Creating a Continuum of Learning with Cleveland Schools

Students in grade school and high school now have a clearer path to college, thanks to collaborations between Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Our Campus International School provides a popular education alternative for Cleveland's Campus District neighborhood. The school embraces the rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum, and all students study the Chinese Mandarin language through a partnership with the Confucius Institute at CSU.

Education majors have an invaluable workshop at the Campus International School, which offers grades K-5 for the 2013-2014 academic year and eventually will expand to K-12. Test scores indicate that the school is a top performer in the region. It is the only school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District with a waiting list, and openings for new students are filled via lottery.

In the fall of 2013, a division of Cleveland's MC2STEM high school will open in Rhodes Tower West on the CSU campus, where 11th- and 12th-graders who are studying science, technology, engineering and math will find an inspiring new academic home. By immersing these students in a university environment, our goal is to prepare them for success in higher education. Funded by a $1.24 million grant from the KeyBank Foundation, the facilities will include a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory.

A recent editorial in The Plain Dealer declared: "The proposal to move 11th- and 12th-graders in Cleveland's MC2STEM High School – that's science, technology, engineering and math – to the campus of Cleveland State University this fall sounds like a winner."