NEW PHILADELPHIA — Buckeye Career Center will again open its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff and community members during the district’s annual Spring Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the center in New Philadelphia.

Visitors will have the chance to tour the building and visit any of the 35 high-school programs being offered in the 2018-19 school year, including the newly developed one-year Business/Marketing option and expanded Project Lead the Way program.

Attendees can meet instructors and academic teachers and view classrooms and program labs. Adult Education staff will also have information available for those interested in enrolling in full-time 2018-19 adult courses or current part-time education options. Academic instructors will also have displays in the cafeteria.

Superintendent Bob Alsept refers to Buckeye as a melting pot for the Tuscarawas, Carroll and Holmes County students.

"Our students come to learn skills, but leave with solid relationships that will help them throughout their lives," said Alsept. "Their efforts have helped transform Buckeye Career Center from a school into a community gem."

Attendees will be offered a complimentary meal and students who apply online for the 2018-19 school year while at the open house, will receive a gift. Alumni and past staff are invited to gather in the newly constructed Joe Carlisle Café for light refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public.

Advanced registration is not required but guests are asked to enter at the main entrance and sign-in in the cafeteria. Those who bring their invitation to the open house will be entered to win a door-prize.

Buckeye Career Center is located at 545 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia.