Dear M.E.T.S. Parents and Guardians,
Yesterday at our monthly Board of Trustees meeting, our board reviewed the current climate at our Newark campus, located at 909 Broad Street. After very careful consideration and with the best intentions of each of our students the decision was made by the board to work with Newark Public Schools to have our 9th and 10th grade students placed within the school district and discontinue our 9th and 10th grades here at our Broad Street location. Additionally, the decision was made to close the Newark location of M.E.T.S. Charter School at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year.
This decision was an extremely difficult one, as the faculty and staff at M.E.T.S. cares deeply about each of our students and their success both in school and in the future beyond high school. The M.E.T.S. Newark campus cannot in good conscience say that it is currently equipped to provide the highest level of education to the number of students currently enrolled. High school is such a vital time in a young person’s life, and it would be a detriment to our students to not find a truly appropriate placement for them.
We have been working very closely with Newark Public Schools in order to help facilitate a smooth transition for each and every 9th and 10th grade student which would minimize any loss of instructional time and allow your child to get back to their studies as soon as possible. Next week we will be having an information session with representatives from Newark Public Schools where parents of our 9th and 10th grade students are invited to meet with an enrollment specialist to discuss the placement process and next steps. We want to ensure an easy transition to another educational environment for our students. The first information session will take place on Monday from 5:30PM - 7:00PM.
Should you have any questions or concerns prior to the information session, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Interim Lead Administrator
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