Mayor Williams Supports the Delaware Met: A Big Picture Learning High School

Posted on  03/13/2013 9:07 am

As the City of Wilmington seeks to nurture the growth and development of its young people, Mayor Williams supports the Delaware Met, a high school looking to open in Downtown Wilmington.

The Delaware Met will adopt The Big Picture Learning school design, which is a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that is defined by a commitment to educate ‘one student at a time.’ The school is anticipated to open in the Fall of 2014 for grades 9-12 with an enrollment of 530 students.

The Delaware Met school design is built on three basic principles:

  • Learning must be based on the interests and goals of each student.
  • Curriculum must be relevant to people and places in the real world.
  • Students’ abilities must be measured by the quality of their work.

The Big Picture Learning model has found success across the country. High Schools practicing this model have a 90% on-time graduation rate with 95% accepted to college.

“Bringing more educational institutions to the downtown Wilmington area can only enhance our community,” said Mayor Williams. “The Delaware Met has the potential to create new academic opportunities for our children."