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School Day and Curriculum

A School Day at MEC Prep
A day in the life of MEC Prep student can look very different from a traditional school. At MEC Prep, students spend most days in core classes.  On Learning Through Interest (LTI) days, students spend their time at internships, performing job shadows, conducting interviews with professionals, and/or learning about post-secondary opportunities.

9th and 10th grade students:

  • LTI every Tuesday

11th and 12th grade students:

  • LTI every Tuesday and Thursday 

Content Day Schedule (example)

  • 8:38-9:55 a.m. – Advisory 
  • 10:00-11:15 a.m. – English 1
  • 11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. – Algebra 1
  • 12:35-1:15 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. – Biology
  • 2:35-3:50 p.m. – World History 


  • Internship
  • Job shadows
  • Informational interviews
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips
  • Workshops 

MEC Prep students present their Learning Plans, Independent Projects, and Learning Through Interests to a panel of their peers, family members, and guests from the community twice per year.

Our highly individualized curricula allow students to pursue mastery and in-depth learning, measured by rigorous standards of excellence. At MEC Prep, student learning is never ‘done.’  Knowing each student well, we are able to hold every student to the highest standards to achieve his or her greatest potential through continuously striving toward personal and academic excellence.  MEC Prep students meet the same graduation requirements as their peers at other Mapleton high schools.