Mid-Metro Academy offers academic, drama, art, language, and career track classes from a foundation of Christian values to homeschooled students in grades 7 – 12, preparing them for success in undergraduate programs and careers. Courses are taught by highly qualified, personable instructors who have a passion for their field and for working with youth.
Mid-Metro Academy partners with North Central University to provide a unique PSEO program designed with homeschoolers in mind. This new approach to PSEO maintains the high school experience while offering college-ready juniors and seniors a rigorous and intellectually stimulating yet supportive environment in which to earn college credit while still in high school.
Register Now for Spring Semester Classes!
If your student is already enrolled in a year-long class, you don't need to register for spring. Just make sure you've paid any balance that's due by January 4.
Here are some great second-semester options for you to consider. To view full descriptions and register, click this LINK.
Student Senate with Dave Racer--America's Civics Teacher
There's no better reason to arrive on campus at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays! Students will choose a contemporary issue to focus on for the semester. They'll form working committees, take expert testimony, research, write a bill, debate it, and hopefully pass it. Sound like real life? It's as close as it gets without being elected. Whether your high school student is a political junkie or just wants to gain practical communication and leadership experience, he or she is sure to enjoy and benefit from this unique class.
Art: Beginning Oil Pastels with Sandy Adler
In this fun, upbeat class taught by our talented and vivacious art teacher, students will learn fine arts concepts such as color, blending, light and shadow, perspective and dimension, layering, and composition. Students gain skills with oil pastels and then create a painting of their own to display. They'll be amazed at what they're capable of even if drawing isn't their strong suit.
User Experience Design with Chris Paschen
In this practical class, students learn the skills they need to get a job as a user-experience designer for a small business, church, non-profit, or their own start-up business. User experience designers don't need to be programmers or amazing artists. They just need to be passionate about figuring out what other people want, need, and can actually use successfully. They're performers, storytellers, and amateur psychologists. Chris Paschen is excited to use his decades of real-world business experience to mentor your student. Don't miss this opportunity!
Creative Writing with Rebecca Hope
Forget the checklists and long reading assignments! In this workshop-type class, award-winning author Rebecca Hope leads student writers through creative exercises and helps them draft and polish two or more pieces of literary merit--short stories, poems, or humorous essays. Best of all, they'll see their work published in MMA's own online literary magazine. Perfect for aspiring authors in grades 7 - 12.
We Offer the Best of Both Worlds This Winter!
If you’re looking for the best learning environment for your student this school year, you’ve come to the right place! We believe students learn best in a dynamic, interactive, in-person setting, so we’re committed to meeting on-site at our wonderful St. Paul campus this winter and spring. As in the fall, our classes will be in physical space—not cyberspace. If circumstances require it, we’re prepared to go virtual for a time, but we’ll be back on-site as quickly as we can. Our teachers can’t wait to be in class again after our Christmas/New Year's break.
Since our classes meet once a week, we’re already using the hybrid model that many school districts have used due to coronavirus concerns. Our teachers use a flipped-classroom approach. Students access content at home through various media including video, textbooks, and handouts. Depending on the class, they’ll have homework that helps them apply what they’ve accessed. When students come to class each week, they’ll engage in social learning activities like discussions, group projects, simulations, and experiments plus get real-time feedback from their teacher. These kinds of experiences make learning stick—even as they build soft skills like teamwork, communication, and resilience.
Whether you are just getting started with homeschooling or have been doing it for years, our classes are a great option for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Many classes are open for mid-year entry. If you're considering joining us at the halfway point, start by emailing the director to discuss how to transition your student into our classes. We're always excited to welcome new students!