Empowerment Through Education

    [fa icon="calendar"] Apr 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff

    Jenny Kakasuleff

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for teenage students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. In 2020, those circumstances included a pandemic that entirely uprooted education across the globe, but our students adapted and persevered, and our faculty did an amazing job at ensuring we could continue to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction and individualized support. 

    After experiencing challenges in a previous educational setting, Luis Gonzalez enrolled at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School in September 2020. 

    “When Luis first came to Indy Met, he was disengaged from academics,” said Shelly Bright, a math teacher at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. “He quickly found success and emerged as a scholar.”

    Luis is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which can be a challenge under the best circumstances, but during the pandemic, Luis excelled in an educational setting that required self-discipline and impeccable time management skills. In addition, he managed to balance employment at Goodwill with his responsibilities as a student.

    Luis didn’t just graduate — he graduated early, recently passed the Quickbooks certification test and is enrolled at Ivy Tech to study mechanical engineering. 

    “When I understood that the teachers were there to help me, I was able to focus and do better,” Luis said.


    Learn more: indianapolismet.org  

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