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March Board Meeting Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 26th

Board Meeting Rescheduled

The March M.E.T.S. Charter School Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm at the Jersey Campus (211 Sherman Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307).

Panasonic Creative Design Challenge Oral Presentation

METS students present their design concept, operation, and engineering principles behind their solution for Heart Transplant challenge. Participating students are Aisha Bhamla (12th grade), Andrew Heinzmann  and Q'uara Phillips-Hill (11th grade). 

Location: Panasonic Corporation, Newark NJ

PCD 1   PCD 2

PCD 3   PCD 4

Jersey City Campus Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up:

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents of Jersey City Campus students,

Please click on the link below to sign up for a conference with up to three of your child’s teachers.  

Sign Up Form

Thank you! 

Jersey City Campus Report Card Information:

Report Cards

In order to ensure you have multiple ways to access your child’s report card, the Jersey City Campus is offering three options for you to keep updated with your child’s grades.  

Option #1 - You can come to the school to pick up the report card.

Option #2 - You can sign into Realtime to view your child's grades. Click here for access to the parent portal on Realtime.

Option #3 - You can sign and return a letter to release the report card to your child. Click here for a copy of the letter. (Please Note - If you choose this option, we will follow up with a call to make sure you received the report card.)

CITY OF SCIENCE: NEW JERSEY, High School Edition | World Science Festival

CITY OF SCIENCE: NEW JERSEY, High School Edition | World Science Festival

60th Annual Jersey Journal-Hudson County Spelling Bee, Feb. 23, 2019

Pedro Gonzalez

60th annual Jersey Journal Hudson County Spelling Bee

Pedro Gonzalez  of  M.E.T.S. Charter School, Jersey City introduces himself at the start of the Spelling Bee. February 23, 2019.

Nicholas Zeitlinger | For The Jersey Journal Feb. 23, 2019

Designing With Data

Chemical Engineering

Students determine the required conditions to brew a “light brew” cup of coffee with conductivity of 300µS.  Measuring conductivity of whole bean and ground coffee samples for 15 minutes after start of brewing.

Civil Engineering

Teams build and test their design and analyze data to quantify the safety of the building model to determine the cost-to-performance ratio of the proposed solution.

Hospital Delivery Vehicle - Mechatronics Engineering

Students are required to build, program, and test their vehicle using appropriate experimentation techniques; and acquire, analyze, and represent data in order to effectively design and implement their system components.

Please click Read More to see the pictures of our amazing students!

METS High School Students Start TEOP & CSEOP Program (Spring Semester)

Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck NJ

Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program (TEOP)

The program promotes computer science, engineering, mathematics and engineering technology to public high schools with large populations of under-represented minority and/or financially disadvantaged students. It brings upper-level high school students to the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Metropolitan Campus for 10 Saturdays per semester for technical instruction and hands-on laboratory work under the direction of University faculty, staff and graduate students.

Computing and Security Enrichment Outreach Program (CSEOP) 

CSEOP will introduce cybersecurity to aspiring college bound students over a ten week long program. CSEOP will emphasize five major area concentrations of particular relevance and interest for budding cybersecurity technologists:  Inside Computers and Networking, Criminal Justice and Cyber Crime, Programming using Alice (Java), Image Processing and Steganography, Cryptography and Cybersecurity. The Program is expected to engage and cultivate student interests in this emerging and important discipline of information technology.

Middle School Basketball Completes the Season

The middle school girls and boys basketball teams completed their season this week. In the inaugural season both teams saw a lot of improvement with the boys pulling off a victory over North Star Academy West Side Park in the last game of the season. When asked about the season, Coach B said, "The boys did great this year. I am extremely proud of them and their effort in all games. They played with heart at all times, and I salute them for their passion for the game." Ms. Green concluded, "While this was the first time that many of the girls had played organized basketball, they came to the gym ready to work every day. The desire to try something new, and drive to get better each day made the season a success. Even though we did not produce any wins on the season, our girls focused on the process and finding ways to grow as a team, and that is all that I can ask for. I am extremely proud of them for their accomplishments this season. We look forward to seeing what the future holds with these young athletes.

Girls basketball team        boys basketball team

MS Boys Basketball Team Defeats North Star Academy West Side Park

The middle school boys basketball team defeated North Star Academy West Side Park by a score of 32-31. Congratulations to the boys on their win!

Applications for the 2019-2020 School year are open!

