The new Delaware Met High School, which officially opened it doors three weeks ago, invited community leaders to its campus today for a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of its facility, and to hear a bit about the school’s unique teaching vision. Some 250 ninth and tenth grade students have enrolled in the new charter school, which located inside one of the former MBNA buildings in Wilmington at 10th and French Streets. The handsome classrooms and high-ceiling basketball court are bright, new and welcoming, and the kids are excited to be there.
The Delaware Met’s academic approach is based upon the “Big Picture Learning” model, which focuses on an inspired and personalized learning plan that is developed with each student in conjunction with their family. “At the Delaware Met, we develop a plan around our students’ passions and interests,” said Head of School Tricia Hunter Crafton. Four years in the planning, the Delaware Met plans to add one high school grade each of the next two years. “It’s been a long journey,” said Board Chair Nash Childs. “We need to make a different, and we believe this model is going to do that,” he said.