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Interested in International?

Columbus International is a great choice for rising 9th, 10th, & 11th graders interested in world languages, international studies, and a welcoming, diverse environment with opportunities to be a leader in a new and innovative program! Download our Brochure for more information!

Lottery applications for the 2013-14 school year will be available in January 2013, but students and families interested in International are encouraged to contact the school to set up a tour or learn more. Weekly student-led tours will begin in November 2012. In the meantime, contact Principal Ameer Kim El-Mallawany via email ( or phone (614.365.4054) to express interest in the school.

CCS Leads the State in National Board Certified Teachers
NBCT.gifCCS can boast  nine additional nationally board certified teachers this year. With a total of 122, the District continues to lead the state in the number of certified teachers currently on staff. The new additions include: Yan Xun, Early and Middle Childhood: English as a New Language

Academic Brief

Columbus International aims to be a leader in international education in Ohio, in the United States, and worldwide. Our teachers work hard to include an international focus and 21st century skills in the curriculum of every class at CIHS. Students learn about and examine not just the science, math, English, history, and world languages that we find in every high school across the country, but they also learn to apply subject knowledge to the questions and problems that we increasingly face as a global community. Each semester, students take a unique International Seminar, using a small classroom setting to engage in multidisciplinary exhibition projects that will ultimately be presented and judged publicly.

In addition, students "major" in Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese, taking their primary world language through to an advanced level and at least one semester of elective credit in a content immersion course (a content course taught in Spanish or French). Immersion history courses are available for 9th - 10th graders coming from immersion schools or bilingual backgrounds. Students are also expected to take a language "minor" to an introductory level. Our current offerings are Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Japanese.

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Opening of Schools Flyer
Have questions about the 2013-2014 school-year? We have answers. The 2013-2014 Opening of Schools Flyer was mailed to all CCS student homes the last week of June. To get your own copy, click on the link below and download a printable version today.
2013-2014 Opening of Schools Flyer

Free or Reduced-price School Meals
Many CCS students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. It’s easy to complete the online application to determine whether your child would qualify.
Free or Reduced-price School Meal Application

Columbus City School Sports Offerings
High School Sports

Requesting a New Sport
Don't see the sport you want play on the list above? If you wish to request the addition of a new sport, or new level of an existing sport at your high school, you can request to make that change. Click on the link below to see details on how you can make that request.
How to Request a New Sport

Career Education & College Readiness
No matter what your dream is, you can pursue it through the CCS Career Education & College Readiness Career and Technical Education programs at Ft. Hayes MEC and the Columbus Downtown HS.

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Principal: Ameer Kim El-Mallawany
(614) 365.4054
100 E Arcadia Ave
Columbus, OH    43202