Does the MAPPS academic program contain the types of courses that colleges admissions committees are looking for?
With over 2,200 colleges and universities in the country, admission polices vary widely. However, two elements of a high school record will always be evaluated. The academic record – courses and grades – is the most important. The vast majority of schools will also require that standardized test results, such as the SAT or ACT, be submitted. Secondly, schools will look at the student’s commitment to extracurricular activities.
What if a student wants to prepare for a particular college major and career now?
The MAPPS academic program recognizes that some students have a firm career goal and want a course of study to match their needs. Our program provides six areas of pre-major specialization without sacrificing a well-rounded educational experience. Students may focus on business, psychology, law, medical science, engineering, or computers without limiting their exposure to the benefits of the liberal arts.
How does the MAPPS’ “liberal arts” academic program benefit students?
MAPPS provides all students the academic building blocks to become effective thinkers. The cumulative effect upon the student is the process of “learning to learn.” Most of the courses in the MAPPS academic program do not prepare a student for a particular career or college major. Instead, the program does teach in depth the skills of reading, writing, and thinking, which should allow the student to meet any future academic challenge.