Frequently Asked Questions

Is Midlands Middle College (MMC) a public school?

Yes, MMC is a public charter school authorized by the SC Public Charter School District. It began as a multi-district program in 2006 and has been operating as a charter school since 2013.

Where is MMC located?

MMC is located on the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College in West Columbia. Our main office is Room 120 of Congaree Hall. Check out our campus map for the building location.

Who is eligible to attend MMC?

Midlands Middle College enrolls students in the 11th or 12th grade. Each school/district sets their own criteria for each grade level, and MMC’s requirements may differ from a student’s prior school. Students who enroll at MMC must be eligible to attend their local public high school and cannot be currently expelled or recommended for expulsion.

11th Grade/Junior  MMC will enroll a student in the 11th grade if he or she has successfully earned the following credits:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • Algebra 1 OR Foundations/Intermediate Algebra
  • At least 8 total credits

12th Grade/Senior  MMC will enroll a student in the 12th grade if he or she has successfully earned the following credits:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • Algebra 1 OR Foundations/Intermediate Algebra
  • One additional math credit
  • At least 16 total credits

The principal may, at his or her discretion, waive the requirements listed above for new enrollees or for continuing students if special circumstances warrant an exception.

Are there any fees to attend MMC?

MMC is free to attend. There are no application or enrollment fees.

For students approved to enroll in dual-credit courses at Midlands Technical College, MMC will pay for two classes per semester, including tuition, fees, and textbooks.

How can MMC students take classes at Midlands Technical College?

One of the goals of Midlands Middle College is to provide the opportunity for eligible students to enroll in courses at Midlands Technical College (MTC) and earn college credit before high school graduation. Students obtain eligible status by adhering to the following:

  • Completion of MTC placement test (Accuplacer) to determine college courses that align with student’s placement test scores and goals for education and career
  • Regular, on-time attendance at MMC for at least one semester
  • Academic success in each MMC class (all end-of-quarter grades above 80)
  • Attend a dual-enrollment information session for students and parents
  • Adhere to all stated deadlines
  • Sponsorship by MMC teachers, counselor, and principal
  • Obtain parent/guardian permission
  • Participate in MMC mentoring program as required (weekly)
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance in all classes

MMC will sponsor, if the budget allows, for eligible students to participate in two college classes per semester. Sponsorship includes tuition, enrollment fees, and textbooks. An eligible student may enroll in additional courses in accordance with MTC policies and at the expense of the student’s parent/guardian.

Does MMC provide transportation?

Parents and students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from MMC. The school will work with families to assist in finding transportation, if requested.

Does MMC provide lunch?

Parents and students are responsible for providing their own lunch. Students are allowed to leave campus to purchase lunch, and there are options on campus as well. Through community donations, MMC does provide snacks for students who do not bring a lunch.

Can MMC students play sports?

Yes. Charter school students are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at the high school they are zoned to attend.

Do I need any school supplies?

We ask that students come prepared with paper and pen/pencil to every class. All other supplies a student might need are provided by the school.

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