STEM High School

The Hughes STEM High School in CPS opened to 300 freshmen in August 2009. The school building includes grades 10-12 (650 students), with STEM-related programs, including Health & Communications Professions and the Cincinnati Academy of Math & Science, Teaching & Technology, and the Zoo Academy. The 2010-11 freshman cohort will add another 350 students to the high school.

The instructional focus is in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and the instructional mode is interdisciplinary project-based, team-based learning. Technology modes include laptops for all students, digital backpacks, crossplatform learning, and the digital portal Blackboard.

The three high school program majors are:

•     Health Sciences—Bioscience, Medicine, Research

•     Digital Education—Future STEM teachers

•     Engineering Futures—Including Environmental Engineering & the Zoo Academy

Selected key partners include the Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, University of Cincinnati, Strive, Cincinnati State, Duke Energy, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Health Alliance Hospitals, Cincinnati Zoo, American Chemical Society, InterAlliance, U.S. Green Building Council, Time-Warner, Battelle Memorial Institute, GE Foundation, Mayerson Academy, Toyota, Ohio STEM Learning Network, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Great Oaks, Greater Cincinnati Tech Prep Consortium, Cincinnati Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and iSpace.