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UPCOMING EVENTS

WELCOME

MENTORING
ACADEMY
IS OPEN!
2020-
2021
2021 is almost here! With COVID-19, perhaps your child has fallen further behind and needs help getting back on course? Maybe there is make up work to be done? 
 
Mentoring Academy can help!
 
Be it an online course, or, if we flatten the curve, a class live and in person, Mentoring has a full range of courses to choose from that are A-G compliant with the UC system.
Email Director John Muster at johnmuster@mentoringacademy.org for more information or visit one of our upcoming Zoom Information Sessions.
ZOOM  
INFORMATION
SESSIONS:
NEW!
Want to learn more about Mentoring Academy but can't leave the house? Now you and your child can see and learn all about our school from one of our NEW ZOOM INFORMATION SESSIONS.
Email our Director John Muster at
johnmuster@mentoringacademy.org to set up you own personal appointment.
2020-2021 
Calendar

Mon., 21 December - Fri., 1 Jan. 2021

Winter Break; No Classes

 

Monday, 4 January 2021

Classes Resume

 

Wednesday, 13 January

End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

 

Thursday, 14 - Friday, 15 January

Staff School Work Days; No Classes

 

Monday, 18 January

3rd Quarter/2nd Semester Begins

 

Wednesday, 20 - Friday, 22 January

Student/Parents/Mentors Conferences

 

Monday, 15 February

Presidents Day, No Classes

 

Wednesday, 10 March

End of 2nd Quarter

 

Thursday, 11 - Friday, 12 March

Staff School Work Days; No Classes

 

Monday, 15 March

Start of 4th Quarter

 

Tuesday, 16 - Thursday, 18 March

Student/Parents/Mentors Conferences

 

Friday, 19 March

Prep for Extraordinary Trip

 

Saturday, 21 March - Friday, 2 April

Extraordinary Trip

 

Monday, 5 - Friday, 9 April

Spring Break

 

Monday, 12 April

Classes Resume

 

Thursday, 3 June

Last Day of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester

 

Friday, 4 June

Prep for Retreat

 

Sunday, 6 – Wednesday, 9 June

Retreat

 

Thursday, 10 June

Rest Day

 

Friday, 11 June

Prep for Graduation

 

Saturday, 12 June

Graduation

 

Monday, 14 - Wednesday, 16 June

Staff Meetings

 

Wednesday, 16 - Friday, 18 June

Student/Parents/Mentors Conferences

ONLINE
MUSEUM
TOURS
EXPLORE!

Want to visit a museum but they are closed or are on the other side of the globe? Good News! Many museums have an online option. Each visit varies from Google Street Views to YouTube Videos to VR Walk Throughs of the museum. Each experience is different and that is part of the fun of exploring.

Look at the list below and follow the link to begin your exploration:

National Museum of Natural History

 

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

 

National Museum of Iraq

 

Hintze Hall, NHM London

 

The Louvre

The British Museum

 

The Museum of the World

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s #MetKids

 

The Museum of Natural Sciences

 

The National Museum of Computing

 

The VR Museum of Fine Art

 

The Ufizzi Gallery

 

Benaki Museum

 

The Frick Collection

 

The J. Paul Getty Museum

 

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

 

Musée d’Orsay

 

Museo Frida Kahlo

 

The National Gallery

 

The National Gallery of Art

 

Rijksmuseum

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts

 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

 

The Van Gogh Museum

 

The Vatican Museums

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A percentage of the purchases you make with Amazon will go towards sustaining our mission. Click the button below to register. 

ARE YOU READY FOR 2021?

You still have time to have your son or daughter learning, thriving, and moving forward with their education this school year. E-mail or Call Mentoring's Director John Muster for all your questions and concerns.

Ready to sign up? Just click the button for our application form and e-mail or mail it to us.

Johnmuster@mentoringacademy.org         510-345-3000 ext. 1

SAFETY EDUCATION DAY

In November, Mentoring Academy had its Socially-Distanced Safety Education Day where Students and Mentors could get certified in First Aid and CPR. This was also one of the few times we could all meet in person rather than on Zoom.

FALL RETREAT 2020

As COVID-19 still keeps many from assembling, Mentoring Academy is off and running with the beginning of the new school year on Zoom. Our FALL RETREAT began with 3 days of activities on Zoom so that Students, Staff, and Parents could get to know each other.

 

Activities included viewing the documentaries JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE and THE HUMAN ELEMENT with discussions the next day.

 

Workshops included writing a letter to your future self, Pictionary, Dance Movies, Music Appreciation, and Candy Construction.

Visiting lecturer LISA DOWNING gave a presentation called "So You Want More Happiness?"

Day 2 involved and VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR from a selection of museums from around the globe.

And JOHN MUSTER did a presentation on how to make Bread.

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The News Reports  Bay Area Parents'  Concerns: 

•    So much education did not happen during the shelter in place.

•    Large classes resulted in my young person being left out.

•    Although bright and wanting to learn, the school does not fit my student’s needs.

•    How can we help them recover from this experience?

Mentoring Academy Programs to Address the Problems

In each of the following programs, whether via Zoom, or  in-person at our site on College Avenue near Rockridge BART, the classes are very small, 2 to 7 students to provide personal attention. Professional mentors engage each student in class and in individual meetings to master the content, motivation and other issues that impact student’s success and self-view. There is a commitment to developing relationships among the students and each one’s being a part of the community.

The following is a quick summary. For more detailed information and to get your questions answered, please call John Muster, head of the Academy at

510-345-3000 ext. 1.

2020-2021 High School Program

The high school program is fully accredited, college preparatory, personalized, relationship driven, community based and mastery oriented. We identify each student’s evolving skills, needs and goals, then support their growth through active engagement with projects, content, fellow students and mentors. Please visit our website.  

INFORMATION SESSION DETAILS

 

*** NEW***

Make an appointment that works for you!

Email John at johnmuster@mentoringacademy.org to set up an appointment.

Using Internet Zoom so prospective families can actively participate.

For meeting invite, please click the button below

to send an email to John Muster

EMAIL JOHN FOR INFO SESSION'S ZOOM LINK

 

The Session Content:

•    Facilitates conversations with current school personnel, students and parents.

•    Provides answers to specific questions about the support students need to grow from eighth graders to college students.

•    Identifies the main features of Mentoring Academy and specific needs of potential students so families can make informed decisions about applying. 

 

Mentoring Academy
It is the relationships and the individuals that really matter.

 

Mentoring Academy is a community of learners who strive to meet the unique needs of each student academically, socially, and psychologically.

 

It is a fully accredited, independent, progressive, college preparatory high school community that fosters dramatic student success.

 

Our goals are to:

* Provide the most effective and engaging learning environment possible;

* Support individual students as they explore human achievements and relate those advancements to their own interests;

* Facilitate development of each student as a successful young person.

 

High school should not be painful,
should not be lonely,
and certainly should not contribute to loss of self-worth

CONTACT INFORMATION

JohnMuster@MentoringAcademy.org

(510) 345-3000 ext. 1

Mentoring Academy CEEB CODE: 054722

Mentoring Academy

5951-B College Avenue                         

Oakland, CA 94618

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