STEAM High School
The City of Syracuse, the Syracuse City School District, and Onondaga County are teaming up for the area's ?rst-ever STEAM high school. It'll feature a STEAM-focused curriculum and is open to students from SCSD and OCM BOCES component districts.
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CONCENTRATIONS (Majors & Minors)
It will be the first collaborative school of its kind in Central New York.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The city of Syracuse, the Syracuse City School District, Onondaga County and Onondaga, Cortland and Madison County BOCES are collaborating on the region's first ever STEAM high school. The high school will offer a rigorous academic curriculum with a focus on STEAM. The school will be open to students from the SCSD as well as from the OCM BOCES component school districts.
A key element to the success of the high school will be the business partnerships. In Central New York there is a unique opportunity for collaboration amongst all stakeholders with an interest in a thriving urban core. Working in collaboration with CenterState CEO and MACNY, this high school will bring together the top companies and arts organizations in the respective fields of STEAM. These industry leaders will provide us with their expertise as well as in areas of mentoring, internships and job shadows.
HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERS
Central New York’s colleges and universities have some of the greatest resources available in all of the STEAM disciplines. Our students will be able to take advantage of these resources and in some cases take college courses alongside university and college students.
This project will bring back to life one of the most iconic physical structures in downtown Syracuse. Built in the early 1900’s, the former Central High School contains some of the original woodwork and ornate interior design. The Italian marble floors in the entry-way and four cast iron stair ways are in wonderful shape and cannot be found in any other schoolschool building in the region.
Perhaps the most well-known part of the school is Lincoln Auditorium. During the expansion of the auditorium in 1930 the school district consulted with one of the premier acoustics experts in the country. Acoustically, the Lincoln Auditorium is the finest auditorium in the region. It has hosted a bevy of headliners in the music industry and the Syracuse Symphony called the venue home for many years.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY
Designed by the gifted and prolific local architect, Archimedes Russell, beginning in 1899, the school opened in 1903. The style is Neo-classical and Beaux-Arts with elaborate brick and limestone facades, balustrades, Ionic columns and arched windows. The interior features broad halls, oak wainscoting, wood floors, and stairways of worked iron and oak banisters.
Business Entrepreneurship – Wed., October 11, 2023
Construction Management – Thurs., October 12, 2023
Robotics and Automation – Tues., October 17, 2023
Data Science – Wed., October 18, 2023
Entertainment Engineering and Media Technology and Design – TBA
Semiconductor/Microchip Technology – Tues., October 24, 2023