Course Catalog & Resources
The Metro Learning Experience
At Metro, we are preparing students for life after High School. Our courses are selected to give them the tools they need in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
- Social Studies
This class focuses on basic language arts skills such as reading comprehension (fiction and non-fiction), acquisition of vocabulary, the writing process and speaking and listening skills. This class also touches upon Ancient Civilizations that will be built upon in other humanities classes. The goal of this class is for students to master the key common core standards for language art
World Studies/Metro Skills
This enriched class will integrate Modern World History Ohio Content Standards (historical events from the Enlightenment to the present), through an equal focus on skills/habits fostering success in higher education and beyond. Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing, as well as specific Social Science skills will also be incorporated into this course. The content/assignments in this course will promote and measure academic skills/habits in students’ other coursework in order to serve as a “multiplying force” towards overall academic and professional success. One half (0.5) credit will be awarded for “Modern World History” and one half (0.5) credit will be awarded as an “Elective” for Metro Skills.
This course teaches and assesses the economic Ohio Social Studies standards taught during middle school. Normally these standards are taught throughout middle school in small sections. The goal of this course is to progress through the entire middle school economics class at a mastery level in one class. During this class, students will create and present a business, complete with a business plans and prototype. They will also learn about personal finance skills appropriate for middle school students.
Renaissance, Reformation and First Global Age
This middle school course is a combination of Language Arts and Social Studies. Students will progress through specific Common Core Language Arts goals using nonfiction, fiction, writing, language and communication. These skills will be taught and reinforced by using Ohio Social Standards about the World History of The Renaissance, The Reformation & First Global Age.
American History - 1 Social Studies Credit
This American History course will integrate both Social Science skills with historical content of America and the United States from the early 1600s to the present, as well as education in government and economics. There is a strong emphasis on college preparation, civic participation, and integration with research and technology. Students use will a variety of resources and activities to explore major themes, including the changing face of American society and the United States’ changing role in the world.
Government - 1 Social Studies Credit
Government is designed as a vigorous, writing-intensive course that uses the perspective of political institutions to explore the history, organization, and functions of the U.S. government. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge of the structures and processes of governing to develop their own views on current political issues and apply what they have learned to the promotion of civic action. Beginning with basic theories of government, moving to the Declaration of Independence, and continuing to the present day, this course explores the relationship between individual Americans and the governing bodies. It looks closely at the political culture of the country and gains insight into the challenges faced by presidents, congressional representatives, and other political activists. It also studies the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court.
Economics - 1 Social Studies Credit
The introductory economics course has a strong emphasis on personal finance. Students learn the importance of budgeting and how, through a variety of financial instruments, to make money work for them. Students also learn how the stock market operates by participating in a virtual stock game. In this context, students are introduced to the concepts of stock ownership, the commodities market, supply and demand and the different types of business structures. Students learn how to complete various tax forms and the how's and why's of the American tax system. Students will read the book, Freakonomics, and gain insight on how to look at problems from an economic standpoint. Finally students learn about the different types of economic systems, the circular flow of money through the economy, and government intervention in our economy.