Matlock Preparatory (MP) is a West Palm Beach private school, that seeks to fulfill their mission of preparing students for success in their lives by providing students with a foundation for a lifetime of learning. It is the goal of MP to integrate a nurturing and challenging academic environment, that actively encourages critical thinking skills among its students. To achieve these goals MP has created a rigorous college prep curriculum which will challenge the students to think outside and beyond the box. This college prep curriculum is also extended to those interested in homeschooling in the West Palm Beach County area.
To support its unique integration of rigorous academics MP provides students with several options when dealing with the common stresses of education. One option is MP summer school, which provides a student with the opportunity to make up missed credits.
The program is not only utilized only by students needing to make up credit. Due to demanding schedules, difficult course requirements or test anxiety, summer school is an option for students who want to get ahead or take some of the stress off of their regular academic schedule. By supplementing the regular school year with summer school classes, students can reduce their stress level and form closer relationships with teachers that may extend into the following school year.
Summer school programs offer students a unique experience. The small class sizes encourage more individual attention to each student, as well as personalized learning plans which compliment both the mission of MP as well as target personal goals for each student. The MP summer school program also utilizes positive reinforcement techniques to maximize student engagement and success.
Students in the summer school program will practice daily meditation and relaxation techniques with an emphasis on developing coping mechanisms and strategies for success that can be applied throughout the regular school year and in many other avenues throughout their lives. Some students may use this program as a way to feel success at school that has long made them feel like a “number” and not an individual. Others may use this program to experiment with more challenging classes and achieve personal and academic goals. Regardless of the student’s current level of success with education, MP’s long standing record of success makes this 25 year program a solid investment into the educational well being of secondary students in the West Palm Beach area.