STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The Masters Preparatory Academy is a vision God gave to Dr. Robert Murphy. While the school is not yet a reality, Dr. Murphy envisions it to be an all male grade 7-12, boarding school designed to serve African American boys from across the state of Ohio and surrounding states. The scholars will embark upon a social, emotional, and academic transformation through the core values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Resiliency, Integrity, Selflessness, Uniqueness, Solidarity, Faith, Responsibility, and Relentlessness. Students will learn the methods and skills of high academic excellence through a structured, individualized, rigorous curriculum. Students will acquire and apply leadership skills such as, goal-setting, character development, problem-solving, critical thinking, integrity, self-reliance, resiliency, and commitment to helping others. All of the young men will be required to serve their school, community, region, and nation. Extracurricular activities and opportunities for mentoring and internships will be available for all students.
A primary function of the entire MPA organization is to provide all students with opportunities to demonstrate participatory citizenship and leadership. MPA officers and administrators will unceasingly labor to augment its curriculum to include advanced work in mathematics, science and literacy. Emphasis will be placed at both ends of the academic spectrum: strongly encouraging AP and dual enrollment class participation while utilizing multiple, differentiated, and culturally responsive instructional strategies to address gaps in students’ academic skills. Through professional and personal development, all MPA students and teachers will be proficient with state of the art technology.
The Masters Preparatory Academy (MPA) will provide students with a complete high school experience within a safe school environment where all students are free to learn and excel. MPA’s total emphasis will be focused on student success. Our school environment will help form and encourage personalized learning communities that support the social, emotional, and academic development of all students. Students will be inspired to use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve success.
MPA will identify a successful student as one who 1) scores proficient or better on state and national standardized tests; 2) graduates from high school; 3) either thrives after in college or flourishes in a chosen profession; and 4) consistently displays behavior that is productive and contributes in a positive way to the community.