Application Process and Shadow Day

Because the Met is such a unique educational program and environment, we ask students to come for a shadow day before enrolling.  This is highly recommended though it is not a requirement.  We have several days each year designated as shadow days.  You can call 916 395 5417 to inquire about the available shadow days.

When the prospective student arrives, he/she is paired with a current Met student and then spends the morning with that student up to and through lunch.  At 12:45, the parent or guardian comes to the school.  The student and their parent or guardian hear a short presentation from the Principal, followed by a question and answer session.

At that point, the parent or guardian may fill out an application.

Steps for acceptance/enrollment:

  • Family fills out an application.  
    • Basic information such as address, phone number, and email
    • A letter of congratulations for being accepted to the Met
  • Enrollment, once accepted:
    • Request for records (immunization, birth certificate, transcript, grades in progress, etc.)
    • Parent Teacher Student Compact filled out
    • Orientation for new students
    • An emergency card
    • Student agreements by year (please see Appendix for example
    • Information about IEP’s or 504’s


Enrollment Preferences:

  1. Students who currently attend the Met, and their siblings
  2. In-district students
  3. All other students


Enrollment Timeline

  1. Student/family contacts the Met
  2. Information given to family.  If the registration period has passed and spots are available, the family is offered a spot at the Met.  They may elect to attend a Shadow Day before committing to the Met.
  3. If the registration period has not closed, students are added to a lottery list.  Lottery will only be used if the grade levels fill up before the registration deadline, which is approximately at the end of January each school year.  If the grade levels do not fill up, the list is simply converted to the enrollment list, and it becomes first come, first served from that point until the start of the next school year.
  4. Once filled (either through lottery or first come, first served), interested families are put on a waitlist.