What to Expect
Mirus Secondary School operates very differently from most traditional public schools. Read below to learn what to expect from your experience at Mirus, or check out “About” to learn more about our program details and philosophy.
Personalized Education Plan
The first step you take as a student at Mirus is to participate in a credit audit. Your Mirus counselor will look at the academic credits you have coming into our school and compare them to the requirements of your goal credits, no matter what path you decide. For example, if you choose to attend a four-year university, your counselor will compare your existing credits to the graduation requirements as well as university entrance requirements, and help you build a schedule for courses that will enable you to meet your goals for graduation and university. Your counselor will talk to you about your goals, learning style, test scores, and current interests to help you build a schedule that’s right for you. This schedule of courses and strategy for success is called a Pathways Personalized Education Plan (PPEP).
After you have set up your PPEP with a counselor, you work one-on-one with your teacher at your Resource Center to succeed in your studies. Your teacher will talk with you and your parents about your progress and development in your academic studies to make sure that your PPEP is updated and accurate to match any changing goals, career interests, or academic achievements. A teacher may offer any course to you at any time, and courses take 3-4 weeks to complete. Our students study one or two courses at a time.
Resource Center Environment
When you are in the Resource Center, you can expect one-on-one help from your teacher to answer questions about your studies or introduce new material. Any student can take any course, and our Resource Centers are designed for quiet, focused study. Your teacher is always available by email for the days you aren’t in the Resource Center. Teachers provide field trips and tutoring sessions allowing you to experience unique and personalized learning opportunities
If you have any questions or concerns about what to expect when you enroll, contact us at (760) 947-7100.