What is the Application Process?

What do I do with the completed application package?

Please submit your completed applications forms, letters and a copy of a recent report card to:

Nancy Janelle, Principal (acting)

Seven Oaks School Division Met School      

640 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg  MB R2V0P2

You may also submit your application to your child's Middle Years teacher, who can forward it to the Met School through our divisional courier.  

What is the deadline for application?

Mid-March, please see our 'Apply page' for specific dates

If I get my application sooner, will I have a better chance of getting in?

No. 

What if my application is late?  Can I still get in?

Possibly.  It depends on whether or not spaces are still available. 

What are the criteria for acceptance?

The Met School welcomes applications from students in Seven Oaks School Division.  Students are selected based on the submission of a complete application and each student who applies has an equal chance of being accepted.  Our mandate is to support Seven Oaks students first, if spaces are available, we may also accept students from outside our division.  Students from other divisions who have significant academic or behavioral challenges may not be accepted.

We welcome applications from students age 13 to 18, entering grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.  Students older than that will not be accepted. 

What should we write in our student and parent letters?

The student submission and parent/adult letter or short essay is an invitation to share your perspectives on your own learning or on the learning of your child.  Parents/adults and students may want to reflect on past learning experiences including accomplishments and challenges.  You may also share some goals for high school and perhaps write about the student's interests and passions.   Both parents and students may choose to write about reasons for wanting to attend the Met School. 

What is the student submission?

Students are asked to submit the best thing they've ever made, created, or performed.  The format may  include: video, photos, web-link, USB, or any written form, etc. 

When will we know if we're accepted?

Students and families will be informed by letter in late April. 

What happens when we are accepted?

You will receive a letter in late April with some informational materials.  At that time, you will be asked to indicate what Garden City courses you are interested in taking.  You are automatically registered in all the required courses and Met School electives.

What if we're not accepted?

You'll be informed by a letter or phone call in late April.  Students who are not accepted will need to be registered at their catchment school.

Won't that be too late to register at my catchment school?

Some families apply to both the Met School and to their catchment school.  If they are not accepted at the Met School, their application has already been submitted to the catchment school. 

Will there be a waiting list?

Yes, if the demand is strong, we will move to a waiting list.  Families on the list will be informed.

If we're accepted, when do we find out what class my child is in?

Met School families receive a mail-out in late August that includes information on classroom placements, school calendar dates, first week of school details etc. 

Does my child have to re-apply for the Met School every year?

No, a student only needs to be accepted into Met School once – that acceptance is for all their high school years. 

If my older child is in Met School, will my younger child be accepted too?

Seven Oaks School Division believes in keeping families together.  As such, if an older child is in the Met School and a younger sibling applies, every effort will be made to accept that student. 

Is it possible to withdraw from the Met School?

Yes, although families need to make a commitment of at least one school year.  When students start in the Met School, it is significantly different from a regular high school experience – it takes time to transition into a cross-curricular, flexible schedule, advisory centered and community connected program.  It comes with challenges students may not have faced before.  That is why this decision you're making now is important.

The Met School is a non-semester program (Met School courses run from Sept. to June).  Students who withdraw during the school year may, as with many high school transfers, have difficulty moving into programs that are semestered or into ones that offer fewer course options.  Students may not be able to be scheduled for all courses and may forfeit a number of credits.  Sometimes high schools will not accept students partway through a year or a semester.  Students who withdraw will be directed to their catchment school.  That is why this decision you're making now is important.