Dear Columbia School District Families,

Welcome to the opening of what promises to be another exciting school year at the Columbia Community Education (CCE) building!  Open to residents from all local communities who may need a fresh start or an educational change, CCE houses several programs, including:

Columbia Options High School (COHS) Celebrating its 32nd year of operation, COHS is an alternative school open to   students aged 14-19 who could benefit from a non-traditional educational setting. Our highly  qualified teaching staff offers a wide variety of options and flexible schedules to meet the needs of each student. We pride ourselves on providing a family-like setting in a safe  environment. At COHS, we emphasize individualized instruction, small class sizes, and personal involvement with each student. The staff strives to help students become  emotionally, academically and socially   competent people who are resourceful and  responsible members of society.

Columbia Virtual Academy We understand that today’s students learn best in different ways, which is why we created the Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) for students in grades 7-12. Entering into its 9th year of existence, Columbia’s Virtual Academy is the largest and most successful program of its kind in Jackson County. CVA students have the flexibility to learn at any time and at any place while taking 100% of their courses online. Daily one-on-one tutoring at CCE is available for students needing assistance. CVA is ideal for home schoolers or any student opting for a Michigan Merit Core education in a non-traditional learning environment.

Adult Education The Columbia Adult Education program is the ONLY high school completion     program for adults over 20 years of age offered in Jackson County. Course  schedules are flexible and while instruction is provided online, one-on-one tutoring is available on a daily basis and 3 evenings each week at the CCE building. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn their high school diploma.

We will be having the Columbia Options High School parent/student             orientation and open house on    August 21, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of our returning students and  welcoming our new learners on August 22, 2018 which will be a half day for students. Should you have questions about any of our programs, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or at (517) 529-9400.

Educationally yours, Lisa Klink