Upper School - St. Paul Independent High School
Mounds Park Academy's Upper School challenges students to learn and grow to their fullest potential and prepare them for success beyond high school. Whether a student has been at Mounds Park Academy since PreK or joins the MPA community in Upper School, the experience of grades nine through 12 at MPA provides opportunities to use acquired knowledge to form and express opinions. MPA graduates respect human dignity and are concerned about the welfare of others, are able to combine individual interests with responsibilities to others, demonstrate integrity and ethical decision making, and resolve conflicts peacefully.
The MPA Upper School Curriculum is challenging and compelling. It's infused with thoughtful integration so the connections between concepts and different subject areas are rich. Whether studying biological processes, constitutional law, or multiple languages, connecting things to the bigger picture gives students a broader perspectiveâ€”which is essential for college prep and a prerequisite for life. Through honors courses, advanced placement courses, electives, and community service requirements, motivated MPA students take their abilities and ideas even further.
The Upper School is proud to be a member of the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON). This elite group of schools offers unique, high rigor courses to exceptionally motivated students in a virtual classroom. The courses are synchronous, meaning the teacher and students are all meeting in real time in a virtual classroom via high resolution cameras, high speed connections, and large digital displays.
In Upper School, students become adept at balancing the high demands of a challenging course load and learn how to better manage their time and prioritize responsibilities. Our community maintains high expectations for the entire student body, and we're always here to offer guidance, support, encouragement and praise. We take pride in preparing balanced, confident, intellectually curious students who succeed and embrace the challenges that face them in college and beyond.