The Latin word MAGIS is used in Jesuit Education to indicate “more” – the literal translation of the word. UDJ adopted the word MAGIS as the name of its academic support opportunity available to all high school students to help them reach their full academic potential.
MAGIS is a productive and controlled academic environment that runs three times a day (see schedule below). Students may attend as many sessions as they wish. Teachers, Tutors, and Mentors are available to students during every session.
The Director of MAGIS sends weekly email updates to parents. These updates keep the parents informed of weekly attendance, and very often include what the students worked on in MAGIS, suggested focus areas, missing assignments, and upcoming tests and papers.
MAGIS runs in six cycles throughout the academic year corresponding to the six marking periods (see schedule below). In order to start strong, students are encouraged to begin MAGIS at the beginning of the year. Students at just about every grade point participate in and benefit from MAGIS – MAGIS Works!
Who Attends MAGIS?
MAGIS is available to any interested U of D Jesuit High School student. MAGIS is compulsory for high school students who meet the following criteria at a marking period:
- Any student on academic probation below a non-cumulative or cumulative GPA of 1.5
- Any student who is deemed ineligible below a non-cumulative or cumulative GPA of 1.7
- Any student below a non-cumulative or cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Any student with two or more failing grades
Students identified as needing MAGIS services will be automatically enrolled into a compulsory four-week period tied to progress reports and report cards. Each cycle starts the Monday after a grade posting. For the 2016-17 school year the starting dates are:
- Cycle 1: August 22-September 30
- Cycle 2: October 03-November 10
- Cycle 3: November 14-Jnauary 20
- Cycle 4: January 23-March 03
- Cycle 5: March 06-April 12
- Cycle 6: April 24-June 05
The charge for having your son attend MAGIS is $150 per cycle. This covers the cost of having U of D Jesuit Teacher-Mentors available to help your son and weekly email communication from the Director. Your son’s Student Billing account will reflect a charge of $150 for the program.
The Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Dana Blake, oversees the MAGIS program. The faculty director of MAGIS is Mark Mals
MAGIS Times and Locations
|7:00 am - 7:45 am||Room 208|
|Lunch Mon - Fri
Room 212 & 214
|After School Mon-thurs|
|2:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Rooms 203, 206, and 208|