FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trinity School and Metro Tech Partner to Offer Training to Students with Learning Differences
Student “Signing Day” on Tuesday, May 18th at 10am – 3200 N Walker, OKC 73118
OKLAHOMA CITY – Trinity School at Edgemere and Metro Tech recently formed a partnership to allow Trinity students to attend Metro Tech’s technical training programs. Twelve incoming juniors and seniors will start the program next fall where they will split their time between Trinity School and Metro Tech to obtain technical certificates while finishing their high school education.
To celebrate the students’ acceptance to Metro Tech, Trinity will host a Signing Day event on Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00 am at the school located at 3200 N Walker Ave. Often done in sports, this event is a symbolic gesture displayed by students signing a commitment letter to attend and complete their career training programs. Their families and school faculty and staff will celebrate the joint efforts.
Trinity School provides tailored academic programs for students with learning differences that include mild/moderate autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory and sensory processing issues, anxiety, and developmental or intellectual delays. Its K-12 program is unique in its approach to providing students with diagnosed learning disabilities the opportunity to receive individualized instruction and assistive technologies in a traditional school environment.
“An important part of our upper school program is to help Trinity students build confidence, self-advocacy, and the skills needed to successfully transition to the next phase of their education or career once they leave Trinity – no matter what they choose to do. Our relationship with Metro Tech allows them to explore viable career options while they complete high school,” said Lisa Schade, CEO of Trinity School. “Metro Tech’s collaborative engagement with our faculty will create a natural extension of our learning environment on their campus and provide the resources our students need to succeed.”
The partnership with Metro Tech is unique in that Trinity students can attend free, even if the campus isn’t within their home district as it is with other metro area schools. Trinity students have to apply and be approved to enter the Metro Tech program, and they are provided with classroom accommodations and modifications in the same way they are at Trinity. In fact, Metro Tech recently created a position for a special education liaison to help students navigate the new program and other courses at Metro Tech to ensure they are receiving the support they need.
Metro Tech Superintendent and CEO Aaron Collins said, “We are excited about the partnership with Trinity School and look forward to seeing their students this fall. We’re pleased that our faculty has the ability to tailor training for students and ensure they are receiving the support they need to succeed.”
The Trinity students starting at Metro Tech next fall will enter a wide range of programs including culinary arts, biomedical science, construction, digital cinema, web development, computer repair, welding, graphic design, and cosmetology. Students will attend Trinity School in the morning and Metro Tech in the afternoon. Metro Tech will provide transportation between their Springlake Campus and the Trinity School campus.
“I’m excited about attending Metro Tech in the fall – I can’t wait to see what I can do and learn in this program,” said Trevor Rogers, who will be entering the digital cinema and web design program. “It makes me feel better that they understand my learning difference and what I need to be successful in the program. I want to try my hardest and learn things I never knew.”
For more information, contact:
Jody Britt, Anglin PR
Lisa Schade, Trinity School
Cathy Story, Metro Tech
Trinity serves children with learning differences that include mild/moderate autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory and sensory processing issues, anxiety, and developmental or intellectual delays. Its K-12 program is unique in its approach to individualized instruction that helps each student reach his or her fullest academic and social potential. www.trinityschoolokc.org
About Metro Tech
One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Tech has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma City, Northeast Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Airport and Downtown Oklahoma City. www.metrotech.edu