The Maine Educational Talent Search Program (METS) is a compensatory program designed to help low income and potential first generation college students in grades six through twelve aspire to, prepare for, and enter college. METS students generally come from families in which neither parent has a four-year college degree. Typically, students and their families often do not consider college an option; they do not feel they have the necessary money or, the parent do not advocate for postsecondary education due to their lack of first-hand experience and awareness of college. Due to a variety of other reasons, these students are considered âat-riskâ o not graduating from high school and continuing on to college. METS students are selected on the basis of their potential to do college prep level course-work in high school. METS utilizes a developmental approach in the design of its curriculum and delivery of services in order to ensure a crystallized awareness of educational choices for career planning and future personal growth.
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Us Department of Education
Maine Educational Talent Search (METS) is a federal initiative established to encourage more young people to set high academic expectations, stay in school, study hard, and take the courses needed to prepare them for college-level studies
1. 95% of non-seniors will be promoted to the next grade level. 2. 95% of seniors will graduate on time with a regular diploma. 3. 80% of seniors served will complete a rigorous program of study. 4. 80% of seniors who have graduated will enroll in postsecondary education in the Fall term. 5. 40% of college starts will complete postsecondary education within six years.
Rigorous curriculum, college access
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
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