Metro Career Academy
A Full-Service Community School
Metro Career Academy has three major goals for students:
- Achieve a high school diploma
- Complete career training
- Prepare for college
Only a third of American students will leave high school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
MCA is designed to foster academic achievement, career development, community support and health care services for students and their families. The challenges facing today’s families and students in their daily lives often become serious barriers to student success. MCA uses a holistic approach to serve those students who need assistance beyond the traditional educational environment.
MCA Serves At-Risk Students
MCA serves students, ages 15 and older, who face adverse barriers toward achieving a high school diploma and career training. MCA serves not only students but their families as well.
MCA Brings the Community to Students
MCA’s Parent Resource Center, Mentorship Program and community partners work with students, family and community members.
- The Parent Resource Center is a family-focused program enabling parents and family members to become more involved with their children’s education.
- The Mentorship Program connects students and caring
individuals. Mentors provide support, advice and friendship.
They also serve as positive role models.
- Community Partners provide a network of supportive
services between the school and the community.
MCA Helps Students Graduate
- “Nationally, 1.3 million members of the public high school freshman class fail to graduate with a diploma. That amounts to a loss of 7,200 students from the U.S. graduation pipeline every school day, or one student every 25 seconds”
- 3 out of every 10 students in Oklahoma schools fail to finish high school with a diploma
- 4 out of every 10 minority students fail to finish high school with a diploma
- Students who fail to finish high school will face greater hardships than their graduating peers
Source: Diplomas Count 2010; Education Week; June 2010
MCA Uses Innovative Learning Approaches
- One-on-one instruction with caring teachers
- Nurturing and supportive learning environment
- Personal case workers
- Individual learning plans
- Individualized instruction through online curriculum (APEX)
- Academic instruction integrated with occupational skills training
- Career counseling
- Health and human services
- Parental and mentoring involvement
- Parent education
- Community partnerships
- Internship opportunities
- Access to washers, dryers, showers and clothing
Two-Thirds of State Prisoners are Dropouts
3 out of 10 Oklahoma students don’t receive a diploma
1.35 million children are homeless
50% drop out rate among ethnic minorities
We Make a Difference
The Metro Career Academy practices the five basic beliefs of the Communities in Schools movement as outlined by Bill Milliken in The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic!
We provide every student with a...
Relationship with Caring Adults
A Safe Place to Learn and Grow
A Healthy Start and a Healthy Future
A Marketable Skill to Use Upon Graduation
A Chance to Give Back
Metro Career Academy Partners
Partners who work on-site with MCA students on a weekly basis include:
Community Action Partnership
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Oklahoma
C.A.R.E. for Change, Inc.
Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Program
Cultural Awareness through Visual Arts – CAVA
Dream Driven to Succeed
Family Development and Intervention Services
HopeWorks – Public Speaking
Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center
Oklahoma City Police Department
OU Health and Science Center
Perry Klaasen Medical Center
Quayle United Methodist Church
Redirection, Intervention and Mentoring Program
Village Concepts – College Prep 101
YES Student Organization
Zumba with Rhonda Gray
Metro Technology Centers would like to thank
For helping us create the first LEED-qualified, full-service community school, Metro Career Academy.