Marysville's STEM-focused Early College High School
Officially Designated as a STEM School
Strong Industry Partnerships Impresses Ohio STEM Committee
April 11,2014 – As a recipient of Ohio’s Straight A Fund Innovation Grant, Marysville
Exempted Village School District is establishing a STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) Early College High School which will open next
August. Marysville Exempted Village School District along with Columbus State Community College, Honda, Union County Chamber of Commerce, EdWorks, and Ohio Hi Point have partnered to establish Ohio’s first manufacturing related STEM Early College High School. Embedded in this mission is the goal to produce critical, independent thinkers who value diversity, effective communication, innovation, problem solving, and service to others.
On April 10 the Ohio Department of Education STEM Committee formally designated the school as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School. Marysville Early College High School joins seven other schools that were approved or provisionally approved. “The STEM Committee was impressed by the vast amount of partnerships the district has garnered, as well as the clear and demonstrated evidence of the role these partners are playing in the development and launch of the school, “ said Dustin Pyles of the Ohio STEM Learning Network.
“The vision of creating a STEM school has been a collaborative process including staff, parents, students, community members, and industry leaders. We are so excited to see this vision grow into a reality for Marysville. This is truly the first step in an enormous journey full of opportunity for our entire community ,” says MEVSD Superintendent Diane Mankins.