MMC Graduates First Class As SC Public Charter School

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.”

The Class of 2014 continues the school’s tradition of excellence. Following graduation, 43 of the 48 graduates plan to attend a two-year technical college. Four plan to attend a four-year college and one plans to enter the military. Additional achievements of the Class of 2014 include:

  • scholarships totaling an estimated $320,900
  • 2 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship qualifiers
  • 9 Life Scholarship qualifiers
  • 2 President’s Award for Educational Excellence recipients

First established in 2005 by the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA), Midlands Middle College began as a unique, three-county initiative designed to offer students with another option for academic excellence and encouragement to graduate from high school. Since then, it has maintained an average graduation rate of 96% and provided hundreds of students with the focused instruction, personalized career guidance and support they need to be successful.