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Our middle and high school programs maximize student potential with the challenging Keystone curriculum. The MCA Academy enriched learning environment provides students with the opportunity to exceed the pace offered in traditional schools and even advance to higher grade levels within an academic year.

Our Keystone curriculum combines all the benefits of an independent study program for motivated students, allowing them the flexibility to pursue outside interests and disciplines, along with classroom instruction and feedback. We provide an atmosphere that instills social skills, plus the desire for knowledge in every student.

MCA Academy features advanced placement and honors courses that prepare students for college-level study and put them on a fast track toward collegiate success. Our electives round out the educational experience and provide a balanced background in areas like art history, health, and music appreciation.

Advanced courses for Middle School, which transfer as high school credits, include Algebra I Honors, Physical Science Honors, Spanish I, and French I.

Student-athletes complete the necessary core courses with Florida Virtual School in order to qualify for NCAA programs (athletics and scholarships).

MCA Academy’s high school program is aimed at students who seek to dream, connect, and achieve. By selecting the Keystone National High School program, MCA Academy enables students to earn their high school diploma, make important connections, excel academically, and plan for college. The students develop practical life skills they can take wherever life leads them.

For more than 30 years, Keystone National High School has provided independent-study programs to high school students from many educational backgrounds and with unique personal dreams. The curriculum also offers advanced placement (AP) and honors courses designed to meet the students’ desire for knowledge and challenge, and prepare them for college-level study. College-level classes put them on the fast-track toward collegiate success. A number of elective classes, including art history, music appreciation, health, skills for success, and foreign language, are also available.

Keystone students are high achievers and motivated learners. Scores on college entrance exams — SATs and ACTs — reported by Keystone students have been and continue to be higher than the national average.

Graduates of the program have been accepted, some on full scholarship, into top colleges and universities nationwide, including those in Ivy League.

To expand the students’ cultural horizons, middle and high school programs include an accredited foreign language program in French and Spanish.

In addition, established partnerships with area organizations and universities provide our students real-life and enriching experiences that will meet their desire for advanced learning. Field trips and lectures are organized several times during the year.

Let the journey begin

Selecting the right courses in high school and planning ahead are the most important factors. MCA Academy’s accredited Keystone curriculum with award-winning courses ensures that diplomas, credits, and courses are widely accepted by top colleges and universities. Notre Dame, Stanford University, University of Miami, Dartmouth, Yale, The School of Visual Arts (NYC), and West Point are a few of many that have accepted students who have earned high school credits with Keystone.

Current graduation requirements for college-bound students are:
• English: 4 credits, with major concentration in composition, reading for information, and literature
• Social Studies: 4 credits
• Mathematics: 4 credits, one of which must be Algebra I or a higher-level mathematics course
• Science: 4 credits
• Health: 1 credit
• Fine Arts (Humanities): 1 credit
• Electives: 6 credits

Keystone’s classic high school program offers over 80 courses, including advanced placement:
Language Arts:
AP English Language*
AP English Literature*
Business Writing
Creative Writing
English I–IV, Grammar and Composition*
World Literature

Mathematics:
Algebra I & II
AP Calculus*
AP Statistics
Calculus
Consumer Math
Geometry
Pre-Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Refresher Math
Trigonometry
Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus

Science:
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
Biology
Biology Lab
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics

Social Sciences:
American Government
American History
AP Economics
AP European History
AP Psychology
AP US Government
AP World History
Civics
Economics
Geography
Psychology
Sociology
World History

Health:
Health
Lifetime Fitness
Nutrition and Wellness*

Fine Arts:
AP Art History
Art & Music Appreciation
Fine Art

Electives:
Accounting*
AP Computer Science*
Business Law
Career Planning*
Digital Media*
Digital Video Production*
Driver Education
Game Design*
Life Skill*s
Marketing
Programming*
Skills for Success
Working for Success

Foreign Languages:
Chinese (Mandarin) I & II*
French I–IV*, German I–IV*
Japanese I & II*, Latin I & II*
Spanish I, II, III* & IV*

*Offered only online
MCA Academy course availability is driven by student academic track and graduation needs.