping them together in a specific wing of the building and teaming them in small groups of teachers and students.

Academic Support

PSEO-The Post-Secondary Education Option program (PSEO) allows Ohio high school students to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The PSEO is open to Eleventh and Twelfth grade students enrolled in the state's public, community and nonpublic high schools. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom. Students can complete college credit through the various colleges and universities such as: Columbus State, Otterbein College, Franklin University, The Ohio State University and Hocking College.

Chase Leadership Academy - Chase Leadership Academy matches employees at Chase as mentors for students from four high schools within the Columbus City School district. In Chase Leadership Academy, high school seniors develop skills that will make them valuable in the workplace. These include life and career skills as well as financial literacy. There is an annual formal graduation ceremony for seniors who complete the program. In addition, students who successfully graduate can receive scholarships for college.

Ubuntu Mentoring Program-The Ubuntu Mentoring and Leadership for College program educates urban youth through group mentoring. Guided by University and High School faculty and a carefully constructed curriculum, Otterbein students meet each week with students at Mifflin High School. Together the students form a community of practice and learn to: 1) apply their own signature strengths in new ways; 2) increase their engagement in learning; 3) grow their college aspirations and understanding of college access; 4) employ resilience skills; 5) advance their active levels of self-control and self-discipline; and 6) practice civic responsibility—all of which are the foundations for strong character, life-long learning and, in the short term, are skills students can use to improve their chances for college access and success.

Project Mentor - Project Mentor, is a collaborative effort of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and Columbus City Schools, with Nationwide Foundation as the lead sponsor. Launched in 2007, Project Mentor surpassed its goal of matching 1,000 volunteer mentors with Columbus City School students its first year. Project Mentor's goal is to saturate Columbus City Schools with mentors from the community.

V-CAP is a district-wide opportunity for students to take a core class, to work ahead and/or take a course that they have failed. Students are permitted to take these courses during the day for free.

ACT/SAT Prep Class: Mifflin offers juniors and seniors college testing preparation utilizing an ACT computer program.

DEVRY ADVANTAGE ACADEMY: Mifflin High School offers junior students the opportunity to attend DeVry during their junior and senior year to earn an Associate Degree while earning their high school diploma.



Community Partnerships

Easton Towne Center has partnered with Mifflin in the development of community leaders. In addition, Mifflin has a longstanding relationship with Chase. The Chase Leadership Academy (JP Chase Morgan) is a corporate mentoring program for high school seniors.



Curriculum

Block Scheduling- Our school day consists of a five-period day made up of 80-minute “blocks” and 40-minute “skinny” periods. Each semester, students are scheduled for three to four 80-minute blocks, a 40-minute lunch, and electives. All core academic classes (Math, Science, English and Social Studies) meet for 80 minutes each day for one semester. Students are not scheduled for all their core classes in the same semester. Therefore, they have fewer teachers to get to know, fewer courses to learn at the same time, and fewer daily homework assignments. Our modified block schedule gives students the opportunity to focus on mastering the content, engage in hands-on learning, use technology, and get extra help from teachers. Completing classes at the end of a semester means that students can take more courses per year and increase their opportunity to be accelerated, or make up courses if necessary.



Dress Code:
We follow the Campus Wear Dress Code, as well as the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here


Fun Activities:

Students are encouraged to sign up for a variety of clubs and activities.

Sports includes: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Wrestling, Bowling, Cross Country, Track, and Soccer, Softball, and Baseball.

Other activities include: band and choir, theatre, drill team, poetry slam and cheerleading.



Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.




Lunch Menu:
Click here for the current lunch menu



Mascot:

Puncher




Mission Statement:
"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."



Parent Involvement

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is offered to all parents. More parent involvement is needed and encouraged.




Profile:

Mifflin's Past History Mifflin High School is a vital part of the Columbus, Ohio community. It was first built as a township high school and then annexed into the city of Columbus during the early 1970's. The original building now serves as Mifflin Middle School. The many traditions established over the years have developed a strong support and true pride in our school and community. This pride and support coupled with the numerous student achievements in academics, athletics, drama, and the fine and performing arts have brought recognition on local, state, and national levels. These accomplishments and contributions are reflected on the sign in our commons entrance, "Pride and Excellence." It is the responsibility of each student and class to add to these traditions and to help maintain a strong loyalty. Students are urged to seriously approach their classwork and participation in other school activities with energy and zeal. Mifflin is the finest and one of the newest buildings in the Columbus Public School system. It is well equipped for all our educational programs. Students are encouraged to keep the school clean and presentable, not only for ourselves, but also, our parents and the many visitors that enter each day. We are fortunate to have a staff and support personnel dedicated to the interest and well-being of Mifflin's students. We welcome our Internet visitors and hope you enjoy learning about our fine school. The pages will change to reflect new and exciting events occurring here at Mifflin, so, come back and visit often.



Scholarship Award List

Mifflin graduates have received scholarships from these institutions:

Ohio Dominican University, Capital University, University of Toledo, Bellarmine University, Wittenberg University. Wilmington College, Kent State University, The Ohio State University, Columbus Sate Community College, Otterbein University, Bowling Green State University, Washington and Jefferson College, Heidelberg College, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio University, Tiffin University, Ashland University, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Muskingum University, Easton Towne Center.



School Colors:

Royal Blue & White



School Motto:

"Begin with the end in mind"



Vision Statement

The Mifflin High School Community is dedicated to the use of available resources to provide quality instructional programs in a safe, clean and orderly environment through which all students will develop to their highest potential, demonstrate mutual respect and prepare for a productive role in our society.

Principal - Kimberly Normand
(614) 365-5466  |   3245 Oak Spring Street Columbus, OH 43219
mifflinhs@columbus.k12.oh.us
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