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MAPLETON EARLY COLLEGE WEBSITE IS MOVING!

In Getting to know MEC on April 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

We are moving to Edublogs.org. This will allow us to add student and project blogs as well. Look for  The Mapleton Post student newspaper and the Green Mapleton and Senior Thesis and Internship Project student blogs, among others!

Now Accepting New Students for Fall of 2010

In Getting to know MEC on March 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Enrollment has officially begun! Last year we filled up fast and had to start a waiting list, so please don’t wait until it’s too late. If you’re wondering just what Mapleton Early College is, take a tour through the About Us page on this website then contact Director Sarah Abramson at 303-853-1961 or abramsons@mapleton.us for more information or to schedule a visit.

At MEC we help your student achieve his or her dreams through:

• Small class size, Advisors, and Advisories
• Customized individual Learning Plans guiding learning and assessment for each student
• Families engaged in creating learning goals and evaluating student growth
• College readiness focus and curriculum
• Access to college courses supported by advisor, teachers, and college coordinator, including opportunity to complete Associates Degree concurrent to high school studies
• Project-based learning
• Learning through professional internships
• Focus on character and community, including school culture of personal responsibility and Restorative Justice

If that’s all you need to know, or you’ve already talked with us and are ready to get started, you can register now by visiting the Mapleton Welcome Center (the folks who handle registration for MEC) at the Skyview Main Campus, 8990 York Street,Thornton, CO 80229. If you want to complete the registration form before you get there, you can download it at http://www.mapleton.us/welcome/enrollment.cfm .

Again, please call if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Problem of the Week – Week 12

In Numeracy Problem of the Week, QR on March 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Problem of the Week

Puzzle 12

You must answer two of the following three questions to earn credit.

If June ate 1/4 of 2/3 of 1/2 of a pie, what fraction of the whole pie did she eat? Express your answer as a common fraction.

If the top surface of a particular slice of pie is a sector of a circle with a vertex angle measuring 20 degrees and the length of the arc is π units, what is the circumference of the top surface of the whole pie? Express your answer in terms of π.

What is the perimeter of the top surface of the remaining portion of the pie if only the slice described in question 2 is removed? Express your answer in terms of π.

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