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Quinebaug Middle College to Host Virtual Open House May 20

EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), a regional magnet high school, is hosting a Virtual Open House on Wed., May 20, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will take place as an online Zoom session. Prospective high school students and their families are invited to attend.

QMC, located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) in Danielson, is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. This online session will allow interested families to tour the facility virtually and attend a Q&A session hosted by QMC Principal Mary Kay Tshonas.

The special Zoom session can be found online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89236356081. The password for the session is QMC. The session requires no pre-registration and is open to the public.

QMC has a limited number of seats remaining for academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in fall 2020-2021. Students seeking a more independent learning environment, tailored to their academic and career goals, are welcome to apply. 

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 additional 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 free, 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 credits to earn an associate’s degree.

Once enrolled at QMC, students will 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.

Currently, QMC enrolls 180 students, grades 9-12, from 22 towns across northeastern Connecticut.

Housed in a $24-million, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of QVCC in Danielson, QMC offers northeastern Connecticut students many 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; access to the Mobile STEM Lab allowing for in-the-field science experiments; 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 2020-2021 may visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application.

To learn more, call QMC Principal Mary Kay Tshonas at 860-932-4137, or reach her at mtshonas@eastconn.org

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

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