Monrovia High School has traditional six period day that supports a rigorous academic program while allowing students to participate in electives. Six, fifty nine minute periods encompass the school day with the exception of a zero period and seventh period. MHS has a strong CTE program that allows real world experience for both college and career bound students.
Monrovia High School’s College-Going Culture activities are part of the district’s program that received the Golden Bell award from the California School Boards Association (CSBA). The activities include college fairs, college visits, college speakers, college application workshop, financial aide workshop and an after school SAT prep course.
The school has increased the number of students who take the SAT and is a designated test site for the College Board’s administration of the SAT. The number of scholarships received by students continues to increase and the number of students accepted by college and universities is increasing as well. 98% of the class of 2017 will go on to post-secondary education and this graduating class has been accepted to over 155 schools nationwide. Among the colleges and universities of acceptance are: UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Dartmouth, UC Santa Cruz, N.Y.U., George Mason University, Tufts, Azusa Pacific University, and the University of Georgia.