M-Cubed honors 2020 class of MPS high school seniors graduating with early college credit

MILWAUKEE _ The latest class of high school seniors to complete the M3 early college program is being honored with a virtual ceremony, capping another year of growth for the trailblazing partnership involving Milwaukee’s three largest public education institutions.

M3 (pronounced M-Cubed) is a joint initiative among the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Milwaukee Public Schools aimed at closing equity gaps and transforming the future of young people through the power of public education.

On Thursday, the partnership will celebrate the 54 MPS seniors completing the early college program, a 70% increase from last year’s inaugural class.

What: M3 early college program celebration
When: Thursday, May 21, 2-2:30 p.m.
Media are invited to view the ceremony live via the MPS YouTube stream starting at 2 p.m. Interviews available upon request.

The latest class is also the first to take two semesters’ worth of college courses after the program launched in the Spring 2019 semester.

The 2019-20 class met in the fall and spring semesters, with the MPS students earning up to 20 transferable college credits in core courses including math, English and science, as well as electives including cultures and community and educational psychology. Collectively, the 54 students representing 16 MPS high schools earned 887 college credits.

The early college program is just one prong of the multifaceted M3 partnership. For more information, visit the M3 website.