Big Picture Learning

  • SD Met is one of 80 schools that practices Big Picture Learning.
  • The design of the Met is integrated with California State Standards, the San Diego Unified Curriculum, and the principles of the Big Picture Company.
  • Big Picture Learning has created smaller high schools that focus on the interests and passions of students to make their high school educations successful.
  • At the Met, we believe that learning is most effective when blended with outside experiences to utilize knowledge and deepen student understanding.
  • Big Picture schools create a learning structure, methods, and environment to develop students into self-motivated, competent, life-long learners.
  • At the Met, students earn attendance credit through independent study contracts.
  • Students spend 3 days a week on campus and two days a week Learning Through Internships (LTI).
  • Workplace mentors guide students through their internships and help them complete LTI projects.
  • San Diego Met has partnered with over 475 businesses in the San Diego area.
  • Twice a year, students present exhibitions to parents and teachers to demonstrate what they have gained over the semester
  • San Diego Met does not offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
  • Students take college classes starting as early as freshman year second semester  and can earn up to 46 credits prior to graduation.
  • Students work closely with the San Diego Met counselor and a Mesa College counselor.

San Diego Met High School is a unique collaborative program between the San Diego Unified School District, the San Diego Community College District, and Mesa College.

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