In 2008, San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco started two Metro Academies of Health with support from the US Department of Education (Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education) and the James Irvine Foundation. Based on early positive results, we then started two new Metro Academies in 2010 with the career theme of Early Childhood Education supported by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. Two more Metro Academies of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) are now being planned, with the first students starting in 2012.
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The Metro Academy of Health at SF State is our most mature program. Metro helps students build momentum because 100% of core classes satisfy graduation requirements for associate's and bachelor's degrees—regardless of whether classes are taken at a community college or university. Metro puts students on a clear, fast track to graduation and success.