Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best fit school for students facing one or more significant barriers, with an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a living wage post-graduation. Indianapolis Met is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12.
Indianapolis Met is designed to serve all students, including those who face significant barriers. Barriers may include:
- Teen pregnancy
- Teen parenting
- Foster care
- Identified as special education
- At-risk for mobility
- Criminal justice
In addition to an Indiana Core 40 diploma and individualized support, Indy Met provides students with free dual-credit college courses, industry-recognized certifications, hands-on internships and the unique opportunity to be placed in a high-wage job immediately after graduation.
In 2004, our school opened as Indianapolis Metropolitan Career Academy. The school later changed its name to Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. Founded and operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., Indianapolis Metropolitan High School empowers students to pursue a variety of education and career opportunities.
“The Met changed my life because it’s not like a normal school. It’s like another parent. There is a bond between the staff and students. They actually say, ‘What do you want to be, and how can we help you get there?”Diamond Buie
Our PUMA Promise
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is committed to positive behavior reinforcement and the recognition of positive actions. This year, we have implemented the Puma Promise, a rewards system based on five key areas:
We promise to be professional in appearance, language, timeliness and all interactions with adults and peers.
We promise to be unstoppable and work to overcome or persevere through personal or academic challenges.
We promise to get clearly identified goals that motivate us to succeed and take advantage of all opportunities provided.
We promise to be accountable to our own learning experience and take ownership for our actions.
We promise to be supportive of others and to seek and acccept support when needed.
Throughout the school year, we plan on celebrating our students who embody one or more of these characteristics in a variety of ways.