Board Meeting Agenda for March 12, 2015

Meeting of Board of Directors

Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus

8:00 AM- 9:15 AM

Academic Center, Room AC 139

March 12, 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.



Valerie Richardson, Chair

PUBLIC COMMENTS Valerie Richardson
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Valerie Richardson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES Valerie Richardson
CHARTER SCHOOL UPDATE·         Enrollment

·         Finance

·         Annual Report

·         College Access

·         Career Access

·         Citizenship/Character

·         Upcoming Events 

                                Carole Fearrington

 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.


MMC Student, Mazie Cook, Selected to Speak at TransformSC’s Spring Conference

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.mazie

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Parent University Night Rescheduled

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.

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.”

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The Bridge, May 2014

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!

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MMC Hosts Parent University Night

On May 6, 2014, on the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College, Midlands Educational Business Alliance (MEBA) presented a Parent University “Hot Jobs in South Carolina.” The moderator of this university night was Tom Ledbetter from Midlands Technical College.

Guest panel members included Val Richardson, Palmetto Health; Tom Trively, SCANA representative; Brian Andrews, PurePower Technologies; Alicia Thibaudet, IT-oLogy; and Ralph Young, FN Manufacturing.

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The Bridge, March-April 2014

Check out the March-April 2014 issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written, designed and published exclusively by MMC students! In this issue, read about our field trip to Boeing, Tom Ledbetter’s presentation on financial literacy, Colonial Life career exploration opportunities, a special soft skills workshop for male students and USC’s Trio program.

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