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2010 - 2011. What is Macon Early College ?  A different High School in Macon County.  On the Southwestern Community College Campus in Macon County.

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2 What is Macon Early College ?  A different High School in Macon County.  On the Southwestern Community College Campus in Macon County.  Begins in the 9 th grade.  Earn a High School Diploma and up to Two Years of College Credit in five years.

3 SCC Macon Campus  Opened in August 2007  State of the Art facility with 27,000 sq. ft.  A second building was added in 2009

4 Houses the high school component of the Early College. The administrative offices and teacher offices are located here along with the high school classrooms. Oscar J. Ledford Building 2009

5 Do You Have What It Takes?  A good Attendance Record.  A Positive Work Ethic  Commitment  A desire to be challenged academically (Rigor).  Maturity- Able to work independently, and cooperatively in groups.

6 The Students  Seeking atmosphere of small classes and a close knit, flexible learning community  Interested in taking personal responsibility for his/her education  Will meet the guidelines and expectations of college students  Committed to participation  Seeking college classes tuition free

7 School Culture  It is a diverse school, reflecting the student population of Macon County Schools.  Acceleration for students ready to move at a faster pace  Tutorials for students struggling with specific areas  Support for all students as needed for success

8 Benefits of Macon Early College  School on a College Campus  High School Diploma and up to Two Years of College Credit  Creative Courses (Earth Science, and Biology in a Lab setting)  Project Based Learning Opportunities  Service Learning and Internship Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors

9 Benefits of Macon Early College  Free Tuition and Books for SCC  Small Class Size  Early Identification of Academic Strengths and Weaknesses  Systematic Academic Support  Multiple Evaluation Methods (Tests, Projects, Response Papers…  Many different clubs like FCA, SPEAK, KEY, Student Government, etc

10 Is Early College Right For You?  Talk to your middle school counselor  Talk to your parents  Bring your parents to the informational meeting at MMS at 6:00 Monday, Feb. 4 th OR 6:00 Thursday, Feb 7 at Union Academy.  Contact Macon Early College for any additional questions:  Todd Gibbs or Mary Pittman: or  Angie Noland at SCC

11 What You Won’t Find  Team Sports  Band  Drama  Bells  Large number of high school students per grade

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