High School should be about stretching and growing as well as laying a firm foundation for experiences and opportunities to come. At Mid-Pacific, students benefit from a large range of curricular and co-curricular choices which allow them to demonstrate their abilities and nurture their passions. As “Innovators, Artists, and Individuals,” they discover new aspects of themselves. Our students are engaged, creative, and asking essential questions about the world they live in. Most importantly, Mid-Pacific is 100% college preparatory, and our students take their next educational step with confidence and excitement for the impact they will make.
The Mid-Pacific student population is richly diverse, hosting students from throughout the island of Oahu from many different backgrounds as well as an international student population from around the world. The high school program culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized around the world as both rigorous and student-centered. Whether our students take the full diploma or concentrate in our certificate or elective programs, they are educated to understand diverse perspectives necessary for success in today’s interconnected world.
Our curriculum is guided and continually renewed by the question, “what knowledge, skills, and dispositions are most relevant and use for our students today and in the future?” Mid-Pacific teachers are trained in and practice assessment for learning. In the High School teachers use a wide variety of teaching and measurement tools to identify student needs and move each individual student from one level to the next in their learning. Innovative practices and programs such as Mid-Pacific eXploratory (MPX) and many of our elective courses put students at the center of learning. Technology, such as our 1to1 iPad program, is a ubiquitous tool for teaching and assessment.
Mid-Pacific students create, perform, inform, and serve. Whether through our unique Mid-Pacific School of the Arts certificate programs or culminating “Presentations of Learning” in their core academic work, our students are prepared to share what they have learned with authentic audiences, reinforcing the value of their learning and providing greater motivation to make their work meaningful. Through myriad leadership, athletics, and club opportunities, our students are active in their communities providing much needed service and care to others.
Learning how to learn is a lifelong journey, and all human beings can learn. The greatest gift we can give our children is a positive belief in their own abilities and an understanding that every individual has a unique set of strengths to share with the world. In academic work and through chapel, homeroom, and student life programming, Mid-Pacific teaches students to reflect as well as act, building skills and habits of mind at this important period of self-development.
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Tom McManus Principal
Christel McGuigan Assistant Principal for Academics
Jennifer Grems Assistant Principal for Student Life