STEM schools in the news

Each year, the State of Ohio opens the window for new schools to become legally designated as STEM schools. We’re proud to serve as advisors to the State, supporting schools and making recommendations on the how proposed schools should proceed. We’ve been working with a number of schools on designation in 2016. The official date when Ohio will consider new applications is coming later this week.

Now, we wanted to take a look back. Ohio’s first STEM school opened in 2006. Since then, more than 20 schools have sought and received STEM designation from the state. Here’s a quick survey of just a few of the news articles about them this year. You’ll find an incredible range of achievements, from supporting a local food bank to national awards.

Did we miss a great article about your school? Email it to [email protected] or post it in the comments below and we’ll update this list.

Akron STEM High School – Founded 2012
Goodyear Collaborates on Career Readiness Initiative, Tire Review

Dayton Regional STEM School – Founded 2009
STEM school hosting major career fair, Dayton Business Journal

Geauga iSTEM Early College High School – Founded 2015
New STEM school opens in Concord Township, The News-Herald

Global Impact STEM Academy – Founded 2013
Springfield wins nationwide digital learning contest and grant, Springfield News-Sun
Submitted Springfield STEM school record applications prompt lottery, hiring, Springfield News-Sun

Hughes STEM High School – Founded 2009
These girls build their future every time they go to construction class, PBS Newshour

Marysville STEM Early College High School – Founded 2014
Lessons offer hands-on experience, Marysville News

MC2 STEM High School – Founded 2008
Cleveland’s MC2STEM high school receives national award, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Metro Early College High School – Founded 2006
Savvy students get credits, save cash for college, Columbus Dispatch

Metro Institute of Technology – Founded 2015
New STEM school just what students wanted, Columbus Dispatch

National Inventors Hall of Fall STEM Middle School – Founded 2008
APS STEM middle school honored in Washington, West Side Leader

New Hope Christian Academy – Designated 2015
Students offer new hope for food pantry, Circleville Herald

Northwestern Middle School – Designated 2015
Event to help Springfield girl battle POTS disease, Springfield News Sun

Northwestern High School – Designated 2015
Local High School Students Learn about Genomics at Summer Workshop, College of Wooster

Reynoldsburg eSTEM Academy – Founded 2011
eSTEM Academy earns recognition from ‘Newsweek,’ This Week News

Reynoldsburg (HS)2 Academy – Founded 2011
Health fair links resources, community, This Week News

STEM Academy of Lawrence County at Collins Career-Technical Center – Founded 2015
Collins gets funding for clean energy program, Ironton Tribune
Submitted STEM program to offer new opportunities, Ironton Tribune


Soon, we look forward to updating you with the complete list of new STEM schools opening in Ohio in 2016.

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