Early College Experiences

Early College Experiences expose the students to a college-level workload with the added benefit of teachers prepared to scaffold the process.

Early College Experiences give Metro students a clear advantage in college, as they will have acquired a toolbox of essential skills to succeed in a collegiate atmosphere.

Early College Experiences are hands on opportunities for juniors and seniors to earn high school credits for certain subjects,  participate in internships, and take college coursework. These Early College Experiences will help students learn and grow, as they prepare to become 21st century citizens competing and succeeding in a global economy. There are six different learning centers available for students to take : Bodies, Design, Growth, Digital, E3 and Mosaic. Each one focuses on different curriculum, so students pick which center to take based of their interests.

Early College Experience questions should be directed to Mrs. Kemp, kemp@themetroschool.org.

Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.  For more info.

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A STEM Early College experience that integrates Biomedical technologies and college course work in Biology to promote student interest, growth and development in the biomedical and health sciences.

 

Who? – These early college experiences are particularly beneficial for students interested in studying Biology, Nursing, Biomedical, and/or Health Sciences fields – Students must have Mastery in the Metro Biology & Chemistry classes and be college-ready

What? – In addition to taking OSU Biology courses, students will participate in hands-on research, internships, and anatomy & wellness coursework. Students that successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

OSU: Biology 1113 & 1114 (Pre-Pro track) or Biology 1101 & 1102 (Allied Track)

Metro: Anatomy, Wellness, Internship, Scientific Writing and Research, and Capstone Research

Where? – The Ohio State University main campus and the PAST Innovation Lab (across the street from Metro Early College High School)

When? – Students will need to be available Mondays-Fridays from 8:00am – 2:30pm (class periods 1-4), with some flexibility in the Spring semester for an additional college course

 

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A STEM Early College experience that provides a foundation for students interested in sound design, video production, digital art, and the music business.

 

 

Who?  – These early college experiences are particularly beneficial for students interested in studying Digital Music Production, Film, and Graphic Arts fields – Students must have Mastery in all Metro English classes and be college-ready

What? – In addition to taking Groove U coursework in Music & Business, students will participate in hands-on research and internships.  Students that successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

GROOVE U: Music (The Digital Domain & The Process) and Business (The Career and The Fundamentals)

Metro: Advanced Mechatronics, Internship, Scientific Writing and Research, and Capstone Research

Where? – Groove U (just south of the OSU campus) and the PAST Innovation Lab (across the street from Metro Early College High School)

When? – Students will need to be available Mondays-Fridays from 8:00am – 2:30pm (class periods 1-4), with some flexibility in the Spring semester for an additional college course.
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A STEM Early College Experience that integrates engineering, digital electronics, automated systems and robotics.

 

 

 

 

Who?  – These early college experiences are particularly beneficial for students interested in studying Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and/or Architectural fields – Students must have Mastery in the Metro Pre-Calculus class and be college-ready

What? – In addition to taking OSU Engineering and Mathematics courses, students will participate in hands-on research, internships, and robotics.  Students that successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

OSU: Engineering 1181 & 1182 (Fundamentals of Engineering I & II) and Math 1151 (Calculus I)

Metro: Mechatronics II (Advanced Mechatronics), Internship, Calculus, Robotics, Scientific Writing and Research, and Capstone Research

Where? – The Ohio State University main campus and the PAST Innovation Lab (across the street from Metro Early College High School)

When? – Students will need to be available Mondays-Fridays from 8:00am – 2:30pm (class periods 1-4)

 

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A STEM Early College experience that offers trans-disciplinary project based instruction in all aspects of the food system: sustainability, production, transportation, consumption, and nutrition.

 

 

 

 

Who?  – These early college experiences are particularly beneficial for students interested in studying Agriculture, Nutrition, Communications, and or Business/Entrepreneurial fields – Students must have Mastery in all of the Metro Science classes taken and be college-ready

What? – In addition to taking OSU Horticulture & Crop Science & Food Science courses, students will participate in hands-on research, internships, and environmental sustainability coursework.  Students that successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

OSU: HCS 2201 (Ecology of Managed Plant Systems) and FDSCTE 2200 (The Science of Food)

Metro: Environmental Sustainability, Internship, Scientific Writing and Research, and Capstone Research

Where? – The Ohio State University main campus and the PAST Innovation Lab (across the street from Metro Early College High School)

When? – Students will need to be available Mondays-Fridays from 8:00am – 12:30pm (class periods 1-3), with some flexibility in the Spring semester for an additional college course.