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Math & Science Academy (MASA)

The MHS Math & Science Academy (MASA) is flourishing at Monrovia High School. MASA is a comprehensive, four-year high school curriculum at MHS for students who are interested in pursuing the math and sciences as a career pathway. MASA includes over 300 students, six teachers, and its own dedicated counselor. MASA also includes multiple programs like Robotics, Rocketry and MASA Mentors. Last year, MASA was awarded the California School Board Association Golden Bell Award which promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs. In 2014, MASA received the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award given by the State Department of Education to highlight outstanding educational programs. As a result of this distinct honor, MHS now displays the Gold Ribbon seal proudly on its facade facing Colorado Boulevard.

Taste of Monrovia tickets available now!
MASA earns $15 from each $50 ticket sold! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Please contact Kristin Ford at kford@monroviaschools.net to purchase one!
 

REQUIREMENTS

To Become A MASA Graduate:

- Maintain C grades or better in the required college/university admission courses.
- Complete a minimum of 10 volunteer service hours per year (in addition to any other MHS service requirements).
- Complete at least 3 AP Courses in Science and/or Math (Zoology or Auto Engineering can replace 1 Math/Science AP class.)
  • PLUS 1 AP Course in any other subject (can still include math or science)
  • Follow all prerequisites for Pre-AP and AP courses (which is a B- or better)
  • MUST receive a C or better to receive Academy credit for each course
- Submit and complete an approved Junior Project
- Follow the 4 year plan put in place by your counselor.
MASA Application Procedures:
The MASA application window opens up at the end of January and closes in mid-February. Applications will be available on this website and at Clifton & Santa Fe. Applications must be completed in full, have a transcript attached, and be turned in by the due date. Incoming 9th graders are required to take a MASA Assessment test as part of their application...high schoolers are not required to take this test.
A MASA entrance score includes a student's grade in their math class, science class, and assessment score (8th graders only for the assessment score). Using this MASA entrance score, 75 students are admitted to the program...more if we have space in a particular year.
MASA Boosters
MASA Boosters is a non-profit 501(c) organization that helps support MASA through organizing events and fundraising. Events organized by MASA Boosters include:
  • Parent Orientation Night
  • MASA Awards Night
  • Science Expo
MASA Boosters also fund raises to support robotics, rocketry, acaDeca,  MASA field trips, MASA awards, junior project grants, and get - ahead summer school classes for MASA stduents. Please support MASA Boosters by purchasing a membership.
LA County Fair!
September 14th 
8:15am - 3:00pm
Come by Mrs. Ford's room to pick up your permission slip. Open to MASA Club members only. Join MASA Club for $10. Permission slips due on Friday, September 8th. Open for the first 100 people to turn in permission slip.
Service Hour Events
Robotics Kick - Off
Saturday, September 9th
7:30am - 11:30am
Monrovia High School
 
Santa Fe Zombie Event
Friday, October 13th
Santa Fe Middle School
 
Bradoaks Fall Festival
Friday, October 20th
4:00 - 10:00pm
Bradoaks Elementary School