WELCOME FROM QMC's PRINCIPAL
Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) is designed to give high school students pathways to success when the traditional high school setting is not enough. QMC gives each student a voice in the academic and social culture of their educational world at the middle college.
QMC believes that student learning flourishes in an environment that maintains high expectations and provides diverse opportunities for achievement; where rigorous, relevant instruction is provided; and where the real-world application of skills is conducted in a community of strong, positive and caring relationships.
QMC recognizes in its learning community the unique personalities and individual strengths of its members. We value each student’s assets, gifts, talents and interests. QMC nurtures its students in the discovery of personal aspirations that will strengthen their resolve to learn. The experiential learning environment at QMC provides a wealth of support from peers and caring adults. Students have many opportunities to evaluate evidence, to think creatively, and to work toward finding solutions to complex problems, as they learn to express and demonstrate their skills. As members of a larger college community, students learn to embrace and communicate sophisticated ideas. They are expected to demonstrate collegiality as they learn to function effectively within a caring community. The middle college experience strengthens students’ resolve to learn, while encouraging their personal growth. Most importantly, they learn to embrace and be guided by our founding principles:
INSPIRATION, KINDNESS AND RESPECT.