The Seven Oaks School Division’s Met School Program is a high school program that combines challenging academic work and real-world learning andi internships. The Met Schools work with community partners, businesses, professionals, and organization to provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and career goals directly with mentors in the real world.
The Met School program follows the Big Picture Learning Network’s “One Student at a Time” philosophy based on the premise that students learn best when they are doing something they passionate about, in the real world, and actively participate in their own education.
The Seven Oaks School Division opened its first Met School in 2009 and now has two Met School campuses - the
Seven Oaks Met School at 640 Jefferson Avenue and the
Maples Met School at 1330 Jefferson Avenue - with over 240 students in 15 advisory classrooms.
Real World Learning
The unique feature of the Met School program is that the Met School students spend two days each week conducting informational interviews, attending shadow days, and interning with mentors to learn hand-on from people who are passionate about what they do. Met School students gain valuable workplace experience, learn first-hand in the real world, and get a more realistic view of what to expect if they pursue a career in a particular field.
Met school students also work on inquiry-based research projects throughout the year that they present to their parents and communities. They select their projects based on their own interests and conduct research through workshops, independent study, field trips, informational interviews, and their internship experiences.
Get Involved with the Met School
The Met School believes that education is everyone’s business and that learning is everyone’s business and that learning opportunities are everywhere, not just in the classroom. The Met School is always looking of more exciting opportunities for our students.
If you are interested in being a mentor to Met School students please,
If you are a parent or guardian interested in having your child attend the Met School Program,
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To find out more about the Big Picture Learning Network and the philosophy behind the Met School program,