Monday, April 27, 2015

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Want to Graduate with Fantastic Earning Potential? Career Tech Center (MPACT) is Now Accepting Applications for Next Year!

MTEC is now MPACT (Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies) with a new mission and instructional framework.  MPACT will serve students in grades 10-12.  Students are enrolled at their home school and spend a few hours each day at MPACT working in their CT major! Take a look at the details on the website and talk to your high school counselor.  Applications are now available for the 2015-16 school year and can be downloaded by clicking here.  Applications are also available at the Central Office and at high school guidance departments. Find your future with MPACT


MPS schools and students are taking part in a number of activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. Click HERE for a list events.  

Alabama Accountability Act

Student Transfer forms for Elementary Schools can be found here; Middle School forms can be found here.

Forms for 2015-2016 must be to the Office of Instructional Support Services by May 1, 2015, in Room 304, at 307 S. Decatur St., in downtown Montgomery.   

 MPS Career Academies Are Now Accepting Applications

Want to Spend Less Time In College and Land a Good Paying Job After High School? You can do so by enrolling in one of MPS' seven exciting high school career academies! Come learn about our exciting career and technical education programs which can lead to a well-paying job after graduation or increase your earning potential should you decide to pursue college or additional training! Applications, transcript forms and an informational booklet can be downloaded HERE. Call (334) 269-3613 for more information

BTW Magnet High and Bear Exploration Center Schools Named Among Top Schools in the State By CLAS 

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School and Bear Exploration Center have been selected as 2014-2015 CLAS Banner Schools by the Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools.  The award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for schools in Alabama. Of the 152 public schools that were nominated for this award, only 15 public schools received the distinction. Click HERE to find out more. 

MPS Announces 'Be There' Campaign

The basic goal of Be There is to provide parents with opportunities to look for teachable moments with their children and to remind parents that they are their child’s first teacher. Teachers and parents are partners in educating children. Be There encourages parents to find an ordinary moment and turn it into an extraordinary one.

Lamar Advertising, WSFA, IHeartMedia, AUM and the Montgomery Advertiser, and Calhoun Foods, are supporting our efforts. You will be hearing and seeing more about Be There in coming weeks. You can also learn more by visiting or calling the MPS communication office at 334-223-6761.

MPS Announces Names of 13 National Achievement Semifinalists 

A commitment to high academic achievement, leadership and community service are three characteristics that aptly describe 13 MPS students who have been included on a distinguished list of the nation’s top African-American high school students. The students were named National Achievement Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Of the 49 Alabama students to be named, the 13 from MPS students make up the highest number of Achievement Semifinalists from public or private schools in the state.

Booker T. Washington Magnet High student Edward J. Taylor and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High students Shazzia Alexander, John Bailey, Jaida Bannister, Matalia Conner, Noah Keary Foster, Shayla Glover, Brandon James, Kindred Obas, Jaylen Pittman, Sheila Willis, Anthony Wilson, and Grum Woldemichael are now among 1,600 students selected from a pool of 160,000 who applied for the program nationwide. The will go on to compete for scholarships worth $2.5 million in the spring. CLICK HERE to read more!  

The Montgomery Public Schools Career Tech Department offers career and technical education programs for all students in grades 7-12 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, including students with limited English proficiency. Click Here to find out more.

15 MPS Students Named Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations go to 15 Montgomery Public Schools students who have joined the ranks of the nation’s top high school scholars by being named 2014-2015 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.  The news coincided with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s release of the names of semifinalists nationwide. Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) students Minh Chung, Haley Davis, Corey Janson, Emily Jantz, Emily Kravec, Joshua Lambert, Venkata Macha, Krishna Patel, Jaylen Pittman, Ruchir Rastogi, Isaac Sours, John Swan, Vijay Vobbilisetty, Amy Wang and Grum Woldenmichael are among 16,000 students who were selected from a pool of 1.4 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools who applied for the program.  These students will now advance in the competition and will have the opportunity to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth $33 million, that will be offered next spring. Click HERE to read more.

All MPS Students to get No-Cost Meals for 2014-2015 School Year

All students enrolled in Montgomery Public Schools in the upcoming school year will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. The system is participating in a state and federal program called the Community Eligible Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The program allows school districts in Alabama with a 40 percent or higher poverty ratio to participate in the program.

“Studies have shown that children who receive proper nutrition perform better in school,” said MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen.  “Many of our families live below the poverty line. Even those that don’t may skip meals to save money. This will ensure learning won’t suffer because a student is hungry at school.”

There are no forms for parents to fill out. Students will continue to use their student numbers at checkout for each meal, but no funds will be needed in the student’s account unless they want extra food items.  Students will be charged for any additional items, like an extra milk or entrée.

Additional student meals will be charged the established price of $1.00 for student breakfast, $1.75 for Elementary student lunch, and $2.00 for Junior and High School student lunch.  A la carte item prices will also remain the same as last year.

Faculty meals will remain $1.75 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch.  Adult visitor meals will remain $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. 

The 2014-2015 Code of Student Behavior Has Been Approved

To download a copy of the new code click HERE.

Four MPS Schools Named Among America's Best!

US News and World Report annually ranks more than 19,000 high schools in the United States. FOUR Montgomery Public Schools were recognized as among the best of the best. Three were ranked in the top five high schools in the state of Alabama.

Loveless Academic Magnet School was ranked as the best high school in Alabama, the 18th best high school in America overall and the seventh best magnet high school in the country. Booker T. Washington Magnet High School is ranked the third best in Alabama, 477th nationally and recognized as a Gold Medal High School. Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School is ranked as the fifth best in the state and was awarded Silver Medal Status nationally. And Carver Senior High School was awarded a Bronze Medal nationally.

Over 31,000 high schools were analyzed for this report. Five hundred were awarded gold medals, 1,519 were given silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze. Schools ranked as bronze or above represent the top 15% of high schools. Medals were based on a school’s performance on state tests and how well they prepare students for college.

For more information on the rankings, visit

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STI Home

The INow Parent Portal (STI HOME) is available to any parent. This tool allows parents to view information on their child's progress, grades, attendance, etc.

To ensure the security of the information, parents must obtain a password from their child's school in person. A state-issued photo ID will be necessary to receive a user name and password.