MPS seniors should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as soon as possible, said Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the leaders of the M³ partners, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The leaders spoke Monday, Feb. 12, at Washington High School of Information Technology

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The new Milwaukee Direct Admit program allows high school juniors attending any MPS school to apply to Milwaukee’s two largest colleges in less than five minutes at no cost. By applying now, students will begin their journey to start college in Fall 2025. Milwaukee Direct Admit is the latest initiative to come out of the

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College Tours Opening Doors to the Future

M³ (M-Cubed) is all about opening doors of opportunity for students. One way that starts is when students get a glimpse of what their future could look like. The M³ Academic & Career Planning Team, along with other partners from across our three institutions, plans and directs tours of MATC and UWM for all MPS

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Read the M³ Impact Report for 2022-23

In 2022-23, M3 continued to lift up individual students and their families, eliminate equity gaps, and help build the region’s diverse workforce at a time when the number of high school students going directly on to higher education is in decline. Download a copy of the latest Impact Report.

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The M3 (pronounced M-Cubed) Milwaukee Parent Institute is a proven program that equips Milwaukee Public Schools elementary, middle, and high school families with the knowledge and skills to help their students graduate and prepare for higher education. Since fall 2021, this program has grown dramatically. The Milwaukee Parent Institute is a six-week program offered both

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The inaugural year of the M3 (pronounced M-Cubed) SmartStart program showed great promise in helping high school students follow through on their intent to enroll in college. SmartStart launched in advance of the Fall 2022 semester as a partnership among UW–Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Milwaukee Public Schools. Its explicit goal is to reduce

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Led by faculty, staff and student mentors from UWM, the program also involves faculty and staff from MATC. It’s another example of the working relationship the institutions have forged with MPS through M³.

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Over the 2021–22 school year, M³ continued its work to break down barriers between students and success, and to build bridges that link K–12 experiences to higher education.

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