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A Message from the Principal

Greetings, from the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School family. It is with great pleasure that I present our school website. All of us who have shared in the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School experience are very proud of this website. It contains carefully compiled resource information about our school.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School family for their continued support of our school. I also want to encourage every one to visit this website as often as possible in order to stay informed about current and upcoming events.

Best Regards,

Dr. Michael A. Wiltshire
Principal

Profile of Dr. Michael Wiltshire

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School’s mission is to provide our diverse student population with a rigorous education which includes co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. MECPS will provide a supportive environment that recognizes individual learning styles and strengths. This initiative will ultimately support student's self-development, increase self-esteem, instill intellectual curiosity, and develop a love for lifelong learning. Each student will be given the opportunity to become active participants and contributors to their local and global communities.

MECPS will provide students with the support and opportunities that will encourage them to pursue careers in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology; areas in which minorities are severely under-represented. These young people will be prepared to face the ever evolving challenges of the 21st century.

Students are immersed in academically challenging study with requirements that include four years each of English/language arts, mathematics, science, technology and three years of second language courses. Students must also complete at least one Advanced Placement course in each of the following disciplines: English/language arts, mathematics, science and the social sciences. Additionally, students are expected to sit for the College Board examinations related to each Advanced Placement course taken. Enrollment in credit bearing college courses and research internships at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, begins in the 10th grade and students may earn up to 11 college credits each semester, beginning in the 11th grade. Student creativity, character development and social responsibility are cultivated through individualized guidance and college advisement, athletics, clubs, fine and performing arts events, community service and mentorships.

COURSE AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Programs: Technology, EXCEL/Honors, Science Research, Leadership Academy, Pre-Med Mentoring, Dual Enrollment Program, College Now, Robotics
Language Classes: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish
Advanced Placement Courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Physics B, Physics C, AP Government, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States History, World History

PARTNERSHIPS
Community-Based Organization: The Brooklyn Arts and Museum Program
Higher Education Institutions: Medgar Evers College/City University of New York (CUNY)
Other: The College Board (Advanced Placement Summer Institute)

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Leadership & Support: After-school tutoring, National Honor Society, Saturday Academy, SAT Prep, Student Government
Clubs: Journalism, Math, Science, Art, Music, Dance, Poetry, Step Team, Cheerleading, Table Tennis, Marching Band, Concert Choir, Poetry, Drama, Ceramics, Photography, Mentor, Debate, Mock Trial, Culture, Steel Band

PSAL SPORTS TEAMS
Boys: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Highlights

  • State of the Art Music Room and art studios
  • Computer Labs
  • Science Labs
  • Robotics Club
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Extended-Day Academic Programs in Math, English, Science, Language
  • Chess Club
  • Travel Club
  • Guest Speaker Program
  • Journalism Club
  • National Honor Society Membership
  • Summer Bridge Programs
  • Student Chorus
  • Marching Band
  • Dance/ Theater Ensemble
  • Pre-Med Internships
  • College Now

Special Academic Programs

The school maintains a very close collaborative relationship with Medgar Evers College. Through the Dual Enrollment Program and the Early Admissions Program between the College and the high school students have the opportunity (usually in 11th and 12th grade) to take regular undergraduate courses in lieu of high school courses.

College Study While in High School

A unique aspect of the program of studies offered at MECPS is the opportunity for students to (1) enroll in actual college courses, (2) accumulate course credits which are transferable to other colleges around the country and (3) earn a college degree while simultaneously completing all requirements for New York State Regents diploma.

Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Enrollment Program is a collaboration between Medgar Evers College and Medgar Evers Preparatory School. With its inception in January 2002, Medgar Evers College Prep students are taking advantage of the various opportunities offered through this affiliation.

The Dual Enrollment Program fosters student and parent involvement prior to the actual college experience, and promotes planning, discussion, support and inquiry about the college experience. It is designed to foster awareness that parental involvement can enhance the academic and career goals of youth in immeasurable ways.

The Dual Enrollment Program provides Medgar Evers College Preparatory School students with the opportunity to enroll in college credit-bearing courses taught at Medgar Evers College.

