The Middle College National Consortium has a long and successful history of opening dual enrollment schools. Since 1984 MCNC, and its predecessor organization, have opened approximately 35 dual-enrollment schools on or near college campuses.
Launching any new high school is a complex task, and that is all the more true for launching a middle college or early college high school, a venture that requires coordination with a college partner on issues including academic vision, schedules, resources, student and staff choice and so on. Professional development, which is central to starting successful new schools, gives teachers the expertise to inspire and engage students, and administrators the skills to deal with the sometimes conflicting demands of school district and college administrators
MCNC offers diverse and substantive professional development, including a Summer Professional Development Institute open to the entire staff, and a Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference geared toward administration and faculty leaders. In the spring, before school opens, new principals receive one week of professional development and guided exposure to a working school model as part of a residency. Other services that MCNC offers to both new and existing schools are literacy and math coaches, extensive professional development with student support and peer review. Attention to detail and vision for student achievement are the cornerstones of a successful school. This is where MCNC’s depth of experience makes a difference.
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