Main Street Academy High School students will be taking a field trip to Linville Caverns and Biltmore Gardens on Wednesday, November 16. The trip, organized by Ms. Sandra Math, Math Department Chair, will allow the students to study rock formations and architecture as part of the cross curriculum study in the high school. Students enrolled at Main Street in the first quarter with passing grades and good attendance will be allowed to attend. As part of our Teacher Collaboration project, teachers and staff are sponsoring the student cost of the trip.
Main Street Academy received the grade of "Progressing" from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on September 1. The grade is based on 60% progress, 20% achievement, and 20% attendance persistence. The school received the highest grade of any alternative school in the urban areas of North Carolina. More information can be found on the DPI website . The highlights are also posted in the September 22, 2016 edition of The Chronicle.
Media Specialist Ellen Gordon has been elected as the School Improvement Team Chair for the 2016-17 school year. Other officers elected are Brent David - Vice-Chairman and Donna Brown - Secretary. The entire School Improvement Team is listed in the More Information area;
Media Specialist Ellen Gordon has started a Great Stories Teen Book Club at Main Street Academy. Students participating are: Aaron Hall; Luis Virgen-Manuel; Kenya Rodriguez; Jacqueline Salgado-Morales; Bryce Wood; and Levi Myers. The club will meet in the Media center and discuss books that have been recommended for our students to read.
Benchmark Testing will begin on October 31, 2016 for Middle School students. A testing schedule for all students will be published by Mrs. Meta Robinson, Testing Coordinator.