A STEM-M SCHOOL FOR THE GREATER TRI-STATE REGION
The Tri-State Early College STEM-M Collaborative is an innovative and progressive concept aimed at reinventing high school education and would be the first of its kind. We are passionate about the power of personalized learning and high expectations for all students to change the trajectory of individuals and, ultimately, a community.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM career fields have become more and more important in our ever-changing economy. Our school will be a STEM school focused around medicine. Health care was found as the number one need for our Appalachian region because our region has the fewest primary care doctors, but the most severe health problems in the nation, according to a recent University of Kentucky Health report. The school was initiated to address this need through producing graduates ready to enter the various medical fields with strong intellectual capabilities and quality training.
Our school will be located within The Point Health and Wellness Center in South Point, Ohio once it has been completed. Not only will our students have state-of-the-art facilities and technology in the classrooms, but they will also be learning concepts in the classroom that are applied and implored right next door by real-working professionals. The school will focus on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) and Project-Based learning (PBL), which will allow for hands on activities and a sense of self-ownership when it comes to grades for the course. Our faculty and staff will include esteemed professionals who are excited to teach students. Internships and partnerships with local professionals and business will also be a core part of our program. We have numerous partnerships with local professionals and businesses to ensure that learning is not solely based in the classroom.
This is not just another public high school, this is a collaborative where students from all backgrounds can come and receive an education that will push them and help them become self-motivated and engaged learners. Upon graduation, we believe our students will be able to compete and excel in college courses as well as entering a career path. During the standard 4-year period of high school, our students will have completed their high school education requirements –usually in the first two years- and have the opportunity to take two years worth of college courses. All this is tuition-paid for in-state students.