In 1988, Melba Prevot, a former Chemical Engineer for Exxon Corporation turned to teaching after starting her own family, to make sure she would raise her own children and not the day-care centers.
She realized many of the challenges students were having ranging from dis-engaged families, single mothers, teen-age pregnancies, and stepparents not bonding with stepchildren were phenomenal and overwhelming. It was no doubt in her mind why many students had excessive absences. Poor grades or just chose to drop out.
After researching what she could do to impact the problem, she found a law within the Texas Education Code that regulates private schools. What Melba discovered is that private schools have curriculum requirements, but the administration is left to the school. She also realized there is a growing need for adults who have migrated to America, and wish to further their education and partake in the "American Dream."
2007, M.P.J. Academy of Excellence was born. Initially classes we held in community centers, libraries, churches, even the business district on 610. We are currently located at 8300 Bissonnet ste. 218. M.P.J. Academy of Excellence has served as a member of the National Literacy Society and The Read Commission, vendors for the Texas Work Force Commission, Fort Bend Independent School District, Houston Independent School District, Alvin Independent School District, Good Will Industries, Presenters for the team of State Representative Ron Reynolds and the Texas Veterans Commission.