High School Grades 9-12
All graduating seniors are accepted to one or more colleges or universities of their choice. While an average of 99.5% of graduates choose to attend college, some pursue military, gap year, or vocational training routes to meet their personal goals.
MPCS chooses to offer a full array of up to 23 AP courses because they are universally accepted at all universities for college course credit (depending on exam score), whereas dual enrollment credit transfers are not always guaranteed. Currently, 35 honors courses are offered in all subject areas, providing additional rigor and demonstrating to colleges a student's willingness to be challenged.
Additionally, 4 PTLW® (Project Lead The Way) engineering tract courses are available. Arts offers a magnet program called the Dozier School of the Arts, providing emphasis in most fine and performing arts concentrations.
Of students that applied to the University of Georgia and/or Georgia Institute of Technology, more than half gained acceptance through early action or regular decision. Representatives from both of our state's flagship schools have acknowledged that MPCS graduates have challenged themselves with the required rigor to be well-prepared for these elite schools.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically-prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP Exams. Last year, 18% of MPCS students earned "AP Scholar with Distinction" status for scoring at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
The in-state Hope Grant or Zell Miller Scholarship is awarded to students who've earned a 3.0 or 4.0 or greater. Graduates must choose a Georgia public college or university to take advantage of this tuition credit.
The class of 2023 was offered more than $9,000,000 in scholarship opportunities, an average of $89,000 per student. MPC athletics signs an average of 16% of student-athletes to play in collegiate sports programs.
Outside of the classroom, students participate in abundant co-curricular activities — in line with their passions, while bolstering college résumés.
Student life at MPCS is chock full of arts productions, bustling sports schedules, weekly club activities, service projects, and social events. From High School Retreat, Homecoming, study abroad, missions, community service, class trips, and academic clubs, there is a destination for everyone at MPCS.
Seniors achieve 100-percent acceptance to top four-year colleges and universities, and graduating classes have earned more than $9 million in scholarships annually. Dedicated teachers are highly qualified and committed to providing enriched learning experiences while investing in their student's faith walk.
Mapping the College Journey
Guidance and college counselors walk through the college-planning process with each student every step of the way. Starting in eighth grade, counselors begin aligning the academic path with each student's strengths and passions. Each year, goals and college to-do lists are updated through one-on-one meetings with students and parents.
Mount Paran supported a completely unique path of study for me and my interests in the arts, which allowed me to dive into my passions. I’m continually blown away by the intentionality and giving nature of the MPCS community that still goes out of its way to support me as an alum.
Class of 2016
I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute here. This has been a dream come true for me. I have never loved going to school this much! Every time I walk in the building, I feel so welcome and loved. I am so thankful for the opportunity to go to Mount Paran.
Portrait of a Graduate
A Mount Paran Christian School graduate...
- craves deeper faith
- embraces intellectual curiosity
- prepares completely
- refuses to be a bystander
- lives courageously
- reaches forward, pressing on toward the goal