Top 10 Ways to Have a Successful Experience at MAST High School

At Mathematics, Science Research and Technology High School, we want our students to succeed and have an amazing and positive high school experience. Here are our expectations and how to thrive a MAST High.

  1. Come to school each day. Remember, if you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to make up any missing classwork and homework.
  2. Always​ ​be​ ​on​ ​time. It is very important that you are on time to school each and every day. Think about how long it takes to get to your first period class on time and plan accordingly! Do not forget to include riding the bus or subway, walking from public transit, getting up to the floor of your first class of the day, and walking to the appropriate classroom. Breakfast begins promptly at 7:45 am. Getting to school early enough to have breakfast is a great way to start the day and avoid being late.
  3. Be​ ​respectful. Your attitude towards the people around you leaves a strong impression. Watch your language, be sensitive to people’s differences, offer assistance, and don’t forget to say “good morning,” “please,” and “thank you.” A little kindness goes a long way. Remember, it is up to you to make the school a place where people feel safe, happy, and supported.
  4. Be​ ​prepared​ ​and​ ​organized. It is very important that you are in school every day ready to learn. Come prepared with the materials necessary for class, including pens and pencils, books, and homework. Carry your planner with you to take note of all assignments and homework.
  5. Get​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​your​ ​school​ ​community. Students who get involved in extracurricular activities have a much richer and enjoyable high school experience. Plan to join an after-school club or team. Volunteer for fundraisers that support the school and local charities. If you are not sure how you can get involved, any member of the staff is happy to assist you.
  6. Get​ ​help​ ​when​ ​you​ ​need​ ​it. It is your responsibility to monitor your own progress and to ask for assistance if any issues arise that might impede your success at MAST. Our staff prides itself on its willingness to help all of our students. We offer after school tutoring programs, and many teachers will volunteer their time during lunch or a free period if you need extra help. Our guidance counselors and social workers will help take care of your social and emotional needs, or answer questions about your program, work opportunities, or your future plans. Peer tutors are also on hand if you need them. Take advantage of the resources MAST has to offer. Small issues become large when they are not addressed.
  7. Follow​ ​the​ ​discipline​ ​policy. Our school policy was developed collaboratively by school administrators, teachers, and staff to help ensure the safety, comfort, well-being, and success of every member of our school community. The policy supports the rules,regulations, and consequences set forth by the N.Y.C. Department of Education Discipline Code. All students will be held accountable for knowing our policy and accepting responsibility for their actions.

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