College And Career Prep

Career and College Prep

At Marian University Preparatory School (MU Prep), 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 MU Prep’s career and college prep, students use their middle and high school years to decide where they want to go and how to get there. Discovering academic and career-related interests allows students to feel confident as they consider college majors.

What is career prep?

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.

Career Fields


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 business, corporation, nonprofit institution, or other organization.

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Arts, AV Tech,

Digital Journalism—In this pathway, students learn to gather information and prepare stories that inform us about local, state, national, and international events. 

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You can also:

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Participate in career clubs

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Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*

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Gain workplace skills

*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.