Curricular Highlights for the First Semester of 2016-2017
MHS held a FAFSA night for our parents and students to educate them on the upcoming changes to federal pell grant. We had the best the turn out thus far.
MHS has done two college tours and plans to tour all three in state universities in the upcoming Spring semester. We have held one college fair with 12 different colleges in attendance.
Students participated in taking their SAT and ACT assessments during the fall session. This allows students time to receive scores and test again in the spring if they choose to challenge their score.
MHS is partnered with CAC and have had monthly targeted seminars to address individual grade levels. This educates our students throughout their high school years and helps assure they are on task to be ready to apply and attend college.
MHS surveyed parents and staff in regards to topics they feel are relevant and wish to learn more about. The selected topic was mental health. With these results we have scheduled a presentation for our parents through our Parent Universities in the spring.
Teachers continue to work on developing their classroom curriculum to match state standards. Our departments and content areas plan together weekly during their professional learning communities.
Our social studies teachers recently facilitated the new Civics test as a pilot. This test will soon be a graduation requirement. MHS teachers are a step ahead and preparing our students early. Students received their scores immediately and know how to improve.
The science department along with several CTE classes are currently in the process of adding a sustainability program to MHS. We have partnered with ASU for the curriculum. We are excited to watch this take off.
This is the first semester MHS has had dual enrollment options where students obtain high school credit along with college credit. We started with 3 courses and we currently have 75 students taking advantage. We look forward to adding additional courses and sections next year.