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 are now available!
APPLICATION IS DUE Friday, January 24, 2020
You must ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT TRANSCRIPT to your application. You can get a copy of your transcript from your school counselor. 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, January 29th at 1:45pm at Clifton & Santa Fe, and Saturday, February 1st at 8am at MHS in room 902.
* Application is in the column on the left
The Speaker Series is back!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
During 2nd Period – Room 210
The speaker is Renate Starr, a scientist at the City of Hope. Renate Starr is a scientist who has worked at City of Hope for nearly 15 years in the CAR T cell laboratory. CAR T cell therapy is a cutting edge treatment plan for patients with cancer, in which the patient’s own cells are reengineered to fight cancer for them. Renate is a Southern California native, having grown up in Covina and San Dimas. She received her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from U.C. Irvine and her Master’s in Biology from Cal Poly Pomona.
In order to attend the event, YOU MUST bring the event ticket completed below and signed by your 2nd period teacher. It is located as a PDF on the left side of this web page. Please be ON TIME!
Taste of Monrovia!
MASA is currently selling tickets to the Taste of Monrovia! MASA earns $15 from each $60 ticket sold! Contact Mrs. Ford to buy one!
Old Town Pizza!
MMM MASA is back with the most delicious fundraiser in town.
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY GROUP and TAKE OUT DINNER on Tues. Oct. 1 at OLD TOWN PIZZA in Monrovia!!
Everything sold from 3-9 pm will benefit MASA. They can ride with me or take a Lyft! Owner Raj Malii is looking forward to seeing us again.
MMM save the Dates: Tues Nov 5, Tues Dec 3.. first Tuesday of the month!! Now lining up tasty restaurants and welcoming suggestions… firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Hour Events
Girl Scout Mega Cookie Drop
When: Saturday, January 25th from 7:00am to 2:00pm. You can work a 2 hour shift, or more.
You need to be able to lift boxes of cookies...this is physical labor.
Festival of Trees for the Boys and Girls Club
Day of the event – December 7th - Annandale Country Club in Pasadena.
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Number of volunteers needed: 4
*Helping with check-in
*Selling raffle tickets
*Helping carry prizes to cars (some large items)
Contact: Betsy Wilson – email@example.com 626.622.1125
Day after the event – December 8th - Annandale Country Club in Pasadena.
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Number of volunteers needed: 10 (age 16 years or older)
*packing up decorations and gifts to be delivered to winners
*help packing large Christmas trees
*loading items (some very large) into delivery trucks
*dressy casual, NO JEANS, SHORTS, or T-SHIRTS (golf club attire)
Contact: Betsy Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org 626.622.1125
MADIA Tech - Holiday Parade
Parade date: Thursday, December 5th.
Annunciation Church - near the corner of Longden and Myrtle.
Lumpia (Filipino Egg Roll) wrapping
Saturday November 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm. May go into 4 pm possibly. We will be at the Annunciation Church Auditorium/Hall on the school grounds.
Family "Wild West" Fun Fest
Saturday November 9 at the Annunciation school grounds.
Volunteers can sign up for any shift for a few hours or more by visiting the volunteer booth at the entrance anytime between 8 am and 9 pm. The actual Fun Fest runs from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm.
Bradoaks Fall Festival
Friday, October 25th
4:00 - 10:00pm
Bradoaks Elementary School
Mayflower Elementary School - Camp Mayflower - last chance to sign up
October 5th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm
October 6th from 7am - 8:00am
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 16, 2020 and closes on January 24, 2020. 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.