Ensuring student success goes beyond ensuring admission to college. It’s up to us, as educators, to think beyond college prep—it is our duty to embed personal development within our academic curricula. High school education should equip students with a holistic set of skills for whichever post-secondary path they choose.
We’ve designed a high school education that prepares young people to navigate an ever-evolving, complex world.
Rooted in long-standing research on the benefits of social and emotional learning, the MBacc’s built-in personal skills track gives students useful tools to manage stress and develop healthier attitudes about themselves and the world around them. MBacc students graduate with a framework for personal development and global citizenship.
MBacc students learn confidence, creative and critical thinking, and approach their studies, the world, and societal challenges through a uniquely interdisciplinary lens. MBacc students are better prepared to face uncertainty, and graduate with the skills they’ll need for jobs that don’t exist yet.
MBacc schools provide experiential opportunities for students to connect with local business, organizations, and projects that have a direct impact on local and global communities. The self-driven projects MBacc students undertake build character, integrity, and resilience, including a personal and community-based project related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Applying concepts in multiple contexts is at the crux of the curriculum, empowering students to show up in college and their careers as better thinkers and more effective leaders. Students also leverage learning tools for interpersonal and group engagement, including strategy development, negotiation, and leadership.