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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.

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 7th at 1:45pm at Clifton & Santa Fe, and Saturday, February 10th at 8am at MHS in room 902.


Our next MASA Booster meeting is on Monday, February 5th at 6pm in room 902. Please join us!


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.
Service Hour Events
Robotics Events
Feb. 10th 7:00am - 7:00pm
Feb. 24th 7:00am - 7:00pm
Contact Mr. Dobson at to sign up!
Girl Scout Cookie Drop
Saturday, January 27th
All day
Contact Gretchen Tagavilla at to sign up
Beauty & the Beast 
Performances are  Thursday, November 30 at 8pmFriday, December 1 at 8:00pmSaturday, December 2  at 2:00pm AND 8:00pm, and Sunday, December 3 at 5:00pm.
Contact to sign - up.
Monroe Fall Fesival
Saturday, October 28th
12:00 - 7:00pm (can be broken into 2 shifts if needed)
Monroe Elementary School
Bradoaks Fall Festival
Friday, October 20th
4:00 - 10:00pm
Bradoaks Elementary School
Annunciation Church Parish Council Senior Appreciation Breakfast
Sunday, October 15th
8:00 - 12:30pm
Contact Ronnie Sarmiento at tel:(626) 446-5357 to sign up
Santa Fe Zombie Event
Friday, October 13th
Santa Fe Middle School
Santa Fe Open House
August 28th
6:00 - 7:30pm
Robotics Kick - Off
Saturday, September 9th
7:30am - 11:30am
Monrovia High School