MPS College Advisors work with each senior individually to develop a four-year learning plan that culminates in college acceptance. In order to prevent application errors and to find the best-fit colleges, universities and career programs, our counselors work with parents, students and family units. College personnel mentor our students through the matriculation of high school through the following mechanisms: four year plans, college visits and trips, parental involvement, research, culmination senior projects and a simple belief that college is attainable through academic success. The distinguishing part of our College Mentorship program is the active participation of our students in the development and design of their future academic pathways.
All MPS Scholars are tracked through high school until its completion and matriculation to college. MPS tracks: scholarship eligibility, scholarship applications, UC requirements, Personal Statements, and programs that develop student career interest and provide credential and certifications in those fields as current high school students. As relationships are a great part of our success with students and getting to know our families, our alumni network is strong with students returning as tutors, mentors and contributors to our rich learning environment.
Portfolio Module with Learning Targets
MPS Scholars are required to develop portfolios which evidence their progress towards college readiness that is inclusive of individualized learning targets that have been collaboratively and purposefully designed. Students choose academic pathways through selection of desired modules as established by the school site.
Student portfolios include: Work samples, culminating projects, earned certificates and credentials, and academic accomplishments.