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QMC Principal's Message

Welcome to QMC!GinoSmilingWithStudents

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.

Welcome to QMC! Having the opportunity to develop this special school with my staff and students over the past ten years has been, without question, the highlight of my three-decade career in education.

Our school offers a personalized learning environment for students in grades 9-12 who have 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. We are located on the beautiful 68-acre campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), which allows QMC students to obtain their high school degree, while also taking QVCC courses for credit, at no cost to them or their families.

I am proud that all of this is done in a democratic learning community where every student is directly involved in the governance of our school. I am also extremely proud that on October 31, 2017, QMC received accreditation by the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)! Along with receiving accreditation, we also received a very positive Accreditation Notification Letter and Visiting Team Report from the NEASC Committee. You can view the letter and report on our website: www.eastconn.org/qmc/neasc.

You’ll find that 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.

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

EASTCONN 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247 860-455-0707