As the rural community of Alpine prepares for its new high school, inner-city students from San Diego Met High were recently asked to share their experiences at the unique "Big Picture" school on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. Steven Rader, Cynthia Burnette, Karla Cruz, Alia Pyatt, all Met High sophomores, and freshman Justin Sax, presented the Big Picture education model highlights at the Alpine Community Forum, where plans for a new high school were discussed by Grossmont Unified School District Asst. Supt. Mike Lewis on June 8. Alpine community members circulated from station to station speaking with Met staff, including Jill Badger, Kathy Baker, Ray Brandes, Siv Davis, Kate Little, Kathy Nguyen, Donna Pilkington and Clyde Yoshida. Attendees were interested in the San Diego Met's 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rates, math program, academic internship projects and advisory culture. For more information, contact Principal Mildred Phillips at (619) 388-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.