New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth

New Lincoln-West School to Have Space at MetroHealth

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CMSD’s new Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will be based partly at the MetroHealth System’s main campus.

District and hospital leaders believe the school, which will open July 25 with ninth- and 10th-graders, may be the only one in the country located within a hospital.

Tenth-graders will attend classes at MetroHealth three days a week, while ninth-graders visit weekly. The students will interact with professionals and observe the medical, business and other careers available in the healthcare industry. The juniors and seniors who come later will take coursework at Lincoln-West and online and serve internships.

“The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will expose students to the hundreds of jobs available in healthcare, jobs that will guarantee them a sound and safe future,” Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, said at annual stakeholders meeting Thursday at the Global Center for Health Innovation. He listed the school among accomplishments and plans that address the health and well-being of Cuyahoga County residents. Continue reading

8th Graders Flock to Fair, Explore High Schools

CMSD 8th graders flock to fair-explore high schools

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When it comes to deciding which high school to attend, CMSD wants its eighth-graders to be choosy.

Cleveland is a portfolio district, offering a growing variety options to fit different needs and interests. Students can attend any school in the system as long as space is available and, in a handful of cases, they meet admissions criteria.

Options were on full display this week as the District hosted its annual High School Choice Fair on Monday through Wednesday at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. Students who came in shifts moved among school booths during the day, and families attended for two hours Wednesday night. Continue reading

CMSD kicks off attendance campaign

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CMSD is waging a communitywide campaign – complete with billboards, yard signs, bus placards and radio spots – aimed at raising school attendance.

The “Get to School. You Can Make It!” campaign will target an epidemic: In nearly two-thirds of District schools, more than half of the students are chronically absent – defined as missing 10 days or more per year. Continue reading