5 Academic Steps

“There is no substitute for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning.” – John Wooden

MOKAN’s five step pro-active approach is designed to get the very best out of each student in the classroom.

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Academic Goal Setting

Students are introduced to the SMART goal setting approach designed to create individual academic plans.  Goals are written down on paper and students are encouraged to seek out accountability partners who can provide additional support as they progress towards their desired outcomes.

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Transcript Evaluation

With the recently updated NCAA academic guidelines, it is more important than ever to make sure students are on a path towards academic eligibility.  Classes taken as early as eighth grade can apply towards their core course requirements.  Because NCAA requirements differ from high school graduation requirements, it is essential that parents and students understand how to determine which classes are accepted by the NCAA.

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It is common for certain students to need additional help in specific subject areas.  Tutoring assistance is available to all MOKAN participants through partnerships with local high schools as well as online support with Khan Academy.

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ACT Preparation

Qualifying ACT test scores are required before student-athletes can receive financial assistance from colleges and universities.  In order to better prepare MOKAN participants for the ACT test, student-athletes have access to practice tests and content review in English, Math, Reading, and Science.

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College Needs Assessment

Our college needs assessment guides families through the decision making process by identifying the most important to the individual student.  Factors such as academic degree offerings, job placement rates, school size, and location play a major role when choosing an institution.  This process has paid dividends as the vast majority of our alums are on pace to finish their degree at their original institution.