Book shadowing appointments and campus tours on-line. The links for signing up will be available Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Come tour the beautiful M-A campus on a Wednesday afternoon while school is in session. Current M-A students and M-A staff members will guide you around campus and answer all your questions. Campus tours are the first Wednesday of the month (October to March). The tour is one hour. Click here to sign up.
“Special” Saturday Campus Tours. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22, 2016. Middle school students and their parents are invited to an informal outdoor walking tour of our campus. Tours will be led by M-A Leadership students who will share their enthusiasm for the school and answer questions. Meet at the library. Tours run from 10:00-11:15. The last tour departs at 11:15. No sign-up is necessary.
Our Shadowing program pairs prospective 8th graders with a 9th grade host so they can attend classes during a typical day at M-A. Our program runs from October through February. Please click here for full program details and frequently asked questions. All sign-ups will be done through the link on our shadowing page of the website. Shadowing is very popular and appointments fill fast, so sign up early to reserve your spot. The appointment window will open Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
M-A Preview Days
Preview Days are offered to our partner middle schools from the Ravenswood District. Middle schools arrange field trips for their 8th grade students to visit the M-A campus. Preview Days include student-led tours and presentations, student videos, raffle prizes and drop-in visits to M-A classrooms. Visits are from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Middle school coordinators, please e-mail M-A Guidance Advisor Lara Sandora to reserve your spot. Preview Day dates are Wednesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Ravenswood Leadership Retreat
On Saturday November 5, 2016 M-A will welcome students from the Ravenswood district to our Leadership retreat. Students will learn about AVID, M-A clubs, activities and our sports programs. Students will also attend workshops on college preparedness, college placement exams and building study skills. The retreat is from 9:00 – 12:30. Lunch will be provided. Sign-up will be done through the student’s middle school.
During open house, families may attend our new family resource fair in the PAC café. Families will receive information about registration, address verification, summer programs and much more.
8th Grade Information Night
Come learn more about our academic program offerings and graduation requirements on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Our Information Night includes a Principal’s welcome, small-group tours led by students and PTA parent volunteers, and presentations by M-A teachers from core subject areas. Prospective students and parents are welcome. The program runs from 6:00-8:30 p.m. No reservation is necessary.
Our partner middle schools invite M-A staff members and students to their campus for a brief overview of M-A with a question-and-answer session. Dates and times are arranged by our partner middle schools.
Information for Families Exploring Educational Options
With its proximity to the heart of Silicon Valley and Stanford University, M-A frequently receives requests from families who are relocating or on special assignment. We will be happy to provide to families with a folder of school information. This will include: the school profile, school statistics, four-year trend of college destinations, sample education plan, and course offerings. It will also include information about our STEM classes, Visual and Performing Arts, Career Technical Education, Clubs and Athletics. To arrange to receive a folder, please contact Lorry Orcutt.
We also offer families a student-lead tour of campus with one of our leadership students during fourth or fifth period (12:00 - 2:00). To set up a tour, please contact Leadership Teacher Mike Amoroso. At the conclusion of your tour, we will provide the e-mail address for one of our guidance advisors. They will be happy to respond to any specific programming questions via e-mail.
9th Grade Open Enrollment
October 1, 2016 through February 20, 2017
The Board of Trustees desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of the district's students. Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible.
Wednesday, October 3, 2016 - Open Enrollment opens Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. - Open Enrollment closes (There are no late exceptions)
(Dates subject to change)
You do not need to complete an Open Enrollment Transfer Application if you want your child to attend their assigned home school. Please refer to the district website for full details.
Getting to Know M-A Flyers
M-A Electives Video
This video highlights some of the electives that may interest incoming ninth graders. For the full version of the video, please see the elective page. "Electives at M-A" created by students in Mr. Giambruno's Video Production Class.