Metro Schools will renovate vacant school building for STEM-focused middle and high school with support from Battelle, The Ohio State University, other partners.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 8, 2021)—Metro Schools, founded in 2006 by Battelle and The Ohio State University, was granted state funding today to renovate the historic former Indianola Middle School to expand the school’s high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused education.

The Ohio State University will lease the school, located at 420 E. 19th Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, to Metro Schools at no cost. Metro Schools will operate the building as a middle and high school, adding a second location to its portfolio of public STEM schools.

Metro’s application for state funding of the project was approved by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. With this approval, the State of Ohio will match funding by Battelle and the Central Ohio community, up to $15 million.

Battelle is the lead philanthropic partner, providing at least $7.5 million to support the expansion. Another $7.5 million in gifts from the Central Ohio community are being sought.

“Battelle’s investment, and those of our partners, are driven by the conviction that the next generation of diverse Central Ohio innovators will have a transformative impact on our region and world,” said Lou Von Thaer, President & CEO of Battelle. “A Metro School education promises to help unlock the full potential of these amazing young people.”

Metro Schools also operates the Metro Early College High School and Metro Early College Middle School at 1929 Kenny Road in Columbus. After the Indianola building is renovated and opened in 2024, Metro’s Kenny Road location will transition to become Metro Elementary School.

“As we grow our Metro Schools family, we expand the opportunity provided by a quality STEM education to more and more students,” said Meka Pace, Superintendent of Metro Schools. “Today’s investment from the State of Ohio and the support of Battelle, Ohio State, and our other partners will allow us to build a diverse, creative pool of talent benefitting this entire region.”

Ohio State purchased the former Indianola Middle School in 2017. The school had been vacant since 2010. Under the proposed agreement, Ohio State will lease the school to Metro Schools for 30 years.

“This project fits perfectly with Ohio State’s core land grant mission of supporting strong communities in neighborhoods across Columbus and around the state,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. “I am a huge believer in the value of STEM education, and I’m thrilled that bringing Indianola Middle School back to life will provide more opportunities to more students.”

Once open, the new middle and high school will serve at least 1,200 students; the Kenny Road Metro school currently educates 970 students. Seats will be held for students who reside within the University District, an historic area consisting of neighborhoods and businesses surrounding The Ohio State University main campus. Metro Schools also maintains a student body made up of 50% of students from the Columbus City School district. Interested families can sign up for notification about future enrollment opportunities.

Metro’s expansion is part of Battelle’s philanthropic mission to expand STEM educational opportunities to students in Central Ohio. Metro opened in 2006 as one of the first STEM schools in Ohio through a partnership with Ohio State, Battelle and several Franklin County school districts. Students from across Central Ohio apply to join the school, which has a diverse student body, recorded a 100% graduation rate since opening, and has seen nearly all graduates enroll in college.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.nymedmal.com

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For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.

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伯特立

2021年7月8日发布

Metro Schools将在巴特尔、俄亥俄州立大学和其他合作伙伴的支持下,为以stem为重点的初中和高中翻新空置的校舍。

俄亥俄州哥伦布市(2021年7月8日)——地铁学校,2006年由伯特立俄亥俄州立大学今天,印第安纳州政府拨款翻新历史悠久的前印第安纳诺拉中学,以扩大学校以科学、技术、工程和数学(STEM)为重点的高质量教育。

俄亥俄州立大学将把这所位于俄亥俄州哥伦布市E. 19大道420号的学校免费租给Metro Schools。Metro Schools将把这座建筑作为一所初中和高中来运营,为其公立STEM学校的投资组合增加了第二个位置。

麦德龙对该项目的州政府资助申请得到了俄亥俄州设施建设委员会的批准。通过这项批准,俄亥俄州将匹配巴特尔和中俄亥俄社区的资金,最高可达1500万美元。

巴特尔是主要的慈善合作伙伴,提供了至少750万美元来支持扩张。另外,中俄亥俄社区也在寻求750万美元的捐赠。

巴特尔公司总裁兼首席执行官Lou Von Thaer表示:“巴特尔公司和我们的合作伙伴的投资是基于这样一种信念,即俄亥俄州中部的下一代多样化创新者将对我们地区和世界产生变革性的影响。”“地铁学校的教育承诺帮助释放这些了不起的年轻人的全部潜力。”

Metro Schools还在哥伦布肯尼路1929年开设了Metro Early College High School和Metro Early College Middle School。在印第安纳诺拉大楼翻新并于2024年开放后,麦德龙肯尼路的位置将转变为麦德龙小学。

“随着我们城市学校大家庭的壮大,我们为越来越多的学生提供了高质量的STEM教育的机会,”城市学校负责人Meka Pace说。“今天来自俄亥俄州的投资,以及俄亥俄州巴特尔和我们其他合作伙伴的支持,将使我们建立一个多样化的、有创造力的人才库,使整个地区受益。”

2017年,俄亥俄州立大学收购了前印第安纳诺拉中学。这所学校自2010年以来一直空置。根据提议的协议,俄亥俄州立大学将把这所学校租给Metro学校30年。

“这个项目完全符合俄亥俄州立大学的核心土地拨款任务,即支持哥伦布市和全州各地的强大社区,”俄亥俄州立大学校长克里斯蒂娜·m·约翰逊(Kristina M. Johnson)说。“我非常相信STEM教育的价值,让印第安纳诺拉中学重返校园将为更多的学生提供更多的机会,这让我感到非常激动。”

一旦开学,这所新初中和高中将招收至少1200名学生;肯尼路地铁学校目前有970名学生。座位将为居住在大学区(University District)的学生保留。大学区是一个历史区域,由俄亥俄州立大学主校区周围的社区和企业组成。Metro Schools还维持着一个由哥伦布市学区50%的学生组成的学生群体。感兴趣的家庭可以报名参加关于未来入学机会的通知

Metro的扩张是巴特尔慈善使命的一部分,旨在为俄亥俄州中部的学生提供STEM教育机会。麦德龙于2006年成立,通过与俄亥俄州立大学、巴特尔和富兰克林县几个学区的合作,成为俄亥俄州首批STEM学校之一。来自俄亥俄州中部各地的学生申请加入这所学校,该校拥有多元化的学生群体,自开办以来,毕业率达到了100%,几乎所有毕业生都进入了大学。

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