Columbus North International is a 7-12 Columbus public school located in the Clintonville neighborhood. It was established in 2009 as a language immersion high school focusing on French, Spanish and Chinese, and moved to its new location at 100 Arcadia Ave., in 2012.
In 2013 it grew from a high school to a 7-12 school with the addition of the 7th and 8th grade classes from the language immersion schools Ecole Kenwood (French), Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy and the 5th Avenue International School (Chinese).
In 2013, Nicole Kraft, a clinical assistant professor of multimedia journalism, was awarded a Service Learning Grant to create a school newspaper for CNIS, by bringing journalism students and students in the university’s language school to use their skills to train the next generation of multilingual journalists.
Their progress will be chronicled this year in this blog, with the goal that others may take this model to continue the long and wonderful tradition of scholastic journalism.