Mount Notre Dame’s My Action Plan (MAP) Program is a four-year empowerment journey that provides challenging and engaging experiences to encourage growth in the nine Empowerment Characteristics. Through this program students become active members of the MND community, write and assess personal and academic goals, create a four-year academic plan and participate in grade level activities. The program is based on four key themes of MND’s mission statement that challenge our students to “…recognize and develop their unique capacities to learn, live, lead and serve.”
The MAP Program begins the summer before an incoming student’s freshman year. Every MND student is assigned a MAP guide; a faculty or staff member that meets with the student and her parent(s) to introduce them to MND, the MAP program and answer questions. This is a great way for families to be welcomed into the MND family.
A notable component of the MAP Program is the yearly goal setting that is done by every student. At the beginning of each year, students create goals for themselves and then assess them periodically throughout the school year. This has a profound impact in the ability for a student to self reflect, work towards growing in a variety of areas and having a plan to make it happen. This program, which is unique to Mount Notre Dame, prepares students to be proficient in goal setting and accomplishing goals.