At MCP, students are empowered to become their own academic advocate, to take on leadership roles, and to create pro-active solutions for social and emotional issues.
Love and Logic® – This is a cooperative discipline strategy that allows teachers to quickly and effectively address behavior concerns and allows students to be accountable for their decisions and actions. For more information, visit http://www.loveandlogic.com
Social Thinking® – This program provides practical applications for all students, especially those with Aspergers and other autism spectrum disorders, to successfully and effectively interact with other people, to modulate their own behaviors, and to communicate with others regarding their thought processes in different social contexts and situations. For more information visit http://www.socialthinking.com
Self-Advocacy – Students become their own academic and social advocates.
- Community Service – Students are encouraged to become active and engaged citizens through Community Service Requirements. Every year, students complete between 10 and 15 hours each, participating in events sponsored by organizations such as Save Our Shores and Second Harvest Food Bank. In 2010 MCP set a county record for the most food raised by a single school, with a total of 21,000 pounds collected.
- Student Council – Students are also encouraged to take on leadership roles through active participation in school events. Any student who wants to can take part. All members work together to raise funds for school events, create Spirit Days for the school, and generally promote a positive community experience.
- Student Teaching and Support Staff – Students have many varied interests and talents, and are encouraged to take on support staff duties such as: teacher’s aide, peer tutor, media services, computer specialist, student store manager, and office aide.. With the guidance of a supervising teacher, students have taught classes including PE, glass bead making, calligraphy, graphic design, typing and American Sign Language.