Outcomes

Our goal at EMS is to launch graduates into the world who are equipped mentally, emotionally, academically, and spiritually to navigate their future. We encourage and support all of our students' plans for the future, whether they pursue higher education, a wage-earning job, training in the trades, voluntary service, or a gap year experience.

Four members of the class of '22 (see the photo caption, right) completed programs at Massanutten Technical Center, preparing them for jobs and further study in particular areas of that help fulfill our mission of preparing students to excellence, integrity, and service in the world.

Massanutten Technical Center graduates '22: Britney Garcia-Moya, auto mechanics; Avery Nussbaum, interior design; Grant Pennybacker, diesel mechanics; and (not pictured) Clint Miller, welding I and II.
Massanutten Technical Center graduates '22: Britney Garcia-Moya, auto mechanics; Avery Nussbaum, interior design; Grant Pennybacker, diesel mechanics; and (not pictured) Clint Miller, welding I and II.

Class of 2023 College Acceptances 

Appalachian State University, Belmont University,  Blue Ridge Community College,  Canadian Mennonite University, Colorado School of Mines, Christopher Newport University, Dickinson College, Eastern Mennonite University, Elon University, Furman University, George Mason University, Goshen College, Goucher College, Hesston College, Hope College, James Madison University, Lees-McRae College, Lehigh University, Liberty University, Messiah University, Michigan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Radford University, Roanoke College, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), Saint Louis University, South Dakota State University, Spelman College, Sweet Briar College, Texas Tech University, The College of William and Mary, University of California Irvine, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Lynchburg, University of Mary Washington, University of Mount Union, University of Pittsburgh, University of Richmond,  University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Washington,  Virginia Tech, Virginia Wesleyan University, Wake Forest University, Wellesley College,  West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Virginia University

EMHS teachers and administrators strive to nurture each graduate into whole people with skills that will serve them well in the next stage of their lives, whether that is in college, the work force or volunteer work. Our graduates stand out in college and university settings as strong writers and critical thinkers. They have developed study skills, self awareness and emotional maturity that prepare them for a complex, inter-connected world.

Curriculum

Minimum Graduation Requirements
• 4 credits of English
• 3 credits of mathematics
• 3 credits of science
• 3 credits of social studies
• 2 credits of physical and health education (including driver’s education)
• 2 credits of Bible
• 1 credit of fine arts
• .5 credit of family & consumer science
• 9.5 credit of electives

 

Student Outcomes

EMHS does not rank students as the small size and composition of our student body does not yield meaningful data.

Class of 2022 (36 graduates)

  • 81% went on to higher education
  • 11% embarked on a gap year to pursue a service assignment with a church or other learning agency
  • 8% entered the workforce  full time
  • GPA range was 1.9786 to 4.3834.

National Merit Finalists: Since 1998 we have had 60 commended scholars, 18 finalists and one presidential scholar.

AP and Honors Courses
Advanced Music
Analytical Writing
Biology (AP)
Biotechnology
Calculus (AP)
Chemistry (AP)
English Literature and Composition (AP)
Scientific Research Methods Statistics (AP)
World History (AP)

Optional Honors
Algebra II
English 9 & 10 (2nd semester)
Novel
Short Fiction
Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Physics
Spanish III, IV
Biology
Geometry
Poetry
Speech

Dual Enrolled Robotics I-IV

Chemistry
Global Anabaptism
Pre-Calculus
US History
Creative Writing
Global Christianity
Psychology
World Issues
Kingdom Living
Shakespeare
World History
Orchestra
Organic Chemistry

College Matriculations

Eighty-five percent of EMHS graduates attend college upon graduation. A number of our graduating seniors opt to perform service and/or mission work immediately after high school before continuing their education, a true extension of our mission.

Recent graduates have attended:
Agnes Scott College
Amherst College
Bard College
Blue Ridge Community College
Bridgewater College
Brigham Young University (Idaho)
Christopher Newport University
College of William and Mary
Cornell University
College of Wooster
Davidson College
Deep Springs College
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Goshen College

Goucher College
Hampton-Sydney College
Hesston College
James Madison University
John Hopkins University
Juniata College
Lees-McRae College
Liberty University
Longwood University
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount University
Messiah College
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Old Dominion University
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
Smith College
Stevenson University
Syracuse University
The University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Arizona
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Lynchburg
University of Maine
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Virginia Wesleyan University
Wake Forrest University
Warren Wilson College
Wellesley College

EMS Students in the News

Fine Arts Department

February 16, 2024

It’s been 50 years since the 1973 Christmas fund drive played a crucial role in shaping the school’s physical landscape. The addition of the fine arts wing was constructed in a process of symphonic hammering and chiseling. As the structure took form, it became more than just a building; it became a hub for creativity and expression. Eastern Mennonite School’s fine arts program reflects the school’s commitment to music and artistic development since the school was founded in 1917. Recognizing the profound impact of art…

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