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Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Public Speaking class

Public Speaking class

Trunk or Treat at MHS

Math PBL Presentation at ABB

Math PBL Presentation at ABB

Passion Project Presentation Night

Passion Project Presentation Night

LINC Visitors build gumdrop structures

LINC Visitors build gumdrop structures

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Public Speaking Class

Public Speaking Class

Student Council

Student Council

Family Time!

Family Time!

Family Time!

Family Time!

Students in Innovation Class finished Beetlejuice themed decorations for Trunk or Treat

Math 1 Classes at ABB

Math 1 Classes at ABB

Family Time!

Family Time!

Working out during Club Time 

Congratulations to Ms. Warlick, MAI's Teacher of the Year. 

Christmas Pajamas Spirit Day!

Christmas Pajamas Spirit Day!

Trunk or Treat at MHS

Principal's Message

Welcome to our school! I am so pleased to welcome our new students as well as our returning students. We have made many recent improvements to our campus and we continue to expand our extra-curricular programs to ensure that all students may make the most of their time and explore a broad variety of interests. We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go. As always, I am happy to receive feedback and suggestions and my door is always open. Here’s to another great year!

News & Announcements

Apply to MAI – Click here to access the McDowell County Universal High School Application

Every 8th grader in McDowell County has the opportunity to indicate which of the three high schools he/she thinks is the best choice for his/her future, based on current aspirations. All 8th graders should complete this universal application by February 14.

Students and parents can learn more about all three high schools at the meetings listed below.

Parent Meetings:
West McDowell Middle School -- January 23 at 6:30pm
East McDowell Middle School -- January 28 at 6:30pm

Open Houses:
McDowell Early College -- February 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McDowell Academy for Innovation -- February 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McDowell High School -- February 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This application must be submitted by midnight on February 14, 2020. Students will be notified of selection decisions via email on February 28, 2020.

To see the information presented at student and parent meetings, please go to https://tinyurl.com/yb2wvseb

Vision Statement

Students at MAI will have:
1. Authentic and connected high school and college learning opportunities extending beyond the traditional high school campus that may include MTCC, NCSSM, service learning, job shadowing, externships and/or apprenticeships
2. Flexible scheduling options
3. A voice in their learning environment where they are truly connected to professionals and their peers
4. Choices in their skill acquisition
5. Time to reflect and learn deeply, and self-assess for continuous improvement
6. High expectations for critical thought, design, and problem solving.

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Events

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Innovation PLC
Date: 2/20/2020, 2:45 PM 3:45 PM
Steve Robertson to do pendulum activity with MERC
Date: 2/21/2020
Science Olympiad
Date: 2/22/2020
Mr Beamon on campus
Date: 2/24/2020, 8 AM 2/26/2020, 4 PM
Progress Reports - 3rd Nine Weeks
Date: 2/24/2020, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM

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