Midlands Middle College is proud to partner with Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) to deliver the “Fostering Excellence in Female Leadership” series, which was kicked off on March 24th at Columbia College. Eleven juniors from Midlands Middle College traveled to the campus to meet with Dr. Chris LaCola and Jen Hunsicker from the Center for Leadership. The girls learned about the four steps of leadership and their own personal identities through True Colors, a fun interactive activity that explored their personalities and unique strengths.
After lunch in the cafeteria, the girls toured the college campus and had the opportunity to learn about college life and the many programs and activities available to students at Columbia College.
Sisters of Charity awarded Midlands Middle College a grant that makes this series possible. These events will help these young women develop leadership skills and enable them to be competitive in college and later in the careers of their choice.
Check out the latest issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written, designed and published entirely by MMC students! This issue features some of the exciting activities our students have been involved in this semester.
The mission of Midlands Middle College is to prepare 11th and 12th grade high school students for a successful work and educational future through the integration of high school, technical college, and the world of work by providing targeted students with a rigorous and relevant academic program.
Valerie Richardson, Chair
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK REVIEW
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CAMPUS OVERVIEW
CHARTER SCHOOL UPDATE· Enrollment
· Annual Report
· College Access
· Career Access
· Upcoming Events
Midlands Middle College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions pertaining to Section 504 and Title IX, contact the Midlands Middle College at 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170, 803-822-7043.
On Monday, March 9, TransformSC held their spring conference at the Columbia Convention Center. The conference focused on the progress made by TransformSC schools during year one of the initiative. Business leaders and policy makers had the opportunity to hear directly from TransformSC schools on their results and progress, as well as the importance of business engagement in the effort and the challenges of transformation.
Mazie Cook (pictured below), a senior at Midlands Middle College, was selected to speak at the conference on the Early College/ Dual Enrollment Model. She talked about her personal experience with this model as well as how this is helping her peers reach success.
Educators had the opportunity to work with TransformSC schools on innovative classroom practices such as blended learning, project-based learning, competency-based progression, continuous assessment and developing a culture of innovation. The agenda offered something for everyone interested in innovative approaches to public education.
The conference was attended by business leaders, legislators, school board members, school and district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and representatives from non-profits and higher education.
Parent University Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 19th, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We plan to reschedule this event for later this spring and will let you know the newly scheduled date and time as soon as possible.
Check out a special issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written, designed and published entirely by MMC students! This special issue features exciting graduation news and highlights.
Forty-eight students are Midlands Middle College’s first graduates since the school achieved designation as a South Carolina Public Charter School last year.
“We are so proud of these graduates for all they have accomplished, academically and beyond,” emphasizes Carole Fearrington, the school’s director. “We are excited to see what they future holds for them and know because of their hard work and perseverance it is certain to be bright.”
Check out the May 2014 issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written and designed completely by our very own students! In this issue, read about recent job shadowing experiences, student achievements, Parent University Night, TransformSC Schools’ Staff Seminar and our first ever prom!