About Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy (MCA) is a public charter high school delivering a college-focused education to high school students for over ten years.

Our school sets ambitious goals for student achievement and we believe that all scholars are capable of academic success. Our graduates are consistently accepted to four-year colleges and universities at a rate of nearly 97% percent over the last four years.

Schools that Can Milwaukee has designated MCA as a partner school aligned with their goal to create 20,000 high-performing student seats in Milwaukee by 2020.

We do more than prepare our scholars for higher education. We provide them with the skills necessary to effect change in society and help transform their local, national and global communities.

Our Story

The school first opened in 2003 as a private Christian high school known as the Clergy for Educational Options (CEO) Leadership Academy, which ceased to operate in the Summer of 2011. In the Autumn of 2011, the Commitment, Excellence, & Opportunity (CEO) Leadership Academy opened its doors. In 2013, we changed our name and location. We are now Milwaukee Collegiate Academy.

The Mission of Milwaukee Collegiate Academy remained unchanged during the private to charter transition and continues to focus on getting students prepared to go “to and through college”. This line of the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Mission reflects the school’s core value, which is that all students are capable of academic achievement and educational success past the secondary level regardless of their race or socioeconomic level.

Our Mission and Vision

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy’s mission is to nurture scholars capable of transforming their world, by sending them to and through college.

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy’s vision is to produce responsible leaders through academic mastery, community focused education and the fostering of lifelong learning in any environment.


“I graduated from MCA knowing that I have the ability and essential things that I need to be the successful African American leader that I want to be. I could not have done it without them.”

—Amanda Paige, MCA Class of 2014; Howard University

Innovative Programming

The Class of 2020 is participating MCA’s pilot year in a nationally-celebrated personalized learning instructional model.

Personalized Learning

Personalized learning tracks students’ progress and allows scholars to learn at their own pace with a laptop for every student.

College Bound

100% of our graduates have been accepted into college four years in a row and the Class of 2016 earned over $3.1 million in college scholarships

Critical Thinking

Scholars learn to think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, and develop academic mindsets to be ready for college.

Send Us a Message

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

4030 N. 29th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53216
PHONE: (414) 873-4014
FAX: (414) 873-4344
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Judith Parker, Principal

© 2016 Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

Our Eight Character Strengths

  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Zest
  • Social Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Curiosity
  • Self Control
  • Gratitude

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