M.E.T.S Charter School
Welcome
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As lead founder, I am proud to announce that M.E.T.S. Charter School will offer the following:
An advanced mathematics, science, technology, and engineering curriculum.
Mandarin Chinese in addition to other foreign languages.
Partnerships with:
Liberty Science Center
William Paterson University staff
Nova University-Fischler School of Education Southeastern University staff.

As lead founder, I am proud to announce that M.E.T.S. Charter School will offer the following:

  • An advanced mathematics, science, technology, and engineering curriculum.
  • Partnerships with: 
    • Liberty Science Center
    • William Paterson University staff
    • Nova University-Fischler School of Education Southeastern University staff.

In addition students will attend:

  • classes at Liberty Science Center to apply skills that they learned in the classroom with real live scenarios
  • classes at Buehler Science Center to prepare for Space Camp
  • Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama to apply their engineering skills to NASA real life space problems.

 

About the founders:

  • Five founders are mathematicians and/or scientists with Ph.D.s or Ed.D.s
  • The founders have written over 30 mathematics and science books ranging from K-8 to 9 -12 to college level i.e., BA and MA.

Sincerely,

Dr. John Sico Jr.

 

A message from Dr. Walter Goodwin, Principal

M.E.T.S. Charter School will take your child (ren) on an educational journey that will provide each M.E.T.S. Charter School student with an education that will allow him/her to pursue their educational dream. In addition M.E.T.S. Charter School is proud to announce that all classroom teachers are fully cerified and highly qualified.

Please note: Most of our 9th grade students are taking Advanced Algebra II, Biology and Physics. At this pace these students will be afforded the opportunity to take college classes in their senior year where the college credits are transferrable.

Working together we will make a difference!

Sincerely,

Dr. Walter G. Goodwin

 

 
Mission
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The mission of M.E.T.S. Charter School is to attain high academic achievement in the areas of Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science to all students starting in grades 6 - 12.

It is our belief that these skills amalgamated together will prepare our students to meet the needs of the 21st Century global market.

 
Fundamental Principles
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M.E.T.S. Charter School’s educational practices of teaching and learning are rooted in Dr. Theodore Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools model.  Dr. Sizer’s model is based on nine fundamental principles.

These nine principles will be incorporated as part of M.E.T.S. educational philosophy.

 
Unique Features
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Five unique features of M.E.T.S. Charter School educational program are:
1. Curriculum: Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science enriched program along with offering Mandarin Chinese to all students starting in grade 6.
2. Leadership Education: Our eight habits of highly effective people leadership program is designed to produce a safe school, which has a culture of care and a climate of success.  The culture and climate are core elements of the foundation for promoting positive social and emotional development, for increasing positive behaviors in children, and for reducing antisocial behaviors among school children.
3. Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum: Our interdisciplinary approach will organize the curriculum around common learning disciplines, particularly key elements of mathematics, engineering, science, technology and literacy in order to emphasize interdisciplinary skills and concepts.  Research indicates that students participating in interdisciplinary, core curriculum leads to increased achievement scores for all students, especially for at-risk students.
4. Community Enrichment Program:  M.E.T.S. Charter School will connect our school with the community, universities e.g., NOVA University-Fischler School of Education and William Paterson University, businesses, and family support groups such as Family Support Organization of Hudson County and Project 99 in order to contribute value added worth to the community through service learning projects this will ensure that our students not only achieve academic excellence but are also contributing members of the community.
5. Individualized, Differentiated Pedagogy: M.E.T.S. educators will use a numerous pedagogical strategies, such as providing different learning opportunities for students functioning at different academic levels.  Every student enrolled in M.E.T.S. will be provided with an Individual Student Plan (ISP) that is periodically modified in order to meet the learning goals/needs of the student. Teachers and administrators, in conjunction with parents will devise these (ISP’s) that are aligned to the appropriate grade level and NJCCCS objectives.

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Five unique features of M.E.T.S. Charter School educational program are:

1. Curriculum:

Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science enriched program to all students in grades 6 - 12.

 

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