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Metro Early college Programs


Early College Experiences

Early College Experiences (ECEs) are the "bridge" for Metro students transitioning from high school coursework to college-level work. Once students earn mastery in a minimum of 16-18 core high school classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, etc.) and successfully complete their Gateway presentation, they are eligible to apply to one of the ECE program options.

ECE's are designed to expose students to a college-level workload with the help of Metro instructors prepared to scaffold the process. Students also benefit from enrollment in courses with a cohort of their peers, which allows for  added support and collaboration through study groups. Participation gives students a clear advantage, as they acquire a toolbox of essential skills to succeed in a collegiate atmosphere. Our programs of study help students learn and grow, as they prepare to become 21st-century citizens in a global economy. 

In addition to college coursework, ECE students complete Capstone Research projects and Internships in collaboration with professionals in their fields of study, which provide opportunities to network and participate in cutting-edge research - sometimes leading to paid positions or extended internships. These real-world experiences set Metro students apart from their peers who are competing for admission to the same universities or applying for the same scholarships.

There are several ECE program options available, each focused on a different area of specialization. Students can select based on their career interests.

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.

College Coursework

Metro Early College High School students may apply for college coursework once set requirements are met. Students must complete the application process set by each higher education partner; application packets specific to Metro Schools will be made available each term.

Questions regarding college coursework can be directed to:

  • Misty Kemp, OSU Academic Advisor (kemp@themetroschool.org)
  • Corey Boyer, CSCC Advisor (boyer@themetroschool.org)


College Credit Plus

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.