Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 of Midlands Middle College, who received their diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony on May 29th. Graduation was held in the Auditorium of the Academic Center at Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus.  We had 62 graduating seniors this year. Join us as we commend them for this great accomplishment. We look forward to what the future holds for these bright young men and women!


Midlands Middle College Receives Generous Grant from Bank of America


Last week, Midlands Middle College was awarded $5,000 in grant funding from Bank of America, for Workforce Development and Education Initiatives. Midlands Middle College is a public, non-profit charter school that offers dual enrollment for its students. Students can obtain college credits from Midlands Technical College simultaneously while working toward their high school diploma.

The dual enrollment option is free for students attending Midlands Middle College, and is funded mostly through grants like these. Thanks to the support from businesses and organizations in this community, like Bank of America, more students in the Midlands will be able to achieve success in terms of education and career readiness.

Fostering Excellence in Female Leadership | Career Mentoring Lunch


In early May, juniors from Midlands Middle College continued their female leadership development by participating in career mentoring and lunch at the Capital City Club. The purpose of the leadership development luncheon was to encourage the students to become role models for other females at MMC; to demonstrate soft skills, professional traits and dress; to give students a chance to ask questions about the careers of the individual mentors and to talk about their own career aspirations and choices.

The young ladies in the program met with professional women from Midlands Middle College Board of Directors: Dr. Diane Carr, Midlands Technical College; Elaine Delk, USC; Dr. Christine LaCola, Columbia College; Val Richardson, Palmetto Health and Dr. Kaye Shaw, Midlands Regional Education Center and MEBA. Kay Barlow with MEBA and Donna Waites from Sisters of Charity met with the young ladies and are also included in this two-year project sponsored by Sisters of Charity. Attending personnel from Midlands Middle College include Principal Carole Fearrington and Carie Knight, a teacher at the school.

When asked about her favorite part of the experience, Hannah Smith, a junior at Midlands Middle College, said, “My favorite part was talking to the college leader at my table; she asked me about my future and seemed interested in me.” It’s motivating for these young students to have someone outside their immediate circle of friends and family take an interest in them. We are so thrilled to be able to offer the invaluable opportunities to our students!

MMC female leadership

Join Us for an Open House on June 2nd

open house

Midlands Middle College is hosting an Open House on June 2, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The meeting will be at Midlands Tech, Airport Campus, Academic Center, room 143. Prospective parents and students, as well as parents of students expected to return to MMC in the fall, are all invited. Come see how Midlands Middle College can serve as the bridge to your or your child’s success! If you need more information, please call the school at 803-822-7043.

Board Meeting Agenda for April 16, 2015

Meeting of Board of Directors

Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus

8:00 AM- 9:15 AM

Student Center, Room 225

April 16, 2015



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.


WELCOME Valerie Richardson, Chair
PUBLIC COMMENTS Valerie Richardson
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Valerie Richardson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES Valerie Richardson
PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK Carole Fearrington/Courtney Mills
CHARTER SCHOOL UPDATE·         Enrollment

·         Finance

·         Annual Report/Goals Revision

·         College Access

·         Career Access

·         Citizenship/Character

·         Upcoming Events


 Carole Fearrington

ADJOURNMENT Valerie Richardson

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.


Fostering Excellence in Female Leadership Series Kicks-Off

cola college MMCMidlands 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.