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Early College Experiences


Early College Experiences expose students to a college-level workload with the added benefit of teachers prepared to scaffold the process. Participation gives students a clear advantage, 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 programs of study will help students learn and grow, as they prepare to become 21st-century citizens competing and succeeding in a global economy. There are several options available: Bodies, Design, Growth, and Digital. Each one focuses on different areas of specialization, so students can select based on their interests.

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

Ohio’s College Credit Plus can help students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking 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. There is no cost to families for tuition, books or fees; those costs are taken care of by the school. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs. Click here for more information.

Metro Early College Programs
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
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, Engineering Technologies, Manufacturing, and Physics.
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.
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, Computer Science, and Graphic Arts fields – Students must have Mastery in all Metro English classes and be college-ready.