The MAC Program is an initiative of the Office of Pupil Services. Recognizing the importance of student involvement in achieving the district’s mission and vision as The Destination, the MAC Program Ambassadors demonstrate Mentoring. Achievement. Community. at school and in the learning
communities of South Euclid and Lyndhurst.
MAC is open to ALL students regardless of race and/or ethnicity.
Ambassadors participate in age-appropriate activities that promote academic
achievement; college & career readiness; financial literacy; character
development and integrity; 21st century skills and competencies; arts and culture; and community service. MAC Ambassadors also lead and facilitate school-wide activities to model positive behaviors and encourage academic achievement among their peers. The MAC Program is aligned to the district’s strategic plan.
MAC Ambassadors are not expected to be perfect, they must demonstrate
continuous improvement academically and behaviorally. Please encourage your student to adhere to
the following standards:
- Strive to be a positive leader and role model among their peers.
- Attend school
daily and report to classes on time.
- Participate in
MAC Program meetings, activities and exposure experiences/trips.
MAC Program meetings, activities, exposure experiences and trips occur before or after school and occasionally on weekends. While transportation for field trips during the school day is provided, parents must arrange transportation for their student’s participation in MAC Program meetings before or after school and for special events or activities in the evening or on the weekend.
MAC Pledge: I am a South Euclid Lyndhurst MAC Ambassador.
I pledge to uphold the name and image of MAC Ambassadors by mentoring
others, maintaining high academic achievement and serving my school and
Annually in September, the MAC Program Application process
opens in each school building. All
students in grades 3 to 12 are invited to apply. Interested students may request a MAC
Application from the MAC Advisor(s) in their school or in the school office.
An Advisor is assigned to each MAC male and female group at each school; each group has a maximum number of Ambassadors accepted. A waiting list is maintained in the event selected Ambassadors are unable to continue in the program for the current school year. More students apply than are accepted; throughout the school year, the MAC Ambassadors will sponsor “MAC & More” events and activities that are open to all students, not just current MAC Ambassadors.
- Selection as a
MAC Ambassador is not guaranteed each year; a new application is required
- Teacher (staff)
recommendation is a consideration.
grades and discipline are also considered.
- Upon selection, MAC Ambassadors sign an agreement to adhere to the MAC Ambassador standards and expectations. Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the MAC program.
- MAC program meetings, activities, exposure experiences and trips occur before or after school and occasionally on weekends; parent permission is required. Parents must arrange transportation.
2017-2018 MAC Program Advisors
Adrian Elementary School
Miss Marshall 3rd Grade Females & Males
Rowland Elementary School
Ms. Payne 3rd Grade Females
Mr. Williams 3rd Grade Males
Sunview Elementary School
Miss Beck 3rd Grade Females & Males
Greenview Upper Elementary School
Mrs. Buchanan 4th Grade Females & Males
Mrs. Arnold 5th Grade Females & Males
Mrs. Everson 6th Grade Females & Males
Memorial Junior High School
Miss Ransom 7th &
8th Grade Females
Mr. Judge 7th
& 8th Grade Males
Brush High School
Ms. McMasters 9th &
10th Grade Females
Mr. Hall 9th
& 10th Grade Males
Ms. Washington 11th & 12th Grade Females
Ms. Waters 11th
& 12th Grade Males
original MAC program in SEL was the Minority
Achievement Committee and was modeled after a program in Shaker
Heights. The design of the Shaker Heights
program was based on their membership in the Minority Student Achievement
Network (MSAN), a national initiative of 15 suburban districts with similar
characteristics around the country.
Although SEL was never a member of MSAN, many years ago, SEL shared the
original characteristics of MSAN districts and therefore established the Brush
Chapter of the MAC Scholars in 2003. Over the years, the MAC scholars at BHS
expanded and evolved to not only include other buildings but a similar program
for the female students in SEL, Grades 3-12.
benefit and positive impact of the original MAC Program to the students and
greater SEL community was far-reaching and life-changing for 13 years. However,
the demographic shift in SEL required a philosophical shift that supported a
universal commitment to culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and
instruction as well as enrichment opportunities for all students. Appreciating the history of the MAC program
and maintaining many key components of the original program, the redesigned
program was launched in the 2016-2017 school year and MAC became Mentoring.
Achievement. Community., open to all students, regardless of race and/or ethnicity. All MAC students, males and females, Grades 3-12, are known as MAC Ambassadors.
Closing Program Highlights, May 2018
MAC Program 2016-2017
Closing Program Highlights May 2017