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Welcome to Our New Roseville Location!

If you’re looking for the best learning environment for your student for the spring 2024 semester or the 2024-2025 school year, you’ve come to the right place!  The 2023-2024 school year is in full swing at Mid-Metro Academy's new Roseville campus. 

We believe students learn best in a dynamic, interactive, in-person setting. Our classes meet on Mondays and Fridays at Advent Lutheran Church on a beautiful wooded campus in a quiet suburban neighborhood. Questions? Email [email protected].

Mid-Metro Academy provides support to homeschooling families by offering a variety of academic, arts, technology, and career-oriented classes. Classes are taught from a foundation of Christian values by instructors who are qualified in their respective fields and are passionate about helping youth achieve their highest potential. Classes are open to homeschooled students in grades 6 - 12 whose families have joined Mid-Metro Academy as members.

Our classes meet on Mondays and Fridays for fifteen weeks in the fall/winter and fifteen weeks in the winter/spring. Families choose the class or classes that will help them meet their educational goals for their students. We provide a positive, supportive environment while delivering instruction that homeschooling parents may not feel prepared to provide personally to their students. 

To get a feel for what it's like at MMA, check out our Photo Albums. It's an awesome learning community.

Registration for spring semester classes is now open. We welcome new families to join us.

You must be a member of Mid-Metro Academy to register for classes. Join today!

Homeschooling doesn't have to happen at home!

Mid-Metro Academy St. Paul homeschool academy

Mid-Metro Academy is a Christian homeschool academy that offers:

* academic
* language
* visual arts
* performing arts
* technology
* career-oriented

classes to homeschooled students in grades 6 – 12.

We meet in person at Advent Lutheran Church in Roseville on a beautiful campus surrounded by trees and parks.

We have room for you! Choose the classes that meet your family's goals. Take one class or fill your whole schedule.

Whether you're just getting started with homeschooling or have been doing it for years, our classes are a great option for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you're considering joining us for the spring semester, which starts in January, but want to learn more,
email Executive Director Rebecca Hope at [email protected].

We're always excited to welcome new families!

Spice up the long Minnesota winter with great MMA classes!

Registration is now open for our second-semester courses. Sign up today!

Register Now for Spring Semester Classes!

The following classes are now accepting registrations. (Teacher and period follow class title.)

Monday

  • Percussion Ensemble (Paschen, Mondays 8:00)
  • Web Design (Paschen, M1)
  • Teamwork & Leadership (Jorgensen, M1)
  • Career Exploration (Paschen, M2)
  • Art: Beginning Oil Pastels (Adler, M2)
  • Craft Club (Kleppe, M3)
  • Acting Techniques (M3)
  • Wellness for Life (Jorgensen, M4)
  • Personal Finance (Sandberg, M4)
  • Minnesota History (Kleppe, M4)

Friday

  • Student Senate (Racer, 8:30 - 10:30)
  • Origami and You (Sheridan, F1) (open to adults!)
  • Creative Writing Workshop (Hope, 9:00-10:00)
  • We the People: U.S. Constitution (Racer, F2)
  • Memory & Magic (Miller, F3)
  • Step by Step to Essay Success (Hope, 12:00-1:00)
  • Portraits in Pastel Pencil (Beck, 1:00-2:00) (open to adults!)
  • Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (Beck, F4) (open to adults!)
  • Swing Dancing: West Coast Swing (Ray, F4) (open to adults!)

Fall Semester 2023: So Much Fun Happening on Our Roseville Campus

Top Picks for MMA Classes

Many families who enroll their students at MMA trust our classes to cover core subject areas. Others may meet core subject needs at home and come to MMA for electives. Most families take a mix of core classes and electives. 

If you're looking to fill the traditional educational requirements for your student's grade, you can't go wrong with our perennial favorites. Here are some of our most popular classes--classes we recommend for all students as they complete grades 6 to 12.

English: Writing with Confidence Intro Level B, Level 1, and Level 2;  and Read! Think! Write! with Mrs. Rebecca Hope

Math: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Algebra; and Geometry with Mrs. Leigh Delisi

Science: General Science, Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry with Mrs. Kay Kelly

Social Studies: Geography with Ms. Miranda Brist and American Government and Student Senate with Mr. Dave Racer

Art: Drawing Basics, Beginning Oil Pastels, and Mixed Media with Mrs. Sandy Adler

Languages: American Sign Language 1 and 2 with Mrs. Sheila McAlpine and/or Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 with Senora Ana Grace Plotts

Technology: Tech Readiness and Intro to Computer Technology with Mr. Chris Paschen


New for Spring 2024!

Registration for the spring 2024 semester is now open. This year, we're serving about 190 homeschooled students in grades 6 - 12 from about 150 families. We welcome new families to join us this January for the spring 2024 semester. If you want to join a full-year class that has already been running, you may be able to with consent of the instructor. Email [email protected]. The following single-semester classes on Mondays and Fridays have room for your student.

