As a college preparatory school, we provide cadets with a challenging curriculum that exceeds national standards. Cadets benefit from a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio designed to stimulate and inspire academic excellence. This structured and regimented environment has also proven to be a tremendous learning benefit to good boys who are easily distracted or unmotivated.
Our accelerated program and highly structured educational environment provides cadets with a solid academic foundation and boasts a 97% college acceptance rate year after year.
In order to graduate, cadets must earn a total of 26 academic credits. The credits must include four in each of the following: English, mathematics, science and social science; two in a foreign language; one in computer technology; a half-credit each in English composition, health and speech (see Special Programs); as well as five and a half elective credits, which includes Military Science.
AP courses are the most demanding classes offered at MMA and are taught at the college level. They involve a greater commitment of time and effort than our standard curriculum. Cadets who are accepted into the program have the opportunity to earn college credit during their high school career upon successful completion of the College Board administered AP exam.
Through our dual enrollment program with University of Texas Brownsville (UTB), cadets may earn more than 18 hours of college credit across six academic departments. Please contact the dean's office for specific information on this unique program.
MMA also offers a technical education elective program in cooperation with Texas State Technical College for those cadets not interested in pursuing a Tier 1 or Tier 2 college preparatory high school education.
Our honors courses parallel the curriculum offered in standard classes but are more challenging as they cover topics in greater depth and breadth, are faster paced and enhance critical thinking skills.