Mare Island Technology Academy (MIT) was established in 1999 as an Independent Charter by deeply committed community members seeking to create a safe learning environment with rigorous academic standards, specializing in technology, innovative instruction and project-based learning. MIT Academy has grown since its inception and currently has a waitlist at each grade level. To meet the increasing demand from parents and students, MIT opened Griffin Academy, August 2018 beginning with 140 sixth and seventh grade students and adding a new class each year thereafter. Griffin Academy offers an engaging, rigorous and personalized academic curriculum, Summit Learning, that ensures students master and apply grade level content. In addition, Griffin students will engage in a social-emotional curriculum that builds skills allowing them to make good choices, maintain healthy relationships with peers and adults, become self-aware and ultimately become self-directed learners.
  • Goal-setting
  • Self-paced curricula
  • Collaborative learning
  • Different learning modes
  • Real-world projects

Cognitive Skills

Students engage with projects that connect the classroom to the real world. When students work in teams to apply what they’re learning to projects that mimic and solve real-world problems, they develop strong collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.

Content Knowledge

Students work through playlists of Common Core and NGSS-aligned content at their own pace and take assessments on demand.

Habits of Success

Students reflect on their experiences with their mentor and develop habits of success, including learning strategies, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

Sense of Purpose

Students make a plan for success in college, career and life. No matter what students want to accomplish in their lives, they need a plan to make that dream a reality. Students set and track short-term academic goals and long-term college and career goals.