JFF prepared this profile of Metro Early College High School in Columbus, Ohio, as part of our ongoing work to support the development of six STEM early college high schools in Massachusetts. School developers in Massachusetts were particularly interested in how one community has integrated a STEM focus with an Early College Design to give students a supported transition from high school to college work and prepare them for postsecondary success in STEM fields.
In providing school design and professional development services to early colleges nationwide, JFF has worked with a wide variety of STEM schools within the Early College High School Initiative. JFF’s Early College Design Services help such schools adopt a college-ready instructional framework that supports strong teaching in math, science, writing, and the other disciplines. One model that JFF is documenting is the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo T-STEM Early College High School in Pharr, Texas. The PSJA T-STEM Early College, which offers a variety of career pathways leading to an Associate of Science degree from South Texas College, will become a demonstration site for instructional and college readiness practices.