Congratulations to Mission College Preparatory
Class of 2021!
MCP's Class of 2021 will be attending the following colleges and universities in the Fall of 2021 –
California Baptist University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carleton College, Colorado State University, Columbia University, CSU Northridge, CSU Sacramento, Cuesta College, Culinary Institute of America, Allan Hancock College, Emerson College, Gonzaga University, Grand Canyon University, Loyola Marymount University, Montana State, New York University, Northern Arizona University, San Diego State University, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Tarleton State University, Texas Christian University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, University of Edinburgh, University of Michigan, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Oregon, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Wesleyan University, Westmont College.
With a 100% graduation rate, 98% of the MCP Class of 2021 are continuing on to college. This year's class includes 51 students moving forward to four-year universities, 11 students attending local community colleges, and 1 student taking a gap-year.
Mission College Prep offers 70 college prep courses approved and certified by the University of California, meeting “a-g” core and elective requirements. MCP offers 7 Honors courses and 12 Advanced Placement classes. In addition, MCP offers 11 courses based in leadership, drama, physical education, health, and Catholic Theology. Our elective offerings have been expanded based on student interest to include video production, electronic robotics, digital photography, art, creative writing, music, and drama. MCP runs a block schedule where students take up to 4 classes per day, for 80 minutes per class.
Ministry & Service
As members of the Mission College Prep community, we are called to live according to a pattern of love and service modeled by Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we believe that we are all brothers and sisters and that much of the injustice in the world would be extinguished if more people acted on this principle. We try to model this calling in two different types of service.
First, students are required to serve the Mission College Prep community. We find students have a better sense of ownership and belonging when they take an active role in helping care for Mission College Prep and its activities. When students start seeing their friends, classmates, and teachers as brothers and sisters through service to the school, it becomes much easier to make the philosophical jump to wanting to serve the larger community.
Second, students are required to reach out past the borders of our school to our city, our state, our country, and our world to apply the idea that everyone is our sister and brother. Over the course of four years, all students will be called to service with younger children, with the elderly and developmentally challenged and with agencies that make a preferential option for the socioeconomically disadvantaged.
MCP students create a vital school environment by participating in a wide range of activities, rounding out their academic pursuits. Our clubs are student driven; that is, they are created, developed, and run by students. The Associated Student Body (ASB) motto, coined in 2003, perhaps expresses our culture of participation best: “For the students, by the students.” Our community frequently celebrates our student performances in athletics, graphic art, music and drama, and students plan, coordinate, and produce these events: from technical production in theatre to setting up video media for assemblies; from scripting rallies and producing the program for our Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament to producing live video announcements each morning. Our students learn to orchestrate every step of the process.