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"Mirus has changed me so much in every good way... I’m in a place where I love all of my classes and teachers!"  - Mirus Student

ACADEMICS:
College-Prep academics in a nurturing setting

SMALL CLASSES

Mirus classes range in size from 3 - 15, with an average class size of 8. With such small classes, it's easy to provide students with the individual attention they need.  Plus, it's easy for classes to be discussion-based, with lots of student-teacher dialogue and time for hands-on activities.  

COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

Mirus Academy offers a rigorous yet accessible college-prep curriculum in alignment with Texas graduation requirements.  Mirus is a "non-ranking" school, so the academic environment is supportive and less stressful than other high schools.  Mirus Academy works closely with each senior, to ensure they have a strong college application, and most of our university-bound seniors receive generous academic scholarships. 

UNIVERSITY-STYLE SCHEDULING 

Mirus Academy follows a unique block-schedule that is often referred to as "University Model" or "College-Style".  

 

  • CLASS PERIODS:  Monday through Thursday morning (9:00 - 1:30), students attend "Class Periods" with traditional, teacher-led instruction.  During class, students learn new material, engage in active discussions, and participate in hands-on labs and activities. Classes meet twice a week (either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thu), with each class period lasting 75 minutes.  

  • WORK PERIODS: In the afternoon, students have a "Work Period" (1:30 - 3:30), a time when students complete their assignments under teacher supervision.  When all their assignments are completed, students are welcome to play games, have fun on campus with their friends, or leave school to go home early for the day. 

  • AFTER-SCHOOL: After school hours, students have the option of enrolling in Art or Theater classes taught on the Mirus campus in partnership with the Rising Voices non-profit arts company.         

  • FRIDAYS:  Mirus Academy meets on select Fridays (generally two Fridays per month).  Fridays are reserved for Seminar class, with special activities such as field trips, college tours, special assemblies, and current events.