Metro West Learning Academy

Metro West Learning Academy Open House and Registration Night

Metro West Learning Academy will be hosting an open house and drop-in registration night on August 18th from 3:30pm-5:30pm for both new and returning Metro West students.

Metro West Learning Academy is an alternative program shared by six school districts: Adel, Dallas Center-Grimes, Johnston, Saydel, Urbandale, and Waukee.

Metro West Learning Academy is a student-centered environment with a staff that is committed to creating positive change for students, leading to social, emotional, and academic success for high school graduation and beyond.

Student-centered learning engages student in the learning process. Students’ personal interests determine which projects they complete. With student-centered learning, teachers act as advisors who help facilitate the learning process. Instead of students sitting in a teacher-driven classroom, students learn through the exploration of topics that interest them.

Students attending MWLA are working toward the graduation requirement of their home high school and earn their diplomas from their home high schools. All students are referred by their home high schools and attend either a morning session or an afternoon session. To learn more, please contact Carla Krogman, Director, MWLA.

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Metro west learning academy contact

Carla Krogman
Director, Metro West Learning Academy
4420 NW Urbandale Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 727-6301