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Metro, commonly referred to as "hell" by the sophomore class, is a STEM school.

Metro was created on the idea that kids could go on an accelerated school life, and go straight to college. By doing two years of college, students can get a start into the world.
Metro constantly changes, leading to confusion. Seniors relax, knowing that they will never again have to deal with Metro's flux, while the freshman class dread the upcoming years.

Procrastinators are never punished, thus everyone at Metro procrastinates in some way. The only way for a procrastinator to become punished is if the teachers call the parents. Students who find themselves on the receiving end of this expect to hear lectures.

Grading is one thing that has not changed in the history of Metro. At Metro, one must meet what is called MASTERY, or a 90% or higher. Failing to receive this grade, even receiving 89%, results in the dreaded WIP.

Metro runs on an online system. Students submit work onto a site called Taskstream, which are then graded by teachers that are tech-savvy enough to use a Mac. If a student does not have access to a computer, the school will provide a used MacBook. If the student does not have Wi-Fi, the school simply shows the kid to a hotspot.

The other part of Metro's monitoring system is known as PowerSchool. This is a grade book where teachers can put grades, giving parents a way to monitor kids. However, teachers never update their grade book, usually leading to classes with no grade.
Powerschool Grade: 89% (WIP)

Parent: Powerschool says You're not meeting your potential. I sent you to Metro Early College High School so that you could meet your potential

Student: Ok. (Notices lack of grading in over two months.)
by radio414 June 02, 2011