Located in the east wing of the Administration Building, directly west of the high school, Squire Academy is for students in grades 7-12 that would benefit from a setting alternate to the traditional classroom. All courses are through an online program called APEX, but each student schedule is set up to meet individual needs. Some students participate in Squire Academy only, while others split their day between the academy and MJSHS, as well as Heartland Career Center. Squire Academy staff is there to assist students on work through APEX as well as work from the classroom. The goal of Squire Academy is to build positive working relationships with students and assist them in making decisions that will impact their futures in society.
The vision of Squire Academy is to provide a safe learning environment where everyone can openly express their thoughts and ideas, to provide a route to engage students to accept the responsibility for their learning, and to assume a leadership role in developing an educational system for at-risk youth and young adults to engage in lifelong learning strategies.
Squire Academy provides all students with learning experiences that will enable them to become intelligent, contributing members of our world community.