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Leslie Blatteau’s senior seminar was abuzz one morning this April. Students sat clustered around six rectangular tables, chatting as they waited for the lesson to begin. Blatteau strode to the front of the room, all business in a white polka-dot button-down and black high-top sneakers. “Welcome. We’re going to get started.” Two students in the front row sat on their phones, texting. “Folks, I need your focus this morning,” she said, addressing the room at large. At another point, two students in the back chatted away. “Zach and Victoria, one mic, please,” she said firmly. After running through a rubric on introductory paragraphs, she passed a sticky note to each student. “Tell me what you ne

Single candidate emerges in student race for New Haven Board of Education seat

NEW HAVEN — Nico Rivera, a candidate for an elected two-year term as a student representative on the Board of Education, beat the competition when he submitted his application on time. It was reported to the Board of Education in March that only three sophomores were petitioning for candidacy: one from Sound School, one from James Hillhouse High School and Rivera, who attends Metropolitan Business Academy. On Tuesday, the Citywide Student Council heard Rivera’s platform only, as he was the sole candidate to submit the requisite 100 signatures, 50 of which had to come from five schools other than his own, on time. Rivera addressed the student council by telling them something his father said

Graduation Rates

Metropolitan attributes our 95.4% graduation rate (the second highest in the district) to three things: Comer Principles, Trauma-Informed Supports, & Dedicated, Expert Teachers and Staff. The above depiction of graduation rates comes from the New Haven Independent. Here is a link to their article.

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