Homeschooling doesn't have to happen at home!
Mid-Metro Academy is a Christian homeschool academy that offers academic, language, visual and performing arts, technology, and career-oriented classes to homeschooled students in grades 7 – 12. We meet in person in the former St. Mark's School building in St. Paul's charming Merriam Park neighborhood.
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 homeschool academy classes meet in person one day per week--on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our highly qualified, personable instructors have a passion for their field and for working with youth.
At Mid-Metro Academy, you can design an ideal high school experience by combining core academics with special-interest courses. For young people who want to get an early start in today's gig economy, we offer career-oriented classes in business, technology, art, and design. Our STEAM (STEM + Arts) emphasis helps students build capabilities that will serve them well in the real world--like critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and resilience.
Classes begin Sept. 7, 2022, and end April 26, 2023.
Fall semester runs for 14 weeks (Wednesdays; no class Thanksgiving week) or 15 consecutive weeks (Mondays).
Spring semester begins Jan. 9, 2023, and runs for 15 weeks with a one-week spring break (week of Mar. 5).
Questions? Email [email protected]
Join Us This Year!
The 2022-2023 school year begins September 7, 2022, and--YES--we have room for you! Whether your student has already been taking classes with us or whether your family is brand new to MMA, we've got plenty of great options for you! Our traditional academic offerings--like science, math, English, and social studies--are on the schedule at times returning families are used to.
Beyond traditional classes, we offer many arts, technology, and career-oriented classes that you won't find anywhere else. Students can let their creativity blossom in our creative arts classes, and/or they can foster their practical side in our tech and career-oriented courses.
High school shouldn't be one-size-fits-all. As a homeschooling family, you have the freedom to tailor your students' education to their skills, personality, aptitude, and interests. Whether your student is academically oriented or not so much--you'll find great options at Mid-Metro Academy.
"Start your side-hustle now!" is a great reason to take one or more of our career classes. After just one semester, students will be prepared to get hired as an employee or to enter the gig economy. They'll have what they need to start their own business as a bookkeeper, party entertainer, online media producer, or internet programmer. They can have their own small business--either in-person or web-based--while still in high school.
Registration for all 2022-2023 classes is now open.
If you're not already a Mid-Metro Academy member, join now!
We're Closer Than You Think!
Mid-Metro Academy meets at St. Mark's School, 1983 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul. Our easily accessed location is convenient to most parts of the Twin Cities metro area.
Just north of the University of St. Thomas, our neighborhood is quiet, safe, and picturesque. According to www.niche.com, our A+ rated area is the fourth-best neighborhood in St. Paul for raising a family.
Volunteers and students park for free in our lot or on adjacent streets. Parents can visit an abundance of nearby stores or coffee shops while students attend class, or they can reserve space in our Parent Lounge.
We're Still Taking Registrations for Fall 2022-2023 Classes!
The 2022-2023 school year has begun! At MMA, we're excited to welcome students back for another great year.
It's not too late to join us as a new member or for current members to register for an additional fall or full-year class. We accept registrations for open classes up to the second week of the semester.
So many great options!
Claim your spot in these great classes today!
Social Studies: American Government, Student Senate, U.S. Constitution, World Geography, Topics in American History
Science: General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Sci Girls
English: Writing with Confidence Levels Intro, 1, and 2; Read! Think! Write!; Creative Writing Workshop; Book Club; ACT Prep English/Reading
Communications: Communications, Online Media Creation & Management
Math: Algebra (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), Geometry, Personal Finance
Languages: Spanish 1 & 2; American Sign Language 1 & 2
Design: Build Your Own Website, Graphic Design, Design 1: Interiors
Fine Arts: Drawing Basics, Mixed Media, Oil Pastels, Photography 1 & 2, Culinary Arts 1 & 2
Performing Arts: Acting 1 & 2, Acting: Advanced Character & Scene Study, Acting: Improv, Memory & Magic, Percussion Ensemble/Drumline, Guitar Group Lesson, Swing Dancing: East Coast or West Coast
Personal Development: Career Exploration, Acting: Improv, Communications
Study Skills: Study Skills for the 21st Century, ACT Prep English/Reading, ACT Review Math/Science, Memory & Magic
Business & Technology: Build Your Own Website, Intro to Computer Technology, Online Media Creation & Management, Bookkeeping 1 & 2, Start Your Own Business
Engineering: Lego Engineering
Click HERE for a schedule showing the times courses are offered and to register.
Join Mid-Metro Academy today!
Some Classes Welcome Sixth-Graders
Do you have a sixth-grade student who is chomping at the bit to take classes outside your home?
Would your life be easier if your sixth-grader could be enrolled in a class at MMA at the same time as your older student?
We can help!
Many classes allow sixth-graders to enroll. Check out these great options for sixth-graders this year. (Day and period follow the course title.)
- Acting: Improv (W3)
- Art: Drawing, Oil Pastels, and Mixed Media (M2 and M3)
- Culinary Arts (M3 and M4)
- Group Guitar Lesson (W1)
- Intro to Computer Technology (M2)
- Language Arts Skills Workshop (W2)
- Lego Engineering (M4)
- Percussion Ensemble/Drum Line (M5)
- Sci Girls (M4)
- Writing with Confidence Intro Level (M1)
Parents: We Make Your Life Easier!
Mid-Metro Academy exists to support parents in their family's homeschooling goals. The main way we do that is by providing classes that you can't or don't want to teach yourself.
But there's more! We help you in lots of other ways, too.
We offer an on-site Parent Lounge where you can get your own work done while your student attends classes. That can cut your driving time and expense in half since you don't have to drop off, go home, and return to campus.
We share tips with our families on how to make class days more efficient--whether through carpooling or taking advantage of the amenities in our neighborhood.
We connect you with resources that help you plan for high school and beyond.
Our social committee is planning events this fall to help your student--and you--get to know other homeschoolers.
Parents are welcome to enroll in some of our classes. Taking Swing Dancing with your student can be a fun bonding experience. Watch our website for special workshops and events that will be open to parents throughout the school year. For example, you'll be able to make a stained glass holiday decoration in one of our Stained Glass Creations workshops.
Prepare Your Student to Thrive in the Gig Economy
What's the gig economy, and why should you make sure your student is ready to successfully participate in it? The gig economy is growing three times faster than traditional employment. It's quickly moving from a fringe segment of the U.S. job market to a mainstream option.
Gig employment offers significant benefits like
- excellent balance between work and personal life
- impressive job satisfaction levels.
And it presents the potential for three-figure incomes for those who excel in their chosen specialty.
Whether your student intends to use gig work as a side hustle or as an end career goal, he or she can get started now. Mid-Metro Academy classes help students gain both the soft skills and technical skills they need to succeed in today's--and tomorrow's--gig economy.
For more information, watch this presentation by Mid-Metro Academy director Rebecca Hope.
We Offer the Best of Both Worlds in 2022-2023!
If you’re looking for the best learning environment for your student for the 2022-2023 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--just as we have for the past two years. Our classes meet in physical space—not cyberspace.
To get a feel for what it's like at MMA, check out our Photo Albums. It's an awesome learning community.
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. Choose to attend classes on one or two days: Mondays and/or Wednesdays. 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 2022-2023 school year. If you're considering joining us this year but want to learn more, email [email protected] We're always excited to welcome new families!
Register for fall and spring classes now.
You must be a member of Mid-Metro Academy to register for classes. Join today!
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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 2022-2023 school year. Donations of any amount are always appreciated. Just click the "Donate" button to bless us via PayPal. Thank you!