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December 5, 2013

MC2STEM celebrates grand opening

By Hannah Corcoran

MC2STEM, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) high school on Cleveland State University’s campus, celebrated its grand opening on Monday, Nov. 18.

The event celebrated the collaboration of Cleveland State, CMSD and KeyBank.

Mayor Frank Jackson was present, along with astronaut Stephanie Wilson - the second African-American woman to travel to space. Also attending were officials from KeyBank, CMSD and Cleveland State.

MC2STEM was brought to Cleveland State’s campus with the help of a $1.25 million grant from KeyBank.

The school, for high school juniors and seniors, is located on the third floor of RT West.
The students have a science lab and cafeteria, as well as access to Cleveland State facilities such as the Recreation Center.

The CMSD is excited for the high school’s new location on a college campus, according to Christine Fowler-Mack, CMSD’s chief portfolio officer.

“We are so pleased to be able to expand and deepen our collaborative relationship with Cleveland State University around MC2STEM’s downtown site, made possible by KeyBank,” said Fowler-Mack. “It completes the schools three-site design, affording access to both higher education and other school partners located downtown.”

The school’s presence on a college campus offers many opportunities to the CMSD staff, students and their families, said Fowler-Mack.

“Joining Campus International, we now have another group of students who attend school daily on the CSU campus,” she said. “That, in and of itself, puts them in a different mindset!”