MBA requires the successful completion of an established academic program. This includes accumulating 25 credits for the high school diploma and participating in a school-sponsored senior class trip. The following are MBA graduation requirements by subject area:
|Bible||4 credits||Computer||1 credit|
|English||4 credits||Spanish 1||1 credit|
|Math||3 credits||Speech 1||1 credit|
|Science||3 credits||Physical Education||.5 credit|
|Social Studies||3 credits||Electives||4.5 credits|
|Total: 25 credits|
|Cultural Geography||World History||US History||Government & Economics|
|Algebra 1||Algebra 2||Algebra 3 or Geometry||Calculus or Geometry|
|Physical Science||Biology||Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology||Physics or Anatomy & Physiology|
|PE and Computer Applications||Speech 1||Spanish 1||Spanish 2 or Speech 2|
|Band & Choir||Band & Choir||Band & Choir||Band & Choir|
In addition to core classes, several elective choices are offered.
|Anatomy and Physiology||1 credit||Physics||1 credit|
|Band||.5 credit||Spanish 2||1 credit|
|Choir||.5 credit||Speech 2||1 credit|
Student Report Cards
Report cards will be sent approximately one week after the completion of the semester. Quarter grades are not part of the student’s permanent record but are an indicator of grade status at that time. Report cards are a tool to aid students in the evaluation of academic achievement.
Academy Grading Scale
|Anything lower||F (no credit given)|
|I||Incomplete (F if not completed)|
|W||Withdrawn from MBA|
Homework is an essential part of an Academy education and is assigned Monday through Friday. After school study reinforces the day’s learning and emphasizes that the school day should not be the only time when the student’s task is to practice, review or learn.
The Academy recognizes parents as partners in their children’s educational experience and stresses the crucial need for parents to establish and monitor homework time. Older students often receive long-term assignments to help them learn how to plan ahead and manage their time.
Project assignments that are known in advance and that fall due during an absence are due on the day the student returns to school.
When a student is absent from school, it is his or her responsibility to make up any missed work like tests, quizzes, and homework assignments. A student has as many days to make up missing work as he or she was absent from school. For example, if a student is absent for 2 days of school, he or she has 2 days to have all missing assignments turned in without penalty. After that time, the student loses 10% of the points on the assignment for every day the assignment is late. The student is not penalized more than 50% of the total grade.
The student may be required to stay after school or work during lunchtime to make up missed tests or quizzes as quickly as possible.
MBA uses the King James Version in classes, chapels and Scripture memorization. This ensures consistency in content and wording.
College Course Offerings
MBA Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to receive credit for both face-to-face and online college-level courses according to the following criteria:
- Students need to secure administrative approval
- Be enrolled as a full-time Academy student (minimum of five classes)
- No financial aid is available until a student earns a high school diploma
- Charges will include the college tuition fee per credit hour and normal course expenses (textbooks, class materials, lab fees, etc.)
- Juniors and seniors will have access to six credits of college courses per year at a rate of $100.00 per credit hour. These credits may be taken with face-to-face instruction or in an online environment.
- College courses are added to the student’s transcript as transfer courses and do not carry GPA weight. Credits are counted toward graduation requirements.
- If a student is approved to take more than six college credits during the course of one year, the student will then be charged the high school discounted per credit rate of the college.
The period for dropping or adding a course is the first week of classes during First and Second Semester. No student may drop or add a course without parental and administrative permission. There is a $10 charge for dropping a class after the first week of the semester.
One copy of a student’s high school transcript will be forwarded to the college of his or her choice or to another school at no cost. For each additional copy, a $10.00 service charge will be assessed, payable before delivery.