Mission & Vision
At Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies our students learn by doing in diverse environments. Our staff builds relationships with students, caregivers, and community partners to ensure the socio-emotional safety of all and to continuously develop systems that promote equity and empower all learners. We put all students first by setting high expectations while meeting students’ needs so they can work collaboratively and think critically to become self-aware, empathetic, creative problem-solvers who will lead by example and thrive in college, career, and community-minded endeavors.
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, maximize equity, and increase empathy for all learners. Passion, persistence, resilience, 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 New York State Standards 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.