New STEAM academy graduates students with high school, college diploma

Brantford's STEAM academy opens its doors to students today, and its first graduating class will leave with a high school diploma and a college certificate in hand.

The high school is run by Six Nations Polytechnique and is the first of its kind in Canada, principal Aaron Hobbs told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris.

Students enroll for Grade 9, start taking college-level classes as early as Grade 10, and are expected to take four to six years to graduate from what the school is calling "Grade 14." They leave with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a two-year Ontario College Technician Diploma — and no student debt.

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