Applications for the 2019-2020 School year are open! Please fill out the form below! 


METS Middle School Basketball Team plays at the Barclays Center!


ETS Employee's Community Action Fund 2019 Scholarship Program

(Click here for the flyer)

Who is Eligible?

New Jersey public high school seniors graduating in May or June of 2019 who are:

  • Experiencing significant and verifiable challenges
  • Enrolled full time in an accredited, postsecondary nonprofit educational institution in the fall of 2019
  • Actively pursuing a degree at a postsecondary nonprofit institution (two- or four-year college/university or vocational/technical school)

How do I Apply?

  • Prepare your essay focusing on the following topics (500 words or less):
    • Describe your hardship and how it impacts you
    • How do you envision using your degree in 10 years?
  • Visit the ECAF application website at https://aim.applyists.net/ECAFNJ 

What's the Timeline?

The application period closes on April 27, 2019, and award decisions will be announced in June 2019.

Come Check Out the Middle School Boys Basketball Team at the Barclay Center Tonight!

Come out and support our Middle School Boys Basketball team at the Barclay Center tonight at 6pm against Community Charter School of Paterson. For tickets please see Mr. Burch.

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CDC Panasonic Final Competition - April 16, 2019

Team    Base      Team

Congratulations to Aisha Bhamla, Andrew Heinzmann and Q'uara Phillips on making it to the CDC Panasonic final competition. This year challenge is to design, build and test a robotic device that will perform a heart transplant. On January 30, 2019 the team attended the preliminary challenge where they tested, refined and documented their robotics device performance. Coming soon are the oral presentations on March 13, 2019 and the final challenge on April 16, 2019. Good luck to these students! 

Middle School Basketball Games Cancelled Today


The middle school girls and boys basketball games have been cancelled for today, and they will be rescheduled at another time.

A note from our new nurse, Nurse Joe

Dear M.E.T.S. Community,

First, I’d like to introduce myself,

My name is Joseph Roy, RN. The students call me Nurse Joe. I have been filling in at the M.E.T.S. Charter School as the school nurse for the past few months and now I am the full-time nurse here in Jersey City.

My first order of business here at the M.E.T.S. Charter School is to get to know a little more about the students. I have included with this letter a Student Health Information form (see the link below). This form will help me get to know your children and assist with any health care needs they may have. Please fill it out as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the healthcare of your child (or children) please do not hesitate to contact me. My phone number is 201.526.8500 ext. 711 and my email is 

Here's the link to the health information form:



Yours in Health,

Joe Roy, RN

It's time for the Middle School Science Fair

Science Fair

Students and parents are invited to come view the Middle School Science Fair on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4:00-5:30pm in the church basement. Our middle school students will be presenting their science experiments. 

Jersey City Robotics - "Battle in the Blizzard” Meet at Millburn High School  

"Battle in the Blizzard” Meet at Millburn High School  

Robotics team testing and refining their robot to earn as many points at the "Battle in the Blizzard" Meet, Millburn High School.

    Robotics 1           Robotics 2   

Robotics 3           Robotics 4

Jersey City Engineering Classes Hard at Work!

Students are applying their knowledge and skills in building hospital delivery vehicle. Students are challenged to build and program an autonomous vehicle that can safely deliver medications and supplies to various patients in an assisted living facility.

Engineering Classes 2      Engineering Classes 3      

Students are modeling "Best Solution". Students are challenged to build a solar panel tracker system. The purpose of this challenge is to aim at the brightest part of the sky automatically using light sensors.

Engineering Classes 5      Engineering Classes 6      

Class of 2020 - Apply for the Jersey City Youth Works Program

Before winter break, the Class of 2020 students from Jersey City met with representatives from the Jersey City Mayor's Office in regards to the Jersey City Youth Works Program. This program is a paid internship that takes place over the course of 6 weeks in the summer. Students are being encouraged to apply for this program which requires a resume, transcripts, interview, three essays, and a letter of recommendation. It is open to Class of 2020 residents of Jersey City and provides students with the opportunity to work at prestigious companies such as:

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

Hyatt Regency Jersey City 

Investors Bank 

Jersey City Medical Center 

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Liberty Science Center  

The above are just a few companies who have partnered with the program, and there are many more. So far, we have had about 35 students from M.E.T.S. who have submitted the initial paperwork to begin the application process. We'd like to see more apply. The program is highly competitive, so get your application in today!

