This is a link to a video of Dennis Littky talking about the MET schools.
Littky is the co-founder and director of the Big Picture Company and the MET school.
I am very impressed with the philospohy of the Big Picture Company and their committment to Small Schools and personalised, relevant and student centered learning. I’d recommend you to take some time to look at this video his ideas are enlightening! I visited a MET school in New York last year and had an amazing experience.