A Time of Discovery
Metro Christian Academy’s Elementary School is focused on maximizing the unique potential of every child. From the time our students join the Metro family, they experience a nurturing atmosphere of learning and discovery in academics, fine arts, athletics, and service to others. Academic and educational needs are integrated into an interactive and adaptive curriculum, helping students master grade-level standards of learning. Christian character is modeled and revealed in the attitudes and actions of students as we promote respect, regard for others, responsibility, diligence, and honor. Our mission is to equip students with the virtues needed to impact their culture for Christ. We believe that the pursuit of excellence through Christ means applying ourselves fully to the mission of loving God and loving others.
Our Elementary programs emphasize the core academic areas of reading, English, math, science, and social studies. Every day is full of opportunities to collaborate, create, imagine, and grow. Metro’s classroom environments give children opportunities to experience small group and individualized learning settings. Instruction emphasizes fluency in literacy and math, while promoting critical thinking and reasoning. Our challenge is to move students from concrete learning (what), to deeper, more abstract understandings (why and how). Students are given a variety of tools to solve problems as they learn to justify their responses in conversation and in writing.
Beginning in 3rd grade, students rotate to multiple teachers for instruction, which promotes individual responsibility and helps teachers become experts in their areas of passion. Encore opportunities include PE, Art, Music, Spanish, Library, and STEM Lab. Additionally, children learn about God’s love through daily Bible lessons and weekly Chapel services.
Metro Christian’s Immunization Policy, Parent Handbook, Title IX Form, and Bullying Policy can all be found on the Veracross Parent Portal.
Our Elementary program is supported by the Patriot Resource Center, which provides Individual Education Plans to accommodate the specific learning needs of students in 1st through 12th grades.
Unique Opportunities for Growth and Discovery
Kindergarten = Emerging
Our goal is to capture the wonder and curiosity of young children as they become inquiring learners. Intentional and educational, curriculum-aligned programming and activities develop students’ self-assurance and focus.
1st Grade = Exploring
The world of learning for 1st graders is filled with exploration and excitement as they become readers, learn to work independently, and make mathematical connections for the first time.
2nd Grade = Building
We help 2nd graders learn to build on previously learned concepts and processes as they move from learning how to read to reading to learn.
3rd Grade = Investing
The 3rd grade year presents a transition from learning concrete facts to investigating and articulating how and why things happen.
4th Grade = Connecting
4th graders are challenged to connect their personal level of engagement, participation, and initiative with becoming successful learners.
5th Grade = Leading
As we launch 5th graders from Elementary to Middle School, we encourage them to become leaders who stand up for what’s right and make decisions that honor God and others.
PACK = After Care for P3-5th Grade
Metro’s Elementary after school program PACK (Patriot After Care for Kids) is offered everyday from 2:50 pm through 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. At PACK, we provide a good balance of free time and fun, enrichment opportunities, and homework time based on parent/student interest and need.
Approximate Daily Schedule:
2:50 – 4:00 pm: Student check-in, snack, free time, enrichment activities, and/or homework
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Outside time on the playground or in the gym
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Student pick-up, free time, or enrichment activities
Download: Registration Form | Snack Form | Homework Contract
Our Encore Classes are designed to enrich our students’ educational experience by providing opportunities to discover new interests, develop artistic gifts, and prepare the intellectual curiosity and academic foundation for success.
Whether it’s a 3-D snowman in a Pre-K class or an artist’s paintbrush and acrylics in upper Elementary, Metro students of all ages have many opportunities to cultivate their creativity in the visual arts. Students are introduced to a wide variety of media such as pencil drawing, clay, water color, oil pastels, markers and pens, weaving, acrylics, etc. The curriculum includes projects and age-appropriate skill development promoting creativity and personal expression. Student artwork is regularly displayed throughout the building with a culminating year-end art show open to the community.
Early Childhood Motor Skills
Students in P-3 through Kindergarten participate in early childhood motor skills to promote health and exercise and develop developmentally appropriate physical skills and abilities. Students actively participate and build physical fitness, body spatial awareness, balance, and eye-hand coordination.
Students in Pre-K through 5th grade attend weekly library classes. The librarian presents age-appropriate lessons that focus on genres of literature, author studies, and application of library skills and related literacy topics. The librarian also helps support reading instruction with book talks and read-alouds that support comprehension strategies. Students begin checking out books in 1st grade.
Students encounter music through singing, playing, listening, and moving. The Elementary music experience includes exposure to instructional strategies from Orff and Kodaly methodologies. The following concepts are covered at an appropriate pace and level for each grade: rhythm, melody, sound quality, major/minor ear training, instruments, appreciation, sight-reading, and singing. Students also learn an appreciation and understanding of famous composers and their music. All students participate in at least one yearly musical performance.
The physical education curriculum is designed to instruct children in basic motor skills, development of coordination and perception, sportsmanship, teamwork, endurance, and strength training. Physical education also provides a venue for teaching Godly character, such as working as a team member, encouraging others, being gracious and respectful, and doing one’s best to honor God and others.
Elementary students participate in a weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Lab for hands-on instruction and application. Metro joins more than 9,000 schools across the U.S. in offering the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch curriculum. We are pleased to engage our students at the earliest ages in math and science applications. PLTW Launch taps into students’ exploratory natures, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering for years to come. Through PLTW Launch, students learn how to become innovative problem-solvers. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for, and confidence in, STEM projects.
Enrich and Extend Program
The Enrich and Extend Program is an integral part of our commitment to provide for the unique interests, skills, and abilities of students. We believe that identified students benefit from differentiated instructional strategies and opportunities that help stretch their academic potential. The Enrich and Extend Program promotes skills related to information processing, performance, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students are challenged to ask big questions, connect well with others, and persevere through difficult tasks.
Enrich and Extend Program students attend weekly pullout classes taught by an instructional specialist. Upper Elementary students participate in round robin academic bowl tournaments with other school teams. Metro participates in the competitions through affiliation with the Oklahoma Association of Academic Competitions (OAAC). Our 5th-grade students are primarily focused on robotics and participate in multiple robotics competitions and events.
Standardized test scores are reviewed as indicators for qualification. Teachers and parents may make referrals for Enrich and Extend Program identification. Data is collected on the referred student and may include, but is not limited to, scores on standardized ability and/or achievement tests, student achievement within the curriculum, student grades within specific academic areas, and other information as appropriate.