Opportunity Awaits

High school students can begin their career pathway, earn college credits, and begin work in their field - all while remaining active in sports and other activities at their home school. We've been the area's leader in STEM - Career and Technical Education for high school and adult students since 1975.

Proof in the Numbers

  • 985 Main Campus Students

  • 3,300 Satellite Students

  • 96% Overall College and Career Placement Rate

  • 41% of Students Advancing to College

  • $380,000 Earned for Scholarships

  • $1.1 Million Cumulative Salaries Earned through Apprenticeships

Leading the Way Forward

  • We offer 25 high school career-technical programs

  • We have state and nationally recognized programs, instructors, and administrators

  • We facilitate the State Model Apprenticeship Program, which has received national and international attention.

  • We have earned national SkillsUSA Chapter Recognition

Adult Division

Never Stop Learning 
Full-time certificate programs offered through the Adult Division are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. These programs, combined with Aspire and customized, short-term training help prepare students for employment or continued education. Adult learners gain skills, earn industry credentials, and prepare for licensure exams.

Associate School Districts

Students who elect to attend the Upper Valley Career Center come from 14 associate school districts throughout Miami and Shelby Counties, as well as others who are accepted through open enrollment. Additionally, the Career Center reaches thousands of students through our associate school satellite programs. We are proud to reach as many students with career and technical education as possible, while working with home schools to allow for students to be active in extra-curricular activities.

Our associate school districts include:   

Miami County Schools

  • Bradford High School

  • Covington High School

  • Newton High School

  • Piqua High School

  • Troy High School

Shelby County Schools

  • Anna High School

  • Botkins High School

  • Fairlawn High School

  • Fort Loramie High School

  • Jackson Center High School

  • Lehman Catholic High School

  • Russia High School

  • Sidney High School

  • Houston High School

Open Enrollment
Each year we have students traveling from Auglaize, Mercer, and Darke Counties in addition to areas in Miami County not in the district. 


The Upper Valley Career Center will be a center for excellence in career and technical education, preparing students for success in a global society.


The Upper Valley Career Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most technologically advanced educational opportunities for students in a professional, caring environment while networking with the communities we serve.

Core Values

  • Career-Based Learning

  • Collaborative Leadership

  • Student Success

  • Innovation

  • Relationships
    (built on Trust, Honesty, and Respect)