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We offer courses on an a la carte basis for students in seventh through twelfth grades. Sign up for just one, or make MMA classes the core of your student’s studies. It’s up to you!

Our classes meet once a week on either Mondays or Wednesdays from September through April. We offer everything from core academic classes like English, math, science, and social studies to enrichment classes like languages, art, and drama. 

We’re the only place in the Twin Cities where homeschooled high schoolers can take classes like Graphic Design, Build Your Own Website, Intro to Real-World Programming, and Bookkeeping—classes that can help them launch a real-world career while still in high school. For students who don’t see college in their future—or for those who want a “side hustle” that can help them make money as they pursue their degree—these options can be the high point of high school.

Here’s a list of Mid-Metro Academy’s 2022-2023 classes organized by subject. Course descriptions are available on our Registration page, but this shows everything at a glance. The semester (F = Fall, S = Spring, Y = Year-long course), day (M, W), and period (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) follow the class title and teacher name.

Courses with an asterisk are open to adults and/or gap year (Grade 13) students. See the class description for details.

Acting

  • Acting 1*: Creativity & Collaboration, Myndi Lawrence, FM1
  • Acting 2*: Principles of Acting, Myndi Lawrence, SM1
  • Acting: Advanced Character & Scene Study*, Myndi Lawrence, YM2
  • Acting: Improv, Lucas Brist, YW3

Art

  • Drawing*, Sandy Adler, FM2
  • Mixed Media A, Sandy Adler, YM3
  • Oil Pastels*, Sandy Adler, SM2
  • Culinary Arts 1*, Sheila McAlpine, YM3
  • Culinary Arts 2*, Sheila McAlpine, YM4
  • Photography 1*, Allison Million, FW3
  • Photography 2: Creativity & Design*, Hannah Bauer, SW3
  • Stained Glass Creations*, Krista Gordhamer, YW4
  • Crafting for Fun & Profit*, Krista Gordhamer, FW3

Business

  • Bookkeeping 101*, Chris Paschen, FM3
  • Bookkeeping 102*, Chris Paschen, SM3
  • Build Your Own Website*, Chris Paschen, FW1
  • Start Your Own Business*, Chris Paschen, YW3
  • Memory & Magic*, Bob Miller, YW4
  • Crafting for Fun & Profit*, Krista Gordhamer, FW3

Communications

  • Communications*, Myndi Lawrence, YW2
  • Online Media Creation & Management*, Chris Paschen, SM1
  • Digital Literacy & Creative Problem Solving, Mikaela Swedlund, SW3
  • Teamwork & Leadership*, Rebekah Jorgensen, FW4

Dance

  • Swing Dancing: East Coast 1*, Joseph Ray, FM4
  • Swing Dancing: East Coast 1*, Joseph Ray, SW4
  • Swing Dancing: East Coast 1*, Joseph Ray, SW5
  • Swing Dancing: East Coast 2*, Joseph Ray, SM4
  • Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop*, Joseph Ray, FW5
  • Swing Dancing, West Coast 1*, Joseph Ray, FW4

Design

  • Build Your Own Website*, Chris Paschen, FW1
  • Design 1: Interiors*, Cher Baumhoefner, FW3
  • Design 2: Outdoors*, Cher Baumhoefner, SW3
  • Graphic Design*, Lucas Brist, YW2

Engineering

  • Lego Engineering, Rebekah Jorgensen, SM4

English

  • ACT Prep English/Reading, Rebecca Hope, FW1
  • Book Club, Mikaela Swedlund, SW3
  • Creative Writing Workshop*, Rebecca Hope, SW1
  • Read! Think! Write! Rebecca Hope, YM4
  • Writing with Confidence Intro Level, Rebecca Hope, YM1
  • Writing with Confidence Level 1, Rebecca Hope, YM2
  • Writing with Confidence Level 1, Rebecca Hope, YW2
  • Writing with Confidence Level 2, Rebecca Hope, YM3

Health

  • Eat Well, Be Well*, Krista Haskins, FM4
  • Stay Well*, Krista Haskins, SM4

Languages

  • American Sign Language 1, Sheila McAlpine, YM1
  • American Sign Language 2, Sheila McAlpine, YM2
  • Spanish 1, Ana Grace Plotts, YM1 (waitlist only)
  • Spanish 2, Ana Grace Plotts, YM2

Mathematics

  • ACT Review Math/Science, Leigh Delisi, FW2
  • Beginning Algebra, Leigh Delisi, YM4
  • Intermediate Algebra, Leigh Delisi, YM1
  • Advanced Algebra, Leigh Delisi, YM2
  • Geometry, Leigh Delisi, YM3
  • Personal Finance, Rebekah Jorgensen, YW3

Music

  • Group Guitar Lesson, Chris Depoian, YW1
  • Percussion Ensemble/Drumline, Chris Paschen, YW4
  • String Ensemble, Chris Paschen, YM5

Personal Development

  • Career Exploration*, Mikaela Swedlund, SM4
  • Teamwork & Leadership*, Rebekah Jorgensen, FW4
  • Worldviews*, Rebekah Jorgensen, SW4

Science

  • Biology, Kay Kelly, YM2
  • Chemistry, Kay Kelly, YM1
  • Environmental Science, Victoria Sandberg, YW1
  • General Science, Kay Kelly, YM3
  • Physical Science, Kay Kelly, YM4
  • SciGirls, Leslie Kleppe, FM4

Social Studies

  • American Government-For Real! Dave Racer, FW1 (8:30 start)
  • Contemporary Issues, Dave Racer, FW2
  • Geography, Miranda Brist, YM3
  • Student Senate, Dave Racer, SW1
  • Topics in American History, Mikaela Swedlund, YM4
  • We the People: U.S. Constitution, Dave Racer, SW2

Study Skills

  • ACT Prep: English/Reading, Rebecca Hope, FW1
  • ACT Review: Math/Science, Leigh Delisi, FW2
  • Memory & Magic, Bob Miller, SW4
  • Study Skills for the 21st Century*, Mikaela Swedlund, FM4

Technology

  • Build Your Own Website*, Chris Paschen, FW1
  • Intro to Computer Technology, Chris Paschen, YM2
  • Intro to Real-World Programming*, Chris Paschen, FW2
  • Microsoft Office and More, Chris Paschen, FM1
  • Online Media Creation & Management*, Chris Paschen, SM1
  • Programming for the Internet*, Chris Paschen, SW1
  • Real-World Programming Applications*, Chris Paschen, SW2

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