Community Strategic Design Committee Application

Hilliard City Schools is actively engaging the community in defining what Ready for Tomorrow means.  This will be a collective vision that articulates our community’s aspirations for all our students.  Once this is complete, we will develop a strategic plan and a roadmap to help our schools make the vision come to life in our classrooms. This will be an additional set of meeting starting in the winter of 2023.  It’s important that our strategic plan reflect the hopes and aspirations our entire community has for our young people!

The Strategic Design Team members will meet four times over the next few months:

Meeting 1: October 25 at Heritage Middle School, 6- 8:30 pm

Meeting 2: November 15 at Heritage Middle School, 6- 8 pm

Meeting 3: December 8 at Heritage Middle School, 6- 8 pm

Meeting 4: January 12 at Heritage Middle School, 6- 8 pm

If you are interested in applying to be a part of this work, please fill out the Google form below.  We will notify those who will be participating on the committee in early October.  Not all who apply are guaranteed a spot on the committee.

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Covid Guidance – When to Stay Home

Regardless of vaccination status, if you test positive for COVID-19, you should stay home and isolate for five days from others. You are most likely infectious during these first five days.  Day one is the first full day following the day you were tested or the onset of symptoms.  You are able to return to school/work after five days, provided you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. If fever still exists and symptoms are not improving, you need to continue to isolate.  Once you return after isolation,  it is also recommended that you wear a mask for five days following the isolation period.

First Time Riders

Our Transportation Team is once again excited to announce the First Time Riders Event will take place on August 13, from  8 AM until Noon at Weaver Middle School.  Your student can learn about bus safety, ride a bus, and have more fun.  It’s a great opportunity to introduce young students to riding a bus for the first time.



Guest Blog – Congratulations Class of 2022

Congratulations to all the 2022 local graduates! It’s been a challenging year, but our community is proud of what you have accomplished! As a group of young adults moves on and another school year draws to a close, I wanted to share some of the wonderful opportunities that Hilliard City Schools has to offer our students. Our district provides several pathways to setting students up for success beyond high school.

Our Innovation Learning Campus (ILC) offers several inventive options for personalized learning. For example, the ILC offers courses in healthcare, business, and education, just to name a few. Additionally, the district coordinates a robust professional mentorship program where students learn with industry professionals. This program usually results in over 50 hours of hands-on learning in a field of the student’s choice.

The district offers an early college option through its College JumpStart program, allowing students to earn up to 24 credit hours via Columbus State Community College, free of charge! In addition, several other classes throughout the district have College Credit Plus (CCP) credits embedded into their curriculum. It’s very common for our graduates to continue into college and graduate early with tremendous financial savings due to the vast CCP options that we provide within Hilliard City Schools (HCS).

HCS also works in partnership with Tolles Career & Technical Center. Tolles offers multiple professional training pathways. Nursing, firefighting, construction technology, information technology, and cosmetology are just a few. Tolles continues to expand their options to meet the needs of the 21st-century workplace. Tolles also offers three satellite programs within our high schools and Innovation Learning Campus.

Additionally, HCS has joined forces with local businesses to provide internship, pre-apprenticeship, and mentorship experiences that allow students to be set up with high-level jobs right after high school. Worthington Industries, Amazon Web Services, and Eco Plumbers are just a few companies that we have partnered with to offer these opportunities.

I hope the students and parents in our district explore the unique learning opportunities our district offers. The future of work is evolving, and our district is working to grow with it to provide our students with the best options to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Zach Vorst is a member of the Hilliard City Schools Board of Education.

Parent University – Eating Disorders and Supporting Your Student

The Hilliard City Schools Department of Wellness is proud to host Chelsea Merriman Tobias, LISW-S from Eating and Behavioral Health Associates, for a Parent University Program.  Chelsea, a Hilliard Schools graduate, will lead a conversation about eating disorders and related behaviors for adults who are supporting children struggling with disordered eating.  Chelsea is an independently licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

This event will be held in the Media Center at Heritage Middle School on April 20 at 7:00 pm.  Please reach out to with questions.

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