Below are some of the forms and documents that you may need during your career here at Columbia High School. They are available in PDF format. To view, please click on the appropriate form.* Please print out the forms, complete and sign, and return the completed form, along with any applicable fees, to the main office.
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CHS Student Handbook: This handbook contains both the district and the high school handbook. Each student at CHS receives a copy at their class meetings at the start of the school year. Please refer to it when looking for information pertaining to your child's experiences at CHS. The high school section covers fees, attendance, guidance, graduation requirements, discipline, extracurricular information, transportation and much more.
The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to promote school attendance and control truancy. This law takes effect this school year. This new law supersedes the attendance information that is currently in our student agendas and handbooks. Click to view the new Attendance and Truancy information.
The Program of Studies contains important academic requirements and options for your student. It encompasses a complete listing of all courses offered at Columbia High School provided the administration determines there is adequate enrollment and staff. It also contains planning and policies, awards, special programs, college admissions information and estimated school fees and costs. The Program of Studies for the 18-19 school year is available here. The Program of Studies for the 19-20 school year is available here.
Parking Permit Information and Request Form: These documents must be filled out and returned for students who are applying to park on school grounds during the school day. The eligibility requirements are listed on the information sheet. There is a $30 fee for the yearly permit and a mandatory meeting must be attended in August. Check the daily announcements and event calendar for day and time.
Immunization Requirements for High School Students: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician.
Planned Absence Form: This document needs to be completed at least three days prior to a student's pre-planned absence.
College Visitation Form: Juniors and Seniors at Columbia High School are permitted to visit colleges during the school day. The following checklist must be filled out at the college and returned the following day to the guidance office. You also must contact the attendance office prior to the visit by written note, email or phone call from a parent/guardian.
Work permit information: All minors 14 through 17 years old must have a work permit obtained from your local school district. The form is has three parts. The first page is completed by the minors parent/guardian; and the employer, and the second page is a physical release stating the minor is physically fit to work at the job and must be signed by a physician; a completed OHSAA physical form is also accepted for this requirement.
-Complete all three sections of the work permit application and return to the Colubmia High School main office. The principal's secretary will then process your application and provide the completed permit to be returned to minor's place of employment.
Ohio Minor Labor Laws state:
Hours of work for ages 14 and 15:
While school is in session-3 hours/per school day; 8 hours/non school day; 18 hours/school week-not before 7am and not after 7pm.
While school is out of session: 8 hours/day; 40 hours week; not before 7am and not after 9pm
Hours of work for ages 16 and 17:
Cannot work before 7am Monday through Friday
and after 11pm Sunday through Thursday when school is in session
Late Arrival and Early Release applications are available to juniors an seniors whose schedules would allow the student to arrive late OR leave early on a regular basis.
Out of Town Guest Form: These forms are required for any school sponsored dance where a student would like to have a guest attend who does not attend Columbia High School. This form must be filled out in its entirety prior to any dance tickets being purchased.
Exam Permission Slips: This notification and permission slip are sent home with students approximately 10 days before semester exams begin. The bottom portion needs to be returned to the attendance office prior to the start of the exam days.