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Metro Schools College Prep is committed to providing hands-on, authentic instruction and learning opportunities to all students using evidence-based practices to close the achievement gap and prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century.   These differentiated approaches encourage critical thinking to help students see real-world connections and applications for their learning.   Some examples of these approaches are:

Instructional Methods:

Experiential Learning: Metro students participate in experiential learning through a variety of field trips throughout the school year, especially around our Environmental Learning Plans.

Project-Based Learning: Metro students have opportunities to complete both individual and group projects across all subject areas. These projects require students to dig deeper into their subject matter and to seek information and ideas from a variety of sources.

Individualized Instruction: Metro students access a variety of resources and tools that adapt to their learning levels and help them to grow their skills and content knowledge.
Emphasis on building academic language: Instruction in core content areas focuses on building students’ academic vocabulary, to better prepare them for post-secondary pathways.

Education Technology: Metro Schools is a 1:1 technology school. Every student has access to a Chromebook with assignments, curriculum and instructional support available through online platforms such as Schoology and Clever.
Metro Schools College Prep is proud to offer a diverse selection of programs and activities to our students.  We believe that a well-rounded education allows our students to grow into lifelong learners who are ready to be leaders in their communities.

Special Education (SPED):
Our Special Education program is dedicated to providing individualized support to students with diverse learning needs. Through personalized instruction, accommodations, and a team approach involving teachers, specialists, and parents, we ensure that every student can access a meaningful and inclusive education. Our SPED program aims to empower students with the tools they need to succeed academically and socially.

English Language Learners (ELL):
Our English Language Learners program is designed to support students who are learning English as an additional language. Through specialized instruction, language development activities, and cultural sensitivity, we foster a supportive environment where ELL students can thrive. Our goal is to help ELL students achieve English proficiency while also excelling academically and socially.

After School Programs: 
Metro students have the opportunity to participate in engaging clubs and activities after school, including Student Council, Yearbook and Driver’s Education. Students are also able to access academic support and homework help from their teachers.

Senior Seminar: 
All 12th grade students at Metro Schools participate in Senior Seminar, where they receive help and guidance in planning their post-secondary futures. Navigating the college application process, completing the FAFSA and college campus visits are just some examples of what is offered in Senior Seminar.

Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO): 
Metro Schools’ juniors and seniors (11th and 12th grade) have the opportunity to take coursework at area colleges and universities, and receive both high school and college credit for these classes. Our guidance counselor helps students navigate the application process and works with them to create schedules that facilitate their access to this opportunity.

Metro Schools middle and high school students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports throughout the school year, including soccer, basketball and track.  Sportsmanship and teamwork are the focus of our athletic program and all students who participate in sports are expected to maintain a strong grade point average.

Summer School/Credit Recovery: 
Middle school students at Metro Schools have the opportunity to participate in summer school, where they can work on building and reinforcing academic skills as well as having opportunities for academic enrichment. High school students who are behind academically can recover credits during summer programming with instructional support from their teachers.

The curriculum Metro Schools College Prep reflects our mission to educate students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers while closing the achievement gap and preparing all learners for college and careers in the 21st century.

Savvas myPerspectives (ELA): is a student-centered curriculum for grades 6-12 that offers students opportunities to discuss and debate ideas. Each unit asks students to read both fiction and nonfiction texts while promoting student ownership of their learning through personal goal-setting and choice in activities to demonstrate their learning.  Emphasis is placed on “writing to learn.”

enVision (Mathematics): is an engaging approach to math instruction where conceptual understanding is built through visual models, group and partner practice, and personalized learning.  The Savvas enVision program is vertically aligned from kindergarten through grade 12, to ensure the Minnesota Math Standards are taught to all students.

Elevate and Experience (Science):  Elevate is our middle school science program and Experience is our high school science curriculum.  Both Elevate and Experience provide students with the opportunity to not only learn about scientific concepts but to also “do science” through labs, experiments and hands-on activities in cooperative groups.

myWorld and Interactive (Social Studies): the myWorld (middle school) and Interactive (high school) programs offer students opportunities to engage critically with their Social Studies content as they explore history, geography and civics topics.  Our Social Studies curriculum encourages inquiry as students explore the complexity of our world.

iLit (ELL):  iLit provides interventions and opportunities for growth for our English language learners as they work to develop their language proficiency.  Students participate in regular assessment to monitor their progress and help to plan future interventions.

IXL (Intervention):  IXL is a digital learning platform that offers personalized and adaptable support and practice of core skills across content areas.  The practice exercises and problems are aligned to our curricula, which allows students to reinforce their skills and gain greater confidence in their academic journey.

Lexia (Support and Intervention): Lexia is a literacy support program that focuses on developing foundational reading skills. Through adaptive learning paths, Lexia targets specific areas of improvement, helping students enhance their reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.