College and Career Prep
College and Career Prep
At Marian University Preparatory School, students are motivated to discover their passion.
"It's one thing to be aware of your options and watch them from afar. It's another thing when you have the space to apply and practice your skills in real-life experiences. That is learning as you live and that is what we do at Marian University Preparatory School." – Dr. Elisha Schlabach, Head of School
What is college prep?
Are you in grade 6 or above and want to jump-start your future? With Marian University Preparatory School’s college and career prep, students use their middle and high school years to decide where they want to go and how to get there. In addition to core courses, students can get a head start on college credits with dual enrollment opportunities— all while earning a high school diploma. Discovering academic and career-related interests allows students to feel confident as they consider college majors.
What is career prep?
With Stride Career Prep at Marian University Preparatory School, students can use their middle and high school years to decide where they want to go and how to get there. In addition to core courses, students take career-focused electives to explore their options in high-demand fields. Students can also connect with industry professionals, prepare for certification exams*, and complete modern youth apprenticeships and internships—all while earning a high school diploma. Discovering professional interests now helps prepare students for success after graduation.
Did you know that Marian University Preparatory School is partnered with Ascend Indiana and Employ Indiana to create unique work-based learning opportunities for our students? In addition to Stride K12 career pathways embedded into the curriculum, Marian University Preparatory School ensures that students have real work-based learning experiences that go beyond the classroom! Ascend and EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, launched a modern youth apprenticeship (MAP) pilot in Marion County in 2020. MAP is a two- to three-year program designed to prepare Central Indiana high school students for the workforce with paid, hands-on experience that complements their traditional coursework. Marian University Preparatory School students will have an opportunity to participate in the MAP program!
- Apprentices start in their junior year and gain real-world experience in growing fields such as business, advanced manufacturing, and information technology.
- Apprentices multiply their options for what comes next while getting paid and earning college credit in high school.
- Students can also start building their network with well-known Central Indiana professionals.
- Afterward, they can continue to a college degree, jump right into the workforce, or both.
Administrative Support—This pathway prepares students to facilitate business operations through a variety of administrative and clerical duties, including information and communication management, data processing and collection, and project tracking.
Business Finance—This pathway prepares students to manage policy and strategy and implement them for an organization's capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.
Entrepreneurship —This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of a businesses, corporations, nonprofit institutions, or other organizations.
General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.
Marketing—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion, and public relations activities.
Programming—This pathway prepares students to design, develop, implement, and maintain computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming, and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development.
Web and Digital Communications—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.
Game Design—This pathway prepares students to build a solid foundation in game design, hardware, graphics, and animation to gain practical experience for their careers.
Network/Cyber Security—This pathway prepares students to design, install, maintain, and secure network systems that make up critical technology infrastructure across industries.
You can also:
Participate in career clubs
Gain workplace skills
Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*
*Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.