Mentors

Your advocate and guide from enrollment to graduation.

At Michigan International Prep School, we believe students are most likely to succeed if they can count on a mentor for one-on-one guidance, support, and affirmation throughout their academic journey. Our MIPS mentors are committed to seeing your student succeed in school and in life, and will act as a bridge between your family and the resources and supports your student needs. During your time at MIPS, we want both you and your student to feel completely supported and encouraged each step of the way. 

What does a mentor do?

We help you plan for a successful future.

At MIPS, we believe education should be tailored to the specific talents and goals of each student. At the start of your time at MIPS, your mentor will help you design a personalized plan (or Educational Development Plan, or “EDP”) that will serve as a roadmap for your student’s academic success. We work hard to make sure that each EDP is customized to the unique needs, abilities, and future goals of each individual student.

We offer dedicated, one-on-one support.

Our students are self-directed, but their never alone. Your mentor will be your go-to support throughout your MIPS career, and will help you stay on pace. You’ll keep in consistent contact with your mentor, with at least one two-way connection per week. Whether you need academic tutoring, guidance counseling, or just a listening ear, your mentor will always be a text, email, or call away. We love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help!

We help you identify your talents, set goals, and build confidence.

We believe that students are most successful when they are affirmed in their abilities by people they respect. Our mentors help students to identify their unique talents, build confidence over time, and articulate clear future goals to work towards. 

How it works.

You'll be assigned a dedicated MIPS mentor who will guide you through the school year.

Your mentor is your main contact at MIPS. They'll help you set goals, make plans, and stay on pace throughout your MIPS career.

Your mentor will contact you for orientation prior to the school year to get you off to a good start.

Your mentor will reach out to set up your orientation meeting. They'll show you the ropes and get you off to a strong start to the year.

You'll keep in regular contact with your mentor throughout the year. Reach out any time!

Don't ever worry about contacting us too much. We love to hear from you! Students who stay in contact with their mentor tend to do much better at MIPS.

Committed to your success from start to finish.

FAQ

We get that a lot...

If you’re just starting out at MIPS, your mentor will reach out soon to introduce themselves and set up your orientation.

When in doubt, feel free to call our main line: 248-289-5521

Our certified MIPS teachers specialize in teaching you their particular subject area, while mentors specialize in getting to know your particular talents and needs and guiding you through your MIPS journey. Ultimately, we’re all on the same team…rooting for you! Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, concerns, or needs. 

You’ll speak with your mentor at least once each week. (As a virtual school, this weekly communication is how we track attendance.) But you can talk to your mentor as often as you need to! We want to make sure you have the support you need in order to be a successful online learner. 

Your mentor can help you with things like:

  • Building your class schedule

  • Creating a study/course completion plan for the year

  • Keeping you on pace to graduate on time

  • Making sure you get any academic tutoring you may need

  • Helping you get help with technology

  • Answering questions about re-enrollment, field trips, extracurriculars, and any forms you man need to complete throughout the year

  • And much, much more!

Basically, if you need help with anything while you’re at MIPS, reach out to your mentor first. Your mentor is your guide!

Get started.

Ready to take the plunge? Take the first step and we’ll walk you through the process.