These courses enable students to accumulate college credit while simultaneously earning credit toward their high school graduation requirements. All courses are free of charge, with all the services and amenities that are offered to any college student.

Supports and encourages students’ interest in math, science, and technology, and provides an academic environment that fosters analysis, research, and practical application.

Recognizes the importance of a sound Liberal Arts foundation, and offers students the opportunity to be engaged in the college’s exciting and challenging Core curriculum

Who Can Participate: Medgar Evers College Preparatory School students who are juniors and seniors and are at least 16 years old.

Requirements: B average or above; Two recommendations: One from the Principal, and the other from a Counselor, Teacher, or Assistant Principal; Pass the subject Regents Examination with a 75% or better; Score 480 or better on both the Math and Verbal SAT; An interview with the student and parent or guardian by the Principal or designee.

Advanced Placement Program (click here for more info about the program)

In addition to excellent classroom experiences, Medgar Evers College Preparatory School offers support services for students through our PM tutoring sessions and our Saturday Academy.

Student Preparation

Some courses have required work to be completed in the summer before the course meets. Students pick up these assignments from their teachers before they leave in June.

Extracurricular Activities

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School has an extensive co-curricular and extracurricular program. Co-curricular programs include the following clubs:
Journalism Club, Poetry, Mathematics, Lego Robotics, Steel Band, Chorus, Science and Art. Some of the extracurricular activities include Soccer Club, Girls and Boys Basketball Teams, Track and Field, Cross Country, Step Team.

Community Support

The school has partnerships with the City University of New York and Medgar Evers College and enjoys support from the New York State Mentoring Program.

Parent/School Support

Parents support the school by providing scholarships to our graduating seniors and organizing fundraising and Recognition Day activities for teachers and staff. Parents also volunteer to assist in various school activities.

Course of Study

Course of Study Honors 1

Grade 9

AP Physics B
AP Calculus
AP US History
Pre AP English
Chemistry {Honors}
Chinese {Honors}
Physical Education/Dance

Course of Study Honors 2

Grade 9

AP Biology
Chemistry
Pre AP English
AP US History/AP Global
Chinese
Pre Calculus
Physical Education
Electives

Grade 10

AP Physics C or AP Biology
AP Statistics
AP English
AP Chemistry
AP Chinese
Physical Education/Dance
Electives/Spanish/French
Computer Science

Grade 10

AP Chemistry
AP Calculus
Physics
Chinese
AP English
Physical Education/Dance
Electives/Spanish/French
AP Global/AP US History/Computer Science

Grade 11

AP Biology/AP Physics C
Electives/Spanish/French
College Chemistry
College English
College Calculus
College Electives

Grade 11

AP Physics
AP Statistics
College Calculus
College Biology/Chemistry
College English

Grade 12

AP Government
AP Environmental Science
Art/Physical Education
Health
College Electives

Grade 12

Government/Economics
Health/Art
Music
College
College
College

Course of Study Regular Program

Grade 12

AP Environmental Science
Art
Health/ Physical Education
College
College
College

Grade 11

AP Chemistry
Spanish/French/ Chinese
AP Calculus
College English
College Biology/Chemistry

Grade 10

AP Physics/ AP Biology
Chemistry
AP Global
English
Spanish/French/ Chinese
Pre Calculus
AP Statistics/Computer Science
Elective

Grade 9

Physical Education/Dance
Regents Physics/ Regents Biology
English
Statistics/ Computer Science
Global Studies
Spanish/ French/ Chinese
Mathematics


Grade 8

Regents Geometry/ Trigonometry/Algebra
Regents Physics
Regents Earth Science
Regents US History
Regents English
Chinese
Music/ Art
Dance/Phys Ed.
Intro to Computer Science

Grade 7

Regents Integrated Algebra/ Trigonometry
Regents Living Environment
Regents World History
English Language/ English Literature
Chinese
Fine Arts/ Music/ Computers
Dance/ Phys Ed.

Grade 6

Pre-Algebra
Pre-Living Environment
Introduction to Chinese
Introduction to Computers
English Language Arts
World History
Music/ Fine Arts
Dance/ Phys Ed

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