Magis Program at SI
The Magis Program strives to provide comprehensive academic, social and cultural support for both middle school and high school students from under-represented backgrounds, including students who will be the first in their family to go to college, low-income and/or students traditionally under-represented in higher education.
The Magis Middle School Program will formally come to an end when our current 7th graders transition into high school. Our current 7th graders in the program will be supported in the summer of 2017 with a program very similar to last summer’s course of study. Also, we will continue to work with our current 8th graders as they transition to high school. However, we will not inaugurate a new class of 6th graders to the program this spring.
While the Magis Middle School Program will not exist in its current form, we will work closely with our Catholic feeder schools to identify students who would benefit from the academic and social offerings of our Summer Programs. This past summer, our Magis Program and our Summer School worked closely to collaborate and share resources, and we look forward to supporting students who in the past might have attended SI’s Magis Middle School Program in our general Summer School course of study. Students will not participate in a separate program, but rather will be fully integrate into our Summer Program for academics, sports, art, drama, and dance. Our goal remains to support students as they prepare for a college preparatory environment educationally, socially, and culturally.
Magis High School Support Programs provide affirmation and awareness collectively through the following programs:
- Safe Space fostering community and difference
- Magis Group: support group that allows students to share and learn from each other
- Magis Film Days discussing issues of race and identity
- Supplemental college application assistance
- Magis college visits to local and southern california colleges and universities