Danielson - EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), a regional magnet high school, is currently recruiting academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in 2017-2018. Students seeking a more independent learning environment, tailored to their academic and career goals, are welcome to apply.
QMC is located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), at 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson.
QMC offers high school students a middle college experience that enables them to earn a high school degree, while also earning college credits from QVCC – at no additional cost.
Students who successfully complete QVCC courses have an advantage when applying to college or any post-secondary program, not only because they’ve earned free, transferrable college credits, but because they’ve demonstrated their ability to succeed in a college environment. Highly motivated students can graduate from high school with enough credits to earn an associate’s degree.
Once enrolled at QMC, students will have access to high-tech laboratories, career and vocational resources, and other college amenities. Unique to the middle college experience is the opportunity to take college courses side-by-side with QVCC college students.
Areas of study at QMC include STEM, liberal arts, allied health or advanced manufacturing. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.)
“Our students are the most important part of our school,” said QMC Principal Gino LoRicco. “Our promise to each one is that we will do what it takes to make sure they succeed academically and graduate on time with valuable college experiences and credits.”
Currently, QMC enrolls 170 students, grades 9-12, from 21 towns across northeastern Connecticut.
Housed in a new, $24-million, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of QVCC in Danielson, QMC offers northeastern Connecticut students many small-school advantages that include small classes; one-on-one mentor and advisory support; a rigorous, Humanities-rich and STEM-integrated curriculum; an embedded focus on public service projects; access to the Mobile STEM Lab allowing for in-the-field science experiments; and a Town Meeting governance model that gives all students a voice in how their school is run.
Students who want to enroll at QMC in 2017-2018 may visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2017.
To learn more, call QMC Principal Gino LoRicco at 860-932-4040, or reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QMC is operated by EASTCONN as part of a partnership that includes EASTCONN, QVCC, Brooklyn, Franklin, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Voluntown, Windham and Woodstock. Enrollment is not limited to students who live in partner towns; students from across the region are welcome to apply.
EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of schools and communities in northeastern Connecticut since 1980.
EASTCONN will initiate, support and facilitate partnerships, collaborations and regional solutions that are responsive to the needs of all learners through exemplary programs, products and services.