In addition to the support offered inside our classrooms, Indianapolis Met has a robust Student Services staff that offers the following additional supports:
Barrier Removal Services
Indianapolis Met is designed to serve all students, including and especially who face one or more significant barriers. Barriers may include:
- Teen pregnancy
- Teen parenting
- Foster care
- Identified as special education
- At-risk for mobility
- Criminal justice
Academic & Success Coaching
Every student has an academic coach who plays the role of guidance counselor, post-secondary coach and personal cheerleader. Academic coaches have a caseload of approximately 65 students per coach, which allows them to monitor every student’s attendance and grades and to be in frequent contact with students and families. Academic coaches help students to problem solve around barriers, access wraparound services and create sustainable plans for success in school and beyond.
Indianapolis Met employs tutors from local colleges to provide a high level of academic help as well as personal engagement with the students. Tutors offer help before or after school on an ongoing or as needed basis. Our talented staff members are also available for weekly office hours to offer individualized support before or after school.
Students come from all over the county to attend Indianapolis Met. Our students receive unlimited free IndyGo bus passes, which allow them to not only get to and from school but also to access jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities around the community.
Small class sizes and individualized coaching allow staff get to know the unique needs of each student and family we serve and connect them to wraparound services when helpful. Some of the services we offer on-site are:
- Gleaners Food Pantry
- Registered Nurse as part of our full-time staff
- Eskenazi Health mobile clinic on-site weekly
- Adult and Child counseling
- Nurse-Family Partnership support for first-time mothers
- TalentSource™ job placement and coaching
- Barrier removal funds for other challenges students and families may face