Dear Student / Parent / Guardian,
Your interest has brought you to the website of the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies (MACS), and we hope you join us in the pursuit of excellence as we put our students first. We are a skilled and caring family of professionals who are dedicated to helping your future graduates collaborate to take charge of their learning and develop into creative problem solvers.
We will help them to lead by example and to thrive in college, career, and community endeavors. At MACS, our scholars will learn by doing hands-on, real-world projects designed to meet the needs
of every learner, and we will support them on their academic journey with student-centered initiatives and extra-curricular programs that provide socio-emotional support.
Join us! We will walk the road to success together. From Advanced Placement classes and College Now, to collaborative study skills and Extended Day, MACS offers opportunities, programs, resources and supports for all of our students.
Matthew Mazzaroppi - Principal
Mission / Vision / Philosophy
At Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies our students learn by doing. Our staff builds relationships with students, parents, and community partners to continuously develop systems that empower the whole student. We put students first by setting high expectations while meeting students' needs so they can work collaboratively and think critically to become creative problem-solvers who will lead by example and thrive in college, career, and community.
The most effective way to achieve our vision is to implement a series of data-informed, student-centered initiatives, projects-based learning, and socio-emotional support structures that use evidence to meet needs and maximize equity for all learners. Passion, persistence, and knowledge of the whole student flow in and out of these systems as connective threads that encourage high standards and real-world relevance in our practices.
MACS Philosophy of Student Learning
We believe students learn best when they are placed at the heart of all instructional systems. We do this by identifying their needs and then developing student-centered, collaborative, learning opportunities aligned to the Common Core and best practices in the Danielson Framework with an emphasis on projects-based learning and working with evidence to deepen understanding. School constituents engage in collaborative communities to support their success.