The Met believes that the deepest learning and
strongest motivation result from authentic
experiences. Experiences in the real world
motivate profound learning for several reasons.!
First, the work has real consequences that
matter to an audience beyond the student and
teacher.! Second, the resources for learning are
limitless when students are not conﬁned to one
building and a pre-determined set of materials.!
Third, the student develops personal
relationships with experts in the area of his or
Advisors work with mentors, parents and
students to build a personalized curriculum
around the students’ interests, searching out
professionals in the community to pursue those
interests in the real-world.! Once at a site,
students develop a rigorous project that they
can work on with their mentor and back at
school with their advisor.! These projects
become the foundation for the student’s
learning plan and provide opportunities for the
student to explore and master content, skills,
The Met!is more than the community in Rhode
Island; it is the ﬂagship school of Big Picture
Learning, a model for 80 schools across the
country. It is the leader in school reform and is
consistently identiﬁed by a sweeping range of
education leaders as one of the most effective
models in the country.
is proud to be a
Big Picture Learning
Your child is graduating,
how about you?
Imagine a Met-like program designed for working adults.
If you started a degree program, but didn’t nish,
this program is for you.
On May 20, 2015, The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
voted unanimously to accept College Unbound’s proposal for establish-
ment as a degree-completion college in the state, designed to serve the
more than 110,000 RI adults who began but did not complete bachelor’s
For more information, contact Jill VanLeesten, Director of Recruitment:
Ask for the date of our next Open House.
Rethink Higher Education
At College Unbound, we t you.