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The Mountain Park Difference

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Flexible Approach

The key to Mountain Park’s success is the school’s flexible approach in providing its students a quality education. Mountain Park counselors and administration create a learning plan for every student that addresses his or her unique needs and circumstances and puts them on a pathway to achievement. If a student is very motivated and has significant time constraints, the Mountain Park Virtual Academy is an excellent option. If a student needs more support, Mountain Park provides on-campus or hybrid courses to provide that support. If a student needs credit recovery, Mountain Park has ways to accelerate making up those courses. Whatever needs students bring, Mountain Park meets them.

Career Pathways for All Students

Mountain Park School recognizes the importance of preparing its students to meet college- and career-readiness standards. Many independent students work very hard on their courses, but do not make the connection between course work and an eventual career. Mountain Park offers has the Career Pathways for All Students (CPAS) program. In concert with MUSD, Mountain Park offers numerous career pathways so students connect course work to an eventual career. Whether students plan to earn a Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree or move straight to the workforce, Mountain Park lays out a clear path to a career and helps students get there. CPAS promotes a three-step approach: Career Awareness, Career Readiness, and Career Education. The result: students connect course work to achieving a fulfilling career and learn that postsecondary education means better opportunities.

Extra-Curricular Programs

One significant advantage Mountain Park provides is the opportunity to participate in championship sports and award-winning winning extra-curricular programs at Monrovia High School. All Mountain Park students who meet academic and CIF eligibility can play for the Wildcats in nearly 20 competitive sports. Students can participate in diverse activities such as band, jazz ensemble, theater, video production, computer coding, robotics, automotive technician, business clubs, and student government. The MHS Robotics Team has recently won state and national competitions and the Performing Arts Center holds 1,200 people and stages professional productions.

MUSD Early College

Mountain Park students can take some community college classes on the campus of Monrovia High School and earn transferrable college credit. . Mountain Park students can also directly enroll into a local community college and take classes on the campus of local community colleges. Either way, a student can earn significant transferrable credits toward a college diploma, which will save substantial college tuition dollars later.

How Mountain Park Addresses the Challenges of the Independent Study Online Student.

The Challenges Faced By The Independent Study Online Student:
• Many independent study or online schools lack accreditation
• Many online or independent study schools do not offer UC a-g approved courses
• Many online or independent study schools do not prepare students for college
• The vast majority of online schools or independent study programs do not offer extracurricular programs
• Few career pathway options exist for online or independent study students
• Online school students can struggle academically without support jeopardizing retention and college readiness
• Online students often have little social or school connectedness which could potentially lead to increased social and emotional problems

How Mountain Park Addresses The Challenges of the Independent Study Online Student
• Mountain Park is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is NCAA-approved
• Mountain Park offers a full complement of UC a-g approved courses
• Mountain Park has a rich college-bound culture and has helped students get accepted to some of the best colleges and universities in the country
• Every Mountain Park student has access to any of MUSD’s championship sports, enriching clubs, and award-winning arts programs
• Mountain Park’s Career Pathways for All Students offers strong career technical education options
• Mountain Park offers flexible online, on-campus, and hybrid options to ensure excellent student support
• Mountain Park offer students a vast assortment of course options and extracurricular programs that promote social interaction

A College Bound Culture

Mountain Park has a rich college-bound culture and has helped students get accepted to some of the top 150 colleges and universities in the country and region. Below are some of the schools to which Mountain Park students have been accepted:

Public Universities
UCLA
UC Berkeley
UC Santa Cruz
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
University of Massachusetts
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Long Beach
San Francisco State University

Private Colleges and Universities
University of Southern California
Columbia University
New York University
Bard College
Grinnell College
Reed College
BYU Idaho
University of the Pacific
Hofstra University
St. John’s University
Pace University
University of La Verne

Monrovia USD A Clear Advantage

Mountain Park is part of the award-winning Monrovia Unified School District in the scenic and vibrant community of Monrovia in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The city is home to about 37,000 people and the school district serves about 5,700 K-12 students. Mountain Park is perfect for the independent student who seeks a rigorous, accredited school with a flexible approach that promotes student success and college- and career-readiness, Mountain Park School offers a value that no other online school can provide. Mountain Park provides the best solutions to the myriad problems that facve the independent study student. Combined with Monrovia High School sports and clubs, MUSD Career Pathways and the Early College programs, the benefits to the independent study student are vast and demand a family’s serious consideration.

If you are a student interested in more information, please contact Flint Fertig at:
ffertig@monroviaschools.net
626.471.3035