Fantastic place to send your kids to broaden their world view. We really like the style of learning, how classes are more like college classes, how kids know what is expected, the IB program, the teachers have a great commitment to the designing learning plans of the individual students. As my daughter is now looking to choosing which college to attend, I am seeing more attention in this school to those needs also. I wish more kids had access to attending this school.
I think the teachers should be mandated to wear a uniform similar to what the students have to wear.
MLC has so many wonderful opportunities that meet every child's needs. It's an amazing place to work and learn.
MLC challenges students to discover the world and build relationships with students close and far.
Anything is possible for everyone at the Metropolitan Learning Center!
I've worked there for 5 years now and the entire school is my second family. MLC gives so many opportunites to those who would never have been able to get them on their own.
It is a public school with private school rigor, opportunities and a top notch faculty.
Our school gives many students the opportunity to engage in an international and global education!
There is a reason why this magnet school continues to receive top awards each year. The graduation rate and college acceptance rate speaks for itself. The rigorous schedule is what the top notch colleges are looking for. Going above and beyond the 'standards', you need 28 credits to graduate, not 22 like most high schools. Opportunity to travel, study abroad through grants & scholarships is unmatched by all other schools. Diversity is the future. Welcome to the real world kids!
As a recent graduate of MLC, I am proud to say that I am glad I attended this school. There were many opportunities such as studying abroad, learning different languages, as well as meeting different people from around the world. Yes the dress code does upset a lot of students but when you think of how much less time you could spend in the morning getting ready then its good. Overall, when you tell other students from around the US about MLC, they all gasp because they weren't provided the same amenities as us. Students should appreciate what we have.
My son was an A student in our public school and has continued to excel in MLC. He has broadened his horizons and has been exposed to 'the real world'. MLC is giving him the opportunity to experience the true social skills and work ethic that he will need to function in today's world
the academic statistics of mlc are very high we have won school of the year 4 times our test scores are the highest in the country we do have a great art class with an artist from france our gym teacher is a nutritionist and a professional weight trainer our gym is top noch we have a rock climbing wall and an stae of they art weight room , extracurricular activities include activities like, model un, outdoors club,cookin, basketball,languages taught durng school french ,chinese,spanish,italian, and state tests we take the more advanced test so we can be challenged, we also travel the world so far weve been to more than 20 countries right now i am in the seventh grade i would deffenetly reccomend this school if you know about the disney teachers award 2 teachers have won it at our school this is the highest teacher achievment possible she has won it with ron clark, before we come to school we have to read a book and write about. the science classes we have are great we have a lab with everything you can imagine and what makes science better is that we have a forest behind our school so we can do expirements we even have csi classes (crime scene investigator) you dont even have to live in bloomfeild to go to mlc bus transportation. mlc is also very diverse this is our school breakdown % Asian 19 % % Hispanic 13% % Black 40% % White 25% % Unknown 5 % newest to date as of 2008 we also get laptops to do research and projects at home that i am using right now
MLC is what your child chooses to make of it. I had two children go through MLC. One from the first graduating class and delt with all it's growing pains. My children are well prepared for college and the world in general. MLC offers a rigorous curriculum focusing on Global Studies and a strict dress code, which may turn off some students. It also offers a high tech learning environment. Students also have the opportunities to travel to such exotic places as China, Japan, Indonesia, Ecuador, and Egypt. There are several AP classes offered and online virtual high school. MLC students can also take free classes at a local college in the 11th and 12th grades. MlC does not offer sports, but allows High school student to play for their sending district. It does offer a number of extra curricular activities. I work at the school and have an inside veiw.
I am a former student. The quality of the academic programs from an outsiders point of veiw look great but when you go there and you get the education you learn the same things you would learn in a normal highschool. Sports werent even there until my last year when you could go to your homeschool for it but even that was difficult cus you needed your own rides you would miss school time or practices.
I am currently a freshman student at MLC and it is not a very great school. The environnment here is focused too much unneeded activities. My advice is not to let your child attend this school because of its lack of disabilities. Students get tired of seeing the same students every year and feel like they are in a jail. The school also asks for too much money and many highschool students get in trouble for small things. The dress code is really bad and the students are not allowed to wear clothing such as stripes. The environment is poor and the students are always unhappy. ~unknown student~
I go to this school and it has great academic programs butt there is a major lack of art, sports and extracurricular activities. Also parents can be just as involved as they want there choice a lot or a little which makes teens much happier. Over all I dislike the school for the lack of activities and the fact we must were uniforms but i learn a lot so i continue to go.
This is a unique and special program. The school is only a few years old, but many opportunities for my child to travel, meet people from around the world, and learn not only the basic skills, but skills they will need in the future. The students learn to respect cultural diversity and appreciate differences. Guidance staff is extremely helpful and almost every teacher gets back to me when there is a issue with my child. College is stressed heavily, last year 98% of students were accepted in two or four year colleges.
Our children are students at MLC and the school does have some opportunities but it also lacks the ability successfully reach all the students. There is no additional help available to students or enough communication from the teachers with the parents. We have decided that our children will not be attending next year because I do not see that they are getting the education that they will need to be prepared for college. I also notified that the CMT test scores for the school has dropped in almost every subject.
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