Success in postsecondary education
Milwaukee Academy of Science offers a unique high school experience that prepares our graduates for postsecondary education and a successful future. All but one of our graduating class of 2015 graduated (97%), and 100% of those students have been accepted into a post-secondary option. MAS students receive a well-rounded education with an emphasis on science. Our students are required to take three more science credits than a typical MPS high school requires, and we offer unique courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Technological Inquiry, and Engineering. We also offer AP Biology and Environmental Science for students who are already thinking toward their college education and working to earn college credits in high school.
These approaches—specialization, collaboration, and individualization—have proven successful in raising our test scores and preparing our students for their college education.
We expect our scholars to show dramatic academic gains each year and believe that individualized instruction is essential to meet this goal. We work hard to keep class sizes small so student can receive individual attention. The average class size is approximately only 25 students. Our freshmen take a seminar designed to help them build the habits necessary for success in high school. Students learn good study habits, organization, and social skills. We also offer an ACT preparation course for credit to help our students maximize their success on this important exam. In order to provide extra support for all of our scholars, high school students have access to our Learning Lab before and after school. Here they can receive extra help from a certified teacher, collaborate with peers, and have access to necessary materials such as Chromebooks and laptop computers.