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Having the opportunity to develop this special school with my staff and students has been, without question, the highlight of my three-decade career in education.

I have been a teacher, mentor and a coach in public schools for the last 30 years, the last 9 of which I have served as the teaching principal at Quinebaug Middle College (QMC).

QMC is a magnet high school for grades 9-12 that offers a personalized and distinctively rigorous learning environment for students who’ve found that the traditional high school setting is not enough. QMC prides itself on recognizing the unique personalities and individual strengths of our students, and nurturing the discovery of personal aspirations that strengthen their resolve to learn. I am proud that QMC students can obtain their high school degree, while also taking college courses for credit, at no cost to them.

The experiential learning environment at QMC provides a wealth of support from peers and caring adults. Students learn to express and demonstrate their skills through evaluation of evidence, thinking creatively and finding solutions to complex problems. As members of a larger, caring college community, students learn to embrace and communicate sophisticated ideas and demonstrate collegiality as they learn to function effectively within the community. We encourage them to dream and plan for their future as happy and successful adults. Most importantly, students learn to embrace and be guided by our founding principles: Inspiration, Kindness and Respect.

Having the opportunity to develop this special school with my staff and students has been without question the highlight of my three-decade career in education.

QMC wants students who do not want to be ordinary; we want students who reach to become extraordinary. If you are a student who shares this philosophy, I encourage you to consider QMC. I believe that QMC offers opportunities unlike any other school in our region. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Gino LoRicco,
QMC Principal

Quinebaug Middle College
742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239
860-932-4100