We're so glad you found us. My name is Will, and I'm the Principal Teacher for the Met Centre for Arts and Technology (MCAT) also known as 'Met Exchange'. We are the third Met School in Seven Oaks School Division opening in September 2021. As with Seven Oaks Met School and Maples Met School which preceded us, we are a project-based learning and internship focused school, publicly funded and open to learners of diverse needs and interests.
Our school is located in the Exchange District at 321 McDermot, close to downtown Winnipeg. It is an area of the city that dozens of learners from Met School's engage in on a daily basis through experiential learning and internships. We are excited to work in, with and from this community.
What sets a Met School apart from other high schools is that learners balance their week between integrating subjects into project work guided by their interest in collaboration with their teacher-advisor, as well as spending two days a week working alongside a mentor at a business or organization that aligns with the learners interests. As with the other Met Schools, learners still need to complete 30 credit hours to graduate with a high school diploma. In that sense we are no different to other Manitoba high schools, it's just how learners get to graduation is different.
Other elements of our school that distinguish us are our advisory classes, where 15 learners are guided by a teacher advisor in working through their projects and internships from grade 9 through to graduation. We also focus on experiential learning as a way to explore, learn and demonstrate the evolution of knowledge, attitudes and action. Over examinations, learners will present public exhibitions four times a year, followed by a narrative - a story of the learners social, emotional and academic growth over the term.
We are a school committed to the community - reconcilliation, climate justice, democracy, to name but a few. This is reflected in the experiences that our learners are exposed to, the questions that they ask about themselves and the world, and the projects and community action that they take.
Interested in learning more? Feel free to reach out.