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Pathways That Empower For The 21st Century

Areas of Study

In each of the areas of concentration, students will experience a common core academic program structured around the Ohio Department of Education’s content standards. The core curriculum will be enhanced by the study of the selected STEM area of study. In the third year, students will select a major area of concentration in one of the following STEM fields or programs of study:

Aerospace Science & Engineering

The pathway will provide students an opportunity to explore Engineering and Computer Science fields within the lens/application area of space exploration.

Health & Biosciences – with Medical/Therapeutic and Research branches

The goals of the Health & BioSciences Pathway are to engage, excite, and educate students, about the promise and achievements of biotechnology research and/or Health Science as it relates to Medical/Therapeutic pathways.  Biotechnology utilizes the sciences of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computers and information technology to develop tools and products

STEM Education

There is a national and local shortage of highly qualified mathematics and science teachers. Students will be encouraged to pursue educational degrees in the STEM fields or in the areas of industrial training and education.

Sustainable Urban Sciences

The goals of this pathway are to excite students about the study of the environment and to promote local urban and non-urban environmental awareness--including understanding of how human activities affect these environments and how modern science can provide solutions to environmental problems.

Zoo Academy

Zoo Academy - The Zoo Academy offers high-school students the unique opportunity of completing their education in a world-class wildlife facility -The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Graduates are well prepared to continue their studies in college for a professional career in animal care, veterinary medicine, conservation, horticulture or other animal-related fields. Third and fourth year students will spend part of each day in academic classes and the rest of the day working with zoo personnel on the zoo grounds. Research projects and field studies are studies are important components of the Zoo Academy's educational program.





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