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CPS Unveils New High Tech High School

As Cincinnati Public School students go back to school for the fall, some incoming freshmen are moving into a whole new learning environment.
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As Cincinnati Public School students go back to school for the fall, some incoming freshmen are moving into a whole new learning environment.

Officials showed off the STEM program at Hughes High School on Tuesday morning. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

"It is interdisciplinary, it focuses on 21st century skills, students are taught to communicate," Principal Virginia Rhodes said.

The program is designed to focus on using and learning about state-of-the-art technology in an effort to get students ready for the high-paying job fields of the 21st century.

"We are really educating children for jobs that don't exist yet, using technology that hasn't been invented to solve problems that we don't even know about," Superintendent Mary Ronan said. "So I thought it was wonderful to have a STEM high school and that is certainly a step in the right direction."

The program will begin with a freshman class, adding a new class each year until all four high school grades are represented.

Students will work in teams and will have the best technology at their fingertips, including everything from MacBook Pros, digital cameras and iPods.

The students will partner on projects with the Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and shadow workers at Procter and Gamble, as well as the University of Cincinnati.

The program will really ramp up even more once construction is complete. Right now, the Hughes Center is undergoing a $40 million renovation that will be complete in about a year.

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