I- Collaborative Conferences

  • Winter Leadership Conference – MCNC utilizes the data it has accumulated over the years from its member schools to focus on how to improve both student outcomes and high school and college collaboration.  Schools are encouraged, but not required, to bring their college partners to gain maximum value from this conference.
  • In addition, conference attendees have the opportunity to listen to provocative speakers, upgrade their skills, stay abreast of the latest developments and policies in the field of education and network with similar minded educators.
  • Student Leadership Initiative Conference – The Student Leadership Initiative is a unique program to develop and promote student voices within the community. Each year, selected students who attend MCNC member schools, engage in an eight-month project arising from an environmental or social justice issue. Students use social media to discuss and build programs that educate and engage their schools and communities in focused social action. Students capture their success in presentations, which they share at a four-day conference.
  • Summer Professional Development Institute – The Summer Professional Development Institute brings together member schools’ staff, principals, college partners for three days to focus on pedagogy and curriculum as well as issues specific to the MCNC Four Design Principles.  Conference focus on dual enrollment as a strategy for high school reform and as an effective  vehicle for college and career.  Additionally,  speakers and workshops help all level of educators improve their craft.


II- A Successful Model of Education – As of the 2010-2011 school year 99 % of 12th graders in MCNC member schools were taking college courses.  In addition, these same 12th graders had accumulated 31.8 college credits and had a college GPA of 2.72.  Amazingly, students who entered high school at an academic disadvantage (did not meet 8th grade test standards) still earned an average 2.35 college GPA and 30 college credits.  This amounts to a one-year equivalent of college coursework.


III- Funded School Projects – Receive a share of funding for special projects for your school, when available.


IV- School Reform Dialogues – Participate in, and contribute to, dialogues on national high school reform.


V- Quarterly Newsletter –  Share your school stories with a national audience and learn about other member schools.


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