Here Are Ways You Can Make A Difference At Metro
Metro Christian Academy is a remarkable place for your children to grow in Christ and flourish in their academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits. Since 1983, Metro has provided an exceptional college preparatory education built upon a robust Godly foundation rooted in biblical principles. Great things are happening within the school’s walls! Metro students are not only being prepared to go into the world with wisdom and solid moral character, but they are being equipped to make kingdom changes.
Now more than ever, Metro Christian Academy’s families, friends, and alumni play an essential role in the school’s future.
When patrons like yourself support Metro, they play a vital role in the education and guidance of young Christian students preparing to impact an ever-changing culture as disciples of Christ. The Metro Christian Academy trustees, administrators, employees, and students recognize the many ways donors contribute to the school’s success. We are grateful to you, our loyal supporters, for recognizing the value of Christian education in our children’s lives.
Metro Christian Academy relies on God’s provision through tax-deductible charitable contributions over and above tuition to sustain and enhance our programs and facilities. Metro Christian Academy’s fundraising approach is rooted in conservative economic principles guiding the school’s practices. The fundraising principles direct how funds are requested, the treatment of financial partners, and the school’s approach when asking for gifts. Metro focuses on forging a lasting relationship with the donor, regardless of the size or type of contribution. Every gift matters and every gift should be prayerfully and freely given — entrusting the school to be good stewards of the funds donated.
Metro Christian Academy understands the power of prayer, and the school covets your continual prayers. The work completed at the school is most effective when the community reverently seeks the Lord in all things, following His direction and submitting to His authority. Metro invites you to pray for the school, students, families, and staff. With your support, Metro knows the Lord will continue to bless the school and its endeavors.
Many giving opportunities exist at Metro Christian Academy offering a partnership and a variety of ways to join alongside our school in realizing the school’s mission.
Donors should discuss all non-cash or restricted gifts in advance with an Advancement Team member. We offer advice and provide documentation for all charitable contributions. You should consult tax, legal and financial advisors, however, to determine any gift’s tax implications and deductibility.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please contact a member of our Advancement Team at 918.745.9868, Ext. 148 for more information on supporting our school.
Ways to Support
Although tuition dollars fund Metro Christian Academy, the school knows there are programs, facility needs, and items only sometimes covered by the budget. Each year, the school hosts three major fundraisers, the Annual Golf Classic in the early fall, the Metro Gives Annual Appeal Campaign in the fall, and the Metro Together | Annual Metro Dinner & Auction in the spring.
Metro Gives | Annual Appeal
Do you remember that feeling?
The feeling of working hard (at something important), doing well at it, and then being commended for it?!
Nothing quite like that!
Like in a sport whose coach was demanding – expecting great things from you and your team.
Or like a class whose teacher or prof was notoriously challenging, but you nailed it – and earned an “A.”
That’s the feeling that we want for our school during our annual Metro Gives campaign.
Please pray now about how you can give to help Metro get “All A’s…”
ARTS: Help our award-winning Fine and Performing Arts Department reach nearly 1,000 students this year—providing them with displays, a kiln, and a musical booth.
ACTIVITIES: Help with new playground equipment, family-friendly outdoor-seating, and upgraded way-finding signage.
ACADEMICS: Help our renown Learning Commons with much needed Chromebooks and carts—for enhanced individualized learning.
ATHLETICS: Help our large gym sound system enhancements, girls locker room renovation, and baseball stadium lighting achieve upgrades that have been decades in coming.
I heard someone put it this way recently:
- G God owns everything, and He gives some to us to give (Psalm 24:1).
- I Invest in eternity by investing in these kids (Psalm 145:4).
- V Value what God does when we give (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
- E Expect God to bless (Proverbs 3:9-10).
So, as Thanksgiving is around the corner and the semester and calendar year will be coming to an end, let’s finish strong.
Let’s work hard. Let’s do well. Let’s help Metro get “All A’s…”
Investing in Metro together,
Keith. A. Currivean, Ph.D., Head of School
Metro Together | Dinner & Auction
Metro Christian Academy is excited to announce our 2024 Dinner & Auction will be held Friday, April 5 at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills. Metro Together is an evening filled with entertainment, camaraderie, and community. We hope you’ll be able to join us as we host over 400 guests to celebrate Metro! Over the years, this event has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit teachers, students, and facility upgrades for the school.
Metro Together Sponsorships
Metro enjoys partnering with families and local businesses for our fundraising events. If you’re looking for a way to connect with new (and very loyal) customers, this event is an excellent promotional opportunity for your business. Additionally, we are hosting buy-in parties, silent, online, and live auctions with the ability to reach even more people.
Metro Together Volunteers
This highly successful event could not happen without our amazing volunteers! If you have auction items to donate, want to host a buy-in-party, provide decorations, act as a chair for the event or simply volunteer your time, please reach out to the Advancement Office at 918.745 9868, Ext. 148 or email@example.com.
Ticket Sales Information
Keep an eye out on our website and social media for ticket sale information. Once our Auction site goes live, we will offer a Buy-A-Table option. Swag will be available at the event for the first 35 tables purchased. Delivery of swag cannot be guaranteed for subsequent tables sold, but will be available at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having you join us at our annual gala to benefit our Metro community!
