Academic instruction and internship experiences are core elements of Mount Prospect Academy’s holistic treatment philosophy. We specialize in working with difficult-to-serve youth who have not succeeded, academically or behaviorally, in a more traditional academic setting.
We provide full school days at MPA’s main academic campus in Plymouth, NH. Our teachers provide competency-based instruction, and they employ innovative strategies to help non-traditional students learn. We offer academic support services for individualized learning, and our students have full access to the general education curriculum, as outlined in the New Hampshire curriculum standards. Classroom teams are comprised of two certified teachers, one special education teacher, and two to three support faculty.
Academics are an essential component in our treatment plans, and each student’s sending district is considered a key stakeholder in all planning efforts. Our students are enrolled in the appropriate academic classes as defined by their sending school district’s graduation requirements and Mount Prospect Academy’s recommendations. MPA also awards graduates with a high school diploma that meets the New Hampshire state minimum standards.
MPA also promote students transition to adulthood by emphasizing work skills development. We believe that internships are the best way to bridge the gap between schooling and landing a great job. Our internships provide students with valuable work experience, allowing them to learn the ropes from experienced professionals. At the end of an internship, students have the relevant experience necessary to help them decide if they’re interested in pursuing a career in the field of their internship.
Throughout the year, students will be required to participate in a variety of assessments and evaluations. The purpose of these assessments is providing our academic teams with insights into each student’s strengths and areas needing improvement.
MPA is enhancing its curriculum by developing the Extended Learning Opportunities program. This initiative will allow students to earn high school credits while exploring new academic subjects that interest them. We are also moving toward developing personalized learning plans for all students.