Students who have successfully completed the 8th grade will be considered for admission to Quinebaug Middle College. In order to take full advantage of the access to early college experiences and real-world opportunities in STEM field studies, it is essential that entering students be ready to join the Middle College community with the energy, determination and independence to succeed in this unique setting.* For this reason, students will undergo a four-step process to insure both the student and parent(s)/guardian(s)understand the Middle College concept and expectations including the following:
Students who meet requirements for entry but who are not selected by the lottery process will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their names were drawn. These individuals will then be eligible for admission based on available space.
* An essential difference between most traditional high school settings and Quinebaug Middle College is the highly-personalized support for student learning and the shared commitment to fostering climate of trust, respect, and commitment that is an integral part of our democratic learning community. Prospective students must be ready to demonstrate commitment to their own success, a willingness to take positive risks in sharing their ideas and their creative achievements, and the desire to support others in pursuit of their individual and shared goals.