Mid-Metro Academy meets at 1983 Dayton Avenue in St. Paul's charming Merriam Park neighborhood. Our spacious classrooms in our secure school building offer the perfect environment for our dynamic, interactive instruction. We use a flipped classroom model where students access content at home and meet once a week with their instructor and classmates for peer-to-peer and teacher-led learning.
From a foundation of Christian values, Mid-Metro Academy offers academic, language, visual and performing arts, and career-oriented classes to homeschooled students in grades 7 – 12, preparing them for success in undergraduate programs, careers, and life. Our classes meet in person one day per week. Our highly qualified, personable instructors have a passion for their field and for working with youth.
We're pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind PSEO program designed to meet the needs of homeschooling families. Cohort learning provides a supportive high school experience for college-ready juniors and seniors as they begin their college journey. We partner with North Central University, a fully accredited liberal arts university.
For high school students who aren't ready for PSEO or don't see college in their future--or for those who want to start their side hustle now--we offer career-oriented classes in technology, design, and business. Our STEAM emphasis helps students build capabilities that will serve them well in the real world--like critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and resilience.
2021-2022 Schedule: Classes begin Sept. 8, 2021, and end April 27, 2022. Fall semester runs for 14 weeks (Wednesdays; no class Thanksgiving week) or 15 consecutive weeks (Mondays). Spring semester begins Jan. 10, 2022, and runs for 15 weeks with a one-week spring break (week of Feb. 28).
Questions? Email us at [email protected]
Yes, We Have Room for You!
We still have room in most of our classes, so join Mid-Metro Academy today to create your ideal junior high or high school experience for 2021-2022.
We know that many families are just finding out about us, and many have just learned about their school district's or private school's COVID-19 plans for the coming year. If you've never homeschooled before, this could be the time to do so. Mid-Metro Academy helps you custom design a class schedule that meets the needs of your student(s) and your family.
Homeschoolers set the requirements for their own schools, and we're here to support you by offering you plenty of choices. Of course, you decide whether to wear a mask or whether to take other precautions related to COVID-19. MMA is completely mask-optional.
We provide a safe and welcoming environment while trusting you to make decisions about your student's health.
Wednesday Classes Offer Unique Options
We still have openings in these core subject classes on Wednesdays:
- Chemistry (W1)
- Geometry (W1)
- Writing with Confidence 1 (W2)
These technology and business classes have room for your student:
- Build Your Own Website (W1)
- Intro to Real-World Programming (W2)
- Microsoft Office for Education & Business (W3)
- Bookkeeping (W4)
And so do these electives:
- Communications 101 (W4)
- Eat Well, Feel Great (W4)
- Designing Interiors (W3)
- ACT Prep English/Reading (W3)
- ACT Review Math/Science (W2)
If Monday classes don't work for you, there are plenty of wonderful options on Wednesday. If your students are already enrolled for Monday classes, consider adding a second great day at Mid-Metro Academy.
PSEO at MMA: There's Still Time to Join!
High school juniors & seniors: Join our cohort and take all three classes this fall, or sign up for just one or two.
Parents: Even if you haven't homeschooled your student before, you can enroll your student as a homeschooled Post-Secondary Education Option student at the college of your choice. Approval of the school district or public high school is not necessary. Contact us if you have questions on how to get started.
Our unique approach to PSEO is perfect for homeschoolers because it offers:
- courses that satisfy Minnesota high school graduation standards and most college/university gen ed requirements
- in-person classes (not hybrid) that meet just one day a week
- a built-in friend group for emotional support
- a high school experience while easing into college academics
- the chance to be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond
This fall, our three courses are:
- Intro to Government with Prof. Dave Racer
- Interpersonal Communications with Prof. Helen Keuning
- Rhetoric & Research with Prof. Rebecca Hope
Students must be accepted to North Central University's PSEO program to participate in these classes. Click HERE for more information.
[Note: We don't require face masks or inquire about vaccination status.]
Career-Oriented Classes at MMA
When you homeschool in high school, you can customize your student's learning experience. High school doesn't have to be what it's always been. In fact, it's a great time to explore and jumpstart a terrific career.
That's why we offer a range of career-oriented classes for homeschooled students. In addition to our core academic classes in math, science, English, and social studies, check out these great Wednesday opportunities:
- Graphic Design
- Build Your Own Website*
- Intro to Real-World Programming*
- Programming for the Internet*
- Podcasting & YouTubing*
- Designing Interiors
- Memory & Magic
These are great choices for students who don't see college in their future. And those who are college-bound can benefit from a side hustle that can bring in some cash before, during, and after college. Last year, some students landed jobs and gigs after just one semester of some of our career-oriented classes.
[*These classes have a remote attendance option for those who can't attend in person. Contact the instructor if you're interested.]
Register Now for 2021-2022 Classes!
To register, follow the instructions HERE.
Download the MMA 2021-2022 Course Catalog to check out all our classes. We have many new classes to choose from - plus all the classes (and teachers) you already know and love.
Our new classes include:
- Acting Techniques with Carla Barwineck
- Book Club with Rosa Edholm
- Contemporary Issues with Dave Racer
- Chemistry with Kay Kelly
- Designing Interiors with Cher Baumhoefner
- Digital Literacy & Creative Problem Solving with Mikaela Swedlund
- Eat Well, Feel Great with Madeline Evergreen
- Memory & Magic with Bob Miller
- Microsoft Office for Education & Business with Chris Paschen
- Programming with Chris Paschen
- Podcasting and YouTubing with Chris Paschen
- SciGirls with Leslie Kleppe
- and more!
We Offer the Best of Both Worlds in 2021-2022!
If you’re looking for the best learning environment for your student for the 2021-2022 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 fall--as we did last school year. Our classes meet in physical space—not cyberspace.
Since our classes meet once a week, students and families enjoy the flexibility and convenience of the hybrid/blended model that works so well with the homeschooling lifestyle. Our teachers use a flipped-classroom approach, which means that 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're just getting started with homeschooling or have been doing it for years, our classes are a great option for the 2021-2022 school year. If you're considering joining us next year, attend our next Open House on Monday evening, June 7. We're always excited to welcome new students!
Registration for fall classes is now open. You must be a member of Mid-Metro Academy to register.
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Thanks for Your Donation!
Thanks to your generosity, we've paid for a special air purifier that uses ultraviolet light and HEPA filtration to remove viruses, bacteria, and fungi from the air. Mid-Metro Academy has other needs that you can support, such as new furniture for the 2021-2022 school year. Donations of any amount are always appreciated. Just click the "Donate" button to bless us via PayPal. Thank you!