BC: 2575 West 88th Street Bloomington, MN 55431 952-681-6107 www.metrosouth.org A consortium of the Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and Eden Prairie School Districts
1: We Are Metro South A Program of Excellence!
3: "Supporting the efforts of all adults who wish to improve their lives through literacy, education, career development, and life long learning". | Our Mission:
4: Program Design
5: Community Education Directors:Terri, Val, & Tom | Leadership: Tamra, Kellie, Dale, & Gina
6: ichfield | Eden Prairie
7: Bloomington | Edina | Residency
9: Adult Diploma
12: Family School
13: Under 21
14: Distance Learning | "I like being able to come to class but also work on my own at home if I have spare time" | "I like the program and the flexibility it provides, especially working on the assignments online at home when I have leisure time."
15: Need help? We have a lab for that! -reading lab -homework lab -computer lab -job readiness lab
16: 145 Volunteers Strong! | "... I also like the volunteers. They are here every single day just to assist students with their homework."
17: Learning Exchange
18: Medical Terminology | CNA Prep | Customer Service/NRF
19: Career Pathways | CDA | Career Exploration | 528 participants in Career Pathways classes to date
20: Mock Interviews
22: Instructional Design
23: "There are no dead ends at Metro South"! | Comprehensive Stand Out Curriculum
24: Marketing | Branding | Reputation | Outreach
25: Telling our story | whenever we can! | wherever | "Metro South is a great place to learn!" | "I will advise my friends and coworkers to come to Metro South."
26: Counseling | Testing
27: Intake | Registration
28: Learning Environment
29: Digital Literacy Tools: -7 computer labs -document cameras in each classroom -student response system -wifi access | Participants by age | Students Served
30: Support | "Metro South made me feel complete. Diploma time! " | "The teachers are kind and are willing to work with you to achieve your goal."
31: "I have never appreciated something so much. Thank you Metro South!" | "Metro South got me back on track." | Metro South has been really supportive...it has made me more confident in my academic ability." | "They made it easy to balance my work schedule and school".
32: Professional Development | Professional Learning Communities | Q-Comp
33: Can we do better? | The answer is always YES!
34: "be better at math" | "prepare for the writing test" | "finish high school" | "get my diploma" | "get a job"
35: Achievement of Learner Goals | Hennepin Technical College | Level Gain Percentages | "help my kids with homework"
36: Going out of our comfort zone! | We had two concerts this year, in the fall and spring. | "Metro South Students Teach Community Ed Cooking Classes"
37: Former CNA student returns to speak to class | Digital Literacy! | CDA Certified! | "Deputy Secretary of Labor visits HTC/Metro South CNA Class"
38: Exploring Our Communities
39: Twins Game, Science Museum, Nature Center, Library... | Hall, Businesses, Hospital, | City
40: Program Management and Fiscal Planning
41: Attendance Policy | Student Movement | Managed Enrollment | Student Placement
42: Congratulations | Diplomas Granted | 1,028 grads in the last decade
45: Program Collaboration | City of Bloomington Bloomington Public Health Normandale Community College Hennepin Technical College Minnesota Workforce Center DEED Assumption Church - LaMision MIRA Centennial Elementary Edina Community Center Creekside Senior Center Eden Prairie Senior Center Bloomington Covenant Church Minnesota Literacy Council Red Cross Immigrant Law Center HSSC World Relief of Minnesota CSD Center for Victims of Torture Metro Transit Hennepin County Libraries TRIO
46: Recognition | Tamra Sieve -MCEA Educator of the Year 2009 -Literacy Action Network Leadership Award 2011 | Grants: Civics FasTRAC City of Bloomington Bloomington Crime Prevention Wells Fargo Barbara Bush Grant | 2009 | 2011 | MNSCU Award Spring 2012
47: Years of Service Awards 35 1 25 2 20 12 15 8 10 8 5 17 | "...the teachers really care about the students. I appreciate the compassion they have for the students to get what they need to succeed."
48: MLC Volunteer of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 | Essi Wiseheart Winners 2009 & 2010. We love our volunteers! | Community Partnership Awards 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012
49: Award winning staff and students
50: Effectiveness of Program | "worst to first - a 5 year journey..." | Over the last 6 years, 72% persistence! | WE ARE SO PROUD of our 1,028 graduates over the last decade! | 528 Career Pathways Students to date!
51: * in 2006/2007 the average hours per participant was 92 * by 2011/2012 that grew to 154 hours! * this shows our programming connects with our students in meaningful ways that meet their needs! | 1, | 145 volunteers who support us and our students every day!
52: "One of the things I like about my school is how welcome I feel." | "They have more than one opportunity to grow and learn..." | "Fun, safe, educational, clean and respectful environment. Metro South Rocks!" | "The teachers understand that we all learn on different levels. It makes me feel comfortable and relax in classroom." | "Class hours are good, free classes, many opportunities for additional classes are offered. Without a Saturday class I wouldn't be able to study here." | "My friend who graduated from Metro South told me that the Metro South is the best school in Minnesota and I believe now." | "I like the people who attend here. But what I like most is that every day I learn something new in class."
53: "The teachers and faculty members are supportive and friendly. The program has a friendly environment with different cultures and backgrounds. I especially like the quiet environment that helps me concentrate more." | "I love that I can come here and start all over again fresh and do it right this time." | "I like all the programs that they have, meeting different people from other countries, also I like how the teachers teach." | "It's diversity of students, staff's affection, and countless pathways to succeed make this program unique." | "...I like the way Metro South enforces the 75% attendance." | "I like how easy it is to go step by step to finish your education." | "I am having a wonderful experience. As long as I continue to move forward to complete my high school diploma I will achieve my dreams and goals in life."