We get a lot of tours at Mile High Academy. And, since we are a Preschool through 12th grade school, these range from the parents eager to find out what their child will be learning at 3 years all the way to how do we get our high schoolers ready for college.
Today, we are focused on the high school question, because it’s a big one, and every year our seniors start getting that wistful look in their eye. You know the one. The one that lets us know their almost done, ready to walk down the aisle to the next part of their journey, college!
We take the college prep part of our experience very seriously here on campus. With AP Classes, Dual Credit, a College Counselor, plenty of electives and service options, as well as travel opportunities during their four years at MHA our students are getting a well rounded college ready experience.
Did you know that in a Chicago Tribune article written specifically about the effects of attending one high school over another on your chances of getting into a good college, they mentions that at “top high schools … college counselors also teach classes. That puts them in close contact with students on a regular basis.” (1) They also went on to mention that these same college counselors advise students on course work and which standardized tests they should take. Which is interesting since our college counselor, Jenni Eno, does just that for our students.
Top colleges all across the country want to know that students are part of a diverse learning community that includes academics and extra-curriculars in all areas. Students who take advantage of all that MHA has to offer in academics, music, sports, STEM, arts, travel and all the rest are sure to benefit from a strong resume. Top grades and an impressive school or community service record will always resonate with college admissions counselors. Make sure and let us know if you have questions about how your student can take advantage of the full range of offerings at MHA.