MPA's Upper School offers a rigorous college-prep environment that is filled with opportunities for students in grades nine through 12. The high school classes detailed below are offered in a block schedule that allows students to take half of their core subjects in quarter one, and the other half in quarter two, continuing to alternate to complete the year. This ensures that teachers are able to go far beyond memorization and deep into their content areas. This approach is supported by research as well as many years of positive feedback from students, parents, and faculty. The high school experience at MPA truly prepares students for college, and more importantly, for life.
|English 9: Composition and Literary Analysis
|English 10: Western and Global Literature
|American Studies, American Literature and Composition
|AP English Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary Women Writers, Fiction and Literary Adaptation, Sci Fi and the Politics of Imagination, Living the Blues: Music and the Harlem Renaissance
Honors World History 9
World History 10
AP World History 10,
Modern United States History
|21st Century Global Issues, Constitutional Law, Government and Economics, World Religions,
Introduction To Psychology
Advanced Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Honors Algebra 2/3
Advanced Algebra 3/Advanced Trigonometry
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Twelfth Grade Electives (Class of 2023 and beyond):
Adv. Physics: Mechanics
Ad. Physics: Waves, Optics & Electromagnetism
Adv. Topics in Chemistry
Anatomy and Physiology
Earth, Atmosphere, & Planetary Science
|* Student placement in French and Spanish is based on prior experience and/or written and oral assessment.
* Both languages offer classes from Level I –
AP Language and Culture (class offerings contingent on enrollment).
|9th Grade Health
9th Grade Physical Education
|Students will take Physical Education in grade 9. Some students may elect to take an additional year as elective credit.
|9th Grade Seminar
Senior Service Project