Ms. Zamora and Ms. Casella are sponsoring this activity, and will be holding a resume workshop after school in an effort to guide students in the essay writing process. Dates of this activity will be announced soon.

More information on the Jersey City Youth Works Program can be found at https://www.jerseycityyouthworks.org/partners/.

If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact either or .

Sixth Grader Wins National Double Dutch Competition at the Apollo Theater!

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Sixth grader Amatullah Muhammad and her Jersey City Honey Bees double dutch team won the National Double Dutch League’s Holiday Classic held at the Apollo Theater in New York on December 2nd. Check out the article from www.nj.com below:


Congrats Amatullah. The M.E.T.S. Charter School community is proud of you!

Boys Basketball Results

Boys Basketball


The boys varsity basketball team fell to Eastern Christian High School 59-47. Keshon Phillips led the way with 11 points on the night. The boys are back in action on Friday at Hasbrouck Heights at 7:00pm. Come out and support the team!

STEM Program - Technical Enrichment & Outreach Program M.E.T.S. Students Graduate Fall Outreach Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University

The following Jersey City students have been awarded up to $40,000 in scholarships to Fairleigh Dickinson University. The M.E.T.S. graduates are Nourhan Fathy, Ahmed Amasha, Raichel Cochancela, Erik Ramirez, Davion Massey, Atrell Johnson, Mariah Laboy, Yusuf Harris, Amechelle Leander and Ashley Rosa. 

TEOP Students

M.E.T.S. Engineering Students Recognized by The New Jersey Boards Association and the U.S. Army at STEAM Tank 2018 Final Competition


The STEAM Tank Challenge, created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army, encourages students in the areas of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.The following students are recognized for their innovative I-STEAM program entry in the STEAM TANK competition. The M.E.T.S. (Jersey City) students are Aisha Bhamla, Joshua Cordon and Muhammad Saad.

Honor Roll Students to be Honored at the Jersey City Campus

Our Jersey City honor roll students will be honored in a ceremony today, Friday, December 14th, for their accomplishments during the first marking period.

Are You Interested in Speaking at a Board Meeting?

Are you interested in speaking at an upcoming board meeting? If so, you may utilize the public comment session to address your concerns. In an effort to streamline the process for those that wish to speak, we ask that you fill out the Public Comment Sign-up form located on our Board of Education page. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00pm in our Newark location, 570 Broad Street.

Please Note: This portion of the meeting is open to citizens for comment on agenda items only. Residents are to state their names, addresses, and subject matter. Comments may be limited to five minutes per person. Members of the public are discouraged from speaking negatively about an employee or a student. The Board bears no responsibility for comments made by the public. Comments regarding employees or students cannot be legally responded to by the Board. Other comments may be responded to tonight or at subsequent meetings under "old business."

Remaining 2018-2019 Board of Education Meeting Dates

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Newark Campus
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Jersey City Campus
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Newark Campus
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Jersey City Campus
Wednesday, April 17. 2019 - Newark Campus
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Jersey City Campus
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Newark Campus
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Jersey City Campus

Final Girls Basketball Scrimmage Results

Girls Basketball

The M.E.T.S. Charter School girls basketball team wrapped up their preseason schedule with scrimmages against Central High School, Ferris High School, Linden High School, and Payne Tech. M.E.T.S. took a hard fought loss against Central 37-33. Briana Lee lead the way with 23 points, 16 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 blocks. Oreoluwa Awojobi added 5 points, and Lidia Santos 4 points. In a win against Ferris High School, Brianna Lee again led the way with 30 points, 17 rebounds, 8 steals, and 2 blocks. Jawannie O'Neil contributed 5 points in the win. The Lady Mustangs open their season tomorrow at Verona High School at 4:30pm. Please come out and support our ladies!

Girls Basketball Beats Becton Regional High School

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team defeated Becton Regional 40-26 in a scrimmage on Wednesday night. Brianna Lee lead the team with 29 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. Gianna Mercado also contributed with 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 steals. The girls are back in action on Friday, December 7th at Central High School at 4:00pm.

Girls Basketball Scrimmage

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On Monday, December 3rd, the girls basketball team participated in a scrimmage at Irvington High School. After a valiant effort, the team lost 30-40. Briana Lee lead the team with 24 point, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists. The girls will be back into action in a scrimmage at Becton Regional High School at 4:30pm on Wednesday, December 6th.