Metropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 Student-Centered Education
Courage. Compassion. Self-Discipline. Integrity. Respect.

2033 NW Glisan St.Portland, OR 97209Ph (503) 916-5737Fx (503) 916-2658

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  • High School Leadership class Fundraiser: Update

     The High School Leadership class has been doing fundraising since October as a part of the CommuniCare philanthropy program. Our goal was to raise $1,500 and thanks to our community’s generosity that goal was surpassed by $730!!! Thank you all for the support you have given!

    The money we have raised will be granted out to local non-profit organizations in the Portland area. The first $1,500 is matched 10 to 1 by the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CommuniCare program, which means overall we will be granting out $17,230! This both serves our broader Portland community, but also gives us students the professional experience of evaluating grant proposals and interviewing representatives from the nonprofits that applied. We will be conducting these interviews throughout March and into April.
    We will be selecting from five non-profit organizations. Keep your eyes peeled in May for our announcement of who the grant recipients are! Thanks again for all your support, financial and otherwise!



A Message from the Principal

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    Welcome to a new school year at Metropolitan Learning Center! The word cloud on to the right was created using words from our mission and grade-level statements. You will notice the three words that are largest are: community, students, and learning. I am thrilled to be a part of this community where students and learning are at the center and community is valued.

    Whether you are new to MLC or a returning family, we are happy that you are a part of our MLC community. You have made a great choice for your child’s education. MLC consists of a dedicated and collegial staff who will care for your children and support them in learning with an experiential influence that fosters creativity, rigor, and meets the learning needs of every student. Our school character traits of respect, courage, compassion, integrity, and self-discipline are driving principles and are embedded in the instruction and expectations we have for all students, staff, and families. Our entire learning community works together to create an inclusive and equitable environment where children develop curiosity, skills, knowledge, and courage. Our school community and students are taught to critically examine dominant cultural norms, seek multiple perspectives and counter stories, and our staff is committed to culturally responsive teaching practices to meet the diverse needs of all students.

    We believe families play a critical role in the success of our students, and as a parent/guardian, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your child better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with your child’s teachers since you have rich insight into your child’s needs, talents, and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us guide your child’s success. Additionally, teachers provide a unique perspective on your child. They will see your child as a member of the classroom community and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, respond to setbacks, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensuring that your child’s experience at MLC is robust, exciting and rewarding.

    Please feel free to call me at (503) 916-5737 if you have any questions about our program, procedures, or school policies. As a loving community, we hope to problem solve together when needed. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and working collectively with all of you!

    Warm Regards,

    Alexa Pearson, Principal

District News

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  • Important information about location of Pioneer Program


    Given new information, PPS District leaders have decided the Pioneer Program will remain at the Holladay-Youngson facility for the 2018-19 school year. PPS remains committed to ensuring that all students receive a high quality educational experience in a positive and supportive learning environment.

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 20, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant Magazine honored again; reflections on March 14
  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • Sports update: Spring schedule kicks into gear

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    With Grant putting an exclamation point on winter by winning a state title in boys basketball, it’s time to turn the page on sports seasons. Competition in high school spring sports started last week. Here’s a quick overview of the Portland Interscholastic League: