The Honors Program is an accelerated and rigorous program for qualified junior and senior students. It gives high-achieving students an opportunity to engage in an in-depth investigation of a guided topic, develop skills in the subject area, and expand knowledge beyond the normal college preparatory program. The honors courses available include Honors Bible, Honors American and British Literature, Honors Anatomy/Physiology, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish III and IV, Honors US and World History. Honors courses will be weighted at 1.03 and reflected on the transcript. For further information, please contact Student Services.
The AP Program is an accelerated and rigorous level program for qualified students. It gives high-achieving students an opportunity to take a college-level course in high school. When students take AP courses, they demonstrate to college admission officers that they have sought out an educational experience that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. It is the college’s decision to accept college credit or placement. At this time we are offering AP Calculus. AP Courses will be weighted at 1.03 and reflected on the transcript. For further information, please contact Student Services.
Dual Credit Enrollment Program
EDGE ~ ACE ~ STEM
The Dual Credit Enrollment Program is made available to high achieving juniors and seniors to have the opportunity to enroll in dual credit courses at approved college and universities. Students will earn both college and elective high school credits. This policy strives to maintain the academic rigor of MCS while also giving flexibility for students who wish to accelerate their post-graduation learning. Students entering their Junior or Senior years are eligible to participate in dual enrollment opportunities. Students must contact the student services director for approval and to begin the application process.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in dual enrollment courses.
Dual enrollment credits must be declared by the student to the school prior to beginning the class for it to be considered.
MCS recommends Liberty University On-line EDGE program due to their diverse online course offerings and large scale dual enrollment options as well as their Christian background. Go to https://www.liberty.edu/onlineacademy/dual-enrollment/ to check on course offerings, terms, tuition, and enrollment process.
MCS has also partnered with Bloomsburg University to offer their on-campus ACE program where students can take classes at Bloomsburg University in the afternoon or summer. Go to http://www.bloomu.edu/ace for course offerings, terms, tuition, and enrollment application process. The STEM Education Magnet program is also offered through a partnership with Bloomsburg University. This is a unique two-year commitment during the junior and senior years. The program offers a choice in three areas of focus: engineering, health sciences, and education. It also gives students interested in math or sciences the tools needed to be successful in college. Students would attend Bloomsburg University in the afternoons as well as a few dates in the summer. Go to http://www.bloomu.edu/stem for further information. Both Liberty and Bloomsburg have a specific application process. Please see our student service director for details and to begin the process.
The student/parents are responsible for all tuition fees, book fees, etc. and any transportation involved for off campus classes.
MCS offers a set of core courses and dual enrollment is meant to complement those core courses, not as replacements to them. For that reason, dual enrollment courses, with the exception of the STEM program, are only to be applied to elective courses offered at MCS.
Credits from other Universities may be accepted with pre-approval from the student services department and administration authorization.
Either 3 or 4 credit college level courses will be valued at ½ high school credit, only to be applied to elective courses. 2 credit college level courses are to be considered 1/3 high school credit, only to be applied to elective courses.
Academic eligibility for students involved in athletic programs while also taking dual enrollment courses will be determined by weighting grades from courses being taken at MCS.
Students entering their Junior year may take up to 4 dual enrollment courses. These courses may be split by taking up to 2 during the summer prior to the junior year (Equaling 1 high school elective credit). The 4 dual enrollment courses are not to exceed the equivalent of 2 high school elective course credits.
Students entering their Senior year may take up to 6 dual enrollment courses. These courses may be split by taking up to 2 during the summer prior to the senior year (Equaling 1 high school elective credit). The 6 dual enrollment courses are not to exceed the equivalent of 3 high school elective courses.
It is the responsibility of each student along with their family to ensure that dual enrollment courses will be transferrable to universities and colleges of their choosing.