Drive for Education | Annual Golf Tournament
The 2023 Metro Golf Classic Drive for Education was held on September 18, 2023 at The Oaks Country Club. Forty-two teams (25 in the morning and 17 in the afternoon) comprised of 168 players gathered for a beautiful day of golf. Click here to see event photographs.
Several Metro staff members, multiple Metro parent volunteers, and 21 generous sponsors all contributed impactfully to a wonderful day of friend-raising, fun-raising, and fund-raising. We couldn’t have done this event without all of them. A huge Thank You to everyone involved!
To learn more about the 2024 Golf Classic Drive for Education, or if you are interested in being a sponsor for this worthwhile event, contact the Advancement Office at email@example.com or 918.745.9868, Ext. 147.
Individuals and families often want to make a monetary donation to a specific area of the school such as tuition assistance, fine arts or athletics. We invite you to contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 148 to discuss ideas that you might have to give to specific areas of the school.
To donate directly to the Tuition Assistance Fund, please click here.
Patriot Resource Center Renovations
Metro Christian Academy’s Patriot Resource Center (PRC) is a unique and historically significant part of our heritage as Christian school community. Begun as a dream of Dr. Wanda Hartman in 1984, for over 30 years, the PRC has provided individual education plans to accommodate the specific learning needs of students in 1st through 12th grades. We are committed to providing individualized interventions and academic plans for students with learning differences as a fulfillment of our mission to serve the entire family. We believe that identified students need instructional strategies, curriculum, and expectations differentiated to meet their unique abilities and potential. To accommodate these student needs, small group class placement and individualized learning goals are offered to extend each child’s individual education plan.
Metro’s Patriot Resource Center provides daily educational, testing, and assessment services to over 120 students and their families while providing on-campus support to over ten faculty members. In honoring a lasting legacy of educational excellence, Metro is committed to coming alongside the PRC to provide newly renovated learning spaces, including a newly renovated learning, meeting, and work spaces for the department.
The proposed renovation includes the following:
- Workroom: $10,000
- Conference Room: $20,000
- Main Office and Reception: $20,000
- Large Testing Room: $20,000
- Small Testing Rooms: $30,000
- Total: $100,000
Patriot Resource Center Services Include:
- Special Class Placement: Small class placement is available for students with professionally diagnosed learning disabilities or other learning challenges. Special Class Placement services include individualized instruction, an IEP, and accomodations in the regular, mainstream classes.
- 504 Student Accomodations: These students do not have special class placement, but they need accommodations in their classes. The accommodations may include, but are not limited to copies of the instructor’s notes, extended time or exams, a quiet place for exams, a reader, and preferential seating in a classroom.
- Study Lab: Study lab is in place to provide a daily opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to have a structured study time with assistance as needed. During study lab, students receive guidance in developing and expanding organizational skills, reviewing classroom concepts, or completing exams from other classes.
- Book Club: Book Club is an Elementary School level program providing remediation or reinforcement of academic skills in a small class setting. Students meet daily to enhance reading or other academic skills. Diagnostic Testing is not required for enrollment, and participation is at the request of the student’s teacher and parents.
- Other PRC Services Include: After-School Tutoring, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psycho-Educational Testing
Road to the Future
Our Road to the Future is officially open! Click here for construction progress site photos.
This long-anticipated addition to our campus provides a 3rd entrance, alleviating many of our ongoing traffic flow issues. Click here to view the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
While our road is open and accessible, we hope to further this project with other auxiliary changes to better serve our community with the following:
The proposed Road to the Future Project Includes:
- Demolition: $100,000 (completed)
- Drive, Curb, Gutter, Storm Sewer: $1,900,000 (completed)
- Parking Lot: $850,000
- Security Building with Entry Sign: $250,000
- Campus Lighting: $375,000
- Landscape to Include Sod and Irrigation: $275,000
- Architectural Fees and Contingency: $680,000
- Total: $5M (subject to inflation and contractor bids)
A Road to the Future Proposed Project Scope:
- Metro’s campus is a hub of activity all year long. This ongoing project seeks to develop a much needed and upgraded infrastructure, while creating a sophisticated collegiate-style campus environment. Additionally, a new and inviting outdoor play space featuriing interactive elements will be installed for our youngest Patriots.
Gifts in kind, also known as in-kind donations, are a form of charitable giving of goods and services. The donor assigns the value of the gift. Although you cannot deduct the value of your time or services, you can deduct the expenses you incur while donating your services. Please get in touch with the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 148 before making an in-kind donation to ensure that the school will accept the gift.
Metro Christian Academy families are encouraged to become active contributors of their time and talents. Metro parents and grandparents have many opportunities to use their God-given gifts and abilities in areas where they are passionate about contributing to Metro. To get involved, please click here.
Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can invest in the future of Metro Christian Academy. Every gift makes a difference in the school’s mission of actively preparing young men and women to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.
Most gifts to Metro Christian Academy are 100% tax deductible. All gifts, whether made online or via check or stock transfer, will be acknowledged by a tax receipt from Metro Christian Academy.