Metro Charter is an inclusive educational community that offers a rigorous curriculum with a focus on hands-on learning, seeking to expand learning beyond the classroom walls to work collaboratively with the Downtown Los Angeles community. . Metro Charter believes that all children can meet and exceed top standards when high expectations are combined with an individualized, supportive environment. Our mission is based on four core principles to ensure student success:
Active, engaged learning: Metro’s integrated, project-based curricular approach recognizes that in real life, content is interconnected and learning best occurs when it’s hands-on. Also, smaller class sizes and a nurturing environment means that teachers and other staff can provide individualized attention to ensure every child is meaningfully engaged in learning.
Balance: Learning at Metro is balanced to ensure students are exposed to numerous subjects, including core content like Math and Science, but also Civics, Environmental Science, Health and other topics. Through exploration of diverse ideas, students will discover their passions and become creative thinkers and productive learners.
Relevance: Metro will take advantage of the multitude of real world resources that surround the school – visiting museums and theaters, taking architectural walking tours, and meeting business and civic leaders. Our “field studies” program provides critical engagement of the world, connecting children to exceptional opportunities in our community, instilling civic pride, and building awareness of the responsibility each of us has for the community around us.
Collaboration: People today interact in an instant on a global scale, with access to information, people and ideas like never before in human history. Metro will connect children to their local and global communities, teaching them to listen and communicate effectively, think critically, debate and compromise, and collaborate in myriad ways to learn, produce, reflect and celebrate.