MMC Operations 2020-2021
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.
Operational Priorities for 2020-2021
- Provide students and parents with a choice of multiple, high-quality learning models.
- Maintain a healthy, safe and supportive environment for all students and staff.
- Maintain consistent and stable routines throughout each learning period.
- Maintain consistently high academic expectations across all learning models.
- Communicate clearly with all stakeholders so that expectations are understood.
Students and parents have the option of three learning models and may choose the one that best fits the student’s individual and family needs. Dividing students into these models will reduce the number who are present on campus at any time and will keep in-person class sizes to a maximum of 10 students, allowing for social distancing to be maintained.
Option 1: Hybrid Model
The hybrid (A/B) model will allow students to receive face-to-face instruction two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and virtual instruction on the alternating days. Fridays will consist of Personalized Learning Time (PLT), virtual learning, and support. This model mirrors a typical college schedule and is consistent with our school’s mission to prepare students for higher education.
Option 2: Fully Virtual Model
The fully virtual model will utilize the VirtualSC program with additional support from the MMC staff. Any required course not available through VirtualSC will be provided through a curriculum developed by MMC teachers. Students participating in the fully virtual model will check in at least weekly with MMC staff to monitor progress and provide support.
Option 3: Fully In-Person Model
In order to reduce the number of students on campus and maintain social distancing, students and parents are encouraged to choose either the hybrid or fully virtual model. However, any student with unique circumstances who needs to attend in person five days a week will be provided with a personalized schedule allowing that option.
To maintain consistent and stable routines, students are expected to stay in the model they choose for at least the first semester. The overall plan will be reviewed near the end of the first semester to determine possible continuation of these models through the remainder of the year. Students may select a different available choice for the second semester. MMC is committed to maintaining the in-person aspect of the hybrid model as much as possible. If a state or local order requires school closure, students in this model will transition to “hybrid-at-home”. The same weekly schedule will be maintained, with in-person classes being held via Google Meet at the designated times. This will allow for smooth transitions if there are multiple instances of closing and reopening. MMC will follow the guidelines set forth by Midlands Technical College and the State Department of Education for returning to in person instruction upon the ending of a school closure. All social distancing and health guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of students and staff.
MMC has evaluated its school calendar and revised the fall 2020 start date to August 24. The end date remains June 4. Additional changes will be made only if necessary and will be posted at MidlandsMiddleCollege.com/Calendar.
Health and Safety
MMC takes seriously the health and safety of its students and staff. This operational plan was developed to meet guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Education for all public high schools as well as by Midlands Technical College for our campus. The following guidelines will be adhered to:
Guidance regarding school health and safety is being updated continuously. Students and parents are encouraged to check the following sites for the latest information:
For more information, review the full MMC Operational Plan 2020-2021.