Social Studies: Minnesota History, Student Senate, We the People: U.S. Constitution

English: Step by Step to Essay Success, Creative Writing Workshop, Read! Think! Write! (open to mid-year entry)

Communications: Storytelling across Mediums, Journalism (open to mid-year entry)

Math: Personal Finance

Fine Arts: Beginning Oil Pastels, Craft Club, Portraits in Pastel Pencil, Introduction to Chidren's Book Illustration, Origami and You, Swing Dancing

Health: Wellness for Life, Swing Dancing

Performing Arts: Acting Techniques (open to mid-year entry), Memory & Magic, Swing Dancing, Percussion Ensemble, Group Guitar (with experience)

Personal Development: Career Exploration, Teamwork & Leadership, Wellness for Life, Personal Finance, Memory & Magic

Business & Technology: Web Design

Click HERE for a schedule showing the days and times for these courses and our other great classes.

Registration is open now for all members.

Join Mid-Metro Academy today! 

Join Us for 2024-2025

JOIN TODAY!

Fall semester begins on September 6, 2024, but it's not too early to join MMA for next school year. Our registration for the 2024-2025 semester will open in April for current families and on May 4, 2024, for new families. To take advantage of early registration, consider taking at least one class in Spring 2024. That way, you'll be considered a current family. Whether your student has already taken classes with us or whether your family is brand new to MMA, we'll have plenty of great options for you for next school year! 

Beyond traditional classes like English, math, science, and social studies, 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 Spring 2024 is open.

If you're not already a Mid-Metro Academy member, join now!

Our NEW Location is Conveniently Located!

Mid-Metro Academy now meets at Advent Lutheran Church, 3000 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113. Our easily accessed location is convenient to most parts of the Twin Cities metro area.

Just one mile east of Northwestern University, Mid-Metro Academy is located in a quiet neighborhood filled with single-family homes and parks.

Volunteers, students, and parents may park for free in our spacious lot.

Some Classes Welcome Sixth-Graders

6thDo 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. This year, we opened these great options to sixth-graders. Courses marked with * are open to registration for the spring 2024 semester, which begins January 15, 2024. 

  • Acting: Improv 
  • Art: Drawing Basics, Oil Pastels,* and Mixed Media 
  • Art: Drawing Realistic Faces, Portraits in Oil Pastel,* Intro to Children's Book Illustration,* and Origami and You* 
  • ASL 1 
  • Crafts: Craft Club*  and Fabulous Fiber Crafts 
  • Creative Writing Workshop* 
  • Culinary Arts 
  • Group Guitar Lesson*
  • Memory and Magic* 
  • Minnesota History*
  • Percussion Ensemble* 
  • SciGirls 
  • Spanish 1 
  • Study Skills 

Click HERE for a schedule showing the days and times for these courses and our other great classes.

Parents: We Make Your Life Easier!

Mid-Metro Academy exists to support parents in their family's homeschooling goals. The primary 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. 

Parents are welcome to enroll in some of our classes with students.

Taking Swing Dancing with your student can be a fun bonding experience. Our instructor, Joey Ray, adds spiritual and social applications to each lesson as he makes learning to dance non-threatening and uplifting. You'll walk away from class each week refreshed and affirmed!

Our Friday art classes are open to parents, so whether you want to begin the stress-relieving art of origami or develop your latent artistic drawing and illustrating bent, you can get in on the fun and learning in Kathleen Sheridan's and Suzann Beck's classes. Adults may take these classes with or without their students in grades 6-12.

Register today!

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

  • flexibility
  • 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 2023-2024!

Homeschooling offers flexibility, ensures that students are educated in a way that's consistent with their family's values, and helps students become independent, lifelong learners. But when students enter their teen years, parents may feel less confident in teaching all subjects at home. And teens benefit from having teachers who aren't Mom or Dad. Our homeschool academy offers the benefits of homeschooling and attending in-person classes.

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 Fridays. 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.

Now is the time to make plans for 2023-2024 school year. Most of our classes are still open, but many have just a seat or two available. Classes begin September 8 and September 11; new students will be accepted through the second week of classes with instructor approval. If you're intrigued by how our homeschool academy makes it possible and even easy to homeschool your student through high school, email [email protected]. We have room for you!

You must be a member of Mid-Metro Academy to register for classes. Join today!

Click HERE to view our course schedule and register for classes.

Coming Events

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Monday Class
February 26 - Monday
Mar
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Friday Class
March 1 - Friday
Mar
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Monday Class
March 4 - Monday
Mar
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Friday Class
March 8 - Friday
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Mid-Metro Spring Break 2024
Mid-Metro Spring Break 2024
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Mid-Metro Spring Break 2024
Mid-Metro Spring Break 2024
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Monday Class
March 18 - Monday
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Friday Class
March 22 - Friday
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Monday Class
March 25 - Monday
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Easter Break - No Friday Classes
Easter Break - No Friday Classes

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Thanks for Your Donation!

Please help us make the move to our beautiful new learning environment in Roseville. We need to purchase furniture and equipment for the 2023-2024 school year. Your donation of $65 will pay for one table to seat three students. Of course, donations of any amount are always appreciated. Just click the "Donate" button to bless us via PayPal. Thank you!