ACCELERATED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
MPS envisions high academic achievement rooted in the belief that all students can learn and excel. Many students need enhanced academic challenges than what they currently receive, as well as more opportunities to develop their skills and talents. MPS strives to provide students with means to reach their full potential. As an important part of its program, MPS offers advanced math courses, an Advanced STEM program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school grades, and academic clubs such as A+ Advanced Math, Lego Robotics, and Science Olympiad.
A+ is MPS’ program for gifted/highly gifted students. This program helps students develop critical and analytical thinking skills while providing them with a motivational and challenging environment of prestigious regional, national, and international math, science, and computer competitions. Ultimately, students in this program prepare for the International Olympiads where a group of 4 or 6 students represents each country. The International Olympiads are the most prestigious and most difficult competitions in which high school students can participate.
In the A+ computer class, students learn the programming language C++ and Scratch. Scratch is the programming language for beginners; C++ is the programming language for high school and college students. In A+ math class, students learn creative problem-solving strategies. A+ is offered both as an elective class and after school club at MPS.
Through A+ program, MPS students prepare for the following competitions:
- International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
- International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)
- USA Math Olympiads (USAMO)
- USA Computing Olympiads (USACO)
- American Mathematics Competitions (AMC-8, AMC-10, AMC-12, AIME)
- Math League
- Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)