Marlborough High School STEM Early College High School
The History of Our STEM Program:
Marlborough’s STEM Early College High School program began in 2011 under the umbrella of Massachusetts' Race to the Top initiative. Within three years, the program grew to serve over 750 students in grades 6 through 12. Its core focus was to strengthen the STEM pipeline for students in the Marlborough community. The program quickly gained national recognition through the success of its project-based learning, work-based learning and early college practices.
In 2014, Marlborough’s STEM program received one of 24 Youth CareerConnect grants awarded by the Office of the President in partnership with Jobs for the Future and Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce. In 2015, Marlborough’s STEM program was awarded national recognition as a District of Distinction for its reform practices and student achievement outcomes. These promising practices laid the groundwork for the innovative growth of Marlborough High School as a whole. All students now have the chance to experience the benefits of project-based learning, work-based learning and early college through the themes of STEM, Entrepreneurship and the Fine Arts.
Marlborough Public Schools would like to share its everlasting gratitude with the many community members, colleges and business organizations that helped support the development of our STEM program. Your guidance and generosity helped us develop a better path for all students in the Marlborough community.
Video Overview of Marlborough STEM Program
Check out our video to see what administrators, teachers, partnering organizations and - best of all -students have to say about the program!
About Our Logo
The Marlborough Public Schools STEM Early College High School was officially "branded" in late 2011 in a student logo design contest.
After examining more than 100 entries by sixth- and ninth-grade students, the entry selected was created by then freshman Michaela Lacerra. Her prototype was turned over to advanced engineering students Anthony Vellante and Brandon Mattioli, and they utilized their engineering and drawing skills to redesign Michaela’s prototype and created a three-demensional design that was ultimately approved by Michaela.