Congrats to the Inaugural Class of M.E.T.S. Charter High School!

It’s not every student who can say they got to make history as a member of the first graduating class of a school, but that is exactly what M.E.T.S. (Math Engineering Technology Science) Charter School seniors can say today when they officially become alumni at graduation.

When M.E.T.S. first-opened its doors in August of 2011, it served 320 students in grades 6 through 9.  Today the schools serves over 520 students in grades 6 through 12.  Being a charter school, all students are accepted by lottery and there is no pre-testing or review of academic transcripts (unlike magnet schools such as McNair, Infinity Institute, Hudson County Schools of Technology, etc).

Among the many achievements of their students, M.E.T.S. Seniors boast a long list of academic accomplishments including:

  • No. 1 Ranking of non-selective Jersey City High Schools for SAT composite scores
  • 96% of M.E.T.S. 12thGrade students passed the NJ High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) in English on the first attempt – 13% higher than local, non-selective Jersey City high schools of residence
  • 76% of their Seniors passed the NJ High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) in Mathematics on the first attempt – 18% higher than local, non-selective Jersey City high schools of residence
  • +80% of Seniors have been accepted to accredited 4 year college or university
  • +70% of M.E.T.S. Seniors earned college credit through the Early College / Dual Enrollment partnership with Hudson County Community College with more than 50% of Seniors graduating with more than 3 college credits

To all that we say, Congratulations, M.E.T.S. Class of 2015! We wish you all continued  success!

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About New Jersey Charter Schools Association

Formed in 1999, the New Jersey Charter Schools Association (NJCSA) is a 501(c)(3) membership association that represents the state’s charter school community and, by extension, charter school students and their parents. We are committed to advancing quality public education for New Jersey’s children through quality public charter schools, with the vision that every child in the State of New Jersey should have the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that best meets his or her needs.
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