Metro facilitates a personalized, student-focused educational experience that focuses on mastery and authentic application of coursework.

Personalized Learning.

Metro facilitates a personalized, student-focused educational experience that focuses on mastery and authentic application of coursework. Learn more about STEM
Metro students learn in and through a one-to-one computing environment.

Technology-Friendly Environment.

Metro students learn in and through a one-to-one computing environment. One-to-One Computing
Students work individually and in groups to produce meaningful evidence of their learning.

Project-Based Learning

Students work individually and in groups to produce meaningful evidence of their learning. Learn More ›
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are at the heart of Metro’s core academic focus.

Not your Average High School.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are at the heart of Metro’s core academic focus. Learn More ›

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Your Potential. Our Mission.

Metro is a small, intellectually vibrant public STEM school option open to students throughout Central Ohio.  All Metro students engage in a personally relevant and academically rigorous curriculum within a safe and trusting environment. Metro finished accepting applications for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students for the 2014-2015 school year on February 14th.  We will begin to accept applications again in the Spring 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but it is more than an acronym. While originally designed to encourage students to pursue careers in these areas, STEM education has evolved into a unique approach to teaching and learning that fosters creativity and innovative thinking in all students.

How is STEM different from a traditional approach to education?

STEM education is a direct response to the realization that Ohio’s future will be built on its capacity for innovation, invention and creative problem solving. STEM education produces exactly the kind of thinkers, innovators and problem solvers our world demands.

STEM schools are centers of creativity and innovation that provide challenging, student-centered, inquiry-based educational experiences that are cross-disciplinary in nature and relevant to the real world. Unlike traditional school experiences in which different subject areas are treated as separate “silos,“ STEM education emphasizes the technological design process and integrates subjects in ways that emphasize connections across disciplines. In a STEM classroom, students develop analytical and creative skills through investigation and problem solving. STEM moves beyond an emphasis on simple test performance and focuses instead on developing higher-level thinking skills.

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STEM education typically features strong levels of collaboration among education, business and community partners to help develop relevant curriculum and provide internships, mentorships and co-operative education opportunities to help students connect classroom learning to the real world.

Is it true that STEM  is only for a select number of students interested in careers in math and science?

Not at all. While increasing the number of young people who choose careers in STEM fields is certainly one objective driving STEM education, it is only part of the story. STEM education develops skills that have a much broader application. STEM emphasizes collaboration, communication, research, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity – skills that all students need to be successful in today’s world, regardless of specific interests or career goals.

STEM education also places a strong emphasis on personalizing educational experiences to best suit students’ individual learning styles and interests, which means STEM education has something to offer to every student. We continually emphasizes the importance of “STEM for All.”

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Metro is STEM-Focused

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Metro meets all of the academic needs for each student while focusing on the student's understanding of STEM fields. Learn More ›

Metro is Intellectually Vibrant

The ninth and tenth grades focus on helping each students attain academic and personal mastery skills. Learn More ›

Metro is Highly Personalized

Long blocks of time in integrated courses of study allow for deep inquiry and the development of strong student/teacher relationships. Learn More ›

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Metro Opens its Doors to Students in Grades 6-8

Metro Early College High School, which had served only Franklin County high-school students until this school year, is expanding its program to serve students in grades 6 through 8 in and around Franklin County. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/10/metro-opens-doors-to-middle-school-students.html

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