McDowell Academy for Innovation

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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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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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Welcome to MAI, Class of 2024!!

New Student Orientation is Monday, April 8 at 6pm. Incoming 9th graders and their parents will learn more about our school, college options, and expectations. Parents will complete necessary paperwork, while students get to participate in some team-building and STEM activities.
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Freshman Meeting

On 9/12/19 MAI will host a freshman meeting night. Families will have a chance to attend three sessions with a focus on learning more about high school and college.
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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.
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