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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.

MASA Applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be available on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. They are due on Wednesday, January 30th. The MASA Assessment test for all 8th graders is on Feb. 6th at both Clifton and Santa Fe Middle Schools at 1:45pm. It will also be given at MHS on Saturday, February 9th at 8:00am in room 404. Applications are available at the middle schools, in room 902 at MHS, and in the documents found on this website to the left. Please email kford@monroviaschools.net if you have any questions.

 

MMM....MASA Restaurant Fundraiser 2018/19 is ON!

Our first MMM Monday is coming up fast!  Note  the final restaurants and fliers are attached.

Some of these places give back 25-33%  but there are minimums so TURNOUT is very important!

Mondays are hectic. You didn’t want to cook anyway.  Join us every month and support MASA!

You don’t need a printout, just Remember to FFFFF!  Save and Flash the Flier on your Fone First for Full credit!   

MMM MASA celebrates with PANDA EXPRESS  Monday January 28th at the Monrovia location!  Join us for Food and FUNdraising!! FFFF! (Flash the Flier First on your Fone!) 


MMMonday February 25th at T. Phillips Downtown Monrovia… and YES, take a Lyft, the drinks are included!!!

 

MMM Monday October 29: PACO’S Flier to come +

MMM Monday November 26: (not turkey)*

MMM Monday December 17: CHIPOTLE Flier attached +

 

 

MMM Monday January 28th 

Panda Express!

4:00 to 9:00pm

MUST SHOW FLYER TO THE LEFT

Service Hour Events
 

CERT Final Exercise

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 11:00 am — 5:00 pm 

Where: Monrovia Fire Station 2055 S. Myrtle, (next to Public Storage)

Misc: Lunch provided

I need volunteers to act as victims of an earthquake. They will be made up in moulage (fake injuries & blood) and positioned inside or outside buildings on the fire station grounds for the trainees to practice their search & rescue, triage, patient transport and emergency medical skills. The trainees are from Monrovia and this is their final day of training. Other victims will be from Monrovia Fire Department, Canyon Park, community members, and other CERTs.

Some makeup/moulage can stain so they should dress in something they don't mind getting damaged but remember they will be laying in awkward positions in possibly dirty areas and being examined/carried by strangers so please dress for the occasion. If they have issues with confined places, asthma, or latex allergies, I need to know so we can put them in an outside location or make sure their moulage does not include prosthetics. Inside locations will be dusty and most likely have fog to reduce visibility.

If we conclude early we will still credit volunteers 6 hours as that was what they committed to.

If you are interested contact Suzi Dobson at sdobson@ci.monrovia.ca.us

 
Robotics Event: MHS
This Saturday MASA will help support our Robotics Program host 32 Southern California Robotics teams. In order to do this, we really need parent volunteers to help staff our concession stand. We have several MASA students that have signed up, but are in desperate need of parents to give a 2-hour shift throughout the day. The kids honestly do most of the work, but we do need to provide them with adults and we are really, really short staffed.
 
I have included the link to sign up. You can do it with a friend to make it even more fun. By signing up we know that each shift is covered an none of the MASA kids will be without parent support if they need it.
Thank you in advance! Saturday will be a great day and we are looking forward to raising more funds to help support our kids!
 
Bradoaks Elementary School needs volunteers to help start up their Science Olympiad - possible Junior Project?. Requires a weekly commitment after school. Email jlevengood@monroviaschools.net to find out more information.
 
Plymouth Elementary School
December 14th from 4 - 9pm
 
Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center Annual Gala 
Thursday, November 8th 12 noon to 8 pm (Volunteers can sign up for a couple of hours, or even one hour, anytime between these hours)
Friday, November 9th Noon - 5 pm and/or 8:30 pm- 10:30 pm (Clean up and tear down crew is what we need most on this day)
Email Kati Chick at kchick@monroviaschools.net to sign up
 
Mayflower Movie Night
Saturday, November 3rd 4 - 6pm
 
Bradoaks Fall Festival
Friday, October 19th
4:00 - 10:00pm
Bradoaks Elementary School
 
Camp Mayflower
October 6th from 3:30 - 5:30
October 7th from 7 - 8:00am
 
Monrovia Old Town Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13th
4:00 - 6:00pm
  
Robotics Kick - Off
Saturday, September 8th
7:30am - 12:00pm
Monrovia High School
MASA Mentors
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 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 on January 16, 2019 and closes on January 30, 2019. 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 students. Please support MASA Boosters by purchasing a membership.