Marysville Early College High School Celebrates First Graduating Class

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Guest post by Nia Baucke

A week before they walked across the stage to receive their high school diploma, five students from Marysville Early College High School received their associate degree.

The students are a part of Marysville Early College High School’s first graduating class. Developed in partnership with Honda of America Manufacturing, Columbus State Community College, Union County Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Hi-Point and KnowledgeWorks, Marysville Early College High School’s mission is to prepare students for college, career and life.

The school opened its doors in 2014 as an alternative to Marysville’s traditional high school. It provides students with the opportunities to blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive way. All students attending Marysville Early College High School have the potential to earn 19-60 credits from Columbus State Community College. The class of 2018 earned 2,787 credits total.

In addition to developing an early college high school, Marysville has placed a focus on advancing personalized, competency based learning district-wide. The district wants to ensure that every student gets what they need to succeed.

“The students, staff, and leadership have been the trifecta for the success of this school,” said Robin Kanaan, director of teaching and learning at KnowledgeWorks. Kanaan works alongside Marysville Exempted Village School District teachers and administrators to help advance their vision to support all students. “Their leadership has resulted in amazing opportunities not only for their students but for their community.”