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 340 students, five teachers, and two dedicated counselors. MASA also includes multiple programs like Robotics, Rocketry and MASA Mentors. In 2015, 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.
MASA Applications will be available HERE on Tuesday, January 19th and are due on February 3rd! No late applications will be accepted unless you are coming from out of our district.
IF YOU ARE AN 8th GRADER you will also be required to take an ASSESSMENT TEST as part of your MASA application. Assessment test will be Wednesday, February 24th at 1:30pm, over zoom, for both Clifton & Santa Fe, and Saturday, February 27th at 9am, also over zoom (for make-up testing).
Need MASA information? Contact Kristin Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org for the answers to any questions you might have.
Service Hour Events
MASA Mentors - contact Kristin Ford at email@example.com
MASA Mentors is a leadership program that all MASA students are welcome to join. Our MASA students plan a math or science based lesson (including teaching content and a hands - on activity), and then travel to all 5 of our local elementary schools and teach that workshop to their 4th and 5th grade students. This is a wonderful experience for both our MASA students and our elementary school students! Contact Mrs. Ford to join!
MASA Graduation Requirements
To Become A MASA Graduate:
- Maintain C grades or better in the required college/university admission courses.
- Complete a minimum of 15 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 on January 19, 2021 and closes on February 3, 2021. 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 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 students. Please support MASA Boosters by purchasing a membership.