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 34th 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 an excellent education within 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 10th 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 a Columbia Options High School parent/student orientation and Back to School Picnic on August 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of our returning students and welcoming our new learners on August 21, 2019, 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 lisa.klink@myeagles.org or at (517) 529-9400. 

Points of Pride!

  • Adult Education
  • Online Virtual Academy Courses
  • Access to Jackson Area Career Center 
  • Small class sizes 
  • Individualized instruction
  • Participation in Jackson County Early College Program 
  • Service Learning Projects 
  • Project Based Learning
  • Active Kiwanis Key Club Chapter 
  • One-to-One Technology 
  • We offer a sports program for alternative education students through the Michigan Alternative Athletic Assoc.