The non-traditional high school program offers two computer-based educational sessions for 9-12th grade to meet the needs of diverse students. With morning and afternoon sessions, we hope to accommodate numerous student schedules.
An application is required for non-traditional students wishing to enroll at Memorial Pathway Academy. Students must submit an application to their current Garland ISD high school counselor who will then forward the application to MPA.
Teachers and students work primarily on the computer to complete course requirements. Edgenuity, a web-based virtual school, is the primary software that students use to obtain original credits. It is user-friendly and visually interesting, yet it is also academically challenging and rigorous. The teacher to student ratio is significantly less at Memorial with one teacher per fifteen students. This allows teachers to give students more one-on-one individualized attention and support.
Students needing EOC testing are offered tutoring in a small group setting or on the computer. Students can also come to campus to work on their courses and EOC tutoring on designated Saturdays throughout the year.
The non-traditional high school computer-based program produces high school graduates throughout the school year. Once a student has completed all requirements for graduation, they are able to immediately move forward with their individual post-high school academic and career plans. Regardless of when throughout the year an individual completes their course work, they are invited to attend MPA's formal graduation ceremony, held at the Curtis Culwell Center during graduation week.
MPA's Class of 2023 will have their formal graduation ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 in the Curtis Culwell Center.