:: met school trailer ::
participate saturday 6.3 :: the steel yard :: noon-8p
Met High School students have been working on turning an unused produce transportation trailer into a usable and functional workshop. The completed trailer will be used as a workspace outside of the school for student use in initiating ideas and projects. For example, one student will be starting a community bike center, run by Met School students.
Aside from its use in project development, the trailer offers opportunities for students to test their management and communication skills in a real world setting by fundraising, putting together workshops, and other activites. Located in an artistic community, students are immersed in an active arts culture. Several students will be using the trailer sides as a site for murals. Originally renovated by three juniors and one senior, the trailer will continue to be operated and run by students at the Met.
For Provflux, we will be inviting people to work together and create a mural on one side of the trailer’s exterior wall. We will have paints and stencils available for your use. .
about the artists
The Met School
in Providence in 1996, “The Met” (Metropolitan Regional and Technical
Center) is a unique state-funded public school, open to all Rhode Island students
in grades 9-12. Three-quarters of The Met’s students come from Providence,
with the remaining quarter from more than a dozen towns and cities across
The school’s student body mirrors that of the Providence public schools: 39 percent Hispanic, 37 percent white, 22 percent African-American, and 2 percent Asian. More than half qualify for free lunch, and 42 percent come from homes where English is a second language.
The Met now houses 336 students in six separate school buildings on three Providence campuses. Although it plans to expand to approximately 700 students, it will limit enrollment to 110 students per school, divided into eight advisories, with two from each grade.
Virtually all Met graduates go on to college. The 41 seniors in the class of 2002 gained acceptance at 31 different colleges and earned over $450,000 in scholarships and financial aid.