2011-2012 McAuley Scholars
The McAuley Scholars Program (MSP), now in its eighth year, fulfills the needs of upper-level students from local grade schools.
The program has doubled in size and is a flexible plan for talented students who have completed seventh grade and want to maximize their academic potential. A McAuley Scholar should be a motivated and disciplined individual with a high social/maturity level. Scholars have the option of selecting one or two high school courses in the areas of Language, Math and/or Science.
Students accepted into the program will be eligible to take Algebra I, Science Concepts, or Spanish/French I – all at the honors level.
Since our courses are set to an A-day, B-day block schedule, scholars will attend Mercyhurst Prep from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on either an “A” or “B” day (generally every other day). If a student opts to challenge him/herself with two courses, she/he will attend MPS daily from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
If the McAuley Scholar enrolls at Mercyhurst Preparatory School, credits earned from MSP will become part of his/her high school transcript.
Exceptional eighth grade students accepted into the McAuley Scholars Program full time have the option of beginning their high school career a year early. These academically
talented students would be fully integrated into the high school curriculum and be eligible to jump-start the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and/or earn college credits through Mercyhurst College. This academic standing will be advantageous on the competitive path to college placement.
Izzy Laythe, a current
freshman at Mercyhurst
Prep, participated in
the McAuley Scholars
program as an 8th grader
from Our Lady’s Christian
School. She took
and Science Concepts
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