Small Class Sizes
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School offers courses for students to earn the Core 40, Academic Honors or Technical Honors Diploma. All core courses, including Spanish and Pre-Calculus, are offered in-person with small class sizes and individualized attention.
Personalized College & Career Planning
Indianapolis Met has a 1:65 ratio of academic coach to student, so our students and families are able to frequently interact with the staff members responsible for scheduling. Academic coaches get to know students’ postsecondary goals and help students create individualized graduation plans to meet those goals.
We offer the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program, which gives our junior and senior students opportunities to explore college and careers through guest speakers, community service, student leadership opportunities and more.
- The JAG course provides time during the school day for students to complete college and job applications, apply for financial aid and scholarships and build their resumes. JAG specialists even follow and support students for one year following graduation.
Free Dual Credits and Certifications
Indianapolis Met offers additional free college and career electives through a number of community partners.
Our dual credit classes are offered through IUPUI and Ivy Tech. These courses allow our students to feel challenged, make them more competitive for college admissions and give them a head start on credits.
We are located near the west side of downtown in the heart of healthcare, manufacturing and tech jobs. To match the most in-demand jobs in our community, we offer a variety of certifications in healthcare, information technology, business, logistics and advanced manufacturing.
All of our certification students are invited to enroll in TalentSource, which is Goodwill’s very own job placement service. TalentSource helps place students in a full-time job after high school and offers career coaching during the graduate’s first year on the job.
Additional Support in Reading, Writing & Math
All students take the Reading Inventory upon enrollment at Indianapolis Met to identify their current reading level. Qualifying students receive extra support in Read 180, a research-based reading program that supplements their grade-level Language Arts course. All students in Grades 9 and 10 take two periods of Language Arts so they may receive extra support or enrichment in their literacy skills.
Indianapolis Met offers 10 days of dedicated English and Math instruction specifically focused on preparation for End of Course Assessments, ISTEP and postsecondary assessments like the ACT and SAT. These days go above and beyond our 180 days of regular instruction to ensure that all students are well-prepared for graduation requirements and entry to their post-secondary goals.
Students who qualify for special education services create Individual Education Plans along with their family, teachers and support staff to help each student reach his or her full potential. We integrate special education students in the general curriculum whenever possible and support them in meeting the same curriculum and assessment expectations as their peers.
English Language Learners
Students who qualify for English Learner services create Individual Learning Plans along with their family, teachers and support staff to help each student reach proficiency in the English language.