A new high school, embedded in a hospital, is set to open in Cleveland in the 2016-2017 school year.
The Lincoln-West School of Science & Health will combine a traditional curriculum with a hands-on, interactive learning with professionals in a hospital setting.
It is a collaboration between The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and The MetroHealth System, which Metro believes is the first of its kind in the country.
Students will have a ten-weeks on, three-weeks off schedule, where they spend time at both MetroHealth's main campus and at Lincoln-West on West 30th Street. Ten teachers and one principal will be on staff and about 150 students are expected to enroll in its first year.
Biology, English, Spanish, Art, Physical Education and Health are part of the curriculum. In addition to hitting the books, students will do lab work in MetroHealth and shadow its clinical staff plus attend staff lectures.
MetroHealth stated the mission of Lincoln-West is:
“To prepare students for post-secondary opportunities and careers. We will immerse students in the fascinating world of modern science, health and medicine through rigorous project based curriculum, active learning labs and relevant workplace and community experiences.”
A formal vote to approve the new school is scheduled for the CMSD Board Meeting on June 28.