Winston Tucker, Principal
1015 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 293-8940 | Get Directions
The Saint Paul Public Schools Multicultural Excellence Program (MEP) provides college preparatory support and access to scholarships for students seeking post-secondary education.
MEP students are encouraged to pursue a rigorous, pre-college program while in high school. The MEP staff will work collaboratively with secondary and post secondary staff, parents, and the community to provide strategies and resources to enhance MEP students' academic performance and create positive self-esteem.
MEP begins in the 9th grade and continues through college. Students may apply in grades 9-10 with a gradepoint average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher. School guidance counselors canassist students with the application process. Students will be addedbased on availability in the program. A maximum of 220 students pergrade level are admitted.
The Multicultural Excellence Program is active in all Saint Paul Public Schoolsgrades 9-12. To remain active in the program, a student must maintain aminimum GPA of 2.5. At the end of each school year, MEP students’grades are reviewed. If a student’s GPA drops lower than 2.5 they willbe dropped from the program. That student will then have one schoolyear to improve their GPA and request reinstatement. An officialtranscript along with a letter of intent needs to be sent to the MEP office for reinstatement.
The following coursework must be completed in high school beforegraduation. Preferably honor courses such as AP or IB courses: 4 yearsof English, 3 years of Social Studies (1 year of Geography and 1 yearUS History), 3 years of Science (Physical Science/Physics, Chemistry,Biology), 3 years of Math (Integrated Math 1,2,3, or Algebra, Geometry,Trigonometry+), 1 year of art, 2 years of a foreign language (samelanguage).
Currently, MEP is directly affiliated with 24 colleges and universities. Each college determines the amount of financial aid, grants or scholarships given to each student.
Winston Tucker, Principal | 1015 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116 | (651) 293-8940 | Get Directions