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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Mc2 Stem High School

Grades 9-12 | Cleveland , OH

STEM Connection: From Classroom to Workplace

At this STEM high school, integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success.
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What This School Is Achieving

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MC2 STEM is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, one of the most economically challenged school districts in the country, where the average high school graduation rate was just 60 percent in 2011.

Since the school opened in 2008, nearly 100 percent of MC2 STEM students have graduated.

84% of the first graduating class matriculated into college. 

How They Do It

Real-World Internships Lead to College and Career Readiness

Preparing Students for Career Success

Integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success.

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

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Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

Here's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Mastery-Based Assessment Builds Accountability

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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