January 10, 2011
Mount Pleasant is a great school. Yes, it's home to the IB Programme and yes, those kids tend to be the most involved, but... so are their parents. Kids who are not in IB and AP who do well also tend to have parents who are involved. So a big key to your child's success is to take an active role in something at the school. For the kids, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy their high school years... music (choral, symphonic, concert, jazz, early music, marching, pep band, special choral groups), sports (year round offerings), an excellent culinary program, an in-school radio station, the only student-led Relay for Life in the state, the only student-led Tri M in the state, Invisible Children, academic competitions, etc. One of my daughters graduated from MPHS last year and I have another there as a freshman this year. Both had great experiences, teachers who care, and lots of opportunities. It's a great school if your child and you get involved and take advantage of all it has to offer!
- submitted by a parent