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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.
These skills will be emphasized across all disciplines and in all thematic projects. Research indicates that exposing children to a second language at an early age stimulates the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
These studies have shown there are particular benefits to students learning a second language (Bamford, K.W., & Mizokawa, D.T.) M.E.T.S. Charter School will employ these research-based practices to support and attain its educational mission while delivering a first-class education to the students and parents it serves. The acquisition of second language skills will enable our students to develop the following talents based on various research studies:
§ The ability to shift easily between symbol systems—such as mathematics and literacy.
§ Higher performance on critical thinking skills will enable our students to achieve higher levels of mastery in mathematics, engineering, technology and science.
§ Higher performance on divergent thinking tasks in comparison to students not learning another language.
§ Meta-linguistic awareness - this includes phonemic awareness, awareness of language as a tool to communicate, and the understanding that words are arbitrary symbols.
§ Improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills.
§ Higher scores on standardized tests. Results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) show that students who had studied a foreign language for four or more years outscored other students on the verbal and math portions of the test.
§ Students who have already gained significant skills in a second language have the ability to learn other languages more quickly than students who have never had foreign language training.