Columbus’ most recent locally-hosted Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) event, featured a graduate of The Metro School, one of the most innovative high schools in Franklin County. TED is a “small nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading,” and they hit it right on the money by spreading the vision of schools matched to students and designed to their long-term success.
Meagan Jones, a graduate of Metro – a mastery, early college, STEM school – shared the way her school leaders incorporated her artistic interests into their science-focused curriculum. Their flexibility and willingness to personalize the education made all the difference for Meagan who is now a student at Ohio State.
The focus on making education relevant to students – an approach mirrored in the Cristo Rey private school network – is clearly crucial. We applaud the relational, compelling schools across Ohio who make learning fun and show students how it applies to their interests and futures. Thank you, Meagan, for sharing your story with Columbus leaders!
P.S. As an early college high school student, Meagan was able to graduate high school with 47 credits – yes, nearly a year and half worth of college education. For free.