School is in Session at Great Lakes Science Center
Each day, a group of
scientifically-minded students comes to Great Lakes Science Center and
spends their school day creating, exploring and discovering at the MC2 STEM High School. The result of a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan
School District (CMSD), this unique school setting furthers the missions of both organizations and brings scientific education to life.
Focusing on STEM education Ė science, technology, engineering and math -
the STEM High School is a project-based learning environment that exposes
students to the kinds of design and implementation practices scientists and engineers use. As they become innovators, logical thinkers, inventors and
strong communicators, students get to experience GLSC exhibits, films and
programming that turn scientific theory into reality.
The Science Center has provided new state-of-the-art classrooms and
educational technology for the school and collaborated to create a
curriculum that incorporates Science Center resources.
School is in session year-round, with students working for 10 weeks, taking a three-week break and then repeating that pattern for four 10-week terms
throughout the year.
The STEM High School furthers Great Lakes Science Centerís mission to help
people of all ages achieve and maintain greater science literacy in order
to sustain and improve the quality of life in Greater Cleveland, the Great
Lakes region and beyond. The Science Center is committed to initiatives
that will drive our economy forward, and the STEM School is critical to the future of our region. Deeper, more immersive STEM education is one of the
keys to our regionís success in the increasingly global economy.
We invite you to see what the STEM High School students are up to and view
the custom-built classrooms housed on the Science Centerís ground level,
formerly the Great Lakes gallery. Overlooking North Coast Harbor, these
spaces are equipped with the latest technology, soft seating areas and more to enhance the learning experience.
Major Foundation Support
The Cleveland Foundation * The George Gund Foundation * The Sherwick Fund
Corporate Contributions through Great Cleveland Partnership's
Eaton Charitable Fund * Forest City Enterprises Charitable Foundation
Key Foundation * Parker Hannifin Foundation * The Thomas H. White Foundation