Dear MAST Students and Families:
MAST Academy, a nationally recognized school of excellence, provides students with the highest quality education possible. The 2014-2015 Curriculum Bulletin will enable you to familiarize yourself with the school’s academic programs for the coming school year. As you review curriculum options, please note that we offer a full complement of courses designed to meet the academic needs of all students. Course offerings in the Maritime and Science Technology program incorporate the marine theme and provide expanded elective options to maximize students’ educational experiences. We are pleased to offer an array of dual enrollment courses and a full Advanced Placement program, as well as the opportunity to register for on-line courses through the Florida Virtual School. We also offer the University of Cambridge Program at MAST Academy. Cambridge courses are demanding pre-university courses that emphasize higher order thinking skills, oral skills, writing skills, problem solving, teamwork and investigative skills. Cambridge offers an 8th grade General Studies Program and two 9th through 12th grade programs; Global Studies and STEM.
Regardless of academy affiliation, students enroll in seven courses instead of six; homework is plentiful; time management and good study skills are essential. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores must consult the requirements for their MAST major or Cambridge program and State Major Area of Interest before making final course selections. MAST freshmen have the opportunity to experience the many academic and elective facets of the school before they decide on one of the three MAST majors by the end of their ninth grade. Note that in 2014-2015, internships are required of all seniors. If you complete this requirement during the 2013 summer session, you must make another elective choice during the regular school year.
As you progress through your studies at MAST, keep your college and career plans continually in focus. We encourage you to study this bulletin carefully and select courses only after careful reflection of your ultimate goals. Be sure to consider course workloads and be pragmatic.
As you make your decisions, counselors, teachers, and administrators will be available to answer questions and provide guidance. The professional and support staff of MAST look forward to working with you in the 2014-2015 school year.
Yours in learning,