MUSE School creates a post-secondary culture for all students, whether you want to attend college, join the workforce, or take a GAP year. With this in mind, MUSE will expose you to a variety of professional, academic, and social pathways so that you can pursue your passions and prepare for the next chapter. In addition, we assist in the planning of individual course selection to maximize post-MUSE opportunities. As a part of your preparation, you will apply to a minimum of three colleges, research gap year programs, and explore employment opportunities and applications working alongside the MUSE College Counselor.
MUSE High School invites students to explore 4 themes as they journey from 9 to 12 grade.
9th Grade – This is Who I Am.
10th Grade – This is How I Am.
11th Grade – This is Me.
12th Grade – This is Where I Am Going.
In ninth grade, students can expect exploratory conversations about college, gap years, or other post-MUSE experience.
By tenth grade, students are encouraged to think more specifically about what their future academic/career interests might be, and to learn about different kinds of higher education, work, or travel opportunities, while they explore their interests through meeting practioners/experts in their chosen field. The College Counselor discusses options in test taking, academic or service-related summer programs, and invites students to attend college fairs and presentations at MUSE given by visiting college representatives.
In eleventh grade, a focus is placed on researching details (student to faculty ratio, internships available, college "culture," etc.) of eight to ten schools and on visiting campuses (with counselor or parents) if possible. MUSE provides college visits to students in the eleventh and twelfth grade, traveling as far as San Francisco, San Diego, and elsewhere. The College Counselor is available year-round to talk with students and parents about any aspect of post-MUSE planning, from UC requirements to essay-writing, from test-taking strategies to finding the right gap-year program. Further, the College Blog, addresses these subjects and many more.