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Students play broom ball in Physical Science

Students play broom ball in Physical Science

Public Speaking Class

Public Speaking Class

Family Time!

Family Time!

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Public Speaking class

Public Speaking class

Our Gravity Games Team

Our Gravity Games Team

LINC Visitors build gumdrop structures

LINC Visitors build gumdrop structures

Math 1 Classes at ABB

Math 1 Classes at ABB

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Fun end-of-semester tubing trip!

Passion Project Presentation Night

Passion Project Presentation Night

Family Time!

Family Time!

Student Council

Student Council

Family Time!

Family Time!

Math PBL Presentation at ABB

Math PBL Presentation at ABB

Passion Project Presentations

Passion Project Presentations

Christmas Pajamas Spirit Day!

Christmas Pajamas Spirit Day!

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

Ready for a New School Year!

Open House at MAI is Thursday, August 22 from 4-6:30.
Simple supply list:
Paper, pens & pencils, composition notebook, binders, graphing calculator (optional)
Students new to MAI can mick up Chromebooks next Monday 8/19 from 10:00 to 2:00, Tuesday 8/20 from 8:00 to 12:00, and Thursday 8/22 from 3:30-6:30.
Existing students will pick up Chromebooks at Open House.

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.

Mission Statement

At McDowell Academy for Innovation, every student will experience personalized education and will graduate ready for college and career with a network of connections and experiences preparing them for their role in a global economy.

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