About Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy (MCA) is a public, charter high school delivering a college-focused education to high school students for nearly 15 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 100% percent over the last five 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.

Progress Report from Milwaukee Collegiate Acacemy, Summer 2017

For at-a-glance information about Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, please download our Fact Sheet below.

MCA EXCEEDS the state average for
post secondary enrollment by 27%


  • Milwaukee Collegiate Academy 86.3%
  • Statewide 59%
  • Statewide (economically disadvantaged) 42.3%
  • Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) 46.7%
  • MPS (economically disadvantaged) 44.9%

Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction, 2016-17 school year.



Did you know that 100-percent of MCA seniors have been accepted into college seven years in a row?

Every dollar you give to support Milwaukee Collegiate Academy has an impact that extends far beyond our school walls.

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

At MCA, it is personal & our students
are at the center of everything we do.

Innovative Programming

Innovative Programming

MCA is a nation-wide pioneer in the Summit Learning student-centered approach to instruction that is remaking America’s schools. MCA was the first school in Wisconsin and one of a few hundred nation-wide to be selected for the program. MCA’s focus is on ensuring that every student not only gets what he or she needs, but is also pushed to grow and achieve. For a progress report on the initiative, please click the link below.


Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning

MCA’s Personalized Learning program provides teachers with the resources to bring personalized learning to students, including 1-to-1 access to technology and mentoring. Personalized learning tracks students’ progress and allows scholars to learn at their own pace. Starting in 2016, students receive four years of Spanish and specialized instruction in STEM, fine arts and career readiness. To learn more about Personalized Learning at MCA, please click the link below.


College Bound

College Bound

In keeping with our mission of sending scholars to and through college, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college five years in a row and have earned over $3.5 million in scholarships over the last two years. We continue to provide intensive guidance to scholars throughout college, ensuring that they graduate on time and are prepared for productive careers or graduate-level education. Click the link below to see what MCA alumni have to say about their high school.


Our Partners

Video Gallery: See for yourself what MCA has to offer

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

© 2018 Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

Our Eight Character Strengths

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

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