Danielson, CT - EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), a regional magnet high school, is hosting a Virtual Open House on Wed., Dec. 16, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.

The event will take place as an online Zoom session and is open to the public. Prospective high school students and their families are invited to attend.

QMC is located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) in Danielson and is open to all Connecticut students. This virtual event will be hosted by QMC Interim Principal David Howes and will feature staff, students and parents. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event is free, but registration is required. Email QMC School Counselor Melissa Jacobs at by Dec. 11, 2020 to register. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

QMC is currently accepting applications for academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in fall 2021-2022. Students seeking a more independent learning environment, tailored to their academic and career goals, are welcome to apply. There is no cost associated with attending QMC.

QMC offers high school students a middle college experience that enables them to earn a high school diploma, while also earning college credits from QVCC – at no cost.

Students who successfully complete QVCC courses have an advantage when applying to college or any post-secondary program, not only because they’ve earned transferrable college credits, but because they’ve demonstrated their ability to succeed in a college environment. Highly motivated students can graduate from high school with enough free credits to earn an associate’s degree.

Once enrolled at QMC, students have access to high-tech laboratories, career and vocational resources, and other college amenities. Unique to the middle college experience is the opportunity to take college courses side-by-side with QVCC college students.

Areas of study at QMC include STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), liberal arts, allied health and  advanced manufacturing.

QMC enrolls up to 180 students, grades 9-12, from across northeastern Connecticut.

Housed in a $24-million, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of QVCC in Danielson, QMC offers students small-school advantages that include small classes; one-on-one mentor and advisory support; a rigorous, Humanities-rich and STEM-integrated curriculum; an embedded focus on public service projects; a Manufacturing Pathways program which is a fast-track to earning manufacturing certificates; and a Town Meeting governance model that gives all students a voice in how their school is run.

Students who want to enroll at QMC for 2021-2022 may visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application.

To learn more, call QMC Interim Principal David Howes at 860-455-3997, or reach him at .

QMC is operated by EASTCONN as part of a partnership that includes EASTCONN, QVCC, Brooklyn, Franklin, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Thompson, Voluntown, Windham and Woodstock. Enrollment is not limited to students who live in partner towns; students from across the region are welcome to apply.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of schools and communities in northeastern Connecticut since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org and follow EASTCONN at www.facebook.com/wherelearningcomestolife.