Metro FAQ

General Questions

Where are the Metro Schools locations?

Metro E is located at the Wynn Seale campus on 1707 Ayers St. Metro Prep is housed within Miller HS on #1 Battlin' Buc Blvd.

Is transportation provide for students?

Transportation is provided to all CCISD schools, including Metro E and Metro Prep, as provided in CCISD Board policies. Students are provided transportation to their neighborhood school or magnet school if they live two or more miles from the school they will be attending. If students live less than two miles from the school they are attending and the office of transportation has declared the area as “hazardous,” as defined in CNA (LEGAL), transportation shall be provided.  

Application & Admission

    Who can apply for the Metro Schools?

    Any student who lives in the CCISD attendance zone or is the child of a district employee can apply for the Metro Schools.

    What is the application process for the Metro Schools?

    Students who are interested in attending Metro will complete an application and participate in the lottery selection process. The lottery selection process randomly selects students to fill open seats for both campuses. Once all seats are filled, any additional students are placed on a waiting, and are contacted as seats become available. Applications will be made available online at Programs of Choice during the Metro application period.

    How are students selected for Metro?

    Students who submit an application to Metro are selected through an annual lottery. The lottery selection process randomly selects students for these campuses.

    What if I miss the application deadline? Can my child still get in?

    Applications received after the application deadline are still eligible for enrollment, but these students are placed at the bottom of the waiting list for their grade level.

    How can I ensure my application has been received?

    Parents will receive a confirmation email upon completion of the online application process to the email provided on the application. 

    When will students learn of acceptance into the Metro E or Metro Prep program?

    Students will receive their notification letters of acceptance or non-acceptance by the first week of May.

    Are siblings of Metro Students automatically enrolled?

    Siblings of Metro Students going into grades kinder and seventh are given enrollment priority, but must still submit a lottery application. Siblings in all other grade levels are NOT given enrollment priority and must be selected through the annual lottery.

    If a child is already attending the Metro schools, do they need to reapply?

    Once a student is enrolled at a Metro Schools, they retain their seat from one year to the next. These students do NOT need to reapply.

Program of Study


What is Project-Based Learning?

    With project-based learning students learn through the collaborative process of designing a solution and creating a product that answers the teacher’s driving question and project requirements. These projects seek to incorporate a pursuit of solving real community or global problems with core state learning standards.

What are the 21st Century Skills?

    The five core 21st Century Skills, called “Soft Skills,” that are integrated across Metro’s K-12 continuum are as follows: creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and professional ethics. These skills ensure that students, in addition to learning the hard content of their courses, are also learning how to work effectively with their peers. Because of this, every Metro student, from kindergartener to high school senior, is evaluated on how effectively they incorporate and implement the soft skills into their project assignments. 

What different types of technology to Metro Students have access to?


    At Metro, technology is integrated into the learning process for our students. Specifically, Metro Students (K-12) enjoy the benefit of 3-to-1 student to laptop ratio. This means that Metro students have increased access to plethora of computer and internet-based resources. Additionally, Metro students are provided the opportunity to use emerging technologies such as SMART Boards, iPads, digital/video cameras and more.


7th & 8th Grade Students at Metro Prep

    What special provisions are being made for 7th and 8th grade students at Miller?

    Core class instruction is held in a separate hall that has been identified for 7th and 8th grade students only. Electives will be held throughout the Miller facility with students escorted by an instructor. Lunch is served at a different shift for 7th and 8th grade students. Extra supervision is provided before and after school in the courtyard area specifically for Metro 7th and 8th grade students.

    Will 7th and 8th grade students be able to participate in band and other performing arts?

    Yes, there will be multiple opportunities for students to participate in band and other performing ensembles. Depending upon ability, 7th and 8th grade students may have the opportunity to participate in high school level ensemble groups with parent permission.

    What athletics will be available for 7th and 8th grade Metro Prep students?

    All athletics currently available to 7th and 8th grade students will be available to 7th and 8th grade Metro Prep students. Metro Prep 7th and 8th grade will use facilities designated for them at Miller.

    What will the schedule be, including the lunch schedule, for 7th and 8th grade Metro Prep students?

    Each year the class schedule is fully developed and completed after the curriculum offerings are finalized. All Middle School students will follow the same schedule as the High School students for class periods, including the incorporation of nine week periods for progress reports and report cards.

    Do 7th and 8th grade Metro Prep students have a shared lunch period with high schools students?

No. One lunch period at Miller HS is designated only for 7th and 8th grade students in Metro Prep. 

Metropolitan Schools of Design

Metro Schools' Mission: Nurturing creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration by design.

Metro Schools' Vision: Global learners who lead with the passion to create, the persistence to innovate, and the confidence to design new possibilities for the future.